Another Poem

Here’s another poem I wrote. Hope you enjoy! 😀

The Stars

High above my head,
Leaving misty paths they tread,
So far, yet close,
Mysterious, yet known.

Day and night,
They stand on guard,
By unknown right they stay,
Watching over us day by day.

Conversing softly in unknown tongues,
They twinkle cheerily, ne’er failing,
Till at last the mornings light,
Makes us forget their might.

But each night without a fail,
They reappear and lift the veil,
We gasp in wonder and amaze,
At the glories we can only gaze.

“Star light, star bright,
The first star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.”

 

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Gods of the Copybook Headings

The Gods of the Copybook Headings is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1919. It relates the effect of public opinion upon copybooks and vice versa. Beginning with the first paragraph, the Gods of the Copybook Headings outlast the public opinion, or Gods of the Marketplace, as the latter changes, rises and falls.

“As I pass through my incarnations in every age and race,

I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.

Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.”

The poem continues to say that although the marketplace can seem to rule the copybooks, Continue reading “Gods of the Copybook Headings”

Jealousy or Envy?

“After Satan’s rebellion, Satan was motivated more by his envy of God than his jealousy of God: true or false?”

John Milton wrote Paradise Lost in 1674. This work is made up of two books. It is written in a poetical style, much like Greek epics. In several ways, Milton was copying the Greek epic poems.

Among other things that make this like a Greek epic is that Milton “invokes” the Holy Ghost in the beginning of the poem, like a Greek writer would invoke a Muse.

Also, what makes Milton’s Paradise Lost so unique is that he mixed the Biblical story of Satan’s rebellion and fall with Greek religion, and gods and religious traditions from other cultures to make one epic poem. This makes Milton’s account unlike any other. But the main theme remains the same as the Bible’s: Satan rebelled against God and was cast out of Heaven.

Many times envy and jealousy are confused. Continue reading “Jealousy or Envy?”