Monthly Archives: December 2016



    Behold the hippopotamus! We laugh at how he looks to us, And yet in moments dank and grim, I wonder how we look to him.   “The Hippopotamus” Ogden Nash    


Medieval Christmas Carol

  Moder & mayden was neuer non but che– wel may swch a lady Godes moder be.   [Mother and maiden There was never one but she; Well may such a lady God’s mother be.] […]


Christmas Present

              Light blue and the same red with purple makes a change. It shows that there is no mistake. Any pink shows that and very likely it is reasonable. […]


Lotus Furchild

          Glory be to God for dappled things . . .   “Pied Beauty” Gerard Manley Hopkins             Lotus is a purebred Egyptian Mau. The Maus […]


Open House

          Although the wind blows terribly here, the moonlight also leaks between the roof planks of this ruined house.   “Although the Wind” Lady Izumi Shikibu  


An Easy Tool

          No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; Am an attendant lord, one that will do To swell a progress, start a scene or two, Advise the […]


Catherine’s Wheel

    A vast circle of light sprang out . . . like a pale ring of cold flame. And about it, the aurora began to churn, to heap itself, to revolve. . . . […]