On My Thirty-Third Year

A poem inspired by Milton’s ‘On His Blindness’ 23 April 2015 WHEN I look at Time departed and now, And that promise which lighted my childhood, Still fading and deserting me somehow, I see the mark of that which has long stood. My luck is gone, and my hope is all spent, My greater talents […]

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 300 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

To a dead poet

I recently paid a little visit down the years,when I made my stop at the Renaissance period,browsing the works of most extraordinary bards,from the likes of sir Phillip Sydney,Edmund Spenser and sir Walter Raleigh to the wily Ben Johnson and from the tragic Christopher Marlowe to the irreplaceable William Shakespeare.Those were indeed golden days of […]

The Shepherd

Were I not the man devoid of power And the knowledge of how to mountains move, Then I would so pause and halt the hour, To break the tide,and to the Shepherd prove, That the whole vast world be a trembling state Who needs at most His guidance and the light Which will lead all […]