Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath andContinue reading “Invictus, William Ernest Henley”

Songs of Sorrow, Kofi Awoonor

I Dzogbese Lisa has treated me thus It has led me among the sharps of the forest Returning is not possible And going forward is a great difficulty The affairs of this world are like the chameleon feces Into which I have stepped When I clean it cannot go.1 I am on the world’s extremeContinue reading “Songs of Sorrow, Kofi Awoonor”

Letters to a YOUNG NOVELIST I Mario Vargas LLosa

Note from the blurb ;- “he (the writer) lays bare the inner workings of fiction, all the while urging young novelists not to lose touch with the elemental urge to create.” One of the truest reasons for my huge attraction to fiction is my recognition of the existence of inspiration all around us. There are storiesContinue reading “Letters to a YOUNG NOVELIST I Mario Vargas LLosa”