The Seafarer (Translation from OLD ENGLISH POEMS, 1918)

Today is the International Day of the Seafarer. The official purpose of the day is to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil society; and for the risks and personal costs they bear while on their jobs. Seafarers have inspired our imagination for as long as mankind looks out…

Top 5 Summer Solstice and Midsummer Tales

The longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice, as well as the St. John’s Eve have passed this week and I hope you enjoyed it. Maybe you took part in some of the celebrations? Ever since prehistoric times summer solstice has been a day of great importance. Rituals and traditions have evolved in many…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains, Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend More than cool reason ever comprehends. The lunatic, the lover and the poet Are of imagination all compact: One sees more devils than vast hell can hold, That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic, Sees Helen’s beauty in a brow of…