Daily Archives: August 6, 2006

In Cold Blood

Since childhood, for more than half his thirty-one years, he had been sending off for literature (‘FORTUNES IN DIVING! Train at Home in Your Spare Time. Make Big Money Fast in Skin and Lung Diving. FREE BOOKLETS …’), answering advertisements … Continue reading

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Gebir

But I have sinuous shells of pearly hue Within, and they that lustre have imbibed In the sun’s palace-porch, where when unyoked His chariot-wheel stands midway in the wave: Shake one, and it awakens; then apply Its polisht lips to … Continue reading

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She rose to His Requirement – dropt

She rose to His Requirement – dropt The Playthings of Her Life To take the honorable Work Of Woman, and of Wife – If ought She missed in Her new Day, Of Amplitude, or Awe – Or first prospective – … Continue reading

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The Tempest

Full fathom five thy father lies, Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of his that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell: … Continue reading

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All for Love

Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He who would search for pearls must dive below. John Dryden, All for Love (1678), prologue. All for Love; or, The World Well Lost, is a blank verse drama on the tragedy of … Continue reading

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Jubilate Agno

Let Hushim rejoice with the King’s Fisher, who is of royal beauty, tho’ plebian size. For in my nature I quested for beauty, but God, God hath sent me to sea for pearls. Let Machir rejoice with Convolvulus, from him … Continue reading

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