Bacchus on the couch, poem fragment.

Essay on Psychiatrists. Historical (The Bacchae) Madness itself, as an idea, leaves us confused— Incredulous that it exists, or cruelly facetious, Or stricken with a superstitious awe as if bound By the lost cults of Trebizond and… Read More

Aussie Poem.

Rescued from the Borg. And an excuse for beach photos and marsupials.
I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, and damn big snakes in drains. Julian O'Dea
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Brexit: The English are best. [Kipple]

Brexit Secretary David Davis said tonight: 'Parliament has today backed the Government in its determination to get on with the job of leaving the EU and negotiating a positive new partnership with its remaining member states. 'We are now on the…
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Sunday Holy Sonnet

Three O might those sighs and tears return again Into my breast and eyes, which I have spent, That I might in this holy discontent Mourn with some fruit, as I have mourned in vain; In mine Idolatry what showers of rain Mine eyes did… Read More

Milton for a retiring ex minister.

Annette King has chosen at 70 to leave Parliament. She was minister for Health under the last Labour government and been a senior member of the Opposition for the last decade. As she is of the left she is considered a saint. But she has to… Read More

The repair beyond breaking.

Scott left the evangelical church and went East to Orthodoxy. He is not the first: he had some help in that his family emigrated from a historically orthodox part of the world. He is now finding what I find: the temptation to signal virtue exists in… Read More

Sunday Holy Sonnet

Two As due by many titles I resign My self to Thee, O God; first I was made By Thee, and for Thee, and when I was decayed Thy blood bought that, the which before was Thine; I am Thy son, made with Thy Self to shine, Thy servant,… Read More