October 24, 2009

Terrific Two of the Week: 10/19-10/23/09

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So many intriguing poems by various poets have been covered this week. Here is a recap, and my two favorite poems of the week. What were YOURS? Which poets are your favorites?  Leave a comment with your  thoughts, and let me know which classic you would like to see. The two, terrific poems of the week for me were:

--Rum Tum Tugger and Bell Birds--

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October 19, 2009
My Shadow
--Description: 19th C, Stevenson R.L., Childhood, Children, Dreams, Humor--

October 20, 2009
The Garden of Love
--Description: 19th C, Blake W., Life, Love, Death--

October 21, 2009
Bell Birds
--Description: 19th C, Kendall H., Nature, Seasons--

October 22, 2009
Nature, The Gentlest Mother
--Description: 19th C, Dicksinson E., Nature--

October 23, 2009
Rum Tum Tugger
--Description: 20th C, Eliot T.S., Children, Humor, Nature--


Weekend Haiku:

"Weekend joy abounds
Happy voices making plans
Joyful children play.

V. Mahfood


--Word of the Day:scuttlebutt \SKUHT-l-buht\, noun:
1. A drinking fountain on a ship.
2. A cask on a ship that contains the day's supply of drinking water.
3. Informal. Gossip; rumor.
What were they talking about? Sports? Neighborhood scuttlebutt? Off-color jokes? I didn't know; I knew only how exciting it was to see Dad in action.
-Eric Liu, The Accidental Asian

--Quote of the Day:
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
~Robert Frost

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