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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On!

Yesterday, Italy beat England in soccer (football) to win the European Championship. When Italy won, the cheer in Rome was apparently so great that it showed up on seismographs that measure earthquakes. Which reminded me of one of the most … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 154. “The little Love-god lying once asleep…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 154. “The little Love-god lying once asleep…” FINIS pic.twitter.com/JOwGAIRhDo — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 23, 2021

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Happy Talk Like Shakespeare Day 2021!

In the past, National “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” has like a prefatory defalcator stealthily crept in upon my dawning awareness.  Not so this year. During this last year, under the inspiration of Sir Patrick Stewart and at the admonition of … Read More

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 153. “Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 153. "Cupid laid by his brand and fell asleep…" pic.twitter.com/JrWufdd3j6 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 23, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 152. “In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 152. “In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn…” pic.twitter.com/pXLyMDqjqX — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 22, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 151. “Love is too young to know what conscience is…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 151. “Love is too young to know what conscience is…” pic.twitter.com/nwpgld0Yoa — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 21, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 150. “O! from what power hast thou this powerful might…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 150. “O! from what power hast thou this powerful might…” pic.twitter.com/k55999eQuh — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 20, 2021 This was a serious pain to post, tonight.  Zuhlsdorf’s Law kicked in.

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 148. “O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 148. “O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head…” pic.twitter.com/iu2UOCbuTI — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 17, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 147. “My love is as a fever longing still…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 147. “My love is as a fever longing still…” pic.twitter.com/TLygFu2BXP — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 16, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 146. “Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 146. “Poor soul, the centre of my sinful earth…” pic.twitter.com/osmL5cc6Xs — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 15, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 145. “Those lips that Love’s own hand did make…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 145. “Those lips that Love’s own hand did make…” pic.twitter.com/LyxZtuROmi — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 14, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 144. “Two loves I have of comfort and despair…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 144. “Two loves I have of comfort and despair…” pic.twitter.com/7u52W5jzFs — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 14, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 143. “Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 143. “Lo, as a careful housewife runs to catch…” (I tossed a coin over “housewife” or “hussif”.) pic.twitter.com/AG2upG4Q9d — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 13, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 142. “Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 142. “Love is my sin, and thy dear virtue hate…” pic.twitter.com/grjtgx3XSg — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 12, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 141. “In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes…”

#ASonnetADay – Sonnet 141. “In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes…” pic.twitter.com/eVdX2QyutM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 11, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 140. “Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 140. “Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press…” pic.twitter.com/NRghPvO1QL — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 9, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 139. “O call not me to justify the wrong…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 139. “O call not me to justify the wrong…” pic.twitter.com/F0FceWY0bz — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 8, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 137. “Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 137. “Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes…” (Our Lady of Vulcan is back, in honor of @SirPatStew who started these sonnet days.) pic.twitter.com/z1nQChDnB3 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 3, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 135. “Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will…” & SONNET 136 “If thy soul check thee that I come so near…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 135. “Whoever hath her wish, thou hast thy Will…” & SONNET 136 “If thy soul check thee that I come so near…” pic.twitter.com/d2EZoa6x9u — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 2, 2021

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 134. “So now I have confessed that he is thine…”

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 134. “So now I have confessed that he is thine…” OOOPS! By accident I deleted the original, so I'm reposting this. Sorry. pic.twitter.com/HecgFXf8Ei — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) April 2, 2021

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