Daily Archives: June 4, 2018

davidbrucehaiku: lightning

https://pixabay.com/en/lightning-bolt-thunderstorm-768800/ *** LIGHTNING *** Bright, hard flash in sky — Hard makes soft, bright makes shadows — Soft shadows on ground *** Free davidbrucehaiku eBooks (pdfs) https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/patreon/ Free eBooks by David Bruce (pdfs) https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/about-the-blogger/

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HAMLET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — In a room of state in the castle were King Claudius, Queen Gertrude, Hamlet, Polonius, Laertes (Polonius’ son), Voltemand, and Cornelius. Also present were other lords and some servants. Hamlet was dressed in black, the color of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Death Anecdotes

A few months before the father of comedian Lizz Winstead died, he knew that he was going to die, and so he sent each of his children a card that they were not supposed to open until after he had … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Willard Fluke (Spoon River Anthology)

MY wife lost her health, And dwindled until she weighed scarce ninety pounds. Then that woman, whom the men Styled Cleopatra, came along. And we— we married ones All broke our vows, myself among the rest. Years passed and one … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #57: The more weapons you possess, the greater the chaos in your country.

57   Govern your country with integrity, Weapons of war can be used with great cunning, but loyalty is only won by not-doing. How do I know the way things are? By these:   The more prohibitions you make, the … Continue reading

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Aesop: The Fox, the Cock, and the Dog

One moonlight night a Fox was prowling about a farmer’s hen-coop, and saw a Cock roosting high up beyond his reach. ‘Good news, good news!’ he cried. ‘Why, what is that?’ said the Cock. ‘King Lion has declared a universal … Continue reading

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