"It wasn't about pornography, it was about figuring out what a human being is.
It seemed like all of humanity's problems and also everything that's great about humanity." This "moment" refers to the moment of the reader reading the poem but also to the moment the speaker meets her date.
Sick of attending your friends’ weddings and wishing your happy pals would let you suffer in peace? Feeling giddy and gorgeous at the beginning of a relationship? Hoping against hope that someone who said “never” will come around? Ultimately, I think, Rossetti and writers like her illustrate the importance of depth over breadth in affairs of the heart.
Today’s singles can try everything; no corner of the romantic and sexual world is taboo anymore. She passionately loved both the confused, changeable Catholic James Collinson and the absent-minded agnostic Charles Cayley, but refused both their offers of marriage because they didn’t share her particular religious beliefs.
When you see her for the first time, you’ll want to steal a glance at her, But you can’t beat her at her own game. Her purse is a walking pharmacy full of all the things nobody needs more than once in their lifetime. Everything she snatches, she owns indefinitely, Whether the Maxi dress from H&M or the candlestick from your parents house or the guitar she borrowed from the last boy she broke into. You’re best off trying to blur the lines between theft and sacrifice, So give her your time when she wants it. Give up your sleep when she’d rather give you tongue lashings.
She’s been a professional heart jacker since the 7th grade, So when she steals a glance at you, don’t ever expect to find the composure she robs from your voice. She says that she’s stolen so much useless shit that to her, there is no difference between losing everything and losing nothing. When she stays over for the first time and you’re cuddling in bed, cling to the covers for dear life because she will yank that shit away from you the second you fall asleep. Give her your Sundays and Mondays, and maybe one day your Mondays to Sundays.
Pupils will fill their answers in on a 'speed-dating' sheet.
They will put these skills to use at the end of the lesson by annotating a stanza from 'The Charge of the Light Brigade.' Easily differentiated by challenging more able with adept devices etc.
Galvin claims she wasn't thinking of William Butler Yeats's poem "Leda and the Swan" when writing this poem.
In Yeats's poem, Zeus takes the form of a swan and rapes Leda, eventual mother to Helen of Troy.
Yeats wonders if Leda absorbed the god's knowledge and strength during the assault.
When you begin to feel the back of your head thinning, you’ll realize that your hair and appetite are both commodities slowly being embezzled away. When your mother asks you why you don’t write anymore, Tell her you can’t think about poetry when your partner has the keys to your inspiration. Love is a slow-motion stickup you cannot get insured against.
Don’t worry that she borrowed them a year ago and you haven’t seen them since. She will pickpocket your self-esteem, Plunder you from fearless to feeble the second you leave your secrets on the table. I wonder if she is the reason airports ask their passengers not to leave bags unattended. The worst part of dating a thief is realizing that after they clean you out, you will never get yourself back. One morning she emerged from a 7-11 concealing a bag of erasers, a sponge, and 12 packs of Splenda.