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Something for Thursday (National Poetry Month Edition)

 Today is April 1, which means that it’s another National Poetry Month! This month, each of my Thursday music posts will involve poetry, either by direct setting or…something else. (What “something else” may be, I’m not really sure. It might … Continue reading

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Poetical Excursion: “The Ruin”, from the Anglo-Saxon

This poem is fascinating in that it seems to anticipate Shelley and Ozymandias by almost a thousand years. It describes in some depth the ruins of a Roman city, which has fallen into decay and disrepair, and juxtaposing that imagery … Continue reading

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A Poetical Excursion: “Love Has Seven Names” by Hadewijch

I read this poem–translated from the original Dutch–in my copy of World Poetry. I had never heard of Hadewijch before, so I did a little digging. It turns out that’s about all one can do. Very little is known about … Continue reading

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Poetical Excursion: A poem about overalls!

So, something cheerful…I’m going to try to post more of that sort of thing over the next few weeks, I think. The world has darkness a-plenty and I’ll be occasionally writing about that, too. But here’s a poem I found … Continue reading

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Poetical Excursion: Edna St. Vincent Millay and Beethoven

I won’t post a poem each day of this National Poetry Month, but I’ll try to do so as often as I can! Here’s one I found in a collection of music poetry I have, which fits right in with … Continue reading

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Poetical Excursions, National Poetry Month 2020: Thomas Nashe

National Poetry Month is upon us. At last–at long, long, long last–it is finally April. This March was…something, wasn’t it? In fact, there’s a joke going around online; I’ve seen a number of variations on the theme and I’ve no … Continue reading

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For National Poetry Month, a poem.

From An Anthology of World Poetry, edited by Mark Van Doren, a French ballad. No poet is named. “The Bridge of Death” “The dance is on the Bridge of Death    And who will dance with me?” “There’s never a … Continue reading

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So you want to read some poetry! (Why Writers Should Read Poetry, part II)

You read my last post about why writers should read poetry, and now you’re thinking, “Gosh, I should do that and read some poetry. But I don’t know where to start or what books to buy or anything!” Well, as … Continue reading

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“January, 1795” by Mary Robinson (a poem)

Mary Robinson (1757-1800), painted by Thomas Gainsborough One of a series of occasional posts for National Poetry Month. One of my major resolutions for 2019 is to read more poetry. I’ve always enjoyed poetry and I always try to read … Continue reading

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April Fool’s Day! (and the beginning of National Poetry Month)

It’s April Fools Day! I’m not a huge fan of this day as a celebration of pranking people, seeing if you can embarrass them or get them to believe some false news story or the like. But I’d be all … Continue reading

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