Correspondances – Baudelaire

“Les parfums, les couleurs et les sons se répondent”

Perfumes, sounds, and colors correspond



L’Olive – Joachim du Bellay

“Et l’aube encor de ses tresses tant blondes
Faisant grêler mille perlettes rondes,
De ses trésors les prés enrichissait.”

“Dawn’s blond tresses stray

A hail of pearls, enriching the display

Of her treasures, with their precious rain.”

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It is currently 2:30 am and I should be sleeping right now…
But I have three quizzes and a test tomorrow so sleeping is not an option at the moment.

Sleep deprivation sucks…especially when you know you shouldn’t have procrastinated…

My bed looks so tempting right now…but I drank so much coffee that I don’t even know if I’m sleepy or not.
I hate coffee by the way…it makes me feel sick and I hate coffee breath.

I wish I had more time to get things done. ..

Oh well….self pity won’t get me anywhere


I should go study…. ):


studying sick

so i caught a cold.


it’s pretty bad

on top of that, i have an APUSH test tomorrow in school which i need to get an A on (just cuz i compete with myself all the time)

i want to study but my body keeps shutting down

ugh the frustration….

i took some medication after school but that just made me drowsy, and i feel worse. my throat is swollen and i have a slight fever but it’s enough to annoy the hell out of me

i hope i can focus and get a good grade tomorrow

good luck to me! x

I was given this prompt (there’s a link to it) towards the beginning of the school year. My teacher told us to annotate it for homework; we were to look at specific diction and repeated concepts.

The thought of homework piling up throughout the school day never fails to weigh me down…..

I’m the kind of person that verbally shows discontent every time a teacher hands out homework, but i’m also the kind of person that actually does all of it everyday….somehow…

Anyways, this prompt….I ended up reading it as usual

I certainly wasn’t expecting much from it and wanted to get it over with…. However, when I started reading it, I was overwhelmed with emotions

I didn’t understand how I could completely and entirely relate to one piece of writing. I didn’t know if it was even possible

While reading this short excerpt from Meena Alexander’s Fault Lines I felt myself connect to her circumstances and annotating it was effortless because I understood her purpose perfectly

The word “fault” takes on a whole new definition which is quite interesting

If anyone has lived through the same circumstances I have, then I recommend reading this

By reading this, I realized that I’m not alone in this world

There are other people like me out there

-xx els