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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 7.

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 7. Here comes the sun… son… pic.twitter.com/pdOceab1e7 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 14, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 6.

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 6. pic.twitter.com/BhqzGOP6a7 — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 13, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 5

#ASonnetADay – SONNET 5. pic.twitter.com/lvFQV1DXxw — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 12, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 4

#ASonnetADay SONNET 4. pic.twitter.com/Cjkl7Rd49h — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 11, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 03

Happy Feast of St. Lawrence. Which has nothing much to do with… SONNET 3. #ASonnetADay pic.twitter.com/gfLfKDfiAA — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 10, 2020

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#ASonnetADay – SONNET 02

Happy Sunday! Sonnet 2. #ASonnetADay pic.twitter.com/HjRKH6UVNc — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) August 9, 2020

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Wherein Fr. Z is challenged to record a Shakespeare #ASonnetADay

From a reader… Father Z you used to make podcasts where you read poetry but you havent done that for a long time now.  I used to like those. I just found on Facebook something the actor Patrick Steward (Captain … Continue reading

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Of a Latin poem and the curse of mice

A friend recently guided me to a volume of a series which I haven’t looked at for many a year, Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization.   Perhaps the timing was providential, since we are seeing many of the foundations of civilization … Continue reading

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Lovely poetry about Candlemas, the beautiful Feast of the Purification, Presentation of the Lord

Candlemas is coming up, the Feast of the Purification, as it is traditionally called.  We call it Candlemas because, with the references to light in the liturgy, we bless candles. Candlemas is the conclusion of the Advent/Christmas cycle.  We are … Continue reading

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Day 4 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of a Sunday Mass hymn, tohu wa-bohu, and chess

Getting off this island is turning out to be harder than getting on, and that isn’t easy either. I hope to be here for another set of Sunday Masses, but transportation issues are … fluid.  I think I need to … Continue reading

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Candlemas Eve, poetry and you

Today is Candlemas Eve, and tomorrow is the Feast of the Purification, as it is traditionally called.  It celebrates also the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple.  We call it Candlemas because, with the references to light in the … Continue reading

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“Because ‘twer Easter Zunday.”

Easter Zunday by William Barnes Last Easter Jim put on his blue Frock cwoat, the vu’st time-vier new; Wi’ yollow buttons all o’ brass, That glitter’d in the zun lik’ glass; An’ pok’d ‘ithin the button-hole A tutty he’d a-begg’d … Continue reading

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Candlemas Eve and Candlemas Poetry

Today is Candlemas Eve, and tomorrow is the Feast of the Purification.  We call it Candlemas because, with the references to light in the liturgy, we bless candles. Here are some poems for Candlemass First and foremost, making a reference to … Continue reading

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King Alfred, the great White Horses, and today’s creeping heathen weeds

In the Anglican tradition – I’m not sure if the Ordinariates pick this up – today King Alfred the Great is commemorated, on the anniversary of his death.  He was a pivotal figure in the history of England, and a … Continue reading

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Hurray! It’s Maÿ!

UPDATE 2 May: On a day when we are getting frost warnings from NOAH this comes from a reader, but as I listened I could hear lots of birds out of doors, especially the chicakdees who are chatting… You may/may … Continue reading

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“In pensive mood I trod My garden plot one day;…”

Autumn Sighs By Cyril Robert In pensive mood I trod My garden plot one day; October’s smile was weary so! It’s green was gloomy gray. Where are the strains of summer gone? Its sun the livelong day? With sudden sadness … Continue reading

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I say that we are wound With mercy round and round

This year Good Friday fell on 25 March, and thus the Feast of the Annunciation was transferred to today, Monday after Sunday “in albis“, after the close of the Easter Octave.  On 25 March, I posted the John Donne poem “Upon the … Continue reading

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Lady Day and Good Friday – Of the Angels’ ‘Ave’ and the ‘Consummatum est’.

Today, 25 March 2016, is simultaneously the Feast of the Annunciation and Good Friday.  Liturgically we celebrate the Annunciation later. In ancient times there was a tradition that Christ died on the 8th day before the Kalends of April: 25 March. … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe

Fr. Hopkins (a Jesuit!) wrote this as a May offering for Mary in 1883, but I think it fits well today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is also a good poem for the day that is simultaneously Immaculate Conception … Continue reading

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The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe

The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe Gerard Manley Hopkins Wild air, world-mothering air, Nestling me everywhere, That each eyelash or hair Girdles; goes home betwixt The fleeciest, frailest-flixed Snowflake; that ’s fairly mixed With, riddles, and is … Continue reading

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