Category Archives: Poetry

In Flanders Fields ~ We are the Dead

Day 361 of Colourisation Project – May 3 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Inspired by the death of his friend in combat, Canadian Officer, Major John McCrae composed one … Continue reading

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Cavafy ~ Hellenic Modernist Poet

Day 357 of Colourisation Project – April 29 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  Widely considered one of the foremost modern Greek poets of the 20th century, Constantine P. Cavafy … Continue reading

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Rupert Brooke ~ The Soldier Poet

Day 351 of Colourisation Project – April 23 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  The Turks didn’t get him…a mosquito did. English poet, Rupert Chawner Brooke, best known for his … Continue reading

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Jean Genet ~ The Outcast Scribe

Day 343 of Colourisation Project – April 15 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication.  “Excluded by my birth and tastes from the social order, I was not aware of its … Continue reading

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Khalil Gibran – Poet of Love

Day 338 of Colourisation Project – April 10 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. He is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu. In the 1960s … Continue reading

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Robert Frost – American Bard

Day 323 of Colourisation Project – March 26 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. President John F. Kennedy said of him, “He has bequeathed his nation a body of imperishable … Continue reading

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Gertrude Stein is Gertrude Stein is…

Day 272 of Colourisation Project – February 3 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Born in Pennsylvania, this day, February 3, 1874, Gertrude Stein was an American expatriate novelist, poet, … Continue reading

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James Scullin – A Man of the People

Day 266 of Colourisation Project – January 28 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Timing is everything in politics. Australia’s ninth Prime Minister, James Scullin was unlucky in his timing. … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson – A Poet in Private

Day 217 of Colourisation Project – December 10 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. “Few events in American literary history have been more curious than the sudden rise of Emily … Continue reading

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Natalie Clifford Barney – Left Bank Lover

Day 177 of Colourisation Project – October 31 Challenge: to publish daily a colourised photo that has some significance around the day of publication. Two female lovers watch Sarah Bernhardt play Hamlet, when one poses the question, “What is there for … Continue reading

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