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Links 1 through 10 of 16 by Peter Cresswell tagged Poetry

A bitter-sweet poem for the start of Anzac Weekend, of a husband going off to war … ‘Off to the English Civil War’ Tell me not, sweet, I am unkindThat from the nunneryOf thy chaste breast and quiet m...

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And for the future--(but I write this reeling, Having got drunk exceedingly today, So that I seem to stand upon the ceiling) I say--the future is a serious matter-- And so--for God's sake--hock and soda-water! (Fragment on the back of the Poet's MS. of Do

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Why no new posts today? To quote the philosopher Hoagy Carmichael: (Ain't no fish, ain't no flounder, ain't no tuna, ain't no fish) Holy mackarel! Some days, there just ain't no fish... And although at times you get a messful Other days are less successfu

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To the Discovery team and the crew who returned successfully this morning, I salute you with a passage from Tennyson's tribute to the hero Ulysses.

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Come out of the world – come above it –
Up over its crosses and graves,
Though the green earth is fair and I love it,
We must love it as masters, not slaves.

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"Love and obsessive-compulsive disorder could have a similar chemical profile," says professor of psychiaty Donatella Marazatti, who studies "the biochemistry of lovesickness." Now there's a topic to ignite the passions, one explored in this month's Natio

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Here's a wee bit of poetry written for Libertarianz by Graham Brazier a few years back:
Coffee, cigarettes and freedom from oppression

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Enlarged Winds that curle the Flood,
Know no such Liberty.
Stone Walls do not a Prison make,
Nor Iron bars a Cage ;

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To complete the evening begun earlier with a theatre-stage of shysters, and to salute the evident hero of the evening, herewith a lyric poem by Edgar Alan Poe... there was once a time when things of moment and majesty were discussed... now we have instead

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June i7, 2005. For generations of new Americans, it was their first glimpse of America as their ship came into New York Harbour; for others around the world it is still a symbol of the advance of liberty...

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