Autumn Book Haul

It’s that time of year again: our local library’s semi-annual book sale just passed and as usual, I came away with a huge stack of books. Here’s a quick list of them: do let me know if you’ve read any of them and what you thought! Murder in the Cathedral by T. S. Eliot –Continue reading “Autumn Book Haul”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. With Valentine’s Day coming up this Sunday, the girls atΒ The Broke and the Bookish decided to make this week’s “Top Ten Tuesday” a Valentine’s Day-themed free-for-all. And since I’ve been looking for an opportunity to talk about poetry anyway, I decided toContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Edition”

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Poem of the Week: “The Pulley”

During a recent book haul (more on that next week), I bought an old copy of The Oxford Book of English Verse for the exorbitant amount of $2. πŸ˜‰ Since then, I’ve been poking around it, reading all the poets that my fellow bloggers swear by whom I’ve never read. One of them is GeorgeContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Pulley””

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Poems for the Newcomer

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s prompt is “Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101).” Well, I’m not interested in YA,Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Poems for the Newcomer”

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Poem of the Week: “The Canonization”

Yes, I know that I missed last week’s installment and I am terribly sorry. To make up for it, here’s a really pretty one by John Donne. πŸ™‚ “The Canonization” by John Donne For God’s sake hold your tongue, and let me love ; Or chide my palsy, or my gout ; My five grayContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “The Canonization””

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Poem of the Week: “On His Blindness”

You may recall I’ve shared some of John Milton’s poetry before on BGA. And while I still cannot fathom Paradise Lost (nor do I especially wish to), I can’t help but be impressed with Milton’s ability to combine raw emotion with beautiful form in his poetry. Here is a another sonnet he wrote after goingContinue reading “Poem of the Week: “On His Blindness””

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The Sweetest, Saddest Thing You Will Read All Week

I’ll be honest: I’m not the biggest poetry fan in the world, but every once in a while, I find a poem that reaches out and grabs me by the heart. That happened this week. I had actually read the poem long before, but some English lessons on the sonnets of John Milton reminded meContinue reading “The Sweetest, Saddest Thing You Will Read All Week”

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