Posts tagged with "dictionary" - Faerye Net 2007-07-28T23:51:10+00:00 Felicity Shoulders Dictionary depression 2007-07-28T23:51:10+00:00 2008-06-08T11:42:03+00:00 <p>&#8220;<em>Yet another word</em> can be found at Click here to start your free trial!&#8221;</p> <p>My kingdom for an <a href="" target="links"><span class="caps">OED</span> Online</a> subscription.</p> Fiction student incited to poetry; Film at 11 2006-06-15T00:40:00+00:00 2008-11-06T22:50:02+00:00 <p>It&#8217;s hard not to write poetry when your brain is seething and bubbling with words, ideas, and craft. I thought I&#8217;d check in with this one, a first draft. The line breaks are definitely in progress. I think my inspiration was the rhythms of a talk from poet <a href="" target="links">Dorianne Laux</a> about music and meaning in poetry. She advised us to store poetry we loved in our bodies by memorizing it, so that we can come unconsciously to know its rhythms. Listening to her recite from memory helps, too!</p> <p><b>Uncondensed</b><br /><br /> I heard on the news this morning<br /><br /> that a woman stole all twenty volumes<br /><br /> of the Oxford English Dictionary.</p> <p>She drove a pickup through the store window<br /><br /> and pulled each thick book from the shelf<br /><br /> letting it fall<br /><br /> into the impatient tailgate.</p> <p>She was apprehended<br /><br /> <spacer type=horizontal width=30 />later that evening<br /><br /> in a disused warehouse by the Sound.<br /><br /> &#8220;You can&#8217;t take it back,&#8221; she told them.<br /><br /> &quot;You<br /><br /> can&#8217;t.</p> <p>&#8220;In all my life<br /><br /> it is the only thing I have ever<br /><br /> inherited.&#8221;</p> Oh my oh my oh my 2003-10-15T13:54:32+00:00 2008-11-06T22:49:18+00:00 <P>Should I tell you? You&#8217;re competition! But you&#8217;re my audience&#8230;I shall! <a href="" target="links">Powell&#8217;s</a> is giving away the <a href="" target="links"><span class="caps">OED</span></a> to celebrate that beautiful tome&#8217;s 75th birthday. 20 volumes! A $3,000 value, they say! How can they set a value on that book! How I&#8217;ve missed it since I left the sheltering nest of the <span class="caps">CWRU</span> IP block&#8230;How glorious should it be mine!</p> <p>Hey, I see you entering! It&#8217;s mine! <span class="caps">SCAT</span>!</p>