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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holinshed’s Chronicles

Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland also known simply as Holinshed’s Chronicles is a multi-volume comprehensive history of the British Isles.  It was published in two editions.  The first in 1577.  The second in 1587.  Its importance today lies in its … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Music Says What Cannot Be Said But Must Be Expressed

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”   Victor Hugo, From Hugo’s Work William Shakespeare (1864), Part 1, Book II, Chapter IV              

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Ego Push

After giving a poetry reading tonight covering some of the classics from Swinburne to Shakespeare and from Burns to Longfellow, I watched part of a martial arts movie.  Watching the movie and thinking on the differences between the realities I’ve … Continue reading

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Rumi’s Secret

Day 13 of the month long challenge was to write a ghazal.   It’s a nice traditional Persian form that has lent itself to the English literary world.  I wrote a poem or two off topic and now am coming … Continue reading

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