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Echoes of Hope

After long silence, and times of terror, grief and despair for those of us who, like Thelwall, aspire to a more just, fair, egalitarian, tolerant, open society, I am inspired again to speak, on his behalf and my own. Sparked … Continue reading

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Smiling Jack and Champion Jack

A long, long year has passed, and I wonder about the wisdom of trying to resurrect this blog and this site, after such silence. Of course that silence was the result of my efforts, at last successful, to free the … Continue reading

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Rhyme’s Reason: Thelwall’s sonnet revival

A month has passed, and my garden past its promise and into the overblown, overgrown midsummer doldrums.  Thriving weeds, interspersed with the occasional flaunt of lilies and clump of colourful phlox. For the last few weeks I’ve been immersing myself … Continue reading

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Eventful Day! How shall I greet thee now?

….Eventful Day! How shall I greet thee now, at thy return, So often mark’d with sadness? Art thou, say Once more arriv’d a harbinger of woes, Precursor of a Year of miseries, Of storms and persecutions, of the pangs Of … Continue reading

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