Spring, some years ago. . . .
As I watch my 10-month old daughter pluck a living leaf from the crab apple tree in our front yard. . . as I watch her fondle the now amputated and dying flesh of the tree, I see her open-mouthed face puzzle over this fading tissue, unsure of its use or purpose. She touches it, holds it, concerns herself over its texture, its edges, its softness.
She has killed this leaf. At her age, both acutely aware and blindly oblivious to her destructive
Looking for Alibrandi
By Melina Marchetta.
‘Looking for Alibrandi’ is a story about a young girl, growing up in Sydney in the nineties. The only side of life to create any hassle is that she is Italian, with an Italian mother, grandmother and father, somewhere, growing up in an Australian world. Throughout the book, she spends her entire year twelve either at her home or at her grandmother’s, school or
Division of globe in ancient Indian literature.
King Priyavratha had seven sons each with names synonymous with Agni or fireGod.The purana considers the world as 7 dweepa or islands belonging to these 7 Agni or fire,who were brothers.
Salmali dweepa Yagnabahu
This is an emended version that I posted in the lesson plans section of this site.
The sonnet has always been difficult for many people to describe. If you ask what a sonnet is, most people would probably reply “a fourteen line poem”. Many poets would call a fourteen line poem a quatorzain just to distinguish it from a sonnet proper, whatever that actually is. Some may even add that it was a ‘fourteen line poem’ in iambic pentameter. In fact the sonnet
Presently I thought I'd move a number of the longer postings I have made... with some editorial improvements (I hope) into my blog. From the "favorite paintings" discussion on the "general chat" board I thought that first I might move this brief discussion of a marvelous piece of art by the Japanese masters, Koetsu and Sotasu:
I thought I'd post a little on some of the art I have been looking at recently in tandem with my recent foray into Asian... and especially
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