Poetry

Getting a bit philosophical

Motivation Monday – the sunshine edition

To Summer – William Blake O thou who passest thro’ our valleys in Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat That flames from their large nostrils! thou, O Summer, Oft pitchedst here thy golden tent, and oft Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld With joy, thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair. Beneath […]

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Because it is Friday; a day for poetry and sunshine

A Draught Of Sunshine – John Keats Hence Burgundy, Claret, and Port, Away with old Hock and madeira, Too earthly ye are for my sport; There’s a beverage brighter and clearer. Instead of a piriful rummer, My wine overbrims a whole summer; My bowl is the sky, And I drink at my eye, Till I feel […]

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Books

Motivation Monday – the Wilfred Owen edition

Back in high school, I gave my best death glare to the English teacher who tried to get me to read this. Turns out, it is one of my favourite ever poems. Read, feel sadness, feel anger and ponder the destiny of mankind.   Dulce et Decorum Est By Wilfred Owen Bent double, like old […]

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