Housman’s Rue /1

Alfred Edward Housman (26 March 1859 –1936), was an English poet and classical scholar, whose verse exerted a strong influence on later poets.Today he is best known for his cycle of poems “A Shropshire Lad” published in 1896 partly at the author’s expense, after it had been rejected by a publisher.The following poem is one… Read More Housman’s Rue /1

L’Annunciata

Today, 25 March, nine months before Christmas, the Christian Church celebrates the Feast of the Annunciation (Lady Day), which commemorates the visit of the archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, during which he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The Annunciation has been one of the… Read More L’Annunciata