Category: by Bud Bloom

  • Adonis: ‘We, in Arab society, do not understand the meaning of freedom’

        Duration 4:40 _____     This is from The Middle East Media Research Institute: Special Dispatch Series, No. 1393 The video above is better viewed on the MEMRI site from here: MEMRI TV Clip 1335 Below is the transcript translated into English by MEMRI.     _____     Renowned Syrian Poet ‘Adonis’: […]

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  • Blue Luge

            _____     Blue Luge Two guys are on a park bench arguing about whether God exists. Harry says there’s no God, that when you die, you get zilched. Freddy says when you die, you go to God in Heaven. A lightning bolt strikes and takes them both, one at a […]

  • Mary and The Maid, cleaning up the place

        by Patty Griffin     Mary     Mary You’re covered in roses You’re covered in ashes You’re covered in rain You’re covered in babies You’re covered in slashes You’re covered in wilderness You’re covered in stains You cast aside the sheets You cast aside the shroud Of another man who served the […]

  • Some Embers & Sonnets of Gilbert Parker

        Sir Horatio Gilbert George Parker (1862-1932)     Gilbert Parker of Ontario, Canada, is known primarily as a novelist and politician. He was also a poet. The below selection of his poetry is from his collections, Embers and A Lover’s Diary.     _____     Athenian     Your voice I knew, […]

  • Butterfly Wisdom, poet unknown

            Gutenberg.org has recently uploaded a book called Pages for Laughing Eyes by Unknown. In it are short yarns for children, some themed to the winter holidays, and quite a few poems, making it a good book to take out for bedtime stories. Two of the poems, “Butterfly Wisdom” and “When I […]

  • Warning: A stark poem on the gruesome murder of Addie Hall

            _____     Something than which nothing greater can be thought so truly exists that it is not possible to think of it as not existing. –Anselm of Aosta     Saint Anselm and the Murder of Addie Hall in New Orleans on October 5, 2006     1. Unbelievable, overwhelmingly […]

  • Faith’s Review and Expectation by John Newton (Amazing Grace, that is)

            originally a poem     written with William Cowper (1731-1800)     by Rev. John Newton (1725-1807)     Faith’s Review and Expectation     Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound) That sav’d a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. […]