Monthly Archives: June 2013

Doesn’t Anybody Know My Name? Rod McKuen

Fought a war that’s come and gone I’ve been away for so long My sister upped and wed Doesn’t anybody know my name? Mom was sick and took to bed And my old dog Red’s gone lame. What time the … Continue reading

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Cleverness: Teresa of Avila

A little touch of cleverness is not bad, and let us not have too much simplicity. Saint Teresa of Avila Saint Teresa in Her Writings, by the Abbe Rodolphe Hoornaert The image is copyright: gualtiero boffi via Shutterstock

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Leisure

Now, when so many have leisure, they have become detached from themselves, not merely from the earth. From all the widened horizons of our greater world, a thousand voices call us to come near, to understand and to enjoy, but … Continue reading

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The Blessed Damozel: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and P G Wodehouse

The blessed damozel leaned out From the gold bar of Heaven; Her eyes were deeper than the depth Of waters stilled at even; She had three lilies in her hand, And the stars in her hair were seven. Her robe, … Continue reading

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Experience: Dorothy Parker

Some men break your heart in two, Some men fawn and flatter, Some men never look at you; And that clears up the matter. Dorothy Parker Experience The image is copyright: BestPhotoStudio via Shutterstock

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Acetylmethyldimethyloxamidphenylhydrazine: James Agate

I just can’t bear to run short of Acetylmethyldimethyloxamidphenylhydrazine James Agate 1877-1947 Diary 9 April 1937 Google has not proved particularly friendly on this occasion, but I think these are for high blood pressure.

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I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls

I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls With vassals and serfs at my side, And of all who assembled within those walls That I was the hope and the pride. I had riches all too great to count And a … Continue reading

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Fasionable Ideas

For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned. George Santayana 1863-1952 Winds of Doctrine (1913) The image is copyright: NREY via Shutterstock

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Lochinvar: Sir Walter Scott

O young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best; And save his good broadsword he weapons had none, He rode all unarm’d, and he rode all alone. So faithful in … Continue reading

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Fable: Dorothy Parker

Oh, there once was a lady, and so I’ve been told, Whose lover grew weary, whose lover grew cold. “My child,” he remarked, “though our episode ends, In the manner of men, I suggest we be friends.” And the truest … Continue reading

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