Monthly Archives: December 2017

Dante’s Inferno, Canto 25: CACUS THE CENTAUR

https://pixabay.com/en/basilisk-rattlesnake-rattlesnake-7308/ *** CACUS THE CENTAUR *** Cacus was a thief Stole strong Hercules’ cattle Now punishes thieves *** NOTE: Most of the Centaurs guard the violent sinners who are in the river of boiling blood, but since Cacus was a … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, CANTO 24: THIEVES

https://pixabay.com/en/thief-burglary-break-into-balaclava-1562699/ *** THIEVES *** A snake bites a thief The thief is burned to ashes Then regains his form *** In the seventh bolgia of Circle 8, thieves have nothing except their form, but they are unable to keep their … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 24: Vanni Fucci

https://pixabay.com/en/gold-ingots-golden-treasure-513062/ *** VANNI FUCCI *** What did Vanni steal? Treasure of San Jacopo Located in a church *** NOTE: In 1293, Vanni Fucci stole the treasure of San Jacopo. This treasure was located in the Duomo — the cathedral church … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 24:

https://pixabay.com/en/cat-dark-coffee-lazy-lying-wood-1351612/ *** SLOTHFUL PEOPLE GET NO WORTHWHILE FAME *** Slothful? Then no fame Some kinds of fame are worthwhile Leave a legacy *** NOTE: Writing THE DIVINE COMEDY took much effort, but Dante achieved a kind of fame that is … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 25: TRANSFORMATION OF THIEVES

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** TRANSFORMATION OF THIEVES *** Thieves keep on thieving Even in the Inferno Steal other thieves’ forms *** NOTE: The thieves in the seventh bolgia of Circle 8 steal the forms of other thieves. Some thieves have … Continue reading

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A Six-Word Story — HappymessHappiness

There’s something about coffee, something personal. via A Six-Word Story — HappymessHappiness

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 23: CAIAPHAS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** CAIAPHAS *** Crucified on ground Jews who helped to kill Jesus New sight to Virgil *** NOTE: The only other time Virgil traveled through the Inferno, Jesus had not yet been crucified and Caiaphas and these … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 23: JOVIAL FRIARS

https://pixabay.com/en/friars-carthusians-head-convent-1638506/ *** JOVIAL FRIARS *** pretend peacekeepers fomenters of violence they are hypocrites *** NOTE: Two Jovial Friars are among the hypocrites. They were brought into Florence to keep the peace, but instead they sided with different political parties and … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno, Canto 23: HYPOCRITES

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** HYPOCRITES *** very heavy cloaks gold outside, iron inside just like hypocrites *** NOTE: The hypocrites are condemned to wear very heavy cloaks in the sixth bolgia of Circle 8. The cloaks are gold on the … Continue reading

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davidbrucehaiku: TREADMILL TO OBLIVION

https://pixabay.com/en/face-portrait-man-male-head-old-984031/ *** TREADMILL TO OBLIVION *** weather-beaten face treadmill to oblivion tread to dusty death *** http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/david-bruce/dont-fear-the-reaper-250-anecdotes/paperback/product-22927126.html

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