Poem – ‘De Consolatione, Book II, Song 2’

Though countless as the grains of sandThat roll at Eurus' loud command;Though countless as the lamps of nightThat glad us with vicarious light;Fair plenty, gracious queen, should pourThe blessings of a golden shower,Not all the gifts of fate combin'dWould ease the hunger of the mind,But swallowing call the mighty store,Rapacity would call for more;For still … Continue reading Poem – ‘De Consolatione, Book II, Song 2’

Lenten Embertide

Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday of Lent are the Spring Ember Days, when we fast and give thanks for the marvelous works of God, Who orders the changing of the times and seasons. In Lenten Embertide, we anticipate the coming of Spring, the time of birth and renewal, of planting and preparation. … Continue reading Lenten Embertide

Poem – “Strictly Germ-Proof”

The Antiseptic Baby and the Prophylactic Pup Were playing in the garden when the Bunny gamboled up; They looked upon the Creature with a loathing undisguised;— It wasn't Disinfected and it wasn't Sterilized.  They said it was a Microbe and a Hotbed of Disease;They steamed it in a vapor of a thousand-odd degrees; They froze it in a freezer … Continue reading Poem – “Strictly Germ-Proof”