Haiku #42

The plough crows follow
In furrow across fields
Till seasons to sow

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Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March (Reblog)

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) – 17 March: During the difficult times of Oliver Cromwell, one of the bishops who was …

Our Lady, Queen of Ireland, or the Madonna of Ireland (1697) and Memorials of the Saints – 17 March

Crossroads

I have sought you since the cradle

Thought I’d heard you in the reverb

Of loving feeling

I rejected you when scripture

Was forced upon me

Shouted at you for letting only

The good die young

I gave thanks to you

For giving me companionship

And someone to take my essence

Forward into drastic futures

Now at these stark crossroads

When it seems every way is to lose

I challenge you to answer

To reveal something of yourself

In the substance of my life

Beyond the glorious imagaginings

Of pliant artists and architects

Willing you into existence

To spare these soulless tyrants

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Beware of the ides of March? — Know Your English (Reblog)

When the ardent fan of Shakespeare thinks about the month of March, the expression that immediately springs to mind is the famous line from Julius Caesar, beware of the ides of March. In the play, a soothsayer – someone who claims that he has the power to see into the future- warns the Emperor about […]

Beware of the ides of March? — Know Your English