My Last Duchess by Robert Browning – Poems | Academy of American Poets

That’s my last Duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive. I call That piece a wonder, now: Frà Pandolf’s hands Worked busily a day, and there she stands. Will ‘t please you sit and look at her? I said ‘Frà Pandolf’ by design, for never read Strangers like you that pictured […]

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Journey with Jesus – The Prayer of Saint Patrick

The Prayer of Saint Patrick Selected by Dan Clendenin. Posted 31 May 2020. St. Patrick of Ireland (fifth century) The Prayer of Saint Patrick I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through a belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness Of the Creator of creation. I arise today […]

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Good Timber

Good Timber by Douglas Malloch The tree that never had to fight For sun and sky and air and light,But stood out in the open plain And always got its share of rain,Never became a forest king But lived and died a scrubby thing. The man who never had to toil     To gain and […]

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