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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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In winter  I get up at night And dress by yellow candle-light. In summer quite the other way I have to go to bed by day. ~Robert Louis Stevenson  

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Happy Birthday, Ben Johnson!

English dramatist, poet, and actor Ben Jonson was born in Westminster, London, England, The United Kingdom on June 01, 1572. “Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your … Continue reading

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The Sunken Garden

  Speak not — whisper not; Here bloweth thyme and bergamot; Softly on the evening hour, Secret herbs their spices shower, Dark-spiked rosemary and myrrh, Lean-stalked, purple lavender; Hides within her bosom, too All her sorrows, bitter rue. Breathe not … Continue reading

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Haiku

even wild roses of a downtrodden land reach enlightenment — Issa (1823)

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On hearing of the passing of a friend…

          THE world is too much with us; late and soon,           Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers:           Little we see in Nature that is ours;           We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!           … Continue reading

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