My Poem of the Day

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Love Hurts©

Anger mounts

Love is lost

Patience has gone

The door slams

She’s gone

He cries for the first time

Wishing he’d done more

Proved his love

Proved his dedication

He sits hoping for her return

Not knowing that she has no intention

Life hurts

Love hurts

Time to move on

Hopeful for a new love

This time he’ll love her right

By Felina Silver Robinson


Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

King John

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

ACT V
SCENE I. KING JOHN’S palace.

Enter KING JOHN, CARDINAL PANDULPH, and Attendants
King John
Thus have I yielded up into your hand
The circle of my glory.

Giving the crown

Cardinal Pandulph
Take again
From this my hand, as holding of the pope
Your sovereign greatness and authority.

King John
Now keep your holy word: go meet the French,
And from his holiness use all your power
To stop their marches ‘fore we are inflamed.
Our discontented counties do revolt;
Our people quarrel with obedience,
Swearing allegiance and the love of soul
To stranger blood, to foreign royalty.
This inundation of mistemper’d humour
Rests by you only to be qualified:
Then pause not; for the present time’s so sick,
That present medicine must be minister’d,
Or overthrow incurable ensues.

Cardinal Pandulph 
It was my breath that blew this tempest up,
Upon your stubborn usage of the pope;
But since you are a gentle convertite,
My tongue shall hush again this storm of war
And make fair weather in your blustering land.
On this Ascension-day, remember well,
Upon your oath of service to the pope,
Go I to make the French lay down their arms.

Exit

King John
Is this Ascension-day? Did not the prophet
Say that before Ascension-day at noon
My crown I should give off? Even so I have:
I did suppose it should be on constraint:
But, heaven be thank’d, it is but voluntary.

Enter the BASTARD

Bastard
All Kent hath yielded; nothing there holds out
But Dover castle: London hath received,
Like a kind host, the Dauphin and his powers:
Your nobles will not hear you, but are gone
To offer service to your enemy,
And wild amazement hurries up and down
The little number of your doubtful friends.

King John
Would not my lords return to me again,
After they heard young Arthur was alive?

Bastard
They found him dead and cast into the streets,
An empty casket, where the jewel of life
By some damn’d hand was robb’d and ta’en away.

King John
That villain Hubert told me he did live.

Bastard
So, on my soul, he did, for aught he knew.
But wherefore do you droop? why look you sad?
Be great in act, as you have been in thought;
Let not the world see fear and sad distrust
Govern the motion of a kingly eye:
Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire;
Threaten the threatener and outface the brow
Of bragging horror: so shall inferior eyes,
That borrow their behaviors from the great,
Grow great by your example and put on
The dauntless spirit of resolution.
Away, and glister like the god of war,
When he intendeth to become the field:
Show boldness and aspiring confidence.
What, shall they seek the lion in his den,
And fright him there? and make him tremble there?
O, let it not be said: forage, and run
To meet displeasure farther from the doors,
And grapple with him ere he comes so nigh.

King John
The legate of the pope hath been with me,
And I have made a happy peace with him;
And he hath promised to dismiss the powers
Led by the Dauphin.

Bastard
O inglorious league!
Shall we, upon the footing of our land,
Send fair-play orders and make compromise,
Insinuation, parley and base truce
To arms invasive? shall a beardless boy,
A cocker’d silken wanton, brave our fields,
And flesh his spirit in a warlike soil,
Mocking the air with colours idly spread,
And find no cheque? Let us, my liege, to arms:
Perchance the cardinal cannot make your peace;
Or if he do, let it at least be said
They saw we had a purpose of defence.

King John
Have thou the ordering of this present time.

Bastard
Away, then, with good courage! yet, I know,
Our party may well meet a prouder foe.

Exeunt

SCENE II. LEWIS’s camp at St. Edmundsbury.

Enter, in arms, LEWIS, SALISBURY, MELUN, PEMBROKE, BIGOT, and Soldiers
Lewis
My Lord Melun, let this be copied out,
And keep it safe for our remembrance:
Return the precedent to these lords again;
That, having our fair order written down,
Both they and we, perusing o’er these notes,
May know wherefore we took the sacrament
And keep our faiths firm and inviolable.

Salisbury
Upon our sides it never shall be broken.
And, noble Dauphin, albeit we swear
A voluntary zeal and an unurged faith
To your proceedings; yet believe me, prince,
I am not glad that such a sore of time
Should seek a plaster by contemn’d revolt,
And heal the inveterate canker of one wound
By making many. O, it grieves my soul,
That I must draw this metal from my side
To be a widow-maker! O, and there
Where honourable rescue and defence
Cries out upon the name of Salisbury!
But such is the infection of the time,
That, for the health and physic of our right,
We cannot deal but with the very hand
Of stern injustice and confused wrong.
And is’t not pity, O my grieved friends,
That we, the sons and children of this isle,
Were born to see so sad an hour as this;
Wherein we step after a stranger march
Upon her gentle bosom, and fill up
Her enemies’ ranks,–I must withdraw and weep
Upon the spot of this enforced cause,–
To grace the gentry of a land remote,
And follow unacquainted colours here?
What, here? O nation, that thou couldst remove!
That Neptune’s arms, who clippeth thee about,
Would bear thee from the knowledge of thyself,
And grapple thee unto a pagan shore;
Where these two Christian armies might combine
The blood of malice in a vein of league,
And not to spend it so unneighbourly!

(On 4/19/15 – Join me in the continuation of Shakespeare’s

“King John”


Enchafe (v.)

Enchafe means heat, excite, anger. Enchafe, is cited in William Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline (Cym.IV.ii.174) “Belarius alone says about Arviragus and Guiderus they are as rough their  royal blood end hafed as the rud’st wind.”

mogen Discovered in the Cave of Belarius

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Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Belenus”, (Gaulish: possibly, “Bright One”), an ancient and widely worshiped deity in CELTIC RELIGION, he was associated with healing. The festival of BELTANE (or Beltine) held on May 1 in Gaelic-speaking lands was possibly originally connected with his cult. O that day the cattle were purified and protected by fire before being put out to the open pastures for the summer.

There is evidence of the cult of Belenus in northern Italy, Noricum in the eastern Alps, and southern Gaul. Belenus is often identified with APOLLO and probably also combined solar and curative elements.

Belenus is the Gaulish/Celtic god of light, and referred to as ‘The Shining One’. His cult spread from northern Italy to southern Gaul and Britain.

(Comeback on 4/19/15 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn about Belit.

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8. Vance Joy – ‘Riptide’

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15. Canaan Smith – Love You Like That

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