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A word from Brahms

… with a few internal rhymes.

Let nothing ever grieve thee, distress thee, nor fret thee;
Heed God’s good will, my soul, be still, compose thee. 44 more words


Closing credits

I used to picture myself on that horse
that rides from sunset to sunset,
leaving nothing behind but long shadows

the dream that makes of loneliness… 63 more words


Sintra: Portuguese royalty's summer retreat

In what now seems to be a series on royal palaces all over Europe, we now turn our attention to Portugal, the town of Sintra and its eclectic collection of palaces of almost every architectural style imaginable, sometimes within a single building. 725 more words


November 18, 2017 - How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Read by Emma Rye https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/how-do-i-love-thee.mp3

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. 128 more words


Cistus in Flames.


This world is not our own.

Centuries of roots have been laid down but still nothing has grown.

Dynasties, communities and families.

All built on a notion of unity. 276 more words

November 17, 2017 - To the Moon [fragment]

To the Moon

by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Read by Emma Rye https://textspeech.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/to-the-moon.mp3

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing Heaven, and gazing on the earth, 35 more words


Bookish Discussions: 19th Century Literature 

If I haven’t made it clear by now, the 19th century is my favourite period in history. Not only for its novels, but for the interesting dynamics of this “topsy-turvy” century. 1,124 more words

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