Category Archives: Shelley (Percy Bysshe)

Looking Forward, Not Back

Seeking to resurrect Troy, Aeneas takes on a challenge also facing America.

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O Virgin Mother, Daughter of the Sun

To celebrate Mother’s Day, here’s the moment in “Paradiso” when Dante meets Mary.

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Do Not Stand by My Grave and Cry

As I remember my eldest son, this Clare Harner Lyon poem brings me peace.

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Byron, Shelley & Greek Independence

A case can be made that Byron and Shelley poems had a tangible effect on the 1820s Greek rebellion.

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Lit & Nature Light Up Same Parts of Brain

The brain doesn’t distinguish between reading about something and actually experiencing it. This has interesting implications for lit.

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Finding Strength in a Time of Covid

Robinson Jeffers offers a poem that reminds us of spiritual resources available to us in these dark days.

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Remembering My Son 20 Years Later

Remembering my oldest son, who died 20 years ago, I turn to Shelley’s elegy for Keats.

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