(1) A Feast for the Guilt-Ridden Guest: Exploring complex themes with cunning wit and elaborate metaphors in George Herbert’s ‘Love (III)’ (WSJ)
“But Herbert is most dear to us because his poems suggest an intimacy of discourse between the poet and his creator. Not for Herbert the attitude struck by Donne, who can begin a poem by telling off a heavenly body (“Busy old fool, unruly sun”). The speaker in Herbert’s poems is marked by an unforced humility—he may be the only poet in the body of English poetry who is believable not only when he addresses the divinity but when he transcribes the responses he gets.”
(2) A quote from The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera
“I still recall the morning when she entered my office, eyes shining with emotion and an old anthology of John Donne’s poetry in her hand. This was where she discovered that intelligence, this wonderful gift, grows in silence, not in noise. It was here too that she learned that a human mind, a truly human mind, is nurtured over time, with hard work and discipline.”
(3) 14 Ways to Make a Protected Bike Lane [Infographic]
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