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Quote for the Day

Posted: 30 July 2014

"Fetters of gold are still fetters, and the softest lining can never make them so easy as liberty."
Mary Astell

Poem for the Day

Posted: 29 July 2014

Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
the sheets holywater death
not a famous-last-words
peaceful out of breath death

When I'm 73
and in constant good tumour...
may I be mown down at dawn
by a bright red sports car
on my way home
from an allnight party

Or when I'm 91
with silver hair
and sitting in a barber's chair
may rival gangsters
with hamfisted tommyguns burst in
and give me a short back and insides

Or when I'm 104
and banned from the Cavern
may my mistress
catching me in bed with her daughter
and fearing for her son
cut me up into little pieces
and throw away every piece but one

Let me die a youngman's death
not a free from sin tiptoe in
candle wax and waning death
not a curtains drawn by angels borne
'what a nice way to go' death

Let Me Dies a Young Man's Death
Roger McGough

Quote for the Day

Posted: 29 July 2014

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
Henry Ward Beecher

Quote for the Day

Posted: 28 July 2014

"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves."
Victor Hugo

Poem for the Day

Posted: 28 July 2014


Small is the trust when love is green
In sap of early years;
A little thing steps in between
And kisses turn to tears.

Awhile - and see how love be grown
In loveliness and power!
Awhile, it loves the sweets alone,...
But next it loves the sour.

A little love is none at all
That wanders or that fears;
A hearty love dwells still at call
To kisses or to tears.

Such then be mine, my love to give,
And such be yours to take:-
A faith to hold, a life to live,
For lovingkindness' sake:

Should you be sad, should you be gay,
Or should you prove unkind,
A love to hold the growing way
And keep the helping mind:-

A love to turn the laugh on care
When wrinkled care appears,
And, with an equal will, to share
Your losses and your tears.

Small Is the Trust When Love is Given
R. L. Stevenson

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