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April

Rod McKuen was not only the preeminent poet of the 70s and a singer/songwriter- he happened to be born in the month of April! His most popular book was Stanyon Street & other Sorrows but he was quite prolific and … Continue reading

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On the Tower

This German poet was born into royalty at her ancestral castle of Meersburg near Münster and never married although she found young suitors during her lifetime. She is considered to be a preeminent female poet of the 19th century.  (The … Continue reading

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The Road Not Taken

by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; … 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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West Somerset Strongholds

Somerset’s western sector, delineated by the M5, has quite a few castles of every variety plus, as you progress further west into the county, you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most beautiful national forests you may … 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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The Bugle Song

A call for poetry month from The Castle Lady

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Pot o’ Gold

May your pockets be heavy Your heart be light May good luck find you each morning and night May you have all the happiness life can hold May all your rainbows end with a pot of gold. http://evelyns-nailsforlife.blogspot.com The Castle … Continue reading

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Feasts, Family and Fun…

That’s what makes for a great Christmas. Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, unloose the cord and they will wrap you around. – W.B. Yeats Merry Christmas everyone !

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The Twilight

 by Madison Cawein In her wimple of wind and her slippers of sleep, The twilight comes like a little goose-girl, Herding her owls with many “Tu-whoos,” Her little brown owls in the woodland deep, Where dimly she walks in her … Continue reading

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