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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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The Acorn and the Pumpkin

attributed to La Fontaine (translated from the French) Originally titled Le Gland et La Citrouille God’s works are good. To prove this truth I need not search the world, forsooth! I do it by the nearest pumpkin! “Fie! Fruit so … Continue reading

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A Clear October Morning…

I chanced upon a poem years ago which expressed my dear love of autumn. I’ve written of it myself in poetry but this has become the quintessential fall rhyme for me. Enjoy along with me ! – The Castle Lady … Continue reading

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Silent Songs of Spring

To start poetry month off with a grand start here are four offerings for Spring: April from Moods, Songs and Doggerels by John Galsworthy Starry-eyed in April morn, Rain bells glitter on the thorn. Birds are tuning down the lane … Continue reading

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The Mountain Castle

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1748-1832) THERE stands on yonder high mountain A castle built of yore, Where once lurked horse and horseman In rear of gate and of door. Now door and gate are in ashes, And all around is … Continue reading

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