Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 27 Robert Frost: The Silken Tent

This is a truly beautiful poem, but a bit cryptic for me as most Robert Frost poems can be. They’re never about their chosen subject matter but some other ethereal idea beyond it. It’s why I like him. In this … Continue reading

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June 26 Emanuel di Pasquale: A Sensual, For Ezra Pound

Today, I want to talk a bit about surprises in our adult escapades. Sometimes, you’re just standing around thinking that that adult world has passed you by (you’re no longer the target market, so it’s time for you to take … Continue reading

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June 25 Theodore Roethke: I Knew a Woman

Been working a morning shift lately, so these posts end up happening in the evening. Anyhow, we are resuming our “figures of speech” examinations of poems with another love poem, this one a bit later in the year, 1958 (we’re … Continue reading

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June 24 Edmund Waller: On a Girdle

This is an older poem and with that comes very different definitions of English words. Even the word in the title has changed its meaning since the time when this was written, 1645 A.D. The girdle has changed its form … Continue reading

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June 20 George Herbert: The Pulley

I will be writing about “figures of speech” in the next few days using the following poems as examples, but this will be the last day that I lecture on it dryly. Mostly, it’s just me trying to comprehend the … Continue reading

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June 19 John Ridland: The Lazy Man’s Haiku

Feeling a bit on the lazy side today. In fact, the idea of work feels like a concrete block on my head with a hammer travelling down to meet it. I’m squeezing my eyes waiting for the blow, filled with … Continue reading

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June 18 James Stephens: The Wind

There is a magic to Nature that science simply cannot explain. This isn’t to say that the lack of scientific understanding makes the world more magical – in fact, it makes the world less magical and more delusional. Saying that … Continue reading

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