From Solitude to Gratitude

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I miss my wall; that beautiful stone wall

in summer; overlooking

the clover field; corn field

swaying and shushing behind me

woodchucks’ fuzzy brown heads

would always pop up from the doors

of their underground homes

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I miss my wall; with the pasture on the left

with spotted cows; black and white

one by one they’d look up

and dare to glare as I would stare

if I say boo! Would they jump?

I miss my wall of solitude

I remember it with gratitude


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On the Road to What’s Next

 

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The road to “What’s Next”

 

Graduation from college is an accomplishment for anyone who has hopes for a better future. No matter what your age is, graduation is a milestone. What happens after graduation remains to be seen. This is the moment when the real work begins. What will one do with this so-called higher education? I suppose it depends on why you went to college, to begin with. Continue reading “On the Road to What’s Next”

From Harvest to Planting

 

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photo credit: Pamela P. Stroud <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/138014685@N08/24467380707″>Following in the Footsteps of God | Almighty God’s Words “God’s Work and Man’s Practice” (Part Two)</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a&gt; <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/”>(license)</a&gt;

What should we do now that the year 2017 is over and 2018 has begun? We harvest the ripened crops of course. Then, we plant more seeds for the future. As I take the time to reflect on the past year, I see my successes and my failures. I thrived in some areas and fell short in others. This is where the lessons are learned. However, lessons are not learned if we have closed our mind’s eye to the act of learning those lessons.

 

I used to go through life feeling defeated when things went wrong. Still, to this day, I often allow myself to feel defeated. That is until I realized Continue reading “From Harvest to Planting”

Psychoanalitic Criticism: The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams

The Use of Force

When it comes to literature, there are many critical theories we can use to gain an understanding of the texts we read. It also depends on what perspective we would like to glean that understanding. Applying Psychoanalytic Criticism to a text is one way of understanding the psyche of the author and the psychology behind the text’s meaning and the text’s purpose. Psychoanalytic criticism “argues that literary texts, like dreams, express the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of the author” (Delahoyde). This is where the Id, Ego, and Superego come in. Freud’s model of the psyche consists of the id which is the “instinctive, unconscious part of the personality” (McLeod). The id is Continue reading “Psychoanalitic Criticism: The Use of Force by William Carlos Williams”

Special Note

Special Note: Due to a major hurricane that hit Florida this September and the fact that I am still attending online college courses that take up a great portion of my time I haven’t posted according to schedule. Though I do try to keep a schedule, I know it is mostly “miss” than “hit.” I apologize for this. There is nothing worse than checking a blog that has been dormant for too long. I have a subject in mind for my next piece and will have it posted soon–hopefully within the next day or two. Please bear with me.