Poem of the day: After Death by Christina Rossetti

I recently finished the Goblin Market and Other Poems by Christina Rossetti and this poem just reminded me of something I’d read about Lord Byron and how he treated his daughter. When I read ‘Strange Antics: A History of Seduction’ by Clement Knox (can’t find my my beautiful hardback copy which I’m annoyed by soContinue reading “Poem of the day: After Death by Christina Rossetti”

Poem of the Day ~ Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon

Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon Everyone suddenly burst out singing;And I was filled with such delightAs prisoned birds must find in freedom,Winging wildly across the whiteOrchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight. Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted;And beauty came like the setting sun:My heart was shaken with tears; and horrorDriftedContinue reading “Poem of the Day ~ Everyone Sang by Siegfried Sassoon”

Diomedes Speaks of Fame ~ Burt Porter

For some reason I’ve decided to end the year by regularly reading something on Jstor; why I picked this as a hobby is a good question because I have no idea. But here we are. But I’ve always been a big fan of the Trojan War, and at some point Diomedes was someone I reallyContinue reading “Diomedes Speaks of Fame ~ Burt Porter”

Although the wind

Although the windby Izumi Shikibu Translated by Jane Hirshfield with Marino Aratani Although the winblows terribly here, the moonlight also leaks between the roof planks of this ruined house.

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