Category Archives: Literary Geekdom

Stuff like poetry and prose which appeals to my inner literary geek, but which you don’t have to be a geek to appreciate.

Early Modern English for Authors

Last Updated: October 26th, 2014 Since I seem to keep offering bits and pieces of this advice to people over and over, here’s a guide (which I’ll probably amend as…Last Updated: October 26th, 2014 Since I seem to keep offering … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Geekdom, Writing | Leave a comment

Interesting Poetry – Rime of the Ancient Mariner

I love stories in the form of poetry and this one’s more special than most. Does this quote seem familiar to you? Water, water, every where, And all the boards…I love stories in the form of poetry and this one’s … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Geekdom | Leave a comment

Interesting Poetry – Jabberwocky

Well, I didn’t want to leave you guys with nothing, so here’s a quick poetry post. Jabberwocky from Lewis Carrol’s “Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There”. If…Well, I didn’t want to leave you guys with nothing, so … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Geekdom | 1 Comment

Interesting Poetry – “Full Fathom Five”

Today’s poetry quote isn’t a poem per se, but rather an excerpt from The Tempest by William Shakespeare which I found particularly memorable after hearing it quoted in an undersea…Today’s poetry quote isn’t a poem per se, but rather an … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Geekdom | Leave a comment

Interesting Poetry – The Cremation of Sam McGee

Returning to the interesting poetry, we come to “The Cremation of Sam McGee” by Robert Service. This is another long one, but I can most definitely excerpt it. What follows…Returning to the interesting poetry, we come to “The Cremation of … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Geekdom | Leave a comment

Interesting Poetry – The Walrus and the Carpenter

The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all his might: He did his very best to make The billows smooth and bright– And this was odd, because it… The sun was shining on the sea, Shining with all … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Geekdom | Leave a comment

Interesting Poetry – The Chimney-Sweeper, London

Today, being rather busy, I can’t provide much commentary. Instead, I’ll be providing two short poems from William Blake’s “Songs of Experience”, hoping to make up for that. Both are…Today, being rather busy, I can’t provide much commentary. Instead, I’ll … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Geekdom | Leave a comment