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Oh Lord, Please Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Helena Blavatsky (July 31, 1831 [OS] – May 8, 1891) Baby, do you understand me nowSometimes I feel a little madBut don’t you know that no one aliveCan always be an angelWhen things go wrong I seem to be badBut … Continue reading

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Was Shakespeare a Freemason?

Shakespeare Tablet The more I research this particular subject matter, the more it seems to be true. Take the text from this online site: The Dedication to the Sonnets The dedication prefixed to Shakespeare’s Sonnets is one of the most … Continue reading

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Is It Really Possible? Could I Have Been Him?

William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 15, 1827) I wasn’t going to go here again, after deciding that John Varley was a better fit for me. And then I spotted the Peter Ackroyd book, Blake, in my office library. … Continue reading

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Now, That’s What I Call a Completely Different Take on the Pieta

If I were a betting man, I would say that this translation by Jessie Lemont of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Pieta” was inspired by The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Normally, all references to Michelangelo’s statue would be that … Continue reading

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Deception

  Could be I deserve ev’rything I get! How else can I account for my good luck? Otherwise, I might now be really stuck In situations that were much too wet. Conjunctions between Sun and Jupiter Enact a reign of … Continue reading

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Kahlil Gibran: Artist, Poet, Prophet

The Prophet This book had a profound influence on me when I read it during the 1970’s. In fact, I would go so far as to suggest that my spiritual poetry developed because of him. So, you can imagine that … Continue reading

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Touchstone Cool

Wayland’s Smithy – 11 October 1987 If you’ve been following my posts from the very beginning in 2014, you would have come across a poem I wrote in 1987 to commemorate a visit to this long barrow. Now I want … Continue reading

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We’ve Heard…

Some Leonard Koans I’ve heard the soul is diamond in the rough That pain must polish it to a bright display; But mine is diamond dust that’s blown away. (from “I’ve Counted What I Have”) Now I heard there was … Continue reading

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First New Lyrics in Years

Exempt of Every Faculty   They say: you can lead a horse to water, But you can’t make him drink; I say: you can teach a youth to read, But you can’t make him think, Because he’s exempt of every … Continue reading

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Turn Off Your Mind, Relax and Float…

Zen Koans   We all think too much. It’s a result of depending on the scientific method to solve the mysteries of life. Sometimes, we just need to let go of it all and allow the truth to sink into … Continue reading

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