Daily Archives: October 23, 2016

Poem – Sound & Sense 

True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,  As those move easiest who have learned to dance.  ‘Tis not enough no harshness gives offense,  The sound must seem an echo to the sense:  Soft is the strain when Zephyr … Continue reading

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Poem  – Ode on Solitude

Happy the man, whose wish and care A few paternal acres bound, Content to breathe his native air, In his own ground. Whose heards with milk, whose fields with bread, Whose flocks supply him with attire, Whose trees in summer … Continue reading

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Poem – Chorus of Youths and Virgins

Semichorus. Oh Tyrant Love! hast thou possest The prudent, learn’d, and virtuous breast? Wisdom and wit in vain reclaim, And Arts but soften us to feel thy flame. Love, soft intruder, enters here, But ent’ring learns to be sincere. Marcus … Continue reading

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