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Lazarus the Wretch

After Sylvia

Herr Doktor, you shocked me
Back to sinus rhythm;
Thready and threadbare,
A quivering mass of
Tachycardia and neuroses,
Junked up on atropine and epinephrine. 119 more words


The Nassau Weekly: "Trumpymandias"

Read my parody of Percy Shelley’s classic poem “Ozymandias.” Yes, Trumpymandias.

A short excerpt:

“And on the pedestal these words (the best words) appear:

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Can Spring be far behind?

photo by Andreas Trepte

The question is Shelley’s and finds its answer in what has gone before in the Ode to the West Wind: 108 more words

Can Spring Be Far Off?

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?

—Percy Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

The temperatures do not say winter, yet leaves have become scarce in my part of Michigan and now bare tree branches reach for  the sky.  31 more words


Shelley Sunday: Shelley's Last Letter To Mary (July 1822)

Shelley’s last letter to Mary :

Pisa, July 1822.

My dearest Mary

I have recieved both your letters, & shall attend to the instructions they convey. 493 more words

Inspecting a Book - Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats

As I spent my birthday in Italy, Josh waited until I was back to give me my birthday gifts. One of them was a beautiful copy of Coleridge, Keats and Shelley’s works, publish in America in 1835. 300 more words

Miscellaneous Writing


Vanity of vanities, says Qoheleth,
     vanity of vanities! All is vanity.
What does man gain by all the toil
     at which he toils under the sun? 744 more words