Friday, April 04, 2008


"If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. " ~Emily Dickinson

Did you know we're in the middle of Borders Educators' Week? Any current or retired educator (and this includes Sunday School teachers, homeschoolers, etc) gets 25% off every single thing they buy, now through April 8. I wait for this week every year!

And now, the Friday Feast...

Invent a new flower; give it a name and describe it.

How about the New England Beauty? It survives the most wicked winters and blooms a bright red and pink through the snow. Nearly indestructible.

Name someone whom you think has a wonderful voice.

I'm a Josh Groban fan...

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how clean do you keep your car?

I'd say around a 7. I don't wash it as often as I should (especially in the winter - what's the point?), and it tends to collect pieces of my life as the weeks go on...extra gloves, receipts, overdue books, running clothes in case I'm motivated after work...

Main Course
How do you feel about poetry?

Interestingly enough, though I'm an English teacher and a writer, I'm not a huge poetry fan. I do like to read it occasionally (love ee cummings), but I don't like to teach it, and I'm not very good at writing it. I tend to enjoy it on the surface level, rather than analyzing it for all its hidden meanings.

What was the last person/place/thing you took a picture of?

Lots and lots of new and exotic cars, at the International Auto Show last weekend. Missed that blog post? Here they are!


Emzkie said...

great Feast Allie!

Devon Gray said...

Hi Allie- I wrote a lot of poetry when I first started out writing. I think my favorite form is what is found in song lyrics (obviously from my blog!). If the words are beautiful, and the music is as well it can be a very powerful motivator for me with my writing. Have fun with that Border's discount! Do you have a list or are you winging it (probably dangerous!)?

Have a great weekend-

Mel said...

I can't get into poetry either.

And good feast. I love the sound of that flower.

Marianne Arkins said...

Oh, I love Josh Groban!

And, yeah... poetry. I actually write pretty decent stuff, but I only do it when I'm desperately depressed so it's all terribly dark. Ugh.

Happy Friday!

windycindy said...

Hi, Thanks for the Border's tip!
My sister is a retired teacher. She could buy books for her two grandchildren! Cindi

Marsha said...

Nice feast. I'm not a huge Josh Groban fan but he does have a wonderful voice.

Have a great weekend!

Dru said...

I don't mind reading poems as long as it has a nice flow to it.

I written a couple of poems, some at sad times in my life. I think the majority of my poems are feel good ones.

I hope your Friday is a good one.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I would have loved to go to the car show. Awesome. Have a great FF and weekend. :)

Laane said...

To be honest, I hated analysing poetry too.

But i love it for the feel it can create... so i'll go for that.

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Have a wonderful weekend.

Virginia said...

Sounds like a fantastic feast to me.