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"Love's Exchange" (John Donne)

Love, any devil else but you
Would for a given soul give something too.
At court your fellows every day
Give th’ art of rhyming, huntsmanship, or play,

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Robert Jordan’s Altruism, by Hemingway

He’s an American, in a Spanish Civil War
Against fascists, ordered to TNT a bridge
Prescient to this he integrates, falls in love
As it’s clear his order will kill him, he lets it… 10 altre parole


Death, Thou Shalt Die! Poem #4

Life has its ways of reminding you of its frailty. Much of great literature handles this theme, or rather, this collection of themes, because so much goes into the frailties of life. 403 altre parole

The Good-Morrow by John Donne

I wonder by my troth, what thou, and I
Did, till we lov’d? were we not wean’d till then?
But suck’d on country pleasures, childishly? 155 altre parole


Grace and Passion: Obama's eulegy

Liam Viney’s beautiful reflection on Obama’s amazing sermon/eulogy in The Conversation is well worth reading, both for its appreciation of Obama’s mastery and grace, and for its insights into how music can go where words alone cannot. 1.756 altre parole

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Hannibal Review: “Apertivo” (Season 3, Episode 4)

“One of those friendships that ends after the disemboweling.”

“Apertivo” was the episode 2 I was hoping for. The fact that it comes a little later in the season doesn’t bother me, though, because I think it was a necessary choice for pacing reasons. 859 altre parole


No Man is an Island - John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, 53 altre parole