I’m having a hard time starting my answer to this one. Yes, there are a couple of obvious responses, which I’ll get to in a minute, but part of my issue is do I include song lyrics or not? I mean, sure, they qualify as poems, but do I count them amongst my favorites? Do they hold up when you remove them from their accompanying music (no semantic arguments about songs like “Tom’s Diner” because the music is inherent in the presentation)? Continue reading “Do you have a favorite poem? What is it? “
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John Hurt Performs the Jabberwocky
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Interestingly, I’d never actually read this book. I knew the story, of course. Everyone knows the story. The story is about Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bell ringer at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and how Esmerelda, the young gypsy, is the only person who is nice to him and so he falls in love with her. And while that is what it’s about, it’s also about so much more… And so much less.
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Reimagining London 2016
One of the great things about living centrally located in Europe is that nothing is very far away – and generally not that expensive to get to. If you’re like Monika, you can find amazing deals (she boasts about a roundtrip from Sweden to Italy, via Frankfurt, for little more than a euro each way). But even if you don’t have her luck, you can get some pretty amazing deals which allow you to see new countries or revisit old ones. Continue reading “Reimagining London 2016”
Lewis Carroll’s haunting photographs, including the ‘real’ Alice in Wonderland (1856-1880)
Because Dodgson’s photographic work was almost as cool as his imaginary worlds.
Source: Lewis Carroll’s haunting photographs, including the ‘real’ Alice in Wonderland (1856-1880)
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland | Brain Pickings
The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland | Brain Pickings.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love Alice. I have two different Alice themed tattoos and back in Vegas in storage there are three or so boxes full of different editions of the book along with various paraphernalia and collectibles so this article definitely strikes my fancy.
That said, while I agree these are some great illustrations, I think there are some classics being left out.
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