A Poem To Welcome The New Year.

In Scotland this evening, the 31st of December is called Hogmanay. Usually it is a time…

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The Holly And The Ivy

One of my favourite carols is “The Holly and the Ivy” an old carol which developed…

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Christmas Carols

What would Christmas be without Christmas carols? There is an astonishing range of these. The exquisite,…

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“The Eye Is The Lamp Of The Body”: Plato And Jesus On True Seeing.

Both Plato and Jesus demonstrate the need to see clearly. Following the last post on Plato’s…

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Guest Post: “The Tower Of Babel” (2)

BY RAY INKSTER Genesis 11 begins with the story of the Tower of Babel-but why on…

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The Tower Of Babel

I here use the King James ( or Authorised) version of the story: “And the whole…

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Old Stories That Tell Us Where We Are Now

Myths are not factual but they incorporate profound truths. The Biblical myth of the Tower of…

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The Eolian Harp

This is one of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s early conversation poems, first written in 1795. The address…

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Correspondence : On Adam Naming The Animals

NOTE: Correspondence is welcome and may be published. Please follow CONTACT details. The letter below is…

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The Kindness Of Strangers

This is a story of the childhood of great poet S. T. Coleridge. His father died…

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