Bookish Links — January 2016

This news broke a few months ago, but I’m just now finding out that Seamus Heaney’s translation of Book VI of Virgil’s Aeneid will be published this May (March for you lucky Brits). I still haven’t managed to get into Dickens, but Schuyler at My Lady Bibliophile offers some very good reasons why you should.Continue reading “Bookish Links — January 2016”

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Poem of the Week: “The Canonization”

Yes, I know that I missed last week’s installment and I am terribly sorry. To make up for it, here’s a really pretty one by John Donne. 🙂 “The Canonization” by John Donne For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love ; Or chide my palsy, or my gout ; My five grayContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Canonization””

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Poem of the Week: Sonnet VI

Greetings, all! Today’s poet may need a little introduction. His name is Charles Williams and he was a British novelist, playwright, and theologian, as well as one of the integral members of the famous Oxford Inklings. He was rather obscure in his own day, and even more so seventy years after his death, but nevertheless,Continue reading “Poem of the Week: Sonnet VI”

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Poem of the Week: “For Annie”

* * * A CONFESSION * * * For a long time, I avoided the works of Edgar Allan Poe, convinced that I could never like anything as dark and dreary as his works. When I actually read them, though, I found out that Poe was a genius, especially when it comes to writing poetry.Continue reading “Poem of the Week: “For Annie””

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Valentine’s Day

“I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love!” “I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love.” — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 9 Actually, Mr. Darcy, music is the food of love according to the Bard, but let’s not pick at nits. Saturday is whenContinue reading “Valentine’s Day”

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