31st May 1819 – Walt Whitman’s Birthday

    Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist, often called the father of free verse. His poetry celebrated modern life and took on subjects considered taboo at the time: particularly his poetry collection “Leaves of Grass”, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. The following poem “Carpe Diem” is… Read More 31st May 1819 – Walt Whitman’s Birthday

Infinity

Limerick There was a young fellow from Trinity, Who took the square root of Infinity. But the number of digits, Gave him the fidgets; He dropped Math and took up Divinity. George Gamow, physicist and cosmologist (4 Mar 1904-1968) (One, Two, Three… Infinity – 1947)   C’era un giovane studente del Trinity, che calcolò la… Read More Infinity

Difetti

  Marco Valerio Marziale – poeta romano (1 marzo 40 – 104) “Simpliciter pateat vitium fortasse pusillum: quod tegitur, maius creditur esse malum.” “Lascia che si veda il tuo piccolo difetto: un difetto, se nascosto, sembra molto più grave.” “Let a defect, which is possibly but small, appear undisguised. A fault concealed is presumed to… Read More Difetti