Friday, November 28, 2008

Hello all!

I am still around and I want to get back to blogging! But I am trying to stay focused until the end of the semester. I work full time and go to school full time, plus I have a family. That leaves time for little else.

But in a couple weeks I will be done until next semester. Until then enjoy this poem by Phyllis Wheatley (check out that head covering!).


ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
In smoothest numbers pour the notes along,
For bright Aurora now demands my song.
Aurora hail, and all the thousand dies,
Which deck thy progress through the vaulted skies:
The morn awakes, and wide extends her rays,
On ev'ry leaf the gentle zephyr plays;
Harmonious lays the feather'd race resume,
Dart the bright eye, and shake the painted plume.
Ye shady groves, your verdant gloom display

To shield your poet from the burning day:
Calliope awake the sacred lyre,
While thy fair sisters fan the pleasing fire:
The bow'rs, the gales, the variegated skies
In all their pleasures in my bosom rise.

See in the east th' illustrious king of day!
His rising radiance drives the shades away--
But Oh! I feel his fervid beams too strong,
And scarce begun, concludes th' abortive song.


Alana said...

Wow! I wish I could use language like that!

Muhala Akamau said...

Take your time; you've a lot of things to attend to! I hope your semester ends well. I'll be happily waiting to read you again when you return!