Tag Archives: Henry Vaughan

Love Was with Me in the Night

May Sarton’s imagines love without weight in her poem “Christmas Light.”

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Dissolving into the Glories of the Sun

Andrew Marvell’s “On a Drop of Dew” compares the soul’s visit to the earth realm to a dew drop. In the process, he references the manna in the wilderness, today’s Old Testament reading.

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Dear Feast of Palms, of Flowers and Dew

Henry Vaughan’s “Palm Sunday” looks to palms, flowers, and palm-strewing children for Easter hope.

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Angel Infancy

Henry Vaughan’s “The Retreat” believes that children have a special connection with eternity.

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They Are All Gone into the World of Light

In “Ascension Hymn,” Henry Vaughan laments that he can catch only glimpses of God’s glory.

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Will Supreme Court Slay Robin Hood?

If Obamacare’s mandate is overturned, the moneyed interests will have won. In Giebenhain’s poem, the sheriff will have bested Robin Hood.

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