Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Goal #99 Reread 1984, Brave New World, and Farenheit 451.

I just finished re-reading Farenheit 451, and I loved it just as much as the first time that I read it. I can't remember exactly when that first was; I've read the book at least three or four times.
I held my breath as Montag went through his transformation; I fell in love with Clarisse and books all over again with Montag; and I looked around with wonder as Montag discovered the whole new world of scholars that existed outside of the normal civilization.
Today I started re-reading Handmaid's Tale because I thought that it was also part of this goal. But I was mistaken. I have to re-read Brave New World and 1984. Ah well, I'll read a different good book.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Miscellaneous Poem

I found this poem that I had written when I was in high school. I thought it was cute, and being how I have a couple goals about writing things and getting published, I thought I would post it up here. I realize that this isn't going to be published, but it's heading in the right direction.

Untitled Poem
Fall '02

I sit gently upon the grass


Watching the brown and red leaves

drift gently to the ground.

The surrounding forest offers

a splendid array of trees to

shed their summer clothes around me.

Are there faeries guiding

each and every falling leaf?

I catch a glimpse of a leg

and hear a soft giggle.

The flutter of a wing,

a soft whisper;

I believe that faeries

truly do exist.

Is that their elixir?

Does faith feed them on

just as disbelief kills?

A gold leaf with blood red veins

lands gently on my outstretched hand

and floats away

inviting me to follow it.

I rise and stroll down the path

leading into the darkness of the trees.

Soft fae music seems to

come from the trees

as I walk among them

inviting the sprites to come and join me

in a dance of joy and life.
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