Many years ago, I was given a book of Poetry published around 1900. My uncle cherished this precious volume and safely guarded it in his small book cabinet. I treasure the book to this day and often turn the pages. Some of the poems are by famous historical poets, and others are from the less famous. But all the poetry is so moving and often offer words to stir the heart or the mind.
The poem below is a few lines proffered by a poet who gave only a Surname – Thompson.
TITLE: BOOKS, Thompson.
In my library, “There studious let me sit
And hold high converse with the mighty dead
Sages of ancient time as gods revered,
As gods beneficent, who blessed mankind
With art, with arms, and humanized
This second poem was written by Lord Byron. He was one of the leading figures of the Romantic Movement.
TITLE: BOOKS, Byron.
But words are things, and a small drop
Falling like dew upon a thought
That which makes thousands, perhaps
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the third poem. He was an American poet and educator.
TITLE. BOOKS, Longfellow.
Leave us heirs to ample heritages
Of all the best thoughts of the greatest
And giving tongue unto the silent dead.
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The Duke of Medhampton invited Lady Lydia Fowler and Lady Olivia Faversham and their families to a week-long round of festivities. It would be an exciting week of hunting, with dancing and soirees in the evenings. As it was the beginning of the Summer Season, the guests would include an influx of debutantes with handsome doweries and suiters with suitable titles.
On the first morning of their stay, to Lady Lydia’s horror, she discovers her dear friend Lady Olivia brutally murdered in her bed. Lord Sebastian Elton, the fiance of the slain young woman, is distraught. Overcome with grief, he vows to find and kill the fiend who took the life of his beloved Olivia.
Katy lives on the South coast with her husband and a loving hyper friendly dog who likes to greet and lick everyone on sight. She has a BA Hons (Psych) BA Eng.Lit. MA in Religion and Mysticism and a Hon Dr. Science for research into pain control.
She was a psychologist and hypnotherapist before changing direction for full time creative writing, Her main genres are historical romance, crime and science fiction.