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How to save a life

My heart is heavy for Paris and Beirut today. It has been heavy for Syria and her refugees for a long time. I want to drop everything and fly to Germany and the refugee camps and… 1,274 more words


eulogy for my brother

“He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;

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Auden and the Broadcast Self

Subjectively my experience of life is one of having to make a series of choices between given alternatives and it is this experience of doubt, indecision, temptation, that seems more important and memorable than the actions I take.

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Musée des Beaux Arts

“About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; 330 more words


Poem for Ones Who Know One When They See One

What W. H. Auden said
“In Memory of W. B. Yeats,”
not modified in the “guts”
or on the blog:
“For poetry makes nothing happen: it survives” 83 more words


Renegade Readers - October 29th 2015

Renegade Readers met today at Newcastle Library and we welcomed two newcomers. It was as ever an eclectic mix of work read out.

The following were read (follow the links for texts and information about the books and writers): 147 more words