Tag Archives: Allegory

Second Sight of the Garden of Earthly Delight

Day 6 of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020!  The prompt is to write an ekphrastic poem based on Hieronymous Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delight.  I elected to take the point of view of the artist or perhaps someone who is familiar with the … Continue reading

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It Came As It Did

First Friday and third day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020.  Today’s prompt is to create a word bank based on 10 key words and then not necessarily using all but keeping in mind an effort to echo the rhymes for these until … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: You Become Responsible Forever For What You Have Tamed

“And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1944)      

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Fisherman and His Wife – Brothers Grimm

The Brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were German academics, philologists, cultural researchers, lexicographers and authors who collected folklore in the 19th century.  These are the popularizers of such tales as Cinderella, The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: No Matter Where We Begin Our Destination Is Up To Us

“The path to paradise begins in hell.”  –  Dante Alighieri How is that for a bright and cheerful message?  Reality?  It is. Why? Because you see hell is separation from God.  From there it is our choices.  We can either … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Divine Comedy – Dante

The Divine Comedy was begun by The Supreme Poet, Dante Alighieri in 1308 and completed in 1320.  It is one of the greatest works in world literature and considered the preeminent piece of Italian literature.  Written in the Tuscan language and divided … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Pilgrim’s Progress – John Bunyan

This Christian allegory written in 1678 by John Bunyan is more fully entitled The Pilgrim’s Progress From This World To That Which Is To Come.  It is often said to be the first novel written in English .  Certainly, it is … Continue reading

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