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Turn back time

Remember that old Cher song where she sings, “If I could turn back time”? Yeah, wouldn’t that be nice? Imagine if, after you’ve said or done something you look back upon with regret, you could have a chance to do it over, to do it different, to do it better.  488 more words

Blogging

Currently Reading: The Iliad by Homer (translated by Alexander Pope)

I blame this on Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods.
I obtained a copy of the book and started obsessing over it. Though, it’s not entirely Rick Riordan’s fault. 1,166 more words

She Reviews

On Undergraduate Essays, in Imitation of Alexander Pope

For a few months now, I’ve been working as a seminar tutor for first year English Literature students. It’s really satisfying – they’re lively, engaged, and the teaching itself appeals to my theatrical side. 727 more words

Poetry

Alexander Pope's Spotless Mind

“How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d”

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Sydney Lauro

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.”  – Jonathan Swift

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never is, but always to be blessed:
The soul, uneasy and confined from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come. 6 more words

Hope

God's dice always have a lucky roll, merit today wins the soul...Bring me a case!

“Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.”
~Alexander Pope

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“God’s dice always have a lucky roll”
~Sophocles

Inspirational