July 17, 2009

Terrific Two of the Week: 7/11 - 7/16/09

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So many intriguing poems by various poets have been covered this week, it's time to re-discover all the beautiful things written. Here is a recap, and my  two favorite poems of the week.  What were YOURS? The two, terrific poems of the week for me in no particular order were:

--The Jewels and Bright Star --

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July 11, 2009


The Jewels
--Description: 19th C, Baudelaire C., Love, Passion



July 13, 2009


Work Without Hope
--Description: 20th C, Taylor, S.C., Hope, Nature,



July 14, 2009


Bright Star
--Description: 20th C, Keats J., Nature, Night, Sonnet



July 15, 2009


I Saw In Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing
--Description: 19th C, Whitman W., Friendship, Hope, Nature



July 16, 2009


Meet Me In The Green Glen
--Description: 19th C, Clare J., Love, Nature



--Word of the Day: dulcet\DUHL-sit\, adjective:
1. Pleasing to the ear; melodious; harmonious.
2. Generally pleasing, soothing, or agreeable.
3. (Archaic) Sweet to the taste.
Quotes:
If you want to catch up with our most famous songster, the nightingale, just visit Minsmere at the end of April, or early May, and stand on the edge of the car park. You'll soon hear the dulcet tones of the poets' favourite bird.
-Stephen Moss, "Birdwatch", The Guardian, October 23, 2000

--Quote of the Day: I'd never met a woman I considered as intelligent as me. That sounds bigheaded, but every woman I met was either a dolly-chick, or a sort of screwed-up intellectual chick. And of course, in the field I was in, I didn't meet many intellectual people anyway. I always had this dream of meeting an artist, an artist girl who would be like me. And I thought it was a myth, but then I met Yoko and that was it.
-John Lennon

--French Word of the Day: jewelry (noun) les bijoux (mpl);
(eg) la bijouterie f;
(transl) (in shop, workshop)
(eg) un bijou
a piece of jewelry

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