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Bongo Living by Murray Lachlan Young

Bongo living When one looks at life’s great tapestry And balks at its immensity Insanity and vanity And shocking inhumanity Knavery and slavery And corporate mendacity And find ones self along the path to full exasperacity But No! One must … Continue reading

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La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri

La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri In that book which is My memory . . . On the first page That is the chapter when I first met you Appear the words . . . Here begins a new life … Continue reading

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The Tree of Guilt by Louis MacNeice

The Tree of Guilt When first we knew it, gibbet-bare It scrawled an omen in the air, But later, in its wealth of leaf, Looked too lush to hang a thief;   And from its branches muffled doves Drummed out … Continue reading

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St Kevin and the Blackbird by Seamus Heaney

St Kevin and the Blackbird by Seamus Heaney And then there was St Kevin and the blackbird. The saint is kneeling, arms stretched out, inside His cell, but the cell is narrow, so One turned-up palm is out the window, … Continue reading

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Mignon by Goethe

  Mignon   Do you know the land where the lemon-trees grow, in darkened leaves the gold-oranges glow, a soft wind blows from the pure blue sky, the myrtle stands mute, and the bay-tree high? Do you know it well? … Continue reading

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The Shout by Simon Armitage

The Shout We went out into the school yard together, me and the boy whose name and face I don’t remember. We were testing the range of the human voice: he had to shout for all he was worth I … Continue reading

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The Pig by Ogden Nash

“The Pig, if I am not mistaken, Supplies us sausage, ham and Bacon. Let others say his heart is big, I think it’s stupid of the Pig.”   Ogden Nash was born on this day in 1902 You can read … Continue reading

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