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20.11.2014 Poem Of The Day: The Face That Launch'd A Thousand Ships (Christopher Marlowe)

Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.
Her lips suck forth my soul: see where it flies! 126 more words

Poem Of The Day

Helens of Troy or wherever

Yes she was
Exactly that
To me

Of Sparta
Of Troy
Who or what stole her
I cannot tell

The face
That launched a thousand ships… 200 more words


Sticking with it...

I’ve been rehearsing since Friday. The new moves that I have needed to make have been whirling through my mind steadily manoeuvring themselves into an orderly sequence. 405 more words


Being Scared is a Natural Thing

I’m reaching the final part of this collage. This is it and it’s all or nothing. I’ve been dreading this moment since the time I conceived… 336 more words



Is there any barrier from error?

It suffocates my lungs till they’re bare.

My stress from yesterday,

Travels with me today.

Sun is up again. 24 more words


De la defloration de Lede (Odes 3:20)

Time for one of Ronsard’s longer poems, I think! This is one of his mythological extravaganzas, and its topic is the ‘Defloration of Leda’ – it is dedicated to Cassandre(!) 2,814 more words


Sappho 14: Absent Loves

The most beautiful sight in this world is not arms and warriors, it is the thing you love. Sappho is a great authority on love and beauty, and this poem is a moving tribute to their devastating power. 721 more words