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Out of the Shadows #NationalPoetryDay

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Out of the shadows and into the light
With secrets and lies,
Conspiracies and spies.

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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

green eggs ham seussRating: ★★★★

Reading Green Eggs and Ham to stubborn children is definitely a preferred alternative to torture. Introducing new foods to the very young can be a gruelling task, for parent and child alike. Seuss teaches that ‘new’ doesn’t automatically mean you’ll hate it. In that respect it kind of reminds me of The Croods with the ‘Anything new is bad’ ethos also being turned on its head.

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Free Online Literary Courses for Readers and Writers (starting Sep/Oct 2014)

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As it’s the beginning of the academic year, I’ve been looking at free online courses and educational resources for readers, writers, gamers and web surfers (mostly on online security). Continue reading Free Online Literary Courses for Readers and Writers (starting Sep/Oct 2014)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam

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The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.

Khayyam struck me as a man with a love-hate relationship with the old vino, which sort of implies that perhaps he wasn’t the strictest Muslim. I wonder if that was a such terrible thing 900 years ago when he was alive.

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If you were a dinosaur, my love by Rachel Swirsky

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So you’re sitting at home watching Jurassic Park with your boyfriend for the millionth time and you turn to look at him and wonder . . . If you were a dinosaur, my love . . .

An ode to a surreal, lyrical fantasy that’s moments away from turning into monster porn. Until the end when the fantasy cracks to reveal a violent reality, and the inspiration for the daydream.

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