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“Tommy” by Rudyard Kipling (read by Tom O’Bedlam) — My rockhounding site: https://southwestrockhounding.com (external link) My writing website: https://thomasfarleywriting.com (external link)

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The Power of The Dog

Their short lives demand that we go through love and loss more often with pets than with people. But what can we do? As with all love, we are torn into it and torn apart by it. The Power of … Continue reading

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Gold and Going Away

Little is more coveted than gold. It has been that way for thousands of years and it will continue for millennia yet to be. Man’s attraction seems genetic. Civilizations have risen on acquiring it and maintaining it, people have risen … Continue reading

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The Elephant’s Child by Rudyard Kipling

Endless campaigns abroad are not something unique to America. I am amazed with Kipling’s brevity and wit. The Elephant’s Child by Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories (1902) I Keep six honest serving-men: (They taught me all I knew) Their names … Continue reading

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The Lowest Form of Poetry

A limerick is a strictly structured device used to deliver appealing nonsense with amazing precision. It has been called, without hostility, the lowest form of poetry. Edward Lear, a master of the limerick, had great influence on Lewis Carroll. Consider … Continue reading

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Kipling and Long Sentences

Kipling and Long Sentences I prefer short sentences and paragraphs. Think Orwell, or better yet, newspaper columnists like Delaplane (internal link). I am constantly amazed, however, at how writers like Conrad and Kipling and Melville carry off long sentences. This … Continue reading

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The Cat That Walked By Himself

Kipling and his magical run on sentences. Full poem here (external link) From his collection “Just So Stories,” which he also illustrated. Then the Man threw his two boots and his little stone axe (that makes three) at the Cat, … Continue reading

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