Poetry

Death, Be Not Proud By John Donne

“Death Be Not Proud” is among the most famous and most beloved poems in English literature. Its popularity lies in its message of hope couched in eloquent, quotable language. Donne’s theme tells the reader that death has no right to be proud, since human beings do not die but live eternally after “one short sleep.”… Continue reading Death, Be Not Proud By John Donne

Poetry

Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

"Home Burial" is one of Robert Frost's longest poems, and it can also be considered one of his most emotionally disturbing ones. "Home Burial," published in 1914, tells the story of a married couple fighting after their baby has died. It's written mostly in dialogue, so it sounds like real people talking. But this is… Continue reading Robert Frost * Home Burial Poem

Excerpts

Grief can destroy you—or focus you. * Odd Hours – Dean Koontz Quote

Grief can destroy you—or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. Or you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived,… Continue reading Grief can destroy you—or focus you. * Odd Hours – Dean Koontz Quote

Dean Koontz

The City * Dean Koontz Book Review

If you are looking for a musical and enchanting book filled with a young boy and his mother (not Stephen King's Talisman) and with a few baddie characters and a lot of Jive and music playing, look no further than Dean Koontz' The City. As everyone knows, you can find a lot of colourful characters… Continue reading The City * Dean Koontz Book Review

Poetry

The Sailor’s Mother * William Wordsworth Poem

ONE morning (raw it was and wet-- A foggy day in winter time) A Woman on the road I met, Not old, though something past her prime: Majestic in her person, tall and straight; And like a Roman matron's was her mien and gait. The ancient spirit is not dead; Old times, thought I, are… Continue reading The Sailor’s Mother * William Wordsworth Poem

Book Reviews

Let the old dreams die * John Ajvide Lindqvist

How do you recognize a great love? When I saw this book on the Library sale I squeaked with excitement as I haven't read anything from John Ajvide Lindqvist in more than 6 months and I am proud to declare myself a fan (on top of the known 17 who showed up at his signing show)… Continue reading Let the old dreams die * John Ajvide Lindqvist