Category Archives: Poetry

Sade “Bring Me Home” and “Skin”

There is still some good poetry coming from the secular realm. Sade’s voice isn’t what it used to be, but her poetry is unimpeachable. This from “Bring Me Home“: Put me on a plate with petals and a fire And send me out to sea Turn my angry sword against my heart And let me […]

The New Godwin’s

Charles Stross recently revealed that he uses a software package called “Scrivener” to keep track of the complicated plots of novels he’s writing. His disclosure prompted an interesting discussion about the functions of literature, the uses of software, and Tolstoy. One bright bulb, however, took umbrage at all of this talk of literature, and tossed […]

Not To Keep

From “Not To Keep“, by Robert Frost — “Nothing but what good care And medicine and rest, and you a week, Can cure me of to go again.” The same Grim giving to do over for them both. She dared no more than ask him with her eyes How was it with him for a […]