Poetry

To Spring – William Blake poem

O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down
Thro’ the clear windows of the morning, turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!

The hills tell each other, and the listening
Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turned
Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth,
And let thy holy feet visit our clime.…

Book Reviews

Flowers for Algernon * Daniel Keyes

I ran into this book recommendation on Reddit of all places, talking about IQ, EQ and other interesting things. I had it on my radar and I decided to bite the bullet and read it over a week. I was totally mistaken on how long it actually took me to finish it – 2 days – including one night where I was sleepless and I continued reading until the sun came up.…

Book Reviews

The Crimson Rooms – Katharine McMahon

Set in 1924, The Crimson Rooms is very much concerned with the aftermath of the First World War, with the distinction of featuring a young female lawyer – one of the first of her kind – as its viewpoint character. Evelyn Gifford, at thirty, shares the view of many women of her generation that she is unlikely to marry, and looks to her work for a sense of purpose and the chance to bring about change.