Monthly Archives: April 2011

Poetry Friday – One Art – Elizabeth Bishop

Hello to all you poetry lovers!  Still celebrating National Poetry Month here, today with a reflection on losing.  The subject matter of this poem has been much on my mind of late.                                              ONE ART The art of losing … Continue reading

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{pretty happy funny real} April 28, 2011

This week has been full of ups and downs, but mostly downs, due to Ricardo’s increasing weakness.  For a long time I have refused to worry about what might be ahead for us, and rightly so, because I know for … Continue reading

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A Blessed Easter – Canticle from Daniel

  Most high praise to our God on this blessed Easter day!  To praise Him, a brief selection from the book of Daniel, verses 74-81: Let the earth bless the Lord, Praise and exalt him above all forever. Mountains and … Continue reading

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Poem for Easter – Edmund Spenser

A most glorious and blessed Easter to everyone!  May your day be full of joy!                                EASTER Most Glorious Lord of life, that on this day Didst make thy triumph over death and sin; And having harrowed hell didst bring away … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Good Friday – The Killing – Edwin Muir

                                                  The Killing That was the day they killed the Son of God On a squat hill-top by Jerusalem. Zion was bare, her children from their maze Sucked by the demon curiosity Clean through the gates.  The very … Continue reading

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{pretty, happy, funny, real} April 21, 2011

This week I have just one photo to show.  It fits in the Real category.  My dear Ricardo, who has Parkinson’s, had a fall at the bottom of the down section of an escalator.  He fell on his right side, with … Continue reading

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Still Falls the Rain – Edith Sitwell

In my book of favourite poems, this one was contributed by Sister Josephine Carney, a Sister of Saint Ann.  She was head of the Religion Department when I was teaching Church History in a school run by the Sisters.  I post … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Belongings by Michael Longley

Celebrating National Poetry Month.  Here’s a little reflection for today.       BELONGINGS Because you will suffer soon and die, your choices Are neither right nor wrong: a spoon will feed you, A flannel keep you clean, a toothbrush … Continue reading

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

                                                 I’m joining in with this new get-together from Like Mother, Like Daughter for Thursdays.  Thank you, Leila and Rosie! Today, though, what I have fits more in the category of Going to be Pretty, with some Funny and some … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – Jerome by Stephen Mitchell

For you today, a wonderful poem and the engraving by Albrecht Durer that inspired it.           JEROME   In Durer’s engraving you sit hunched over your desk, writing, with an extraneous halo around your head. You have everything you need: … Continue reading

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