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For Valentine’s: Spenser’s Amoretti Sonnet 75

Here’s a poem fitting for Valentine’s Day coming up and fitting for young lovers everywhere. The poet in love writes his beloved’s name in the sand and at the same time writes it in the heavens (while also writing it down on paper in this poem). 289 more words


Day 143: the swelling spleen and phrenzy raging rife

On my drive to work on Tuesday I decided that George Michael’s song “Freedom ’90” is a Rousseavian critique of Franklinian self-fashioning. I was on my way to lecture, where I was to teach Franklin’s… 547 more words

February 8

SO every spirit, as it is most pure
And hath in it the more of heavenly light,
So it the fairer bodie doth procure
To habit in, and it more fairly dight… 113 more words

Ralph Waldo Emerson

'Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote her Name' by Edmund Spenser

‘Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote her Name’

by Edmund Spenser

“One day I wrote her name upon the strand,
But came the waves and washed it away: 115 more words


29. The Faerie Queene excerpt, 1590 Edmund Spenser

Of things vnseene how canst thou deeme aright,
Then answered the righteous Artegall,
Sith thou misdeem’st so much of things in sight?
What though the sea with waues continuall… 46 more words


"My Love Is Like to Ice" by Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire, 97 more words


A Hymns of Heavenly Love Edmund Spenser

Here is the next in my series of posts for Advent, in which I read each day’s poem to accompany my Advent Anthology from Canterbury Press… 678 more words