Category: Mary

  • . . . and don’t forget these Christmas poems

                      Anonymous   At the Last         The stream is calmest when it nears the tide,       And flowers are sweetest at eventide,       The birds most musical at close of day,       The saints divinest when they […]

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  • Posing Aemilia Lanyer (as Shakespeare; as his Dark Lady; and as she posed)

    ______     ______   Aemilia Lanyer (1569-1645), was born in London to Baptista Bassano and his possibly common-law wife Margaret Johnson. At age 23, the then Aemilia Bassano married her cousin Alphonso Lanyer, supposedly after becoming pregnant by Henry Carey, Lord Hudson. She had two children, a son Henry and a daughter Odillya, who […]

  • 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 […]