Poem of the day
by John Milton
In this Monody the author bewails a learned Friend, unfortunately
drowned in his passage from Chester on the Irish Seas, 1637;
and, by occasion, foretells the ruin of our corrupted Clergy,
then in their height.
Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more,
Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere,
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If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand.
Comments about poetsDJ FLAME: “Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.”
William Butler Yeats
Ida Rentoul Outhwaite - Fairy Islands.
#BreonnaTaylor #Tre45on: William Butler Yeats, in .gifs
Kepo Gaul: "Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." William Butler Yeats
swampyentrails: ‘Why, why do we feel / (we all feel) this sweet / sensation of joy?’ - Elizabeth Bishop, ‘The Moose’
easily one of my favorite questions posed in a poem! absolutely aching!!
Shay: Which Elizabeth said ...
"You are you and you are going to be YOU forever."
...Barrett Browning, Gaskell, or Bishop???
Clem Fandango: the mother took Elizabeth home to Largieland where she lived till her marriage to John Bishop, land Steward to Baillie of Polkemmet.
She received £200 out of the public fund raised for the widow and children of her father. Elizabeth died in 1817 at the age of 32. - end -
James Noack: Montgomery County Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack’s Office will be seeking bids for the Rayford Road improvement project from Waterbend Cove to Birnham Woods Drive in August.
Jim Bitner: James is heading off to Huntingdon College (in Montgomery, AL) tomorrow. We got to enjoy dinner with James’s buddy JP and JP’s family - James’s “second family” this Summer. Definitely a few sad goodbyes (for now) for…
SavedFromWhat: "We often hear the "Savior" characteristics of God stressed—his love, mercy, goodness and so on—but the matter of his Lordship is absent." ~ James Montgomery Boice
pablo: this came to me in a vision: Takeshi Kitano directing a Brecht biopic starring Takeshi Kitano as Bertolt Brecht
Jiwon KIM: Why be a man when you can be a success? (Bertolt Brecht)
Aparna Karthikeyan: In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing
About the dark times.
– Bertolt Brecht
Keep singing, friends.
Our voices must be heard.
Dria Pustaka, PT.: “The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”
― Oscar Wilde
Nigel Beale: Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable.
— Oscar Wilde
Gabby :): Oscar Wilde is such a treasure. like what a legend.
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Births on this day in history
- 08/05/1916 - Peter Viereck - American poet and academic (d. 2006)
- 08/05/1908 - Jose Garcia Villa - Filipino short story writer and poet (d. 1997)
- 08/05/1813 - Ivar Aasen - Norwegian poet and linguist (d. 1896)
Deaths on this day in history
- 08/05/1959 - Edgar Guest - English-American journalist and poet (b. 1881)
- 08/05/1877 - Robert Williams (known as Trebor Mai) - Welsh poet (b. 1830)