Task of a Poet

“To hear never-heard sounds, To see never-seen colors and shapes, To try to understand the imperceptible Power pervading the world; To fly and find pure ethereal substances That are not of matter But of that invisible soul pervading reality. To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul; To be a lantern in the…

LINKS: Boyhood An astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America Children in 19th-century art reflect nation’s fears, dreams   Image courtesy of National Library of Wales




An illusion haunts us, that a long duration, as a year, a decade, a century, is valuable. But an old French sentence says, “God works in moments.” We ask for long life, but ’tis deep life or grand moments that signify. Let the measure of Time be spiritual, not mechanical. Life is unnecessarily long. Moments…

Artist: Eastman Johnson

Just wanted to see this again . . . enjoy daylight savings. THE HISTORY OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

All Men Having Power Ought to be Mistrusted

Glade by the Sea by Frederick Ballard Williams “I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” “If men were angels, no government would be necessary.” “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it…