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Remembering


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Here’s a little poem Wendell Berry poem from the front of Remembering, which I think is excellent: Heavenly Muse, Spirit who brooded on The world and raised it shapely out of nothing, Touch my lips with fire and burn away All dross of speech, so that I keep in mind The truth and end to

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The Nativity – by GK Chesteron


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I came upon this nativity poem by Chesterton that I have not seen before. I like it – it romps along in a fashion reminiscent of The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. But I am not really sure about the final verse and what he is trying to do with it. It needs more pondering. The

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Charlotte Bronte’s poem on idolatry


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It struck me later that Friday’s poem is not unlike the second poem I posted here, which was way back in 2007 so I’ll post it again. Charlotte Brontë is more dramatic (hello Brontë sisters!), and the point of it is not so much that she had made an idol of her love (though the

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A new book of poetry, by Joy Davidman


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I am back. I’m actually on the end of a stint in a hospital in Sydney last week, involving over four hours of surgery, and I now have another three weeks off work. I ask myself why I hesitate to share on that. I don’t mean to be in any way ungenerous in not sharing,

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Human life’s mystery


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Yesterday I went to Berrima for the day with a friend, to catch up with other friends from Sydney, and found this lovely volume in Berkelouw’s book barn. There are poems within it I’ve never before read, which is always a delight from a poet one appreciates. I like this one below. I have added

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