First Known When Lost
Saturday, September 3, 2022
How to Live, Part Thirty-One: Repose
Reading the poetry of Robert Herrick always helps to put our day-to-day world into perspective. For instance: Noth...
Monday, August 1, 2022
What You Leave Behind
Virtually nothing is known about the Greek poet Praxilla, who, it is conjectured, lived in the middle of the Fifth Century, B. C. Of her po...
Thursday, July 14, 2022
"Yet still the unresting castles thresh." This line by Philip Larkin came to me a few days ago as I walked through a grove of tre...
Monday, June 13, 2022
Here are the opening lines of a poem to which we shall return in a moment: I live still, to love still Things quiet and unconcerned, --...
Friday, May 6, 2022
Here is one way of looking at how we abide in the world: "Experience, already reduced to a group of impressions, is ringed round for ea...
Monday, April 11, 2022
Once again, dear readers, it is time to return to my favorite poem of April. Discovering a poem we love is a wonderful thing, but even more...
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Empires. Animula. Blossoms and Warblers.
Given the situation in which the world now finds itself, I had thought to descant upon the folly and evil of self-appointed emperors and the...
Friday, March 4, 2022
I am content to live my life in accordance with certain truisms. For instance: Human nature has never changed, and never will . And one of...
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