Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ode to Sleep

Here is a random poem that I wrote one day when I was struggling to pay attention in my French Class. I also want to point out that I was running on about 4 hours of sleep for about 3 days. Also don't read the poem by stanza, I only did that because I was playing with the rhyme scheme. So I hope that you all enjoy.

Oh sleep how I've missed thee
I lay waiting for you to take me away
From this world that is cruel.

Please come kidnap me
For I prefer the night to day
There seems to be some rule

Which allows me only three
Short hours of sway.
Then I wake to the droll

World that sucks the life from me.
As a vampire drinks the blood of prey.
I am an idiot and a fool

To believe that this dream might be
The hope of going this way
And hiding myself in a solitary hole.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Quotes of the Day: April 12, 2010

Today's quotes are from the amazing book Anne of Green Gables series. Enjoy!

"I'm not a bit changed--not really. I'm only just pruned down and branched out. The real ME--back here--is just the same."
"Marilla, isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"
"It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?"
"And people laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express them, haven't you?"
"It's all very well to read about sorrows and imagine yourself living through them heroically, but it's not so nice when you really come to have them, is it?"
"You'd find it easier to be bad than good if you had red hair," said Anne reproachfully. "People who haven't red hair don't know what trouble is."
"Next to trying and winning, the best thing is trying and failing."
"In this world you've just got to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends."
"That is one good thing about this world. . .there are always sure to be more springs."
"There are so many unpleasant things in the world already that there is no use in imagining any more."
"We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us."
Human nature is not obliged to be consistent.
"I love to smell flowers in the dark," she said. "You get hold of their soul then."
"A little opposition gives spice to life."