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Your mission, if you choose to accept it …

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The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 1

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
We’ve been running this blog now for two years. When we posted our first literary blog post, on 1 December 2012, we set out to publish a short post every day, or almost every day.…

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Stories from the stacks: Poetry in the Stacks

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Photo: ‘Poetry, Mosaic Ceiling (Washington, DC)’ by takomabibelot CC-BY 2.0 ? ? Today’s submission comes to us from Erin Lorandos. Erin runs a website that shares a different kind of storytelling: poetry, specifically poetry…

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“What’s all this about violins on TV?”

What is wrong with our society today? No one is learning the classics anymore. Instead they are studying “common core.”  All art is based on that which came before, and a knowledge of the classics is essential to creating good … Continue reading

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David Gilmour with Bill Shakespeare

Originally posted on Fugitive Fragments:
David Gilmour of Pink Floyd interprets Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s…

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Musquito Song. In a summer’s night I take my flight, To where the maidens repose; And while they are slumbering sweet and sound, I bite them on the nose. The warm red blood that tints their cheeks To me is … Continue reading

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Impossible Things

‘I can’t believe THAT!’ said Alice. ‘Can’t you?’ the Queen said in a pitying tone. ‘Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.’ Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said: ‘one CAN’T believe impossible things.’ ‘I daresay … Continue reading

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