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Sunday, July 6, 2014
Poetry by Robert Stone - To tease potential love
To tease potential love
- a sonnet about elusiveness for Jon Lopez
A truth repeated seems defiant lie
- Robert Stone, 6 July 2014
2014-07-06 17:16:48 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Poetry by Robert Stone
to those who only hear replies they like.
Two minds will never settle on one why
while ego flarings alternating spike.
This bullying has brought me to a point
from which I do not want to trust myself.
But I believe not all will be disjoint
and will not cease to reach for higher shelf.
The one I want to want me wants me not
while I the one who wants me do not want.
How tiresome is the weaving of each plot
to tease potential love my dreams to haunt.
I still will wander with a slender hope
of finding just enough of love to cope.
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|Mike Watson: The Beginning of the Avenue of Champions|
2014-07-06 - Campbellsville Street at Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo CM Staff Photo.
The Winfrey Hotel - Collins Drug - Corner of the Public Square . . .
By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian
The beginning of an Avenue of Champions - This is the corner of Campbellsville Street - originally called Market Street, and the Public Square . . .
In 1816 Nathan Montgomery, owner of the corner lot, sold it to Elijah Creel and by 1818 Creel and his brother, Elzey--who were the originators of Creelsboro, Russell County--were operating a store on the corner, from a newly constructed brick building. This same building still stands. It is the oldest structure now on the Columbia Public Square. Many businesses have been operated from these wall, including stores, a tavern and a bank.
Josiah Harris operated a tavern, or hotel and eating establishment, on this corner. Israel C. Winfrey operated the Hotel on this site and it was here the devastating cholera epidemic of 1873 took hold and reduced Columbia population considerably. At the turn of the last century the Citizens Bank held out for a few short years in this building.
It was up Campbellsville Street to the Square that the first war dead of World War II were brought home. - MIKE WATSON
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