February 24, 2024 12:27 am

POETRY

HE REMAIN A CANADIAN POET – Bliss William Carman

Bliss William Carman, was the great-grandson of United Empire Loyalists, who fled to Nova Scotia after the American Revolution, settling in New Brunswick. Born April 15, 1861 (in Fredericton, New Brunswick) and educated at Collegiate Grammar School, Fredericton, Bliss William Carman entered the University of New Brunswick, where he excelled in classics. Enrolled in Oxford University, he studied physics, mathematics …

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LANGUEDOC/ROUSSILLON – By Hortense Hargreaves, from “Le Ciel est Bleu and other poems”

LANGUEDOC/ROUSSILLON February Hills. Through the snow mimosa stretches. Branch upon branch of glistening yellow Reaches towards ‘Canigou’, mountain of church-like splendour. So many dark days lived by all. Forgotten? Not yet. Cherry orchards. A paradise of fruit so red, so dark, so utterly devoid of shame, waiting for the right moment to please, nodding towards the pine trees, palm trees, …

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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS – Julie Hill Alger

Her most critically acclaimed poem is Death In the Family (a poem comparing the death of a loved one to the death of a pet). Her poetry is simple: her portrayal of life is written to accentuate that what we think is very important may not be that special in the grand scheme of life. Julie Hill Alger was born …

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POETIC DUTCH SHADES

Vitruvian Man created by Leonardo da Vinci is a design, where a man in two overlapped positions (with arms and legs spread wide), is inscribed in a circle and a square. https://leonardodavinci.stanford.edu/submissions/clabaugh/history/leonardo.html Throughout the centuries, that image has become a cultural icon. Perfectly proportioned, the symmetry of the human anatomy is correlated with the symmetry of the universe. That man …

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ITS PEN NAME WAS LEWIS CARROLL – Charles L. Dodgson: write and create games, as a child

He, the young adult Charles, had curly brown hair and blue or grey eyes, was about 1.83 m tall and slender.Throughout his life, he would suffer strange attacks of memory (this sounds like the writer may have suffered from epilepsy). From a young age, he wrote poetry and short stories. He, the Victorian author Lewis Carroll was born in, 1832, …

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POETRY FROM SWITZERLAND

OUR LIVES ARE SWISS – Poem by Emily Dickinson So still, so cool. Till some odd afternoon the Alps neglect their curtains and we look farther on! Italy stands the other side! While like a guard – between the solemn Alps – the siren Alps forever intervene!                                               PHONE WEATHER – Poem by Ilene Bauer Your phone will inform you …

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EXTREMADURA POEMS

SAN FELIPE – Poetry by Lee Anne Sittler Don’t watch the blooms make love, the visual screams they make, incongruous, dissonant, cantankerous spirits cascading into cloud wisps, re-forming around María trapped in her chapel. María, don’t watch too closely, in summer, the children swimming in the river; the white houses lapping over the river’s edge like abandoned kittens. Don’t watch …

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ITALIAN POETRY LIBRARY / TUSCANY

For the Italian language, the text that is considered as the first written document no longer in Latin but in the vernacular (960-963), is represented by the witnesses formulas relating to the ownership of lands claimed by the abbey of Montecassino. If there is a land of choice of literature, this is undoubtedly Tuscany, where the Italian language is developed, …

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POETRY LIBRARY / SICILY

Everyone loves to travel, but not everyone loves to travel the same way. All you have to do is have the time in your life. Meeting Benches. The way to make the world a better place is easy. Choose a bench, where you can publish what you have painted or written, a review of a book that you’ve read, or …

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GERMAN POETRY – Eduard Moerike

Eduard Moerike was Lutheran pastor and German poet, born near Stuttgart, in 1804 inside an September day. His first published work was the novel Maler Nolten. Poet, novelist, clergyman, and scholar, he is not only one of the great German poets, but also a writer who deeply inspired composers. His extraordinary handling of sounds (and rhythmic patterns), evokes the magical …

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