Tag: Literature

  • Woes of Publishing and How I had to Pivot this Website

    Over the last month, I made a realization that forced me (in many ways) to completely alter the way in which this blog is run. This realization resulted in a feeling of great loss. It reminds me of a portion in Steve Carell the film, Little Miss Sunshine, in which one of the protagonists, a […]

  • Blog: Core Literature Course

    “Core Literature” is the working title for an online course I’m working on, the first attempts of which I’ve actually made public for free on YouTube. But the creation of the course has been fraught with delays; specifically, I don’t exactly know where the course is going; or rather, I am not entirely sure how […]

  • War and Peace – On the History of the War

    Of the Unfortunate Renewal of the Napoleonic War in 1811 From the close of the year 1811 an intensified arming and concentrating of the forces of Western Europe began, and in 1812 these forces—millions of men, reckoning those transporting and feeding the army—moved from the west eastwards to the Russian frontier, toward which since 1811 […]

  • Quartet (v2)

    She would rise in the middle of the night on some nights, the long nights, and wander to the window. I only began to notice when I started sleeping as much as she did. I would feel her movement during the lighter portions of my sleep. One night, I woke up and saw her creep […]

  • Forgotten Until Further Notice.

    Fathoms 1/5 Au.3.2018 (Ma.20.2019) I’ll be a while Because I need to see the sun set What will we do? Who am I to ask such a question? Will we stay two And you know how I feel about you You don’t know all the things I could do I could save me from the […]

  • Portfolio. (v4.4a)

    [Alice and Finch ? Wavering✓ The Hero✓ Span✓ Djeb✓ Inck✓] Cover page for readers: This is only a fifteen page portfolio, double spaced (despite what it may seem). In fact it’s shorter than one might expect because poetry uses a lot of lines. The portfolio can be easily navigated using the navigation tools (ctrl + […]

  • Sing me a Lovely Lovers’ Song!

    Oh love my love you are peace Oh love my love I want your peace I’ll keep you safe! I’m on my knees. You see oh lovely love o’ love my love oh can’t you see? I have to, want to build a home for you and me! You are my joy Must keep you […]

  • Tell me a story that you cherish. (v2, standalone)

    Tell me a story that you cherish. (v2, standalone)

    (v1 of this piece was in the short anthology, Passive Progressions.) This was written in September, when my life was more stable because she was not talking to me. Now, it’s a little different. Horray, for Chaos has returned to me once again! A Romantic: A person with beliefs or attitudes of mystery, excitement, and […]

  • Sing me a song; so that I may Dance!

    Sing me a siren song, draw me — to the rocks. Sing me your siren song, You know — I’ll cling fast. Sing me a pretty song, I love you, your voice. Sing me a lovely song, You know I am yours. Sing me oh sing me oh singing me love Sing me oh sing […]

  • Astrophil and Stella 1 (By Sir Philip Sidney)

    Astrophil and Stella 1: Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show BY SIR PHILIP SIDNEY (1554-1586) Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show, That she, dear she, might take some pleasure of my pain,— Pleasure might cause her read, reading might make her know, Knowledge might pity […]

  • Stories from the Greatest Knight in Modern History

    If you’ve been on this site for a long time, you know that I love not just classics, but also the forerunners in the Novel genre. Some of the first Novels ever written were Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver’s Travels and Don Quixote. Both were preceded by a plethora of Greek Novels that I’ve fallen in love with, […]

  • The Solune Prince: Mental/Physical Resisance

    The Solune Prince  Novella 1 Chapter 4 Mental/Physical Resistance “Why did I say anything? Was it nerves perhaps?”   Chloe exited the castle. The city had been built around the stone building’s backside, which meant that in order to get into the city, she had to exit from the front, walk half a kilocubit, and […]

  • The Solune Prince: Decision, InConcision

    The Solune Prince Novella 1 Chapter 3: Decision, InConcision Morning came, but far too slowly. Chloe woke up mired, she felt as if she had slept a fraction of the hours that she’d spent in bed. When she awoke, time seemed to be moving faster than normal. She was used to mornings like this, days […]

  • The Solune Prince: Deliberation through Dreams

    The Solune Prince Novella 1 Chapter 2 Deliberation through Dreams Chloe continued, “Post Script: “Due to the grand nature of this request, I am sending one of my most trusted men, Lilllith of the Royal Guard to negotiate on behalf of the Royal Title. Likely, she will test the worth and potential of you, our […]

  • Charlotte’s Web: Good Mother

    Charlotte’s Web: Good Mother

    Daniel Triumph […] English 26-205 31 March 2018 The Good Mother When I started reading Charlotte’s Web, my first reaction to Charlotte’s treatment of Wilbur was one of concern. She started with little things, “ ‘Let Wilbur alone! … He has a perfect right to smell considering his surroundings’ ” (White 61), but then Charlotte […]