Rain In Summer (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Keeping in April's theme being "Rainfall" and National Poetry Month, I'd like to share another rain-based poem. This time it's in the romantic tradition and one that is more just a celebration of the imagery of rain without any deeper meaning. Well, that's not fair there is a bit of a deeper theme that

A Line-Storm Song (A Poem by Robert Frost)

In addition to April's theme on DaddyElk being "Rainfall" it is also National Poetry Month, so to celebrate both of those things I thought I'd share a poem by Robert Frost. A Line-Storm Song tells of a man in a relationship who asks his partner to endure it with him. I've always found Frost's

Fearful Symmetry: William Blake’s The Tyger

On the most recent episode of the Collected Edition I and my co-host Brian Reese discuss the classic Spider-Man story Kraven's Last Hunt also known as "Fearful Symmetry" the title of which comes from the 1794 poem by William Blake called The Tyger. After recording the episode I was compelled to dig out my

By |2020-10-08T18:30:38-06:00June 20th, 2019|Big Ideas, What You Reading|0 Comments

Great Poets: Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám

Before time ever was, You fashioned the divine handiwork of heaven and hell– out of compassion and rage. Your banquet is in heaven, and I am empty-handed, since I have no path to paradise. -Omar Khayyam Omar Khayyám (1048–1131) was a Persian polymath: philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography,

By |2020-10-14T20:54:34-06:00January 11th, 2011|Ideas & Excuses|0 Comments
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