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COMPLETE COLLECTION OF POEMS BY RUDYARD KIPLING Kipling gained renown throughout the world as a poet and storyteller. He was also known as a leading supporter of the British Empire. As apparent from his stories and poems, Kipling interested himself in the romance and adventure which he found in Great Britain's colonial expansion. Kipling was born on Dec.30, 1865, in Bombay, where his father directed an art school. He learned Hindi from his nurse, and he also learned stories of jungle animals. In 1889, Kipling return to England. Kipling composed many of his poems while living for several years in the United States in the mid-1890s. In 1896, Kipling returned to England from the United States. In 1900, Kipling went to South Africa to report the Boer War for an English newspaper. Before World War I, Kipling became active in politics. he widely lectured and wrote for the British cause both before and during the war.

Books This belongs to Anke Hans. The quote is from Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five”. I did not know that when I got the tattoo, I had just seen it on Pinterest and got it at ‘Kingdom Within Tattoo studio’ during my holidays in Iceland last February ;-) This belongs to Bryce Cole, who got the tattoo on his birthday (July 6, 2013). This belongs to Fox. I read Slaughterhouse Five for the first time when I was 18 and it is one of my favourite novels. This was posted as a part of “So it Goes” Saturdays.

NEWSPAPER BLACKOUT POEMS by Austin Kleon In some ways, I’m probably the worst person to teach blackout poetry. I’ve done it for so long, I don’t even really think about it any more. Making art and teaching art are two different skill sets, and a quick Google search for “blackout poetry lesson plans” shows that there’s a small army of English teachers already doing it better than me, anyways. That’s not to say I don’t like teaching, it’s just that I’m never sure I’m any good at it. I’ve done some workshops with a lot of instruction and timed activities, but those always seem just a little bit off. I told the story of how I started blacking out, showed a timelapse video of how I make one, read a few, then told them they should just go for it. This is always the moment where I kind of hold my breath and think, “Uh oh. But these teens! It’s easy for an old fart like me to get jaded about everything, especially my work. I stole a lot from everybody in that room.

10 Transformational and Spiritual Aphorisms | Peace and Loveism - StumbleUpon Throughout the ages, there have been many who have transcended the domain of the ego and had gotten a taste of those delicious higher states of consciousness. Rather than keep their experiential knowledge and wisdom about the higher aspects of existence to themselves, they spread the word to others, be it through spoken word, written works, or other methods. Thanks to the sages, spiritual teachers, and every-day people who had an enlightening experience, we can ignite the light of expanded awareness concerning the higher aspects of the human experience and of existence itself from such people. There are an untold amount of such spiritual aphorisms to be enjoyed by our higher selves so we will take a look at 10 such aphorisms. May these timeless words nourish your mind and soul. Aphorism 1 A human being is a part of a whole, called by us a universe, a part limited in time and space. -Albert Einstein Aphorism 2 “Life is what you make it,” this is very true. -Unknown Aphorism 3 Aphorism 4

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I'm telling lies.I say,It's in the reach of my armsThe span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me. I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,And to a man,The fellows stand orFall down on their knees.Then they swarm around me,A hive of honey bees.I say,It's the fire in my eyes,And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist,And the joy in my feet.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me. Men themselves have wonderedWhat they see in me.They try so muchBut they can't touchMy inner mystery.When I try to show themThey say they still can't see.I say,It's in the arch of my back,The sun of my smile,The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.I'm a woman Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.

Ono no Komachi Very little is known about this Japanese poetess, and most of it is legendary. She lived around 850 C.E. (b. 834?) during the Heian period. What is certain about her, however, is that she was a major poet. I have sometimes commented on certain poems because the variations in translation are bewildering --- often changing the meaning of the original completely. KKS:1030 (Miscellaneous Forms) On such a night as this When no moon lights your way to me, I wake, my passion blazing, My breast a fire raging, exploding flame While within me my heart chars. KKS:113, OHI:9 (Spring) The flowers withered Their color faded away While meaninglessly I spent my days in the world And the long rains were falling. KKS:797 (Love) A thing which fades With no outward sign Is the flower Of the heart of man In this world! KKS:658 (Love) Though I visit him Ceaselessly In my dreams, The sum of all those meetings Is less than a single waking glimpse. KKS:656 (Love) KKS:623, IM:25 (Love) KKS:552, IM:142 (Love)

Underlined Book Quotes Become Clever Illustrations Bookworm or not, you can't help but enjoy these black and white illustrations of literary quotes by Evan Robertson. The New York-based graphic designer has taken some of the cleverest lines written by famous authors such as William Faulkner and Oscar Wilde and turned them into wonderful posters. These literature-inspired fine art illustrations are currently being sold on Etsy under the name Obvious State. Robertson would see a "little jewel of a sentence" and he'd underline it. Then, he would take those "snippets of text and ideas" and "let the words be a springboard for an illustration." As he told Huffington Post, "The illustrations incorporate and interact with the text and hopefully add up to something that engages the mind as much as the eye." Here are 12 of our favorites. Update: Check out more clever illustrations in Part II of this story. Obvious State on Etsy via [Quipsologies], [Huffington Post]

altered books: Selected Poems by Ezra Pound (w/ Jennifer Hill-Kaucher) Archives March 28, 2005 Selected Pound Poem 1 Posted by dwaber at 03:13 PM Selected Pound Poem 2 Posted by JHK at 03:14 PM May 02, 2005 Selected Pound Poem 3 Posted by dwaber at 01:32 AM Selected Pound Poem 4 Posted by JHK at 01:33 AM July 27, 2005 Selected Pound Poem 5 Posted by dwaber at 03:03 PM Selected Pound Poem 6 FREE Online Rhyming Dictionary Nameless Pain by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard I should be happy with my lot: A wife and mother – is it not Enough for me to be content? What other blessing could be sent? A quiet house, and homely ways, That make each day like other days; I only see Time’s shadow now Darken the hair on baby’s brow! No world’s work ever comes to me, No beggar brings his misery; I have no power, no healing art With bruised soul or broken heart. I read the poets of the age, ’Tis lotus-eating in a cage; I study Art, but Art is dead To one who clamors to be fed With milk from Nature’s rugged breast, Who longs for Labor’s lusty rest. O foolish wish! If nay other lot were mine. Source: She Wields a Pen: American Women Poets of the Nineteenth Century (University of Iowa Press, 1997) Discover this poem’s context and related poetry, articles, and media. Poet Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard 1823–1902 POET’S REGION U.S., New England Subjects Relationships, Home Life, Activities, Jobs & Working, Arts & Sciences, Social Commentaries, Gender & Sexuality Biography

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by E. E. Cummings i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) “[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” Copyright 1952, © 1980, 1991 by the Trustees for the E. Source: Poetry (June 1952). This poem originally appeared in the June 1952 issue of Poetry magazine Biography "Among the most innovative of twentieth-century poets," according to Jenny Penberthy in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, E. Continue reading this biography

Literary Tattoos This is Caleb's tattoo. This quote is from a Robert Burns poem but I was inspired by John Steinbeck's " Of Mice and Men ". I've always felt that the success of our own plans are so subject to things outside our control. This quote reflects that. This is Tim 's. This one belongs to Liberty. I thought it was a nice way to commemorate my favorite author. This is Liam's. while breakfast of champions is not my favorite vonnegut book, it is the first book that made me love reading. i was 15 and after every page i kept thinking, "i never knew books could be like this." i read every single vonnegut book after that. This belongs to Joe. Vonnegut was the first author that I ever felt a connection with and for a myriad of reasons I wanted a sketch of his to be my first tattoo. This one belongs to Kaylie . Vonnegut uses the phrase " Goodbye Blue Monday " as a reaction to the absurdities of everyday life. "Goodbye Blue Monday" is also the alternate title of Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions - George R.

Cataract - Ferlinghetti-2 Previous – Next Hear it, if you have the free Real Audio Plug-in. ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti ~ Cataract Table of Contents – Previous – Next Cataract Title Page The Look by Sara Teasdale Strephon kissed me in the spring, Robin in the fall, But Colin only looked at me And never kissed at all. Strephon's kiss was lost in jest, Robin's lost in play, But the kiss in Colin's eyes Haunts me night and day. Discover this poem’s context and related poetry, articles, and media. Poet Sara Teasdale 1884–1933 SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern Subjects Love, Relationships, Classic Love, Infatuation & Crushes, Unrequited Love, Heartache & Loss Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza, Common Measure, Pastoral Biography Sara Teasdale received public admiration for her well-crafted lyrical poetry which centered on a woman's changing perspectives on beauty, love, and death. Continue reading this biography

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