Anemone

Summer for thee grant I may beWhen summer days are flown!Thy music still when whippoorwillAnd oriole are done! For thee to bloom, I’ll skip the tombAnd sow my blossoms o’er!Pray gather me, Anemone,Thy flower forevermore! Emily Dickinson – Poems (1858) In this poem Emily Dickinson claims that love can do anything. Even death becomes nothing,… Read More Anemone

Barry White

Singer, songwriter Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was born on 12 September 1944 in Galveston, Texas. His successful career spanned five decades, and made him a star of the disco era.He died of kidney failure caused by hypertension in 2003, aged 58. One of his most romantic songs was:… Read More Barry White

Mary Renault

Mary Renault (1905-1983) was born on this day, 4 September.She was an English-South African writer, best known for her historical novels set in ancient Greece. The rightness of a thing isn’t determined by the amount of courage it takes. In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe,… Read More Mary Renault

Marlowe in Love

Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe, (1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day and greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year and became the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death.… Read More Marlowe in Love