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Oscar Wilde a paper and poetry

So I have the more amazing professors at university. They talk in class about things on the syllabus, but after class, or before, they will talk to me about playwrights and poets and writings other than those that apply to the class. One such professor turned me onto loving Irish poets. In a recent used book sale I got a book called, " Irelands Love Poems" for $3.00.In my modern drama class one of the persons we speak of is Oscar Wilde. Now I admit I knew a smidge about him,, a very small smidge before this class, but guess who wrote a poem and is published in my new Poem book. Oscar Wilde. So without more of my rambling, I give you his poem entitled: Silentium Amoris

As often-times the too replendent sun
Hurries the pallid and reluctant moon
Back to her sombre cave, ere she hath won
A single ballad from the nightengale,
So doth thy Beauty make my lips to fail,
And all my sweetest singing out of tune.

And as dawn across the level mean
On wings impertous some wind will come,

a new face and speak about a third place....

Down here in Georgia we tend to warm up before a LOT of the nation. This year has had snow,ice and polar vortex,,which is heading here again!!!  I should say NORMALLY we are warmer than the rest of the nation.The cherry blossoms though have been blooming as we have been in the 70'sF and its been walking weather. I did go walking the other day and captured some spring. Which is my new header photo.

I just finished a book about third places. I know I have mentioned this before, but do you know about this, have you heard and do you agree? Basically you have three places in your life. Your home, work and your third place. The third place is where people come to talk, play chess, gather in groups ,,2 or more, and come to meet with others. Not a place you go to, to just sit alone and get peace. We go to gather in community. What is a community now a days? So many people text, email, or use some technology to keep in touch, but we lose so much in our lives by doing this.Does Facebook hav…

A late night of burning the midnight oil

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Happy February to you all. I am up late as im studying my français and determined to get it or at least get what I don't get hahahah. I wanted to check in and see how the years going for you. Mine is smeh!! (bad), but you know,could be worse. Im trucking along ever so slowly. The cold is almost done here in GA. Maybe another month then it will be warmer and full of yellow pollen blowing by. I am really enjoying my classes this semester. Each brings with it new challenges and new possibilités. This is the first semester, that on the first day of classes, I felt I belonged and I knew what professors were talking about. Usually first days I think oh lord this is now where I belong. I am getting into my upper English classes and are really enjoying them. Tons of papers to write,sonnets to pick apart and poems to write. For the first time I feel like I belong in class,that I can contribute and I understand all the terms my professors are using. Thank you to all my professors that I had…