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'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


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


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


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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Cita del Miércoles.

“No oso tocarla siempre, no sea que el beso
me abrase los labios. Sí, señor, una breve dicha,
breve y amarga, halla uno en un gran pecado; 21 more words