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Poetry Wednesdays: Ode to a Secret Love by Pablo Neruda

This poem brings back memories of a secret that’s happily kept as one, even though everybody else is on it anyway. 🙂 Ode to a Secret Love Pablo Neruda They’ve guessed our secret, you know. They see me, they see us, and nothing has been said— neither your eyes nor your voice, neither your hair… Continue reading Poetry Wednesdays: Ode to a Secret Love by Pablo Neruda

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Poetry Wednesdays: Fragment 31 of Sappho’s Poetry

After what’s probably the most eventful summer of my life — so eventful I haven’t had the time to blog everything! — I’m back doing work, preparing for the next school year. I’m reading some ancient Greek literature. All this is making me want to travel to Greece. We begin with mythology, of course, and… Continue reading Poetry Wednesdays: Fragment 31 of Sappho’s Poetry

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Poetry Wednesdays: “Telephone Conversation” by Wole Soyinka

I can’t believe I haven’t posted for almost a month! The school year does this to me, so here’s a quick post. I’ve always enjoyed the poem below for its biting irony, and for how it lays bare the absurdity of prejudice (or the absurdity of thought among prejudiced people). A poem with a similar theme… Continue reading Poetry Wednesdays: “Telephone Conversation” by Wole Soyinka

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Poetry Wednesdays: “Get Drunk” by Charles Baudelaire

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about time — about its fleetingness, about all those Latin sayings (tempus fugit – time flies; tempus edax rerum – time, devourer of all things; carpe diem – seize the day), about how little time I have in this world to do all that I want to do. 2012 was a terrible… Continue reading Poetry Wednesdays: “Get Drunk” by Charles Baudelaire

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Poetry Wednesdays: “For a Student Sleeping in a Poetry Workshop” by David Wagoner

It’s the first day of school again. Times like these I am reminded of my philosophy and pedagogy, which are constantly subject to self-evaluation and, sometimes, revision. I post the poem below as a reminder that there’s a whole world outside the classroom, yet I can never divorce the content of my subject from the… Continue reading Poetry Wednesdays: “For a Student Sleeping in a Poetry Workshop” by David Wagoner