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Day 212 July 31

In 5th line on July 31, 2009 at 8:55 am

“Thy belt of straw and ivy-buds, thy coral clasps and aumber studs – all these in me no means can move to come to thee and be thy Love.”~~ from the poem “The Nymph’s Reply to the Shepherd” by Sir Walter Raleigh in The Top 500 Poems

I cheated. Again. This is on page 55. Page 56 has one line.

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Day 211 July 30

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.

Day 210 July 29

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.

Day 209 July 28

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.

Day 208 July 27

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.”

Day 207 July 26

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

Day 206 July 25

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!

Day 205 July 24

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.

Day 204 July 23

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.

Day 203 July 22

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.