Thank you so much for changing your settings but I still can't comment on your website. But I'm glad to have the link! God bless you † rhapsody
Saturday, November 23, 2013
By Ernestine Cobern Beyer
Sing ho for the gravy, potatoes, and greens,
Friday, November 22, 2013
Many thanks to the
Rochester Chesterton Society,
for their excellent work:-)
Originally published 11/9/07.
Friday, November 01, 2013
Hi Thomas! I stopped by your site - I think it's Tumblr? I don't have that, so I couldn't post. But I did want to say hi to you because I'm hardly ever on over here - although I should remember to update periodically. Anyway, hope all is well with you! =) rhapsody
Posted by rhapsody at 9:57 PM
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Lo! I am come to autumn,
When all the leaves are gold;
Grey hairs and golden leaves cry out
The year and I are old.
In youth I sought the prince of men,
Captain in cosmic wars,
Our Titan, even weeds would show
Defiant, to the stars.
But now a great thing in the street
Seems any human nod,
Where shift in strange democracy
The million masks of God.
In youth I sought the golden flower
Hidden in wood or wold,
But I am come to autumn,When all the leaves are gold.
poor Meranda was going to get a chill... Time to update. =)
Posted by rhapsody at 8:18 PM
Sunday, August 04, 2013
From First Things.
Posted by rhapsody at 7:54 AM
With Blogger? I can't edit my posts at all. Are they upgrading/tweeking again?
Posted by rhapsody at 7:49 AM
Almost everyone on earth believes that they are nothing short of the bee’s knees. Thank you, dear friend, for the inspiration that led to this stab at poetic creation. (Help, Ernestine! You could do so much better if you would just step down from the Pearly Gates for a moment. My love flows to you, Sleepy Rhapsody. . . .
Sunday, June 30, 2013
"Any scene...can be more clearly and freshly
seen when it is seen upside down."G.K. Chesterton
Which brings to mind...
Ernestine Cobern Beyer
A certain king of great renown
Saw everybody upside down.
It much disturbed him day and night,
So topsy-turvy was his sight.
To try to cure the good king's eyes
There came a doctor old and wise
Who dosed the king with horrid brews,
And poured red pepper in his shoes.
These things the patient king endured,
But when the doctor cried, "You're cured!"
His Highness blinked and glumly said:
"Sir! Must you stand upon your head?"
Came other clever doctors, then,
Distinguished and important men.
"The Cold Cure is the very thing!"
Said they, "Let's try it on the king!"
They promptly wrapped him in a sheet
With lumps of ice at head and feet.
Although it was a famous one,
This cure was very little fun.
"You're healed!" they cried. "Without a doubt,
Your sickness has been frozen out!"
But they were wrong- for all that froze
Was just the royal nose and toes.
Well, being men of great resource,
They tried the Hot Cure next, of course.
But though they baked him toe to brow,
His sole response to this was "OW!"
Then came a wizard, tall of hat,
Who cured the king as quick as that!
He simply turned him upside down
And stood His Highness on his crown.
"Hooray!" The king's relief was vast.
"You all look right side up, at last!"
* Quote from the St. Austin Review,
Post first published on this blog on 8/26/08.