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Conditions of Living By Ben Jonson

Living a whole life has three conditions:
absorbing work which demands and brings fulfilment,
a group of friends with whom to exchange minds,
and a full love to be lost in all the time. 14 more words


A Farewell To The World By Ben Jonson

FALSE world, good night! since thou hast brought
That hour upon my morn of age;
Henceforth I quit thee from my thought,
My part is ended on thy stage. 219 more words


Begging Another By Ben Jonson

For love’s sake, kiss me once again;
I long, and should not beg in vain,
Here’s none to spy or see;
Why do you doubt or stay? 105 more words


Being a Wedding Calligrapher in the UK...

Obviously being a wedding calligrapher in the UK is the easiest and quickest way of making money EVER…. hence I only did it for two years before retiring to the South of France to spend the rest of my days languishing in luxury on the proceeds of my inky deeds. 598 more words


Song to Celia 

Drinke to me, onely, with thine eyes,
And I will pledge with mine;
Or leave a kisse but in the cup,
And Ile not looke for wine. 81 more words


Our Best Poetry

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. We were coming up on the 8 weeks mark of another pregnancy, a very much desired, very planned child. 492 more words



Several excerpts from the book are available via the “Look Inside” function of Amazon–click on the link above to read. 


One poem that makes Boris Akunin cry is “Hokku” by Fukuda Chiyo-Ni. 216 more words