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beverley-bie-brahic's picture
I'm sitting in a chair, maybe having a glass of wine. Dead ahead of me, a bookshelf. Last night I trained my beady eye on 3 or 4 dictionaries, French, English anda Roget's. Tattered, loved, read. I used to consult these things. Not all that long ago. Now I get this info online. Two Webster's desk...
beverley-bie-brahic's picture
Coleridge is extraordinary and "Frost at Midnight" is a great poem ("The Ancient Mariner" is okay too), beautifully written and beautifully constructed, meandering as it does from the present of the writing of the poem (midnight, household asleep, it's frosty, there's a fire in the room) to a...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
“What if you slept,” asked Samuel T. Coleridge. “And what if, in your sleep you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven. And what if, in heaven, you plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you held the flower in your hand?” Why can’t I have a dream like...
m-kathy-brown's picture
It was my husband who gave me the idea of this post when he remarked, "certainly you've heard of Xanadu!" Admittedly, I had not. He told me how it's often used in reference to a mythical paradise. Well, of course this meant I had to go and dig for more info.   The search led me to...
david-niall-wilson's picture
I just wanted to put up a quick note to mention that I decided to post one of my longer pieces here for your holiday enjoyment.  It was first published back in 2006 in a magazine called CITY SLAB - and was reprinted in my Bram Stoker Award Nominated collection, Defining Moments in 2007.   This was...
stephen-evans's picture
"Every great and original writer, in proportion as he is great and original, must himself create the taste by which he is to be relished."                                                        Samuel Taylor Coleridge