Category Archives: Literature

John’s Last Day on Earth

John had a horrible day, just like any other day.  Every step he took was a dreadful reminder that he was still very much alive.  Today is his last day on earth.  Luckily, he did not care what type of … Continue reading

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Follow Your Bliss

Walking out to see the land I wonder how it began. The sun burns magnesium blacken souls Brittle leaves dry scaly cold. Atoms move slowly taking toll Bitter with absent knowledge Being hordes forever old.   Perceptions touch and electric … Continue reading

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Hopkins’ “The Windhover”

My class has been studying the following poem, by Gerard Manley Hopkins, and I decided to write about it.  The Windhover To Christ our Lord I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king- dom of daylight’s dauphin, dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon, in his … Continue reading

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Why Study Literature?

I haven’t posted in the last couple weeks because the fall semester has been starting, and I’ve been occupied with all of the necessary work that becomes required of me. And I’ve let Logan step in and keep you occupied … Continue reading

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Libraries, Logic, and Liam

When we moved to South Carolina, one of the best decisions we made was to move into an apartment complex that is directly across the street from the local library. I’ve had a blast catching up on some reading and … Continue reading

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A Friday Night with Modern Literature

Here at Idlelog we like to keep things classy. In honor of this tradition, I’d like to spend some time tonight, on a Friday night—when the Philistines of the world are out pursuing various immoralities and dancing scandalously to the … Continue reading

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Kierkegaard and the Absurd

For the last couple weeks I have had a mild break between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the summer semester. I’ve put that time to pretty good use I feel: because I have amassed a … Continue reading

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