Aux Italiens – Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

AT Paris it was, at the Opera there;—   And she look’d like a queen in a book, that night, With the wreath of pearl in her raven hair,   And the brooch on her breast, so bright. Of all the operas that Verdi wrote,         5   The best, to my taste, is the Trovatore; And Mario can soothe … Continue reading Aux Italiens – Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton


Calendar of Religious Festivals Autumn 2013

September 5th (Jewish ) Rosh Hashanah (1st day): Jewish New Year. A two-day festival during which work is not permitted 11th (Rastafari) Ethiopian New Year. The start of the New Year in Ethiopia is recognised because Rastafarians believe Ethiopia to be their spiritual homeland, and a place to which they want to return. 14th (Jewish) … Continue reading Calendar of Religious Festivals Autumn 2013

The Cry of the Children (Browning)

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–61) DO ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young heads against their mothers, And that cannot stop their tears. The young lambs are bleating in the meadows, 5 The young birds are chirping in the nest, The young fawns are … Continue reading The Cry of the Children (Browning)