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Book Tag

Book Tag--here are the rules.

Grab the book nearest you. Right now.Turn to page 56.Find the fifth sentence.Post that sentence along with these instructions.Don't dig for your favorite book, use the CLOSESTHere's mine:

"Which he did over the next twenty minutes, calling only one witness, Master Chief Riley, who recounted the boarding and gave a color commentary to the video tape record of the boarding."

"Clear and Present Danger" by Tom Clancy

Nowhere near as cool as Patty's!

If you haven't done this yet, tag, you're it!

Memory Lane--a few of my old poems

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Maida is taking a creative writing class at school right now, and it reminded me of the days when I was discovering my ability and desire to write. I wrote poems in the beginning, and I thought it might be fun to post some of them. I'd love to hear what you think!

This one is based on the above painting by Rousseau. I'm sure I didn't interpret the painting the way Rousseau intended it, but then again.... I like this one because of the symbolism, even though it's kind of depressing. Plus, the being in the painting is clearly a woman.... I guess sometimes you see with your mind's eye.

Naked (After Rousseau's "The Snake Charmer")
I
The dark man stands between
a deep, wide river,
and a jungle.
A cowl
hides his face.
He coaxes currents
into small pools
at his feet
with the flute
he holds to his lips.

A serpent's body
ribbons
around a mahogany arm.
It's head
hovers
just above
the charmer's left shoulder.

II
The charmer
is trying to climb
into our skin.

He's bigg…