Category: sea poetry

  • The Official Top 20 Countdown of the All Time Greatest Love Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

    _____         Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) with a friend I have been reading all the poems I can find by Paul Laurence Dunbar, in order to create another top 30 countdown. Yesterday, when I got down from the hundreds to 55 poems in order, I knew I did not want to lose […]

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  • Verse for Veterans: First Foe to Flanders Fields

            by Richard Lovelace (1618-1658)     To Lucasta, Going to the Wars     Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,       That from the nunnery Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind       To war and arms I fly. True, a new mistress now I chase, […]

  • I am sorry you had to leave Reine

        in response to Linda Ronstadt singing Roy Orbison’s “Blue Bayou”         alongside a Dag Hol painting of Reine, Lofoten, when unfinished         I am sorry you had to leave Reine     You could not stay with me, a middle-aged woman of the fjord, who from birth […]