Tag Archives: Famous poets

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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French Quotes for Valentine’s Day !

Love is a canvas, furnished by nature and Embroidered by imagination. – Voltaire There is only one kind of love but there are a thousand different versions. – La Rochefoucauld

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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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The Merry Month of May

With May fast approaching and with Shakespeare’s recent revival in the form of the 400th anniversary of his passing, I thought I’d make one tribute to his verse and will complete my poetry offerings for this month. Just for the … Continue reading

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Song of the Soldiers’ Wives and Sweethearts

by Thomas Hardy At last! In sight of home again, Of home again; No more to range and roam again As at that bygone time? No more to go away from us And stay from us ?- Dawn, hold not … 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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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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