October 10, 2009

Terrific Two of the Week: 10/5-10/9/09

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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? The two, terrific poems of the week for me were:

--My Lady Carries Love Within Her Eyes and My Love Is Like To Ice--

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October 5, 2009
And Death Shall Have No Dominion
--Description: 20th C, Thomas D., Death, Hope--



October 6, 2009
My Lady Carries Love Within Her Eyes
--Description: 14th C, Alighieri D., Adoration, Love, Sonnet--



October 7, 2009
Bring Me The Sunset In A Cup
--Description: 19th C, Dickinson E., Nature--



October 8, 2009
My Love Is Like To Ice
--Description: 16th C, Spenser E., Adoration, Love, Sonnet--




October 9, 2009
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
--Description: 20th C, Dylan Thomas., Aging, Death, Encouragement--


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Weekend Haiku:

"Silver moon floats high
As clouds scurry below it
Hear the silent hush."

V. Mahfood

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--Word of the Day: expediency / (ek-SPEE-dee-uhn-see), noun:
1. Consideration of what is advantageous or easy or immediate over what is right.
2. The quality of being suited for a purpose.
Example:
"Political expediency means that a lot of planning is still short term."
-Elizabeth Sidiropoulos & Lyal White; How Brazil Beats Poverty Trap; Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg, South Africa); Aug 25, 2009.

--Quote of the Day: A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.
-Salman Rushdie

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