Monthly Archives: December 2016

On Top

In the sway of the waltz as away we do fly To the garden of play where pink roses abide, I am carried aloft by embrace of ideal On the wings of our joy as it blossoms for real. And your … Continue reading

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Under Stars

His darling Laura sat alone, Alone on the granite peak. Her skill to prove, climbed mountain stone, But now felt awfully weak. Her twisted ankle wouldn’t let Her climb back down again, And she’d told no one where she went; … Continue reading

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Altruism the Pretender

Joe said, “Jane, did you hear about all those people starving in that town in China? The Red Cross is asking for donations. We should do something.” Jane asked, “Why?” Joe replied, “Altruism says we should help others, and these … Continue reading

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Day-Ringer

Dear Leslie, there was never one like you To make each day seem ever crisp and new. In your uplifted shoulders, head and smile Did morning see the glory of your style. Her sun much brighter shone to watch you … Continue reading

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Desire Lives! (beginning with Sir Philip Sidney’s famous line)

“Desiring nought but how to kill desire,” I more desire wrought, that it might tire. Then, walking toward your house, it seemed a-fire, And you burnt up with my too great desire. When near I came, you ran on out, … Continue reading

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On The Desecration of Shakespeare

What puny, vapid minds have ye, Who take down Shakespeare’s name. What evil, dull, stupidity Engulphs your shades with shame. You cannot write one simple line Of mediocre verse, So malice acts you do assign To show your sick self-curse. … Continue reading

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The Song of Life

O Song of Life, arise and rise, And sing of coal and oil and steel— The dusty juices, meats, of earth, That we do eat for power-worth. Sing all the gold and silver ore That lies beneath earth’s treasure-floor, Sing … Continue reading

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