"The quality of mercy is not strain'd. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest: It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes. 'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown...

Hélas! by Oscar Wilde To drift with every passion till my soul Is a stringed lute on which all winds can play, Is it for this that I have given away Mine ancient wisdom, and austere control? Methinks my life is a twice-written scroll Scrawled over on some boyish holiday With idle...

  [embed]https://youtu.be/_xYSCLddcVQ?t=25s[/embed] Just like when dark storm clouds suddenly roll in, this first week of April will feel a bit ominous due to a heavy emphasis on planetary retrogrades. In the middle of the week, Saturn in Sagittarius will turn retrograde while locked in a square with Venus...

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRxofEmo3HA[/embed] Spring  Sonnet to accompany Spring Concerto in E Major by Vivaldi (1720) Allegro Springtime is upon us. The birds celebrate her return with festive song, and murmuring streams are softly caressed by the breezes. Thunderstorms, those heralds of Spring, roar, casting their dark mantle over heaven, Then they die away to...