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Welcome to my new look website. I intend to post my thoughts here, initially repeating the Poet’s Day posts from my Facebook account.

This week’s choice is “The Ballad of East and West” by Rudyard Kipling, a poem which has been frequently misquoted.

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This week’s poem is by Charles Bukowski and reminds us that despite the vagaries of our technological world, the real world goes on.

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This week’s poem is Mirror, by Sylvia Plath, which I have chosen to mark my new friendship with Sam, who is exploring Plath’s poetry and finding it rather impenetrable.

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This week’s poem is by William Shakespeare and marks the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

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This week I have chosen Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden to mark the funeral of a dearly loved member of the family.

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This week’s choice is Brahma, by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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For Nicola’s birthday, I have chosen a love poem: “Invitation to Love” by Paul Dunbar.

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This week, we turn from baseball to the changing seasons with “The Garden Year” by Sara Coleridge.

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This week’s poem is by Henry Grantland Rice, who picks up from last week’s tale with the story of “Casey’s Revenge”.

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This week’s poem is “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, and it tells the tale of mighty Casey’s hubris and what happened.

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