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‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ by Walter Raleigh

‘The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd’ by Walter Raleigh

If all the world and love were young,
And truth in every Shepherd’s tongue,
These pretty pleasures might me move,

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‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ by Christopher Marlowe

‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ by Christopher Marlowe

Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove

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The Horsemen by Ethan Edwards

The Horsemen by Ethan Edwards

The Steppe sky remains…

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Oscar Mardell goes inside The Castle

Oscar Mardell goes inside The Castle

The Australian High Court doesn’t need an interior at all, only an internal façade, because the power which that court embodies – far from being impregnable – is akin to that of Santa Claus…

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‘My Mother’s Third Imprisonment’ and ‘Walking on Portobello Road…’ by Sarona Abuaker Bedwan

‘My Mother’s Third Imprisonment’ and ‘Walking on Portobello Road…’ by Sarona Abuaker Bedwan

Conceive this moment / come to understand it(’)s history / soldiers shove a tray of olives / under the door…

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‘O, Zeus! I am screwed!’ by Setsuko Adachi

‘O, Zeus! I am screwed!’ by Setsuko Adachi

It begins when the first sunlight shines on the slab. Prometheus is a Titan. To eat his entire liver is hard work for the eagle.

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Britain is being managed by the B Team of bodgers…

Britain is being managed by the B Team of bodgers…

Seeking to regain some ground, the health secretary promised tests for all essential workers (not just health workers), but on its first day the website offering appointments was over-subscribed in under two minutes.

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Who is free from Melancholy?

Who is free from Melancholy?

Melancholy is a condition unsuited to a pandemic. Like ennui, it is an ailment born of stability. The strong light of catastrophe withers it.

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‘In Time of Plague’ and ‘Spring, the sweet spring’ by Thomas Nashe

‘In Time of Plague’ and ‘Spring, the sweet spring’ by Thomas Nashe

Adieu, farewell, earth’s bliss; / This world uncertain is; / Fond are life’s lustful joys; / Death proves them all but toys

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Be Bored

Be Bored

What, exactly, is boredom? It is a deeply unpleasant state of unmet arousal: we are aroused rather than despondent, but, for one or more reasons, our arousal cannot be met or directed.

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Jesse Miksic: Robert Graves’ Mythology in Tokyo-3 and Fódlan

Jesse Miksic: Robert Graves’ Mythology in Tokyo-3 and Fódlan

The boy walks slowly across the wasteland, a lone figure—eyes in shadow, looking vaguely at his feet, but knowing, somehow, where he is going.

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Green Thumbs

Green Thumbs

Not long after he arrived in Machilipatnam, Thomas Bowrey began to wonder what it was that the people of Machilipatnam were smoking.

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Freelancing Dorothy Parker

Freelancing Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker lost her job as Vanity Fair theater critic on January 11, 1920, in the tea room of the Plaza Hotel. Parker must have known there was trouble brewing as she sat down across from editor Frank Crowninshield.

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Ed Simon: Jesus Shat

Ed Simon: Jesus Shat

As an Advent rumination, I’d like to consider El Caganer. In the accumulated cultural esoterica of the Christmas season, from the horned and fearsome demon…

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‘Licking Graffiti On Cement Walls’ and ‘Your Palms’ by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

‘Licking Graffiti On Cement Walls’ and ‘Your Palms’ by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

The dream I had before waking up this morning: / A cat jumping up to the sky

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Simplicity Is Not An Option by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

Simplicity Is Not An Option by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho

It is a repeat of 2014 when yellow umbrellas bloomed across the city. Now someone says all protesters are rioters, disrupting Hong Kong’s daily routine…

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Triple Bluffs by Jessica Sequeira

Triple Bluffs by Jessica Sequeira

Two books about solitary poets travelling the Mediterranean and writing poems came my way within a relatively short period of time; it made sense to treat them within the same space.

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‘After the Race’ by James Joyce

‘After the Race’ by James Joyce

The cars came scudding in towards Dublin, running evenly like pellets in the groove of the Naas Road. At the crest of the hill at Inchicore sightseers…

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The Myth of Blubber Town, an Arctic Metropolis

The Myth of Blubber Town, an Arctic Metropolis

Perched on a desolate island in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard — 1,500 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle — sits the settlement of Smeerenburg.

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Walt Whitman in Russia: Three Love Affairs

Walt Whitman in Russia: Three Love Affairs

Whitman needed not a mere celebrity endorsement, not just an appreciative aesthete, but a lover in Russia; a passionate, devoted reader who would accept him without judgment.

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