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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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I, a Stranger and Afraid In a World I Never Made

Alfred Edward Housman was a turn of the century English poet and scholar. A man at the end of the Empire. He penned beautiful, short, jewel like poetry that could be incredibly depressing. His characters weren’t just cynical; they were … Continue reading

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A Writer’s Melancholy, Wistfulness, and Unrequited Love

I’m overtaken with melancholy every time I pass a magazine rack. I think of all the magazines I’ve queried with no success or even acknowledgment. It reminds me very much of being turned down for a date or a job. … Continue reading

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