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A Poet's Journal: March 17th, 2015

  March 17th, 2015 To see only what is different makes us indifferent to the slightest change.  It is not enough to note what comes and goes, what rises and falls, what gives and takes, but to acknowledge the background from which they have come forth, that part from which all our habits and tasks are ever fleeing.  When difference is no longer what we see but only the presence of seeing, change is no longer the fear of changing, but the acceptance of what has always been missing. Douglas Thornton

A First Attempt in Latin Translation

Cicero's Pro Achia  ch. 7. On the utility of literature in his defence of the poet Archias : I will admit that many men have existed who were excellent in mind and in virtue, but had no learning, and by the habit of their natures, on account of some divinity, moderated themselves by their own gravity. Though of course, I will add that, when we speak of honour and virtue he has always been more valued who was strong in mind but without learning than he who had the required education but not the character to go along with it. Yet I will contend to this that when a certain method and conformity of learning approaches to a select and distinguished character, how illustrious and of such singular nature these men appear before us. From this, we should count him who our fathers saw, that divine man Africanus, then C. Laelius, L. Furius, both moderate and virtuous men; then that most firm and most learned man of the times, M. Cato the elder; all of whom, were it not adjudged that

Newly Published Poetry!

Please click on the link below to check out the latest work: A Reply to the Inner-Self and Other Poetry by Douglas Thornton

Book Review: Woodland Poems

Woodland Poems has been reviewed in India and is in this month's issue of Ashvamegh International Journal of English Literature .  If James Sale's review (click here to read)  didn't give you a desire to read these poems last time, this one surely will--please follow the link below to read the review. Book Review by Alok Mishra

Book Review: Woodland Poems by Douglas Thornton

Woodland Poems has been reviewed!!  Please go here to read what has been said:   Woodland Poems Book Review By James Sale