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Gerard Manley Hopkins—Poems

Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in Essex in 1844 and died in 1889. Since the publication of his work in 1918, he has been recognized as one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century.

Edgar Allan Poe: Stories and Poems

Poe shared with Nathaniel Hawthorne a distinctively American vision of darkness.  And yet this vision was rendered artfully, not in a merely negative or pessimistic manner.

A Poem for Easter

May the world find Joy in a time of dejection. May 2020 be known as the year of survival, But not only that - Let it start a revival.

“Bend Sinister” by Vladimir Nabokov

Readers should not expect realism from this book. The Soviet and Nazi regimes served only as raw material for a work that is in large part fantastical.

“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Jean-Dominique Bauby

Though it might all sound depressing, I found The Diving Bell to be inspiring. Many topics are explored, though two themes have struck me with special force.

“The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The gist of the ‘rime’ is the old man’s recollection of the guilty and fateful part he played in a doomed sea voyage.

An Animal’s World

POEM OF A DOG: I am the one who always waits for you. Your car has a special sound that Ihave imprinted on my senses, I can recognize it among a thousand...

Poetry and Film Criticism Together Again in New Cinema Stanzas Book

Conifer, CO (August 23, 2019) – “I blame director Robert Altman and tap dancing for my journey into the mysterious world of poetry,”

Bashō’s Narrow Road to the Deep North

I was a young man and about to begin four years of military service when I came across a haiku poem that struck me profoundly:

Sappho

Similar to Emily Bronte, Sappho fascinates men and women from all over the world. Perhaps this is due to certain combinations that are very much present in the works of these two gifted artists:

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