Celia Thaxter

Celia Thaxter was an American writer of poetry and stories who was born on 29 June 1835 SCHUBERT At the open window I lean;Flowers in the garden withoutFaint in the heat and the drought;What does the music mean? For here, from the cold keys within,Is a tempest of melody drawn;Doubts, passionate questions, the dawnOf high… Read More Celia Thaxter

Paul Simon: “The Boxer” (2.Analysis –second part)

For the first part see here:Paul Simon: “The Boxer” (2.Analysis – first part) Verse 4 Now the years are rolling by methey are rockin’ evenlyI am older than I once wasand younger than I’ll be and that’s not unusual.No it isn’t strangeafter changes upon changeswe are more or less the sameafter changes we are more or… Read More Paul Simon: “The Boxer” (2.Analysis –second part)

The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (1564 –1593) was a famous English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan period, whose best-known plays are “Doctor Faustus”, “The Jew of Malta”, “Tamburlaine the Great”. On Wednesday, 30 May, 1593 Marlowe died in a tavern brawl. Even if it appears to be a drunken fight, today scholars believe that his death… Read More The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe