Late last week, my friends and I were enjoying a fabulous happy hour at Press Wine Bar in Tremont. The weather was a balmy 70 degrees and all was well in the world. 329 more words
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While a Kirkus Review item on Prue Shaw’s Dante book praises Shaw for showing us the genius of Dante’s work, there’s something else I’d like to mention — more of an aside than anything else — that is just as worthy as her assessment of that mighty poem. 237 more words
Q: I follow you around in the light, I say good bye to you in the night. Who am I? A: Your Shadow!
Don’t we look really really tall?
I’m sorry about this one. Written late in the day when the brain is mush, it’s a terza rima, a form invented or popularized by Dante and bastardized by the English: 3 line stanzas in iambic pentameter with a “chained” rhyme scheme that ends in a single line chained to the middle rhyme of the last stanza (ABA, BCB, CDC, D), and in this case, followed by a completely random and stupid second part (DDDDbanana). 97 more words