In 5th line on July 30, 2009 at 8:52 am
“Then along tht riverbank a thousand miles tattooed cannibals danced in files; then I heard the boom of the blood-lust song and a thigh-bone beating on a tin-pan gong.”~~from the poem “The Congo” by Vachel Lindsay from 100 American Poems of the Twentieth Century
A great study of poetry and poems that make an impact.
In 5th line on July 29, 2009 at 8:48 am
“They have eaten silence with chapped lips at table, more bitter before son or husband than this boss man.”~~from the poem “Photo of Women Plowing” by Carol Ann Russell in As Far As I Can See: Contemporary Writing of the Middle Plains
Great poems and essays depicting life on the plains during several time periods.
In 5th line on July 28, 2009 at 8:44 am
“Can you believe that?”~~The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
The girls who share the traveling pants begin new adventures.
In 5th line on July 27, 2009 at 8:42 am
” ‘Not that it matters, because you’re both gor-juss.’ “~~Revenge of the Wannabes by Lisi Harrison
They’re part of “the clique.”
In 5th line on July 26, 2009 at 8:39 am
“”Correct!”~~from “A Disappearance” by Emile Gaboriau in The Crime Solvers: 13 Classic Detective Stories
In 5th line on July 25, 2009 at 8:36 am
“Or admit to noticing.”~~The Queen of Everything by Deb Caletti
Jordan’s life is far from perfect, but she accepts it for being as normal as she can have. And then a married woman starts dating her dad. Nothing will ever be the same.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
In 5th line on July 24, 2009 at 8:33 am
“He probably hated that kind of honesty as much as I did.”~~No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt
Life for a young man during the depression.
In 5th line on July 23, 2009 at 8:28 am
” ‘ Now look, Sarah.’ “~~April Morning by Howard Fast
The Battle of Lexington from a young soldier’s perspective.
In 5th line on July 22, 2009 at 8:22 am
“As Mr. Allworthy, therefore, had declared to the doctor that he never intended to take a second wife, as his sister was his nearest relation, and as the doctor had fished out that his intentions were to make any child of hers his heir, which indeed the law without his interposition would have done for him, the doctor and his brother thought it an act of benevolence to give being to a human creature who would be so plentifully provided with the most essential means of happiness.”~~Tom Jones by Henry Fielding
Yup, a lot of the writing in this book leans toward long sentences.