Invictus

In one of the comments to yesterday’s post, containing the quote from Nelson Mandela, our friend Alessandro Gianesini who blogs at Parola di Scrib recalled the poem “Invictus”, Nelson Mandela’s companion during his long imprisonment.Mandela used to read it throughout his 27-year imprisonment during the apartheid period, because of its message of self-masteryThis poem has… Read More Invictus

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Ronald Stuart Thomas, who published as R. S. Thomas, was born on 29 March 1913 and died in 2000He was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest who was noted for his nationalism and spirituality: he wrote about the people of his country , the values of the common man, focusing on the difficulties of rural… Read More Here

“Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson (2.analysis)

First Stanza Wild nights! Wild nights! Were I with thee, Wild nights should be Our luxury! The repeated phrase in the first stanza immediately gives the idea that the speaker has experienced something extraordinary. The author suggests that if she and “thee” (the other person) were together then there would be not just one, but… Read More “Wild Nights” by Emily Dickinson (2.analysis)