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Ages of Man – a traditional poem

By way of reposte to Bill Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’ (included as part of an earlier post), we found this delightful little traditional poem. However, it does beg the question, what about the Ages of Woman? Ages of Man … Continue reading

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The Old Man’s Song – an Inuit poem

The Old Man’s Song (an Inuit poem) I have grown old, I have lived much, Many things I understand, But four riddles I cannot solve. Ha-ya-ya-ya. The sun’s origin, The moon’s nature, The minds of women, And why people have … Continue reading

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From ‘The Seafarer’……Anglo-Saxon Poem

The tale I frame shall be found to tally: the history is of myself. Sitting day-long at an oar’s end clenched against clinging sorrow, breast-drought I have borne, and bitternesses too. I have coursed my keel through care-halls without end … Continue reading

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