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The Poetry of Sara Teasdale as Read by Ghizela Rowe

I’ve mentioned Sara Teasdale’s simply worded poetry but before (internal link) but not at length. Like A.E. Housman (internal link), no Greek, Latin, or Great Literature is required to understand their poetry. Much tragedy in her life, own ended by … Continue reading

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From Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722 – 1771)

From¬†Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart (1722 – 1771) All cats deserve an awesome poem, here, Smart writes what is certainly the most awesomeness ever penned for a cat.The brilliant John Frederick Nims relates, “After Cambridge, Smart supported himself in London … Continue reading

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To A Poet a Thousand Years Hence by James Elroy Flecker

Another poet grasping for immortality and advising other poets on same. Just like Shakespeare did centuries before with “Not Marble Nor the Gilded Monuments” (internal link) Well, this poem has lasted a hundred years. My writing won’t. Flecker wins! Maeonides, … Continue reading

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I Have Been Faithful to Thee, Cynara! in My Fashion

Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae by Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900) Carol Rumens writes in the Guardian ¬†(external link) that this poem’s title is “[F]rom Horace’s Odes, Book 4, 1, translat[ing] as “I am not as I … Continue reading

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More Kipling

“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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