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Ask Not For Whom The Bell Tolls, Get Off Your Ass And Vote

Yesterday, I wrote about Donald Trump. He is a demagogue who seeks to bind us with hatred and fear in the Land of Mordor where the shadows lie. 175 altre parole

Donald Trump


“One short sleep past, we wake eternally,

and death shall be no more ; Death, thou shall die.”

Death be not proud by John DONNE


Week 100: Silence, Solace and Defiance

On Friday November 13th, Paris, my beautiful Paris, was assaulted. What words are there? What you have no words for, you cannot talk about, Wittgenstein said. 620 altre parole

Border Crossings

Every man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.
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some poetry

Batter my heart, three-person’d God, for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;
That I may rise and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend…

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Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.”  I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 300 altre parole

Donald Williams