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One from Spenser

A sonnet:

Most glorious Lord of life, that on this day
Didst make thy triumph over death and sin,
And having harrowed hell, didst bring away…

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Borrowed Words

Allegories, The Bible, and Unflattering Imagery: Religious Propaganda in Spenser's "The Faerie Queene"

Religious propaganda was an influential force behind literary production in late-16th Century England, the time when Edmund Spenser began his epic poem The Faerie Queene. Its characters are allegorical representations of Virtues, Sins and the Catholic and Protestant juntas; Spenser’s interest is to caricature a sinful, unholy Catholic Church which in his time conspired against the reigning Queen Elizabeth I. 1,956 more words

#Maydays Prompt - A Little Lost

“For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.”

― Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene

For today’s #maydays prompt may your character lose something, their phone, their marbles, their sheep? 157 more words



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