Posts Tagged ‘poetry

02
Sep
14

Night owl chat – Words, with Richard Burton

More of the first art, with the immortal voice of Richard Burton.

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Robert Graves – “Welsh Incident”

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Ernest Dowson – Non sum qualis eram bonae sub regno Cynarae

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21
Jul
14

Night Owl Chat: A Little Poetry

Hat tip to our own Yardarm for this one: Vanessa Marco – Patriarchy

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Carrie Rudzinski – In America

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28
May
14

RIP Maya Angelou

Today we received word that the great poet Maya Angelou died. This is a tribute.

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His Day is Done

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The Mask

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18
May
14

Sunday evening chat – Poetry

Here are a few gems gleaned from YouTube.

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e.e. cummings – i carry your heart with me

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Pablo Neruda – If You Forget Me

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16
May
14

Chat on – Spring

A little taste of Spring for your Friday.

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Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.

What is all this juice and all this joy?
A strain of the earth’s sweet being in the beginning
In Eden garden. – Have, get, before it cloy,
Before it cloud, Christ, lord, and sour with sinning,
Innocent mind and Mayday in girl and boy,
Most, O maid’s child, thy choice and worthy the winning.

— Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Chat on, springbirds!

05
Apr
14

Night owl chat – That famous Obot, Michael McDonald (and a poem)

Earlier today I expressed my, um, less than fond regards for noted musician Michael McDonald. I was then made aware that Mr. McDonald is a fierce Obot, who has taken fan displeasure in speaking out for Pres. Obama. So, in expiation, some of Mr. McDonald’s oeuvre. BUT, only with the Doobie Brothers; I can go a lifetime without listening to “Sweet Freedom” again.

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I Keep Forgettin’

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Takin’ it to the Streets

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