Translated by: Andrew George 1999 Fiction Rating: 3.5/5 I was so curious to read the infamous Epic of Gilgamesh. I mean, come on. This poem was written down something like 6000 years ago. Yeah. 6000.
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams –“Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. –“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes
For he will do As he do do And there’s no doing anything about it! –“The Rum Tum Tugger” by T. S. Eliot
By: Paul Ferris 1977 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Dylan Thomas; Biography; Welsh authors; 20th century Rating: 4/5 I am a sucker for a good biography. And a good biography about a wildly interesting poet? Count me in.
Once upon a time you told me, I remember in my bones, That when the bad world had rolled me Over on the scalding stones, Shameless, lost, as the day I came I should with my beggar’s cup Howl down… Continue Reading
She moved like silence swathed in light, Like mist in moonshine clear –“La Danseuse” by Dylan Thomas
None like a mother can charm away pain From the sick soul and the world-weary brain –“Rock Me to Sleep” by Elizabeth Akers Allen
The honest man, though e’er sae poor, Is king o’ men for a’ that. –“Is There for Honest Poverty” by Robert Burns
Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor’s creed has lent. –“Each and All” by Ralph Waldo Emerson