In Love with Rilke

You ever have a poem that you read that you fall in love with? I finally tracked down the title of the poem from a book I had read a while back. It was a characters favorite poem, and only listed excerpts throughout the book. I do like Rilke, and have fun translating the German … Continue reading In Love with Rilke

Ap-uh-tuh-PEY-ik

Another fun little word, apotropaic. It is pronounced \ap-uh-truh-PEY-ik\. I always have fun figuring out the pronunciation of new words, especially if it is totally foreign to my vocabulary. Such as apotropaic. It means "intending to ward off evil" (Websters Dictonary.com). Apotropaic came into common usage in the 1880s. It comes from the Greek word … Continue reading Ap-uh-tuh-PEY-ik

Complexities of Words

As if you were a tiny delicate flower I nurture you. Filling you up with love, compassion, some patience too. Waiting, watching for you to bloom into a beautiful thing that you are. Oh what a joy you are to me, each syllable, vowel a doorway to a new world. Taking me far away into … Continue reading Complexities of Words

The Art of Positive Thinking

Lately I have followed this blog by Sweet Mother, if you havent read it, go read it! It is a hilarious blog that actually makes you think about your own situations at times. It's akin to a life lesson laced with humor crack. Yes I like using the phrase "humor crack", I am hoping that … Continue reading The Art of Positive Thinking

Word of the Day

I greatly enjoy word of the day by dictonary.com! There is something fun about exploring new words and expanding your vocabulary, searching for different words that mean the same thing, or the opposite, it’s an adventure through language! I believe that all my high school English teachers would have loved to hear me say this … Continue reading Word of the Day