15
July

Symphony of Light

by Richard Stephen

If music were light
an aurora it would be
but played in the heavens
for all nature to see
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3
July

Forgotten Entire

Forgotten Entire
by Richard Stephen

Our love did die
a most terrible death,
I wept in pained silence
as it drew its last breath.
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1
July

To Anthea Who May Command Him Any Thing – Robert Herrick

I first discovered Robert Herrick (1591–1674) when I was given a volume of poetry entitled “A Treasury of the World’s Best Loved Poems” originally published in 1961.  Herrick was an English poet and clergyman and is generally considered the greatest of the Cavalier poets.  I was taken by the poem “To Anthea Who May Command Him Any Thing” below.  It struck me as having been written by a man violently and hopelessly in love.  It resonated with me deeply.  Though he was clearly a romantic, Herrick never married and died a bachelor at age 83.
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