Poetry – “Surprised By Joy – Impatient as the Wind”

(This was in fact suggested by my daughter Catherine long after her death - Wordsworth) Surprised by joy - impatient as the windI turned to share the transport - Oh! with whomBut thee, deep buried in the silent tomb,That spot which no vicissitude can find?Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind -But how could … Continue reading Poetry – “Surprised By Joy – Impatient as the Wind”

Poetry – “On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic”

Once did She hold the gorgeous east in fee;And was the safeguard of the west: the worthOf Venice did not fall below her birth,Venice, the eldest Child of Liberty. She was a maiden City, bright and free;No guile seduced, no force could violate;And, when she took unto herself a Mate,She must espouse the everlasting Sea. … Continue reading Poetry – “On the Extinction of the Venetian Republic”