WHAT ROUGH BEAST SLOUCHES TOWARDS BETHLEHEM TO BE BORN? – Marilyn Armstrong

THE SECOND COMING - William Butler Yeats "The Second Coming "was written by Irish poet W. B. Yeats in 1919. It was first printed in The Dial in November 1920 and afterward included in his 1921 collection of verses Michael Robartes and the Dancer. It has much to say and echoes through my mind as … Continue reading WHAT ROUGH BEAST SLOUCHES TOWARDS BETHLEHEM TO BE BORN? – Marilyn Armstrong

SCAMPER, DASH, SLOUCH, AND STUMBLE

We scrambled just yesterday and today, there is dash. Can slouch and stumble be far behind? What's with the Daily Post's sudden concern for various styles of walking? I am far past scrambling. Barring a life and death emergency, my dogs may scamper -- and they do it with style and elegance -- but I … Continue reading SCAMPER, DASH, SLOUCH, AND STUMBLE

WAITING TO BE BORN

WHAT KIND OF IDEA ARE YOU? From Salmon Rushdie's "Satanic Verses": What kind of idea are you? Are you the kind that compromises, does deals, accommodates itself to society, aims to find a niche, to survive; or are you the cussed, bloody-minded, ramrod-backed type of damn fool notion that would rather break than sway with … Continue reading WAITING TO BE BORN

An Irish Honeymoon

It seems like a dream after almost 23 years. Even while we were there, driving the twisting country roads -- inevitably lost -- Ireland had a dreamlike quality that made it perfect for a honeymoon. Friends were surprised at our plans to honeymoon in Ireland. "But you aren't Irish," they said, foreheads wrinkled with puzzlement. Why do … Continue reading An Irish Honeymoon