W. E. Henley: “Margaritae Sorori”

William Ernest Henley‘s poem “Invictus” (here) insists on individual strength and unwavering resilience in the face of adversity. Even the loss of his five-year-old daughter Margaret, despite being a deeply traumatising event, did not truly dampen his outlook on life as a whole. The following lesser-known poem, instead, evokes the acceptance of death and dying,… Read More W. E. Henley: “Margaritae Sorori”