Monthly Archives: May 2021

I Hoed and Trenched and Weeded by A.E. Housman

No one has ever written better about depression, futility, and ending it all than A.E. Housman. (internal link) All of us question the Meaning of Life at times and wonder whether it is worth going on. Housman’s heartbroken or doomed … Continue reading

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Love is Not All (Sonnet XXX) by Edna St. Vincent Millay

Love doesn’t do much good. And it isn’t worth much. Still, tonight, I’m not selling. Love is Not All (Sonnet XXX) Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink Nor slumber nor a … Continue reading

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“John Kinsella’s Lament for Mrs Mary Moore” by W.B. Yeats

The best Irish poetry is always longing. Often melancholy. Yeats is most famous for “When You are Old,” a┬áThomas Kinkade painting put into words. When You are Old When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding … Continue reading

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This Video Always Makes Me Happy

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I Needed To Talk

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A Space in the Air by Jon Silkin

“Our rose-linked dissolution.” Indeed. A Space in the Air by Jon Silkin (1930 to 1997) The first day he had gone I barely missed him. I was glad almost he had left Without a bark or flick of his tail. … Continue reading

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The Going by Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was a poet and writer. He penned the novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles along with much verse such as The Going. He was a Victorian Englishman. White. His work is now out of favor by politically correct modern … Continue reading

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Fiction and Non-Fiction Writers

It’s easier and more interesting for me to describe something that does exist rather than describing something that does not exist. I can’t imagine penning 300 pages on something that is only alive in my mind. I’m glad others can … Continue reading

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Totally The Wrong Answer

David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia is on YouTube. I have the best link below. I once read the biography of an early bodyguard of Winston Churchill. He and Winston travelled to the Mideast around the time of World War … Continue reading

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“You’re An Idiot, Babe. It’s A Wonder That You Still Know How to Breathe.”

On Robert Frost, “He is the only straight white man on this list and you should take my recommendation of a straight white man really heavily because you know he really had to do something good to get on this … Continue reading

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