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January 7, 2019

I.

There once descended a youth from Athens

Unto a sleepy Corinthian town;

Eager to meet his new family, friends

And bride in waiting of great renown.

They had recently

Both been dearly

Paired, soon by the heavens to be bound.

II.

But will this warm and graceful...

November 30, 2018

"Who dares enter this chasm of water,

Is there some brave knight or valiant youth?

Let him who can vanquish the frothing water

Bring me back my chalice as his proof.

As a prize I'll happily grant this golden goblet

To he who accepts this perilous gauntlet."

The king speaks,...

November 10, 2018

“Trust me, the fountain of youth, it is no fable. It is running

Truly and always. Ye ask, where? In poetical art.”

- Friedrich Schiller, The Fountain of Youth

Friedrich Schiller was born on November 10th, 1759 in Marbach, Württemberg. He was without question one of the gr...

October 30, 2018

With an empty purse and a heavy heart

I lugged myself through the dreary days.

Poverty knows this life’s lowly ways,

But gold can bring joy, if one is smart.

Thus to put an end to this worldly pain

I set my mind on buried treasure.

“I’ll forfeit my soul with pleasure!”

I wrot...

December 15, 2017

Sir knight, I can a sister's love

Happily offer you,

But any other kind love

Would not be true.

Softly I can appear to you,

And softly you may go,

But weeping eyes with flowery dew,

Those I cannot know.

And this he hears as his heart tears

Open - his heart strings bleed!

He hold...

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