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Island Mentality vs. Continental Outlook:

Google ‘examples of heroism’ and prepare yourself to be enthralled. Story after story of human kindness describe a nobility of human character we often fail to see on a daily basis. 632 altre parole

"A Valediction: Of Weeping" by John Donne

John Donne is the first poet I have every really taken to. I love this poem. The metaphor is so on point. I don’t have much to say. 203 altre parole

Stuff I Found


In a thumbflick

Is the world unfurled

Mine are clumsy unused

Maladapted digits

Insignificant swollen

Leprous pointless digits

One may conclude there’s no point

In this activity

One may so conclude


Poem of the Week: "The Canonization"

Yes, I know that I missed last week’s installment and I am terribly sorry. To make up for it, here’s a really pretty one by John Donne. 345 altre parole


Sweet Home

Most every dusk

I am obliged

To check

the lobster pots

fourteen crooked


(there are rusted

Wobbly rails)

Most nights zilch



In the lapping… 16 altre parole


The Dream - John Donne

Dear love, for nothing less than thee
Would I have broke this happy dream;
It was a theme
For reason, much too strong for fantasy. 53 altre parole


Essay: Flea-Bit Romance

Flea-Bit Romance

by A.D. Shaffer

{Graduate Studies; originally written for Humanities 530 Spring 2015}

John Donne is known for his ardent love affairs, and his metaphoric style of comparing two extreme opposites inside poetic flair. 694 altre parole