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Day 304 October 31

In 5th line on October 31, 2009 at 7:18 am

“Or am I nothing more than tithed daughter, last rites read at my beginning?”~~from the poem “The Insomnia of Hildegard of Bingen” in the anthology Blue Venus by Lisa Russ Spaar

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Day 303 October 30

In 5th line on October 30, 2009 at 8:14 am

“But from that day forward , if Daddy was ever in the house, he never let Mother talk on the telephone without knowing who was on the other end of the line.”~~Bootlegger’s Boy by Barry Switzer

Life in the collegiate football ranks.

Day 302 October 29

In 5th line on October 29, 2009 at 8:10 am

“The healthy progression of a relationship strengthens the brain cell connections associated with “attachment” of one person to another, helping to ensure the permenance of the relationship that finds its healthiest expression with sexual consummation in marriage.”~~Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children by Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., MD, and Freda McKissic Bush, MD

What’s the largest sex organ? The brain. And science proves it.

Day 301 October 28

In 5th line on October 28, 2009 at 8:07 am

“I was a fool, I know that now.”~~from the play “Phaeton and the Sun Chariot” in the anthology Nine Muses by Wim Coleman

Day 300 October 27

In 5th line on October 27, 2009 at 8:02 am

“Where dost thou lie thy head?”~~A Midsummer’s Night Dream  by William Shakespeare in the anthology Four Comedies

Mistaken intentions. Fairies. Sprites. And an ass. Who could ask for anything funnier?

Day 299 October 26

In 5th line on October 26, 2009 at 7:58 am

“With each instant comes a prompting for you to shake off your apathy.”~~The Purpose of Life is to Live It and Here is How by Moneim Fadali, MD

Learn to love yourself and live a healthy, happy life.

And happy birthday to my grandma. Miss you and wish you were here.

Day 298 October 25

In 5th line on October 25, 2009 at 8:53 am

“fortunately the skins peel back to let us in feelings of pulp moving under the mouth who finds how sweet to be how blonde your hips fit/I kiss your ears your blood bans into my love my life beats sing it”~~by Judy Grahn in the anthology Passionate Hearts

Yeah. I know. This is half of the poem on page 56. This anthology shares poetry about sexual love, lust, desire, longing. I’ve read it nearly one hundred times and I never tire of the words on these pages. Inspiration!

Day 297 October 24

In 5th line on October 24, 2009 at 8:49 am

“The pond looks pretty only after a rainstorm.”~~from the poem “In the Clearing” by Donald Finkel in the anthologyThe Best American Poetry 1995

Oh, I love poetry of all kinds!

Day 296 October 23

In 5th line on October 23, 2009 at 8:47 am

“What direct lessons does the poem teach?”~~The American Experience: Poetry

Day 295 October 22

In 5th line on October 22, 2009 at 8:44 am

“It?”~~from the play How Gertrude Stormed the Philosopher’s Club by Martin Epstein in the anthology 20 One-Act Plays from 20 Years of the Humana Festival