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For New Year's: Thomas Hardy, The Darkling Thrush

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) wrote this poem at the beginning of the new century, 1900. As with most of Hardy’s works, “The Darkling Thrush” is not for the perpetual optimist. 170 more words

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for  1. 1. 2018

A poem we came across fit our 2017 exactly — both our personal experience of it and impressions of the state of things everywhere. No matter how closely we paid attention to what should be perfectly insulated from ugliness — always a good idea — there was seemingly no escaping the spirit of the year. 146 more words

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William Shakespeare, "Blow, blow, thou winter wind"

As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

Lord Amiens, a musician, sings before Duke Senior’s company

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,

Thou art not so unkind… 88 more words

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Author: Top 20 decor ideas inspire  

“My favorite part of “The Cottage Affair”… It tweaks your senses and “guides” you to seek what you have within yourself. I also enjoyed the lifestyle photos and art, of course. 239 more words

John Keats, "In Drear-Nighted December"

John Keats (1795-1821)

In Drear-Nighted December

In drear-nighted December,
Too happy, happy tree,
Thy branches ne’er remember
Their green felicity:
The north cannot undo them… 106 more words

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Bright Holiday Blessings!

It was a simple Christmas in the Young household. We opened gifts—simple things, like t-shirts, books, chocolates, and tea. We drank tea and coffee and ate a simple meal of chicken and quinoa chili with cornbread for dinner. 372 more words

Denise D. Young