Monthly Archives: January 2018

Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 31: NIMROD

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** NIMROD **** The giant Nimrod Attempted to reach Heaven God defeated him *** NOTE: Nimrod attempted to build a tower that would reach Heaven. God stopped him by creating many languages instead of just the one … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 31: GIANTS

Engraver: Auguste Doré *** GIANTS *** Circle Eight to Circle Nine This journey requires giants Must go down a well *** NOTE: To go from Circle Eight to Circle Nine, a giant must lower you in his hand. The giant … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen: “Dulce et decorum est”

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks, Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge, Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs, And towards our distant rest began to trudge. Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots, … Continue reading

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“Base Details” By Siegfried Loraine Sassoon

  If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath, I’d live with scarlet Majors at the Base, And speed glum heroes up the line to death. You’d see me with my puffy petulant face, Guzzling and gulping in … Continue reading

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“Suicide in the Trenches” by Siegfried Sasson 

I knew a simple soldier boy Who grinned at life in empty joy, Slept soundly through the lonesome dark, And whistled early with the lark. In winter trenches, cowed and glum, With crumps and lice and lack of rum, He … Continue reading

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Dante’s INFERNO, Canto 30: DANTE WASTES TIME

https://pixabay.com/en/time-spiral-droste-clock-hours-1752164/ *** DANTE WASTES TIME *** valuable time lost listening to sinners no more to learn here *** NOTE: Dante listens to Master Adamo and Sinon argue, and Virgil grows angry because Dante has much more to learn in the … Continue reading

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“We can’t control whether our public servants lie to us. But we can control whether we hold them accountable for those lies…”

Originally posted on Art of Quotation:
“Not only is there such a thing as objective truth, failing to tell the truth matters. We can’t control whether our public servants lie to us. But we can control whether we hold them…

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