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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


The Carpenter's Son

Here is another poem by A. E. Housman which is in my personal store of poems to fall back on.  As ever, what I know of his life is hard to separate from his poetry and in this poem his sense of injustice at the view of homosexuality held by society at large, influenced by an intolerant church, is to the fore. 198 more words


A E Housman

Here is a poem by the wonderful A.E. Housman.  It is XXXVI in the collection ‘A Shropshire Lad’.


White in the moon the long road lies, 96 more words


'He would not stay for me, and who can wonder'

He would not stay for me, and who can wonder?
He would not stay for me to stand and gaze.
I shook his hand, and tore my heart in sunder, 17 more words