Category Archives: Life as poetry

Venice in Snow

Winter has taken a vacation in Venice this year He was as welcome as death The children played and laughed in a different way All the politicians in Russia stopped laughing Colors in a Peter Maxx Faded to an almost … Continue reading

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Degradation of a Knight

     This painting of the Knights of the Garter proceeding from the Deanery depicts these well-honored men who were on their way to St. George’s Chapel on March 10th of 1863. It being 155 years ago to the date, I … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Now

Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present. -Storm Jameson If you find that you often don’t sufficiently get the right kind of attention from people you meet or even family and friends, … Continue reading

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Ideals

More poetry for Good Friday (My friend Cyclamen here wanted in on the action. It only blooms in winter and goes dormant in summer !) John Dryden was England’s first Poet Laureate and he also had the distinction of being … Continue reading

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Autumnal Bliss !

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace As I have seen in one autumnal face.  -John Donne Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. – Emily Brontë It’s my most favorite time of the year … Continue reading

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Francis Bacon quotes…

are the best quotes on the planet and in any language. Check these out: “Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider. Some books … Continue reading

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The Bible as Poetry

by Walt Whitman Translated in all languages, how has it united this diverse world ! No true bard will ever contravene the Bible. If the time ever comes when iconoclasm does its extremest in one direction against the books of … Continue reading

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The Door Leading to Mount Zion

I hope you’re having a blessed Easter and enjoying this time in remembrance of the resurrection of Jesus. Today I thought I’d present a small portion of John Bunyan‘s classic tale, The Pilgrim’s Progress, and hope you enjoy either the … Continue reading

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Veracity for Valentine’s Day

When people don’t feel loved or for some reason believe that they are unloved it is unlikely that you will find them able to love themselves or others. Because love is behavior, it can be learned but not if it … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown’s Turning Fifty !

Perhaps this should come as no surprise to those who grew up with him but for most of the world it’s impossible to believe that such a young-looking chap like him should be pushing mid-life without the crisis. His childhood … Continue reading

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