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Buildings©

 Copyright 1998, 2015

Felina Silver Robinson

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One big, one small, one wide or one thin, one dark or one light,

Buildings are like people they shine with all their might

 

Some smooth, some course, some fancy or plain

A building can be filled with almost anything

 

We enter them daily for home, work, or play

We don’t even realize what they do for us each day

 

Buildings they protect us from good weather and bad,

Buildings keep us safe in each and every way.

What’s your favorite building? Would you share it with me?


Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Othello

ACT II, SCENE I. A Sea-port in Cyprus. An open place near the quay.

Good ancient, you are welcome.

To EMILIA

Welcome, mistress.
Let it not gall your patience, good Iago,
That I extend my manners; ’tis my breeding
That gives me this bold show of courtesy.

Kissing her

IAGO
Sir, would she give you so much of her lips
As of her tongue she oft bestows on me,
You’ll have enough.

DESDEMONA
Alas, she has no speech.

IAGO
In faith, too much;
I find it still, when I have list to sleep:
Marry, before your ladyship, I grant,
She puts her tongue a little in her heart,
And chides with thinking.

EMILIA
You have little cause to say so.

IAGO
Come on, come on; you are pictures out of doors,
Bells in your parlors, wild-cats in your kitchens,
Saints m your injuries, devils being offended,
Players in your housewifery, and housewives’ in your beds.

DESDEMONA
O, fie upon thee, slanderer!

IAGO
Nay, it is true, or else I am a Turk:
You rise to play and go to bed to work.

EMILIA
You shall not write my praise.

IAGO
No, let me not.

DESDEMONA
What wouldst thou write of me, if thou shouldst
praise me?

IAGO
O gentle lady, do not put me to’t;
For I am nothing, if not critical.

DESDEMONA
Come on assay. There’s one gone to the harbour?

IAGO
Ay, madam.

DESDEMONA
I am not merry; but I do beguile
The thing I am, by seeming otherwise.
Come, how wouldst thou praise me?

IAGO
I am about it; but indeed my invention
Comes from my pate as birdlime does from frize;
It plucks out brains and all: but my Muse labours,
And thus she is deliver’d.
If she be fair and wise, fairness and wit,
The one’s for use, the other useth it.

DESDEMONA
Well praised! How if she be black and witty?

IAGO
If she be black, and thereto have a wit,
She’ll find a white that shall her blackness fit.

DESDEMONA
Worse and worse.

EMILIA
How if fair and foolish?

IAGO
She never yet was foolish that was fair;
For even her folly help’d her to an heir.

DESDEMONA
These are old fond paradoxes to make fools laugh i’
the alehouse. What miserable praise hast thou for
her that’s foul and foolish?

IAGO
There’s none so foul and foolish thereunto,
But does foul pranks which fair and wise ones do.

DESDEMONA
O heavy ignorance! thou praisest the worst best.
But what praise couldst thou bestow on a deserving
woman indeed, one that, in the authority of her
merit, did justly put on the vouch of very malice itself?

IAGO
She that was ever fair and never proud,
Had tongue at will and yet was never loud,
Never lack’d gold and yet went never gay,
Fled from her wish and yet said ‘Now I may,’
She that being anger’d, her revenge being nigh,
Bade her wrong stay and her displeasure fly,
She that in wisdom never was so frail
To change the cod’s head for the salmon’s tail;
She that could think and ne’er disclose her mind,
See suitors following and not look behind,
She was a wight, if ever such wight were,–

DESDEMONA
To do what?

IAGO
To suckle fools and chronicle small beer.

DESDEMONA
O most lame and impotent conclusion! Do not learn
of him, Emilia, though he be thy husband. How say
you, Cassio? is he not a most profane and liberal
counsellor?

CASSIO
He speaks home, madam: You may relish him more in
the soldier than in the scholar.

IAGO
[Aside] He takes her by the palm: ay, well said,
whisper: with as little a web as this will I
ensnare as great a fly as Cassio. Ay, smile upon
her, do; I will gyve thee in thine own courtship.
You say true; ’tis so, indeed: if such tricks as
these strip you out of your lieutenantry, it had
been better you had not kissed your three fingers so
oft, which now again you are most apt to play the
sir in. Very good; well kissed! an excellent
courtesy! ’tis so, indeed. Yet again your fingers
to your lips? would they were clyster-pipes for your sake!

Trumpet within

The Moor! I know his trumpet.

CASSIO
‘Tis truly so.

DESDEMONA
Let’s meet him and receive him.

CASSIO
Lo, where he comes!

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Higher Ground©

copyright 1998, 2015

By Felina Silver Robinson

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What makes us feel safe?

Being above on higher ground

Above the waves out in the sea

So they can’t swing by to wipe us away

Each time the rain falls so heavily

We run so fast for higher ground

To keep ourselves from drowning,

Won’t you please help save me?

Come winter or fall

Come fly with me

Up to a higher ground


Midnight’s Children

by Salman Rushdie

Book Summary Note from Felina Silver Robinson: Author Salman Rushdie tells his own story in such a way that everyone falls in love with it. He tells the story of a “dorkish” kid who stumbles through his life trying to figure out just what he wants to be when he grows up. There’s pressures to be one thing or another, but he’s his own person and he has to find out what will make him happy in his own way. His ending may not be what anyone else would have chosen, but he ends up happy nonetheless and everyone else seemed happy enough to read it since he won so many awards for it.

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