Category Archives: Poetry

Pickwick Papers & Frogs

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club has the distinction of being the only one of Charles Dickens’s sixteen novels that I have not read. Since it contains one of my favorite poems (‘Ode to an Expiring Frog’), and I … Continue reading

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Clover-Blossoms

I used to think that clovers were somewhat ugly, but now they are one of my favorite flowers. I like their scent. I like how each head is covered with tiny individual flowers. I like their colors — their shades … Continue reading

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When the Frost Is on the Punkin

It’s fall! Fall is not my favorite season (I’m all for warm weather, and I don’t like eating pumpkins or squash), but the colors are so vibrant and beautiful, and, when it’s not too cold, the air is so refreshing … Continue reading

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Glorious Field of Grief

“The paths of glory lead but to the grave.” — Thomas Gray (1716-71) from his “Elegy Written in a Country Church-yard” This passage of Byron’s poem Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage is an interesting glance at the futility of war and its … Continue reading

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