vi) SPILT MILK
WE that have done and thought,
That have thought and done,
Must ramble, and thin out
Like milk spilt on a stone.
Once again, it was the smell of bacon and eggs that pried open Maeve’s eyes and led her by the nose into the kitchen. This time, her meal was not salted by that strange, nostalgic sadness which had previously accompanied her. She sipped on her hot coffee, eyes scanning the space for any sign of where her odd house-monster might possibly be spending the daylight hours.
It was strange to see what he had done with the place. She cringed to know exactly what kind of horrors he had to dig up and do
THIS night has been so strange that it seemed
As if the hair stood up on my head.
From going-down of the sun I have dreamed
That women laughing, or timid or wild,
In rustle of lace or silken stuff,
Climbed up my creaking stair. They had read
All I had rhymed of that monstrous thing
Returned and yet unrequited love.
They stood in the door and stood between
My great wood lectern and the fire
Till I could hear their hearts beating:
One is a harlot, and one a child
That never looked upon man with desire.
And one, it may be, a queen.
Ms. Bell was out and about much more than she had been the day before. It provided Y
i) THE DAWN
I WOULD be ignorant as the dawn
That has looked down
On that old queen measuring a town
With the pin of a brooch,
Or on the withered men that saw
From their pedantic Babylon
The careless planets in their courses,
The stars fade out where the moon comes.
And took their tablets and did sums;
I would be ignorant as the dawn
That merely stood, rocking the glittering coach
Above the cloudy shoulders of the horses;
I would be -- for no knowledge is worth a straw --
Ignorant and wanton as the dawn.
“Good morning P three-one-four-one-five-nine-two. Rise and shine.”
Ivory, gray, and featureless, the world came int
ACWAN Schedule for NaNoWriMo
(Anybody Can Write a Novel schedule for National Novel Writing Month)
Though I have never participated in NaNoWriMo, I have completed a novel by its standards in a month. It is a fun challenge, which in my experience requires a lot of planning. Though some people may just be able to write freestyle, I know that I need a schedule to keep up with it all. So. I’ve created a template schedule for those wishing to participate in NaNoWriMo this year (and in years to come). Of course, feel free to tweak or ignore this schedule completely; it is just a tool for your use. For each day, follow the link, read the arti