Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
- Art Battle of the Sexes beauty books Boredom Castles in the air Change Christina Rossetti Clerihew conversation Courage CS Lewis C S Lewis Death Depression D H Lawrence Don Marquis Dorothy Parker Dr Johnson Emily Dickinson ennui environment Erich Fromm eternity experience Flanders and Swann friends Friendship Gossip Happiness Hilaire Belloc Hope humility John Keats Jonathan Swift joy Life life's journey literature Loneliness Love Marriage melancholy Music nature Nicolas Chamfort Nina and Frederik Ogden Nash Old Age Optimism Oscar Wilde Paddy Roberts Pain perception P G Wodehouse philosophy politics Pride Robert Browning Rod McKuen Samuel Johnson Seize the day Shakespeare Silence Solitude The Battle of the Sexes Thomas Hardy Truth T S Eliot vicissitudes of life Voltaire W B Yeats W H Auden wisdom writing
- 112,934 hits
Tag Archives: Robert Browning
That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That piece a wonder, now: Fra Pandolf’s hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Will’t please you sit and look at … Continue reading
The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled little waves that leap In fiery ringlets from their sleep, As I gain the cove with pushing prow, And quench its speed … Continue reading
I. What’s become of Waring Since he gave us all the slip, Chose land-travel or seafaring, Boots and chest or staff and scrip, Rather than pace up and down Any longer London town? II. Who’d have guessed it from his … Continue reading
All’s over, then: does truth sound bitter As one at first believes? Hark, ’tis the sparrows’ good-night twitter About your cottage eaves! And the leaf-buds on the vine are wooly, I noticed that, to-day; One day more bursts them open … Continue reading