World’s Easiest Quiz

How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years Which country makes  Panama hats? Ecuador From which animal do we get catgut? Sheep and Horses In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution? November What is a camel’s hair brush made of?  Squirrel fur  The  Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal? …

Demons

What demons live in the black of the night? Do you call them by name? Do you know them by sight? Do you call them for help to keep from having to fight? In the changing world of love and light, do they hold you back from strength and might? Do you take comfort in…

Asklepiados

Think how unspeakably sweet the taste of snow at midsummer, how sweet a kind spring breeze after the gales of winter. But as we all discover, nothing’s quite as sweet as one large cloak wrapped around two lovers

A Conversation Between Two Good Friends

“Summer is Coming.” As he leaned against the fence, he turned his face toward the setting sun and felt its heat on his skin.  After sweating all day in its unrelenting presence, he now welcomed its touch.  The sensation made him feel alive.  Squinting, he looked past the sun and clouds to another time, another…

THINGS

THINGS Things that spin, ferris wheels and riverboat queens. Things that turn, roulette wheels and windmills. Things that circle, pencils and protractors. Things that are round, balls and zeros. Things that whirl, like the world — Tom Poteat, New Orleans Poet

Alone in a Conversation

Alone in a Conversation By Scott Senften December 2001 Sitting alone at the table, the steam rising from the passion in his cup. She looks through the mists, past the storm, to the truth that lies shrouded. Have you ever wondered if you’ve chosen your path if you’ve made your choice, he asks. She peers…

Effects of Comprehension on Retention of Prose

With hocked gems financing him, our hero bravely defied all scornful laughter that tried to prevent his scheme. “Your eyes deceive,” he had said. “An egg, not a table, correctly typifies this unexplored planet.” Now three sturdy sisters sought proof. Forging along, sometimes through calm vastness, yet more often over turbulent peaks and valleys, days…