Here are two book reports; one on:
And one on:
I’ve posted poems from both these books and am afraid if I don’t stop and review these books I am inadvertently going to serialize both books in their entirety! And that would not be right. Continue Reading
Cyrus the Great
[Please be warned that this blog post contains explicit descriptions of ancient barbarian sex practices, marriage markets, and gratuitous, nay, lurid descriptions of violence and desecration of corpses. Not me. Herodotus. The Histories.]
The first of “The Great’s” in history and conqueror and ruler of the largest empire up to that point in history; the Achaemenid Dynasty. Continue Reading
After Reading St. John the Divine
Moon’s glow by seven fold multiplied, turned red,
Burned fierce by the coronal limbs at last Continue Reading
Photos from a recent Renaissance Faire here out Arizona way.
Dancing at the Renaissance Faire
And what might you ask is a Renaissance Faire exactly? Well in my ripe old age I finally went to one. Continue Reading
“Where have you been?” you might ask – but please don’t ask. Work and general busy-ness has gotten the better part of me for the last few weeks. Looks like I have about another week of nuttiness and then things settle back down to their normal mad, mad level. But somehow amidst the consecutive seven-day work-weeks (please make it stop!) peppered with social and music obligations, I managed to make it to a show. Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.
Last Tuesday 03-24-15 was American Beat Poet Lawrence Ferlingetti’s 96th birthday.
His poetry has long been an inspiration to me and in fact it was his poetry that got me seriously interested in English poetry and caused me to further delve into German language poetry. He wrote one of my all time favorite poems – I even set it to song long ago:
Lost Parents Continue Reading
Ridin’ Down The Canyon Continue Reading
The Spring Equinox is here 03-20-15 – at least in the Norther Hemisphere of Earth. I’ve always loved that word: Equinox. Continue Reading
Hope everyone has had (or possibly still having…) a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day.
As promised, here is another poem by James Clarence Mangan, Irish poet (1803-49), titled –
And Then No More
I saw her once, one little while, and then no more:
‘Twas Eden’s light on Earth awhile, and then no more. Continue Reading
Too bad we don’t get the day off in the United States for Saint Patrick’s day. We’re all such workaholics in this country! But that’s why I posted a poem yesterday by James Clarence Mangan, Irish poet and will probably do another one of his tomorrow. He’s not well-known enough considering his genius.
You know at Saint Patrick’s day parties there might be some singing, Continue Reading