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Kulfi the Fat Cat

Kulfi the Fat Cat We could all use a happily ever after story. Even if it involves fat shaming a heavy gato.:-) ————– Provided to YouTube by The-Source Kulfi the Fat Cat · Ghizela Rowe · Kim Maerkl · Kim … Continue reading

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The Years by Sara Teasdale

More fine poetry from Teasdale. Another poem of hers is here. (internal link) In my youth, time seemed to begin anew when meeting someone new. The Years by Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933) Read by Ghizela Rowe The Years To-night … Continue reading

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Spenser’s Ireland by Marianne Moore

Fantastic wordplay inspired in part by a National Geographic article? “[L]ike enchanted Earl Gerald who changed himself into a stag, to a great green-eyed cat of the mountain.” Much controversy and discussion surrounds this poem, as with much of modern poetry. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Burns Day is Coming Up

The next Burns Day will be celebrated in Scotland and in much of the literate world on January 25, 2021. Burns Day, and perhaps more importantly, Burns Night, began informally in 1801. It has since become an official holiday in … Continue reading

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You Kissed Me by Josephine Slocum Hunt

You Kissed Me Josephine Slocum Hunt (? -?) Has that magic moment ever been better described? I can’t immediately find any information on Hunt. Can you help? Leave a comment or email: thomasfarley@fastmail.com Brought alive by the reading of Ghizela … Continue reading

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Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright!

Tyger Tyger, Burning Bright! William Blake was a poet and an artist. He was one of the first in Britain (or anywhere else in Europe) to see a tiger in person when he saw one in London. As an artist … Continue reading

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The Continuing Loss to the World of Amy Winehouse

The Continuing Loss to the World of Amy Winehouse Valerie Amy WInehous (1983 – 2011) Well sometimes I go out by myself And I look across the water And I think of all the things, what you’re doing And in … Continue reading

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The Singsong of Old Man Kangaroo

The Singsong of Old Man Kangaroo by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) I think of Kipling (internal link — one of several) as a master of putting down difficult dialects on a page, similarly skilled as Mark Twain. The confidence and style … Continue reading

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Bots Censoring Even Storied, Factual Magazines

Few history magazines are more well respected than American Heritage. Its scholarship, impartiality, and stable of great writers have proven its worth over more than a half century in print and online. Today, mindless bots and algorithms are now attacking … Continue reading

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The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter

My rockhounding site is here: https://southwestrockhounding.com I didn’t know Ezra Pound knew Chinese. I knew he was buds with T.S. Eliot but that was about it. If you like this style of writing, you would enjoy Kenneth Rexroth’s translations from … Continue reading

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