Monthly Archives: December 2012
For anyone with a taste for the writings of Elves, my hat is off to you. Elf is not easy. Therefore, it has not been my most favorite thing on earth. Nonetheless, I have committed myself to the task of reading a bit more of the confounded stuff over the next year or so. Here is an example of a piece of Dark Elf poetry in elf-nglish that I think has some merit.
lu’ Usstan llaar don’t zhaun fridj vel’klar
Usstan tlun a l’ intersection
vel’klar foluss tied vel’bol h’uena zhahus
natha balloon ulu natha sluda
-linked fence nindel divides trezen
yvalm dal werneth yvalm traffic.
Usstan tlun paused whol natha phish ssussun–
feithin whol natha to’ryll.
L’ tix balloon uriu verve yol alus drill ol’s uuthli string,
still falmar wun biu Oklahoma su’aco.
Lu’ ussta rahi ph’ pholor l’ wheel–
lu’ Usstan tlun ghil longing ulu untie nindel string
ulu plynn ol ‘zil feir ‘zil l’ edge d’ nindol town.
Drill nindel phish ssussun nezmuth’t vaen mal’rak.
Gaer ph’ cars ahead lu’ cars rathrea lu’
Usstan tlun naut getting doeb whol jala xsa balloon string.
Still, ol morfethen uns’aa satiir folbol wun motion
lu’ Usstan llaar don’t zhaun fridj vel’klar.
Jane was very close to her older sister,, who remained her faithful editor and critic throughout her life. The girls had five years of formal schooling, then studied with their father. Jane read voraciously and began writing stories as early as age 12, completing a novella at age 14.
Austen’s quiet, happy world was disrupted when her parents suddenly decided to retire to Bath in 1801. Jane hated the resort town and found herself without the time or peace and quiet required to write. Instead, she amused herself by making close observations of ridiculous society manners. After her father’s death in 1805, Jane, her mother, and sister lived with one of her brothers until 1808, when another brother provided them a permanent…
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Fall is a great time to plant trees. There is probably nothing better an individual can do for the environment than plant a tree. Aside from their beauty, trees are the lungs of our planet and native species are a vital strand in the web of life, providing habitat for native insects, birds and wildlife. Tree planting is a great project for Scouts, 4-H and other youth groups as well as civic clubs and neighborhood associations.
The Oklahoma Forestry Service makes obtaining seedlings adapted to Oklahoma about as easy as it can be. They just opened their online store for the fall and are taking orders to be shipped or picked up in January. For more information visit the Forestry Service website at http://www.forestry.ok.gov/order-seedlings