“Whan that Aprille…”

On this day – April 17, 1397– Geoffrey Chaucer told the Canterbury Tales for the first time at the court of Richard II. Chaucer scholars have also identified this date (in 1387) as when the pilgrimage to Canterbury as told in the “Tale” actually starts. Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury…

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“O Captain! My Captain!” Rework

An acquaintance recently sent me this picture of a rework by the author himself of O Captain! My Captain! written by Walt Whitman. Whitman wrote this poem shortly after the death of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and it considered one of his greatest. I find just seeing the changes written…

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