November 7, 2009

Terrific Two of the Week: 11/2/09-11/6/09

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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:

--Our Little Ghost and Promises Like Pie-Crust--

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November 2, 2009
Nurse's Song
--Description: 19th C, Blake W., Children, Childhood, Joy, Nature--

November 4, 2009
Now Sleeps The Crimson Petal
--Description: 2, Tennyson A., Love, Nature, Night, Passion--


November 5, 2009
Television
--Description: 20th C, Dahl R., Children, Childhood, Fantasy--


November 6, 2009
Our Little Ghost
--Description: 19th C, Alcott L.M., Childhood, Children, Humor, Love, Parenting--

November 7, 2009
Promises Like Pie-Crust
--Description: 19th C, Rossetti C., Disillusion, Friendship, Love--



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Weekend Haiku:

"Frenzied winds frantic howl
Trees shaking, flowers bending
Autumn takes its hold."

V. Mahfood

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--Word of the Day: irenic \eye-REN-ik; -REE-nik\, adjective:
Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.
Example:
With an irenic spirit they join the debate, at times ugly and vicious, about the historicity of the Bible (by which they mean the Hebrew Scriptures, also known as the Old Testament).
-Phyllis Trible, "God's Ghostwriters", New York Times, February 4, 2001

--Quote of the Day:Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
~Anaïs Nin

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