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Word Cloud: DARKLING


The long days of summer are a pleasant memory. Now the warm days grow fewer, and the Autumn nights are longer, with winter-chill in the wee hours. 2,913 more words


Ghostly Galleon - m.joy

The Highwayman

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor… 19 more words


A ghostly galleon

I don’t suppose children learn poetry in school any more, and if any of them do, judging by some of the poets I’ve seen on the various syllabuses, it doesn’t strike me as the sort of thing they will remember for the rest of their lives. 337 more words


Poem of the Day for July 11, 2016

The Lost Battle

It is not over yet-the fight
Where those immortal dreamers failed.
They stormed the citadels of night
And the night praised them–and prevailed. 199 more words


Love will find out...

Your dreamers may dream it
The shadow of a dream,
Your sages may deem it
A bubble on the stream;
Yet our kingdom draweth nigher… 20 more words


Old Grey Squirrel


 The statue on the quay is of John Short, the merchant sailor from Watchet in Somerset, who gave Cecil Sharp a good supply of sea songs.  17 more words

Song Shepherd Song

Tales of the Mermaid Tavern

Alfred Noyes wrote a good deal, and in many genres. A poet, novelist, sci-fictioneer, essayist and pamphleteer, he was especially famous for his narrative poems – first of all the highly melodramatic The Highwayman. 371 more words