Paulina Borghese by Gregor Armand Book Review

It’s been a while since I’ve read such a bad book. I know they used to sell them in the dime collection back in Romania and they usually “forced” people to buy a bad book in order to get the one they really wanted. So during the summer hols I picked up this “treasure” andContinue reading “Paulina Borghese by Gregor Armand Book Review”


Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me Remembering again that I shall die And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks For washing me cleaner than I have been Since I was born into solitude. Blessed are the dead that the rain rains upon: ButContinue reading “Rain BY EDWARD THOMAS – Poetry”

Before Summer Rain – Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke

Suddenly, from all the green around you, something-you don’t know what-has disappeared; you feel it creeping closer to the window, in total silence. From the nearby wood you hear the urgent whistling of a plover, reminding you of someone’s Saint Jerome: so much solitude and passion come from that one voice, whose fierce request theContinue reading “Before Summer Rain – Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke”

Sonnet 18 – “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate. Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date. Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed; And every fair from fair sometime declines,Continue reading “Sonnet 18 – “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?””