Rest From Loving: Cecil Day-Lewis


Rest from loving and be living,
Fallen is fallen past retrieving
The unique flyer dawn’s dove
Arrowing down feathered with fire,
Cease denying, begin knowing.

Cecil Day Lewis

‘Rest From Loving’ from ‘Feathers to Iron

The illustration is by  David Coleman from

Beware Of Desperate Steps

Happy New Year!   I am am more relieved and grateful than I can say to finally be past the blog every day in 2012 challenge.     Going forward I will be writing my essays-articles-3 words-whatevers on Mondays and Thursdays.    On Tuesdays,  I will be linking you to posts on my friend Laura Sykes’ blog Ratiocinativa.   On Fridays I will be linking you to gorgeous images from my friend Wayne Hurlbert’s blog Fine Art, Music and Books where Wayne shares all sorts of incredible paintings from many different periods and in many different styles.   Wayne is very knowledgeable about art movements and history and presents great art in a way that is very approachable for almost anyone.    As for Wednesdays and weekends,   I may or may not post as it strikes me but I’m not actually planning to.  Click the image to read Laura’s post Beware Of Desperate Steps.    Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013.


My friend Laura has truly remarkable Brittish reticence.   Although it appears she has been working on her second blog, Ratiocinativa for quite some time,  given all of the wonderful posts,   I wasn’t even aware of it until just today.    So I am thrilled today to send you over to Laura’s blog to read an interesting quote on Friendship.