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A fun loving individual set on making her mark on this world.
Too long ago
1. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - “I Knew a Woman” by Theodore Roethke
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one:
The shapes a bright container can contain!
2. A Handful of Dust by Evelyn Waugh - The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
…I will show you something different from either
Your shadow at morning striding behind you
Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you;
I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
3. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe - “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck - “To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough” by Robert Burns
But little Mouse, you are not alone,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes of mice and men
Go often askew,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain,
For promised joy!
5. Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy - “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” by Thomas Gray
Far from the madding crowd’s ignoble strife
Their sober wishes never learn’d to stray;
Along the cool sequester’d vale of life
They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
6. Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust - “Sonnet 30″ by William Shakespeare
When to the sessions of sweet silent thought
I summon up remembrance of things past,
I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought,
And with old woes new wail my dear time’s waste:
7. Endless Night by Agatha Christie - “Auguries of Innocence” by William Blake
Every night and every morn,
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night,
Some are born to sweet delight.
Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.
8. For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway - “Meditation XVII” by John Donne
No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
9. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers - “The Lonely Hunter” by William Sharp
O never a green leaf whispers, where the green-gold branches swing:
O never a song I hear now, where one was wont to sing.
Here in the heart of Summer, sweet is life to me still,
But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill.
10. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou - “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings —
I know why the caged bird sings!
11. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald - “Ode to a Nightingale” by John Keats
Already with thee! tender is the night,
And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
Cluster’d around by all her starry Fays
But here there is no light,
Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.
12. A Passage to India by E.M. Forster - Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Passage to India!
Struggles of many a captain–tales of many a sailor dead!
Over my mood, stealing and spreading they come,
Like clouds and cloudlets in the unreach’d sky.
What a dirty dog woof
Some familiar voices
I sent a 98 cent letter why is my receipt over a foot long? What happened to going green?
Wondering if I’m the only one from my class that got excited about seeing IPA in out textbook
At the bus stop with my umbrella and a girl with a cat hat on… Reminds me of Tonari No Totoro…..
If you’ve been around me lately you would know that I have a recent obsession with Rugby. I am still learning all the rules of the game but it is quickly taking over any interest I had in other sports (except Cougar football). If you are not entirely convinced Rugby is not the coolest most intense/ hottest sport ever, here are some of the players from the All Blacks in New Zealand.
Lucky strike with the cuz! http://t.co/XYHoITnXhh
My mom keeps asking why all the guys on the Big Bang theory ate gay... They aren't they are just nerds
Just horsing around http://t.co/BPL4tyfcPo
Thank you wine and Wikipedia. I don't know how I'd get through grad school without you. #pgp #gradschool
Cabo spring break #tbt lets go back @madcreight its_michelle206 rosiepazz syonlick @meggod http://t.co/9qy74Li9GA
Just posted a photo http://t.co/UKTGcLthVQ
RT @hipstermermaid: Still pissed that “Mulan” isn’t a career option.
Game time http://t.co/XIRUc6c4bF
@RachelAnnPeters it was so fun! We need to get to get together more. Maybe after finals!
French 75 http://t.co/tFq0F0xLO7
Just posted a photo http://t.co/qggJGK5i4k
A quite night with my mom http://t.co/SkSBmMWJgg
calamine lotion is a god send. It might just convince me that there is a higher power.
Law and order criminal intent is soo bad I can't stop watching it.