Tag Archives: Poems

Be Good, Be Good…

Be good, be good, be always good, And now & then be clever, But don’t you ever be too good, Nor ever be too clever; For such as be too awful good They awful lonely are, And such as often … Continue reading

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The Two-Toed & Three-Toed Tree Toads

A he-toad loved a she-toad That lived high in a tree. She was a two-toed tree toad But a three-toed toad was he. The three-toed tree toad tried to win The she-toad’s nuptial nod, For the three-toed tree toad loved … Continue reading

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“Successful And Fortunate Crime Is Called Virtue” And Other Parallels In Literature

Seneca the Younger While reading Edward Walker’s Historical Discourses (1705), the following sentence he quoted got my attention: Prosperum ac felix scelus, virtus vocatur. Walker neglected to provide the source of the quote. However, I am pretty sure that he … Continue reading

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What I Don’t Like ‘Bout Haiku

Image Credit: HubPages What I don’t like ’bout Haiku is that when I am Just beginning, I

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A Poetic Knight’s Tour

Image: Flickr For those of you who are familiar with the knight’s tour, you’d immediately get it.

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The ABCs Of War

“The Harvest of Battle” by Christopher R. W. Nevinson, 1919 An Austrian Archduke, assaulted and assailed, Broke Belgium’s barriers, by Britain bewailed, Causing consternation, confused chaotic crises; Diffusing destructive, death-dealing devices. England engaged earnestly, eager every ear, France fought furiously, … Continue reading

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The Birds Sing Together

Image: Shutterstock As the sun rises, the birds sing together. A man with a gifted ear for music analyzed How the birds’ voices differ from each other; He then lengthily discussed and emphasized How some birds are better than the … Continue reading

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