ACADEMIC TESTS

By Sahaj Sabharwal Oh these tests, Superflous academic tests. No time to prepare  For entrance tests.   Difficult to store Vast concepts in mind, Oh how to retain so much Till marks given and paper signed.   Bewaring that, The examiner is not blind, And not our bydweller That gives marks so kind.   All … Continue reading ACADEMIC TESTS

“Ithaca” (Haiku 196-203)

By Thomas Page A father and son, Telemachus and The lost Odysseus Penelope’s basket and Sisyphus’ rock; Both always undone Dyed-blue bearded god, Brother heavenly thundered, Mimics by shaking Homer’s xenia, Custom hospitality, Stories and cyclops Boiling marrow Dry from bones, fear slowly cooks Courage from strong legs The eagle and geese War in Penelope’s … Continue reading “Ithaca” (Haiku 196-203)

“Grammarian” (Haiku 183-188)

By Thomas Page Grammar, grammar, ev’rywhere But not a drop to Think—English lecture The passive voice is Found in wordy, technical Scholarly journals The active voice finds Itself in the style guides Of writing classes Write, revise, write, breathe, Revise, look up source again, Rewrite, revise, print “More than him” means, in Essence, I prefer … Continue reading “Grammarian” (Haiku 183-188)