Monthly Archives: January 2016

Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes By Thomas Moore

Erin! the tear and the smile in thine eyes Blend like the rainbow that hangs in thy skies, Shining through sorrow’s stream, Saddening through pleasure’s beam, Thy suns with doubtful gleam, Weep while they rise. Erin, thy silent tear never … Continue reading

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An Argument By Thomas Moore

I’ve oft been told by learned friars, That wishing and the crime are one, And Heaven punishes desires As much as if the deed were done. 2 If wishing damns us, you and I Are damned to all our heart’s … Continue reading

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Friendship By Alexander Pushkin

What’s friendship? The hangover’s faction, The gratis talk of outrage, Exchange by vanity, inaction, Or bitter shame of patronage.

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After Prayers Lie Cold By C S Lewis

Arise my body, my small body, we have striven Enough, and He is merciful; we are forgiven. Arise small body, puppet-like and pale, and go, White as the bed-clothes into bed, and cold as snow, Undress with small, cold fingers … Continue reading

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There Be None of Beautys Daughters By Lord Byron

There be none of Beauty’s daughters With a magic like Thee; And like music on the waters Is thy sweet voice to me: When, as if its sound were causing The charm?d ocean’s pausing, The waves lie still and gleaming, … Continue reading

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Sun of the Sleepless! By Lord Byron

Sun of the sleepless! melancholy star! Whose tearful beam glows tremulously far, That show’st the darkness thou canst not dispel, How like art thou to joy remember’d well! So gleams the past, the light of other days, Which shines, but … Continue reading

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Frost at Midnight By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Frost performs its secret ministry, Unhelped by any wind. The owlet’s cry Came loud—and hark, again! loud as before. The inmates of my cottage, all at rest, Have left me to that solitude, which suits Abstruser musings: save that … Continue reading

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How Doth the Little Crocodile By Lewis Carroll

How doth the little crocodile Improve his shining tail, And pour the waters of the Nile On every golden scale! How cheerfully he seems to grin How neatly spreads his claws, And welcomes little fishes in, With gently smiling jaws!

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From time to time By Matsuo Basho

From time to time The clouds give rest To the moon-beholders

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In the twilight rain By Matsuo Basho

In the twilight rain these brilliant-hued hibiscus . . . A lovely sunset

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Keep Reading!!

Reading won’t solve your problems. But then again, neither will housework!! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss If one reads enough books … Continue reading

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My Life, My Journey! Don’t Judge!

If only closed minds came with closed mouths. Until you’ve lived my life, walked my path, suffered my pain and seen what I’ve seen, I could care less about your judgements. Always when judging Who people are, Remember to footnote … Continue reading

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King Canute By William Makepeace Thackeray

KING CANUTE was weary hearted; he had reigned for years a score, Battling, struggling, pushing, fighting, killing much and robbing more; And he thought upon his actions, walking by the wild sea-shore. ‘Twixt the Chancellor and Bishop walked the King … Continue reading

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The Garden Plot By Jonathan Swift

When Naboth’s vineyard look’d so fine, The king cried out, ‘Would this were mine!’ And yet no reason could prevail To bring the owner to a sale. Jezebel saw, with haughty pride, How Ahab grieved to be denied; And thus … Continue reading

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Open-Minded

Open minded people do not feel the need to impose their beliefs onto others.They just accept all of life’s perspectives and realities, doing their own thing in peace.

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Once you realize what you were asleep to, the change happens on its own.

You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge!

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Speak the truth always

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it”. George Orwell

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The Wild Flowers Song By William Blake

As I wandered the forest, The green leaves among, I heard a Wild Flower Singing a song. 2 ‘I slept in the earth In the silent night, I murmured my fears And I felt delight. 3 ‘In the morning I … Continue reading

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Three Things to Remember By William Blake

A Robin Redbreast in a cage, Puts all Heaven in a rage. A skylark wounded on the wing Doth make a cherub cease to sing. He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men.

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The old pond by Matsuo Basho

The silent old pond a mirror of ancient calm, a frog-leaps-in splash.

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