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May 1Liked by Debra Esolen

Reminds me of a character in a George Macdonald novel……🥰

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Thank you, Dr. Esolen. Under your inspiration, I am rediscovering poetry, and especially William Wordsworth. I've recently enjoyed his sonnet, "Speak!" and another of his poems, "The Perfect Woman."

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Thank you! If you've ever seen the old show Rumpole of the Bailey, you'll know that Wordsworth was old Rumpole's favorite poet, and he quoted him from memory all the time. Imagine having such works and the thoughts and feelings behind them as part of your own treasury... Priceless.

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That's wonderful to hear, Mark. Even with working on W&S every day we can only scratch the surface of that vast treasure trove we are drawing from. And I won't let the sun go down on me today without reading "The Perfect Woman," which I have not read. I will make sure that my husband sees your comment, which will cheer him mightily.

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It is difficult to describe my gratitude for your wonder filled teachings and your touching poetry. My heart and soul have been thirsting for the drink you offer. Thank you so much dear brother. You are a true blessing.

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Dear Rosalyn -- Your words cheer my heart. Every day I take a glance at social media, and it's all full of recrimination, bitterness, slander, backbiting, glee in somebody else's discomfiture -- some sociality THAT is! But here at Word and Song, we get to be human again ....

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May 1Liked by Debra Esolen

The moon belongs to everyone,

The best things in life are free.

The stars belong to everyone,

They gleam there for you and me.

The flowers in spring, the robins that sing,

The moonbeams that shine, they're yours, they're mine.

And love can come to everyone,

The best things in life are free.

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Exactly! And this is just such a sweet old song!

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May 1Liked by Debra Esolen

Just lovely.

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May 1Liked by Debra Esolen

This was so beautiful, such a comfort. Thank you.

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