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 BY EDWARD THOMAS – Poetry

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?””