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Pre-Raphaelite Art

I have only just become aware that The Delaware Art Musem has placed online a site which very nearly renders me speechless (or typingless, to be sure): The Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art. The collection houses … Continue reading

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On Keats

A garden in a garden : a green spot         Where all is green : most fitting slumber-place         For the strong man grown weary of a race Soon over. Unto him a goodly lot Hath fallen in fertile ground ; there … Continue reading

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Sursum Corda

‘Lift up your hearts’ ‘We lift them up.’ Ah me! I cannot, Lord, lift up my heart to Thee : Stoop, lift it up, that where Thou art           I too may be. ‘Give Me thy heart.’ I would not say … Continue reading

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I watched a rosebud very long      Brought on by dew and sun and shower,      Waiting to see the perfect flower : Then, when I thought it should be strong,      It opened at the matin hour And fell at evensong. I … Continue reading

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Herself a rose

Herself a rose, who bore the Rose      She bore the Rose and felt its thorn.      All Loveliness new-born Took on her bosom its repose,           And slept and woke there night and morn. Lily herself, she bore the one      Fair Lily … Continue reading

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Only one book saved!

I’ve been tagged again. This one involves this scenario: if your house were burning down (God forbid!) and you could only save one book, which would it be? Of course, there’s always this proviso these days “aside from the Bible.” … Continue reading

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The First Spring Day

I wonder if the sap is stirring yet, If wintry birds are dreaming of a mate, If frozen snowdrops feel as yet the sun And crocus fires are kindling one by one:      Sing, robin, sing; I still am sore in … Continue reading

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