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Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 280 more words

Donald Williams

Spenserian Stanzas

When it comes to writing poetry these days, it seems that the choice of Free Verse is king. People love having the freedom to write the poem how they want, following whatever rhyme and rhythm they desire without criticism. 809 more words

Scholarly Saturdays

The Curious Origin of the Word ‘Blatant’

The origins of a blatantly curious word

The meaning of the word ‘blatant’ is, one suspects, blatantly obvious. But how it arrived at its modern meaning is not. 380 more words


Edmund Spenser – The Faerie Queene (ctd.)

Check out this post from the Norton Anthology blog. Edmund Spenser spins yet another Arthur tale. In a different medieval tale, the Faerie Queen actually falls for Lancelot, and in a fit of jealous rage, Guinevere tells Arthur that Lancelot tried to seduce her. 69 more words

Red Cross Knight Rides Again

When a silent reprieve, of a harrowing drunk,

anger the masses, who’ve allowed such muck,

to pollute their minds, and aggrieve their losses

for the saviors among them, that ranged paradoxes… 205 more words


That fire, which all things melts, should harden ice,
And ice, which is congeal’s with senseless cold,
Should kindle fire by wonderful device?
Such is the power of love in gentle mind, 23 more words