Meditations in an Emergency – Frank O’Hara

Rating: ★★★★ 27/01/19  Mayakovsky 4 Now I am quietly waiting for the catastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern. The country is grey and brown and white in trees, snows and skies of laughter always diminishing, less funny not just darker, not just grey. It may be the coldest day of … More Meditations in an Emergency – Frank O’Hara

The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams Bianco, William Nicholson (Illustrator)

Rating: ★★★★ 03/02/18  This review was written months ago. A mix of Christmas, children, family, presents and literature brought it to the surface. Dec 19, 18 After watching another Friends marathon I noticed that The Velveteen Rabbit was mentioned twice. First, in a 1997 episode, “The One with the Dirty Girl” and four years later in … More The Velveteen Rabbit – Margery Williams Bianco, William Nicholson (Illustrator)

Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking

Rating: ★★★★ 27/10/18 A few years ago, The Times newspaper ran a headline on the front page which said ‘Hawking: God Did Not Create Universe’. The article was illustrated. God was shown in a drawing by Michelangelo, looking thunderous. They printed a photo of me, looking smug. They made it look like a duel between us. … More Brief Answers to the Big Questions – Stephen Hawking

La tierra permanece – Luis Benítez

Rating: ★★★★ 14/10/18 Generations come and generations go, but the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:4 * Generación va, y generación viene; mas la tierra siempre permanece. Eclesiastés 1:4 The poet quoted. The earth and good poetry. It’s been awhile since I last read Argentine poetry, let alone a still-breathing national writer since it’s difficult for me … More La tierra permanece – Luis Benítez

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Ellen M. Chen (Translator/Commentary)

Rating: ★★★★ 18/08/18  Concatenated thoughts. Review #1 ✓ – #2 They come to be and he claims no possession of them, He works without holding on, Accomplishes without claiming merit. Because he does not claim merit, His merit does not go away. The Tao Te Ching is a classical text credited to Chinese philosopher and writer Lao … More Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Ellen M. Chen (Translator/Commentary)

Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell (Translator)

Rating: ★★★ 18/08/18 Concatenated thoughts. Review #1 – #2 ✓    Things arise and she lets them come; things disappear and she lets them go. She has but doesn’t possess, acts but doesn’t expect. The Tao Te Ching is a classical text credited to Chinese philosopher and writer Lao Tzu (6th century) and on which Taoism is … More Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Stephen Mitchell (Translator)

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – Phillis Wheatley

Rating: ★★ 03/08/18 To a lady on the death of three relations … Weep not for them, and leave the world behind. As a young plant by hurricanes up torn, So near its parent lies the newly born— But ‘midst the bright ehtereal train behold It shines superior on a throne of gold: Then, mourner, cease; … More Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – Phillis Wheatley