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    I never learned about Sinclair Lewis in...

    I never learned about Sinclair Lewis in college..instead I learned about authors far less applicable to my own life. I went to a smaller midwestern college not so different than the college that...
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    Main Street is a wonderful book! Midwest small...

    Main Street is a wonderful book! Midwest small towns in some ways haven't changed much. I grew up in a small Minnesota town and it was a lot like ''Main Street'', and it was the 1990s! It's a very...
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    I love this book. Though it was published in...

    I love this book. Though it was published in 1919, it does not seem out of touch today. Sure, details about everyday life have changed, but the human emotions in the book often haven't. I think...
  4. Thread: Old Ohio

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    Old Ohio

    In old Ohio, a girl smiles
    Wearing a flowered dress
    Sitting in the grass, or taking
    A photograph, somewhere

    In the long ago Ohio of black
    And white photographs
    Of summer days long past
    June...
  5. Thread: In Dreams

    by summer grace
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    In Dreams

    Flash Fiction

    In dreams, Courtney had the life she wanted and imagined. She felt she had lived her whole life in a daydream while her actual life preceded to be nothing like her daydreams because...
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    The Beautiful People-Story

    Flash Fiction/Short Story


    Agnes had had dreams of being an actress in late 1920s- early 1930s Hollywood. She had moved from a neighboring state to try to get into the movies. But, although she...
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    Nice poem.. really conveys a image.

    Nice poem.. really conveys a image.
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    Okay, this is a version with less "spring" in it...

    Okay, this is a version with less "spring" in it

    There for each other

    The clouds drift in the spring sky
    These days go on and by
    To join the others in the past
    But these May days remind me,...
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    Next a more cheerful poem Light in a Dark Time...

    Next a more cheerful poem

    Light in a Dark Time

    In a dark year, in a dark
    time a place I didn't want but
    Which was mine a candle
    Suddenly glowed the world lit up
    An human angel appeared,...
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    Two new poems- Light in a Dark Time

    Two new poems!

    first
    Two Things

    Bad and good times go by
    The good worth a smile, the bad a sigh
    Time moves on towards its end
    Life at various times a foe or a friend
    Morning comes and...
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    Thanks everyone!! I agree about the use of the...

    Thanks everyone!! I agree about the use of the word spring all the time, thanks for pointing that out- maybe say " the clouds drift in the april sky"? I will post a redone version with the months...
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    Angel Wings- to my human Angel

    Angel Wings

    Under your angel wings
    Is being out of suffering, it is my begining
    The years before you were gray
    More January than June
    But now your angel wings
    Protect me from the dark
    From...
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    "There for each other"

    There for Each Other

    The clouds drift in the spring sky
    These days go on and by
    To join the others in the past
    But these spring days remind me, too
    That the past is always new
    The good and...
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    Does anyone like this poem for pleasure? Its my...

    Does anyone like this poem for pleasure? Its my favorite of her poetry.My interpretation of this poem is that is talking about a cemetery ( ''strangers strolled and spelled at the lone orthography of...
  15. Most of her poetry doesn't talk about fear...

    Most of her poetry doesn't talk about fear towards death. I think she was more interested in it, and curious about it than afraid of it. The Victorians had a different attitude towards death than...
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    I think thats true. In one of her poems, she...

    I think thats true. In one of her poems, she talks about how someone in despair hears the birds sing on a summer morning '' stab my ravished spirit with dirks of melody'', and in that poem, I think...
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    Sticky: Is there any specific place that Mark Twain said...

    Is there any specific place that Mark Twain said that first one about? Just curious. I'm a very distant cousin of his. I have never come across that quote of his before. Some places from my own life...
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    I think it is about how we all live our various...

    I think it is about how we all live our various lives, and although we are not literally singing, we are in the sense that we are by making America join together. So, we are joining together to make...
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    Certainly, I agree with all you wrote! It seems...

    Certainly, I agree with all you wrote! It seems to me that philosophy IS much more interesting in literature, and can interest more people that way. It is interesting, but it might seem boring...
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    I think literature can be philosophy. It may not...

    I think literature can be philosophy. It may not be of the moral variety first mentioned, but it can have stuff to do with philosophy. I think there is lots about philosophy in prose and poetry. The...
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    Which poet is this? I really like it, but have...

    Which poet is this? I really like it, but have never heard of it before.
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    Yeah, you are right about math. Some math is very...

    Yeah, you are right about math. Some math is very practical, and we need that. It's when I get into algebra stuff that I just sigh. I think it is easier to be a failure or feel like a failure in the...
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    I hate math in general. I am also taking a course...

    I hate math in general. I am also taking a course in math, and believe me, it is an uphill struggle, but I have to do it. I hate the word problems though, just hate them. I don't think society should...
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    Sticky: Great quote, where is it from?

    Great quote, where is it from?
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    I think we all have dreams when we are young....

    I think we all have dreams when we are young. Usually, as we get older, we have to revise those dreams. They usually are more based on what we want as a child, how we want to fulfill ourselves than...
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