9 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2019
    1. properly sanctioned

      “Allowed by Authority” Marriages must be recognized by both law and God to be proper (OED).

    2. abominate

      "To feel extreme disgust and hatred towards, to loathe" (OED).

    3. missish

      "Resembling or characteristic of a young lady or schoolgirl" (OED).

    4. blemish

      "A moral defect or stain, a flaw" (OED).

    5. sagacity

      "Keenness and soundness of judgement" (OED).

  2. Dec 2018
    1. trying to hear what those three girls are plotting, what riot is afoot,

      More evocative scenes of violence and revolution

    2. that the Kiddie Corner School is closed, the Ding-Dong School, closed. the All Aboard Children’s School, closed, the Hi-Ho Nursery School, closed, along with—some will be delighted to hear— the Toadstool School, the Little School, Little Sparrows Nursery School, Little Stars Pre-School, Peas-and-Carrots Day School the Tom Thumb Child Center, all closed, and—clap your hands—the Peanuts Play School.

      The children are safe

    3. beyond these windows the government buildings smothered, schools and libraries buried, the post office lost

      This poem carries undertones of violence and destruction that are undeniable when you compare it to revolutions of the past and present.

    4. revolution of snow, its white flag waving over everything, the landscape vanished,

      Snow muffles everything, not unlike a revolution in the sense that when revolutions happen, it's all you can look at, drowning out the rest of the world.