Monthly Archives: July 2015

My Papa’s Waltz By Theodore Roethke

The whiskey on your breath Could make a small boy dizzy; But I hung on like death: Such waltzing was not easy. We romped until the pans Slid from the kitchen shelf; My mother’s countenance Could not unfrown itself. The … Continue reading

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A Father To His Son By Carl Sandburg

A father sees his son nearing manhood. What shall he tell that son? “Life is hard; be steel; be a rock.” And this might stand him for the storms and serve him for humdrum monotony and guide him among sudden … Continue reading

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Danse Russe By William Carlos Williams

If when my wife is sleeping and the baby and Kathleen are sleeping and the sun is a flame-white disc in silken mists above shining trees,- if I in my north room dance naked, grotesquely before my mirror waving my … Continue reading

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The Portrait By Stanley Kunitz

My mother never forgave my father for killing himself, especially at such an awkward time and in a public park, that spring when I was waiting to be born. She locked his name in her deepest cabinet and would not … Continue reading

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I Opened A Book By Julia Donaldson

I opened up a book and in I strode Now nobody can find me I’ve left my chair, my house, my road My town and my world behind me I’m wearing my cloak I’ve slipped on the ring I’ve swallowed … Continue reading

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Poetry Archive

Title: Poetry Archive Author: The Poetry Archive Full Text & Source: http://www.poetryarchive.org/ The Internet, Online, 28/7/2015 Sample Text: The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a … Continue reading

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Famous Poetry Online

Title: Famous Poetry Online Author: Linda Alchin Full Text & Source: http://www.famousliteraryworks.com/ The Internet, Online, 28/7/2015 Sample Text: A free, online famous poetry resource providing the famous poems by the World’s most popular Poets. Whether your search is for Classic or … Continue reading

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The Fish By Elizabeth Bishop

I caught a tremendous fish and held him beside the boat half out of water, with my hook fast in a corner of his mouth. He didn’t fight. He hadn’t fought at all. He hung a grunting weight, battered and … Continue reading

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Youth and Age By Lord Byron

THERE’S not a joy the world can give like that it takes away When the glow of early thought declines in feeling’s dull decay; ‘Tis not on youth’s smooth cheek the blush alone which fades so fast But the tender … Continue reading

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Beautiful Old Age By David Herbert Lawrence

Beautiful Old Age It ought to be lovely to be old to be full of the peace that comes of experience and wrinkled ripe fulfilment. The wrinkled smile of completeness that follows a life lived undaunted and unsoured with accepted … Continue reading

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Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Title: Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors Author: National Centre On Caregiving, USA Full Text & Source: https://caregiver.org/caregiving-issues-and-strategies The Internet, Online, 28/7/2015 Whether you’re trying to work out a care plan for your aging parents with your siblings, or searching … Continue reading

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“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

  “If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.” – Maya Angelou

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Have A Goal

  “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.” Albert Einstein

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Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because…………….

  Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they try to copy others. Not realizing that everyone has a different question paper.

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“Don’t judge my story on the chapter you walked in on”

  “Don’t judge my story on the chapter you walked in on”.

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Finishing a good book ….that sad moment

  I hate that sad moment when you return to ordinary life after reading an awesome book

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Common sense is not that common.

  Common sense is not that common. Voltaire   “Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eyes are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or … Continue reading

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Preparing and Storing Food

Title: Preparing and Storing Food Author: Food Safety, USA Full Text & Source:http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/preparing/ The Internet, Online, 26/7/2015 Sample Text: Preparing and Storing Food Whether you’re a newcomer to the kitchen or an experienced home cook, it’s important to follow these … Continue reading

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Hand Washing and Food Safety

Title: Hand Washing and Food Safety Author: Ireland, FSAI Full Text & Source: https://www.fsai.ie/faqs/hand_washing.html The Internet, Online, 26/7/2015 Sample Text: Why is hand washing important? Hand washing is vital in preventing contamination of food by food handlers. Harmful bacteria such … Continue reading

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Meat and Poultry Temperature Guide

Title: Meat and Poultry Temperature Guide Author: Food Network Full Text & Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/articles/meat-and-poultry-temperature-guide.html The Internet, Online, 26/7/2015 Sample Text: Cooking meat and poultry to that perfect state of “just right” is not as elusive as it sounds. While judging … Continue reading

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