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Another look at Auden’s Museé Des Beaux Arts

We recently announced our offering of Gil Bailie’s two part series Reflections on the Poetry of W. H. Auden. The New York Times has also recently published a richly formatted piece by Elisa Gabbert in which she presents her own … Continue reading

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New in our Store…Reflections on the Poetry of W.H. Auden

We have added an new item to our catalog of recorded presentations from Gil Bailie’s audio archives – Reflections on the Poetry of W.H. Auden. This 2 part series recorded in January 1990 explores a number of Auden’s poems beginning … Continue reading

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The Limitless Landscape of Poetry

This lovely Richard Wilbur poem gives up new secrets every time I come back to it. Two Voices in a Meadow A MILKWEEDAnonymous as cherubsOver the crib of God,White seeds are floatingOut of my burst pod.What power had IBefore I … Continue reading

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Found on a wall in the village of Ein Karem

During my visit to Israel, ahead of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion conference in Austria, I spent two days as the guest of the Sisters of the Rosary in the village of Ein Karem. This is the place traditionally … Continue reading

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Bells & Whistles and Our Annual Plea for Support

        The ‘Fall Appeal’, which you may read by following the link,  is our annual foray into fundraising and was once described to me as a “begging letter”. I prefer the phrase, “mendicant missive” myself. Alliteration aside, … Continue reading

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In This Time – a poem

If the myth’s outworn, the legend broken, Useless even within the child’s story Since he sees well they now bring light no longer Into our eyes: and if our past retreats And blows away like dust along the desert, Not … Continue reading

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Adam & Language: Dante’s Paradiso Canto XXVI

Dante learns from Adam that there is no first true language that having recovered one could communicate without the need for interpretation. There were human problems before the Tower of Babel. Language is the bearer of consciousness and will need, … Continue reading

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