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Poem of the Day for September 20, 2016

By Twilight

    If we dream that desire of the distance above us
Should be fettered by fear of the shadows that seem,
If we wake, to be nought, but to hate or to love us… 70 more words

Poetry

Extract from Atalanta in Calydon by Algernon Charles Swinburne

 Come with bows bent and with emptying of quivers.
Maiden most perfect, lady of light,
With a noise of winds and many rivers,
With a clamour of waters, and with might;

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Poetry

'A Ballad Of Dreamland' by Algernon Charles Swinburne

‘A Ballad Of Dreamland’

by Algernon Charles Swinburne

“I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun’s way, hidden apart;
In a softer bed than the soft white snow’s is, 242 more words

Poetry

The hounds of spring

Three days into spring, winter threw a haymaker of a cheap shot.

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another,” observed the underappreciated observer… 336 more words

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April 5 in history

456 St. Patrick returned to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

1242 During a battle of the ice of Lake Peipus, Russian forces, led by Alexander Nevsky, rebuffed an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 834 more words

History

Cita del Miércoles

“Oh, Dios, que el amor fuera una flor o una llama,
que la vida fuera como nombrar un nombre,
que la muerte no fuera más lamentable que el deseo, 22 more words

"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

You have the face that suits a woman

      For her soul’s screen —

The sort of beauty that’s called human

      In hell, Faustine.

The meaning of the name Faustine is “made of the stuff of Faust,” just as Eve was made from the rib of Adam and Pandora at the hands of Hephaestus.

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