Wednesday, April 30, 2014

From the Flashcards: Some Spanish Vocabulary

I was working on absorbing some more words this morning, notably:

the fog  =   la niebla

the flood = la inundacion

the storm = la tormenta

the rain =   la lluvia

I'll see if those will stay with me.

painting:  Rainy Meadow  by Henna L on the DeviantArt website.

Meanwhile, here's a poem
by Edward Thomas:


By Edward Thomas
Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
Remembering again that I shall die
And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks
For washing me cleaner than I have been
Since I was born into solitude.
Blessed are the dead that the rain rains upon:
But here I pray that none whom once I loved
Is dying tonight or lying still awake
Solitary, listening to the rain,
Either in pain or thus in sympathy
Helpless among the living and the dead,
Like a cold water among broken reeds,
Myriads of broken reeds all still and stiff,
Like me who have no love which this wild rain
Has not dissolved except the love of death,
If love it be towards what is perfect and
Cannot, the tempest tells me, disappoint.

Source: The Longman Anthology of Poetry (Pearson, 2006)

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