Category Archives: poetry

Poetry – a new metrical form

I was inspired a little while back to devise a new metrical form, structured according to the Metonic cycle. Continue reading

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Commonplace book #24

Then out spake brave Horatius, the Captain at the gate;
“To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late.
And how can man die better than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of his fathers and the temples of his Gods…”

– Thomas Macaulay, from Lays of Ancient Rome