English Language and Literature / Ephemera / et cetera / Poetry / Uncategorized

The Ruins

The Ruins   I want to live among the ruins,  among blocks I’ve stumbled on:  the remnants of a childhood  —its own ancient civilization—  ended before the scribes  could hammer it out.    I want to live among the ruins, like an historian or archeologist:  brushing carefully each sanded step  —tools and footprints left behind— … Continue reading

Education / English Language and Literature / Ephemera / Gender Studies

Learning ‘hello’

Hello. 1.) One of the most common and socially acceptable greetings in the English-speaking world. 2.) A word used with different voice inflections creating different context. Learning: 1.) A verb that makes the world go ’round. 2.) Something that Hamlet possessed but did him little service. 3.) A verb that I adore. Learning + Hello =  subject line for virgin post by cyber-shy writer. Continue reading