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still a favorite

“The half-moon westers low, my love,
And the wind brings up the rain;
And wide apart lie we, my love,
And seas between the twain. 32 more words

A. E. Housman on Editorship

I’ve always felt that Housman was one of the sharpest and most insightful intellects of his day and certainly beyond, a caste of mind not terribly dissimilar to that other danger man, Bernard Williams. 684 more words


In which there is a Capitol Reef/Arches addendum

Clay lies still, but blood’s a rover; 
Breath’s a ware that will not keep. 
Up, now: when the journey’s over,
There’ll be time enough to sleep.  37 more words


Give me a land of boughs in leaf, A land of trees that stand; Where trees are fallen there is grief; I love no leafless land.

—A.E. Housman


“Minds Furnished with Beauty” – Is This the Greatest Answer Question Time Has Witnessed?

Peter Hitchens. Fair to say, a bit like Marmite. Some love him, others loathe him.

Whilst I was undoubtedly a much bigger fan of his elder brother, the late and quite brilliant Christopher Hitchens, I can’t help but find the eloquence, passion and insight Peter has within his arsenal to defend his often controversial and anti-political correctness points of view as quite endearing. 1,028 more words

Jongleur in the Courtyard by Mandy Pannett (Indigo Dreams Publishing)

At some point last year after I had written a review-blog about a recently published book of verse about which I was not especially ecstatic I was accused by a friend of the author of being one of those critics who refer to other poets whilst ostensibly focusing upon the subject of the review. 538 more words


Update: Favorite Poetry.

Just for the heck of it, i’m posting some of my all-time favorite poems!

Enjoy! <3

He would not stay for me, and who can wonder? 508 more words