San Martino

Oggi, 11 novembre si celebra la festa di San Martino, il soldato dell’impero romano che, durante una ronda notturna nell’inverno del 335 divise il suo mantello con un povero seminudo, una ricorrenza spesso legata anche alla prima spillatura del vino novello. San Martino La nebbia a gl’irti collipiovigginando sale,e sotto il maestraleurla e biancheggia il… Read More San Martino

Solitude

American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox was born on 5 November 1850 Her best-known work was “Solitude”, famous for its opening lines:Laugh, and the world laughs with you;Weep, and you weep alone. These lines have often been ridiculed but even her detractors have to admit that ‘Solitude’ remains successful as a piece of poetry about loneliness.… Read More Solitude

Hap

HAPIf but some vengeful god would call to meFrom up the sky, and laugh: ” Thou suffering thing,Know that thy sorrow is my ecstasy,That thy love’s loss is my hate’s profiting!” Then would I bear it, clench myself, and die,Steeled by the sense of ire unmerited;Half-eased in that a Powerfuller than IHad willed and meted… Read More Hap

The End Of May

How the wind howls this mornAbout the end of May,And drives June on apaceTo mock the world forlornAnd the world-s joy passed awayAnd my unlonged-for face!The world-s joy passed away;For no more may I deemThat any folk are gladTo see the dawn of daySunder the tangled dreamWherein no grief they had.Ah, through the tangled dreamWhere… Read More The End Of May

Dr. Seuss on Memory

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” “Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory.” “Non piangere perché è finita. Sorridi perché è successo. ” “A volte non riuscirai a conoscere il valore di un momento, fino a quando non diventerà un ricordo.”