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Let that be a lesson to you!

I’ve been thinking about didactic poetry. To be honest, I don’t even know if this is an official category, but it seems to me that a lot of poetry teaches you something, or is intended to have a moral lesson. 494 more words

Going On About Words

The Wading of the Sun

There is an old custom, almost dead now. It is only in hidden and unfrequented spots that it still survives – I mean ‘the wading of the sun.’ It was common enough thirty years ago.

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Spring Forward

“March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.”

At this time of year, my parents always quoted this old chestnut, no doubt learned from their parents before them. 579 more words

Quill & Ink