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Purgatorio XVI - The Dark Cloud of Anger

In the previous canto Dante and Virgil walked in the setting sun and ‘the rays were striking full upon our faces’ (‘e i raggi ne ferien per mezzo ‘l naso’, Pur XV 7). 429 more words


I'm helping HER celebrate!

In Honor of National Coffee Day…SHE is getting in the mood and including ME! 

I love that I can help HER celebrate!


You know it’s Hump Day…right right right?

My Camel Bo-Bos are just too much…they can’t ever remember what day it is!

Come on guys…You know it’s Hump Day…right right right?


Review: The Western Canon

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages by Harold Bloom

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tradition is not only a handing-down or process of benign transmission; it is also a conflict between past genius and present aspiration, in which the prize is literary survival or canonical inclusion.

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On a Date With the Wrong End of a Ciggarette

I could stand another

I only gagged a few times

and the jock itch nostril

keeps me drinking.

Dante’s inferno mid stomach

coffee, ciggarette, shots… 26 more words


The power of the image

The Tuscan poet and lawyer Francesco da Barberino(1264-1348) may not be as familiar today as his Florentine contemporaries Dante and Giotto, but he occupies a unique position at the intersection of poetry and painting in Italy at the dawn of the fourteenth century. 560 more words

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