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Easter Day

The silver trumpets rang across the Dome: The people knelt upon the ground with awe: And borne upon the necks of men I saw, Like some great God, the Holy Lord of Rome. Priest-like, he wore a robe more white … Continue reading

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Fragment: I strayed about the deck an hour tonight

I strayed about the deck an hour tonight Under a cloudy moonless sky, and peeped In at the windows, watched my friends at table, Or playing cards, or standing in the doorway, Or coming out into the darkness. Still No … Continue reading

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Half Earnest War

Half Earnest War whale far astern fraternal was he fathers lean war flaw he narrates Alan Freshwater (b) 1952

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A Depressing Thought.

Sad, is it not, to think that when John Keats was my age, he had been dead for 38 years longer than he had lived. Still, never mind eh?   His name is not forgotten.  

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The Bonnie Earl O’ Murray

Ye Hielands and ye Lowlands O whaur hae ye been? Thae hae slain the Earl o Moray And they’ve laid him on the green He was a braw callan An he played at the ba’ O the bonnie Earl of … Continue reading

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Quiet Night Thoughts

Quiet Night Thoughts Before my bed bright moonlight that seems Like frost on the ground: I lift my head to watch the bright moon, Lowering my head I dream I am home. Alone, looking at the Mountain The birds have … Continue reading

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Him and Me

 Friends uniformly described him as funny, extravagant, sympathetic, generous, and, partly by his own choice, lonely. In groups he was often dogmatic and overbearing in a comic way; in more private settings he was diffident and shy except when certain … Continue reading

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A Truffle Shared is a Truffle Halved.

Yesterday, all my truffles seemed so far away. Now it looks as though they’re here to stay. Truffle oil.  Who would have thought that a few drops could make such a difference to a dish? I made mashed potatoes and artichoke … Continue reading

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He Wishes For the Cloths of Heaven

HAD I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being … Continue reading

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