Poem of the day
Soldier, Maiden, And Flower
by Eugene Field
“Sweetheart, take this,” a soldier said,
“And bid me brave good-by;
It may befall we ne'er shall wed,
But love can never die.
Be steadfast in thy troth to me,
And then, whate'er my lot,
'My soul to God, my heart to thee,'-
Sweetheart, forget me not!”
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Friendship is not only doing something for someone, but it is caring for someone, which is what every person needs.
Comments about poetsgaia: 2 of 5 stars to In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
Falling into Grace: Reduce intellectual and emotional noise until you arrive at the silence of yourself and listen to it—Richard Brautigan
Jessica Widel: First a self help, then a novel to follow. I’m going to diiiiive into 'In Watermelon Sugar' by Richard Brautigan.
Ciara Campbell: World book day is next Thursday, March 4th. Do you have one particular book forever close to your heart? This is mine ⤵️ Richard Brautigan, Revenge of the Lawn.
Mike Paterson: Arsenio Hall Talks Coming 2 America, Donald Trump's Racism, and Magic Johnson
samantha: you ever think about how webby spent like 10 years in the mansion idolizing scrooge and donald but barely ever interacting with scrooge despite him living down the hall... and now she calls him her uncle and donald refers to her as one of his kids
AHF: he blessed the marriage of the kings son, Merovicous to his aunt Brunhilde -sister of the king's first wife-this incurs the wrath of the kings second wife who hired an assassin to stab him. Also
St. Adela-daughter of William the Conqueror-mother of reputedly gay King Stephen 1137
Rory: A gay bar? During a pandemic? All for a live action Grindr???? No thanks love
christ and the pale twinks mighty in sorrow: it makes sense that william basinski is gay
Kiki Georgiou: This is lovely. I just think you can never go wrong if you close your eyes and hear "Willa Cather".
La Javanaise ︽✵︽: Inspiration can come from anywhere, even a voice in a cafe. Beautiful essay about Willa Cather and writing about what you remember.
Laura_Lee: The prairie in art/ writing workshop tonight! Exciting stuff to me! Channeling my inner Willa Cather! :-)
Lilia ☼: also watching the Q&A and very interesting to hear that Willa Cather’s My Ántonia was a source of inspiration for Lee Isaac Chung!!!
Jeff Yi: "Where there is great love, there are always miracles."
Katie Fitzgerald: 27% done with Lucy Gayheart, by Willa Cather
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LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, CELEBRATED BEAT POET AND PUBLISHER, DIES AGED 101
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the Beat poet, publisher and founder of San Francisco's beloved City Lights bookstore, has died aged 101....
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, POET WHO HELPED LAUNCH THE BEAT MOVEMENT, DIES AT 101
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600-PAGE 'COLLECTED WORKS OF JIM MORRISON' BOOK TO MARK 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DOORS SINGER'S DEATH
As the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death approaches comes word that HarperCollins will release “The Collected Works of Jim Morrison...
LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, BEAT POET CHARGED WITH OBSCENITY FOR PRINTING ALLEN GINSBERG'S 'HOWL,' DIES AT 101
Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the acclaimed Beat movement champion, poet and publisher who owned the iconic City Lights bookstore in San Francisco, has died ...
SON SAYS LEGENDARY POET AND PUBLISHER LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI, WHO HELPED LAUNCH THE BEAT MOVEMENT, HAS DIED AT 101.
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Son says legendary poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who helped launch the Beat movement, has died at 101.
Births on this day in history
- 02/25/1855 - Cesário Verde - Portuguese poet and author (d. 1886)
- 02/25/1806 - Emma Catherine Embury - American author and poet (d. 1863)
- 02/25/1651 - Quirinus Kuhlmann - German Baroque poet and mystic (d. 1689)
- 02/25/1591 - Friedrich Spee - German poet and author (d. 1635)
Deaths on this day in history
- 02/25/2001 - A. R. Ammons - American poet and critic (b. 1926)
- 02/25/1980 - Robert Hayden - American poet and academic (b. 1913)
- 02/25/1870 - Henrik Hertz - Danish poet and playwright (b. 1797)
- 02/25/1852 - Thomas Moore - Irish poet and lyricist (b. 1779)
- 02/25/1819 - Francisco Manoel de Nascimento - Portuguese-French poet and educator (b. 1734)
- 02/25/1798 - Louis Jules Mancini Mazarini - French poet and diplomat (b. 1716)
- 02/25/1756 - Eliza Haywood - English actress and poet (b. 1693)
- 02/25/1655 - Daniel Heinsius - Flemish poet and scholar (b. 1580)