Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Have you read "A Hole is to Dig" or "Open House for Butterflies" by Ruth Krauss?

Cornflower: "Ants are to bite you."

Veterans Day

Here are some facts about Veterans Day, including the reason for the poppy symbol.

A Wrinkle in Time

“In your language you have a form of poetry called the sonnet…It is a very strict form of poetry, is it not? …There are fourteen lines, I believe, all in iambic pentameter. That’s a very strict rhythm, or meter…And each line has to end with a rigid rhyme pattern. And if the poet does not do it exactly this way, it is not a sonnet, is it? …But within this strict form the poet has complete freedom to say whatever he wants, doesn’t he?”

“You mean you’re comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?”

“Yes,” Mrs. Whatsit said. “You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.”

--A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle