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It may be Valentine's Day, but it it still Wednesday. Time to get your #WednesdayWeeklyWord on!
EPITHALAMIUM (n): A song or poem celebrating a marriage. More specifically, for the bride on her way to her marital chamber.
During the reception, the groom's father recited a beautiful Epithalamium to the bride.
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear:
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed.
But what if I fail of my purpose here?
It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one's eyes and laugh at a fall,
And, baffled, get up and begin again,---
So the chace takes up one's life ' that's all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope goes to ground
Than a new one, straight to the self-same mark,
I shape me---
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This Valentine’s Day, we are celebrating a love and poetry! One of the most famous literary love stories is that of English poets Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
In 1844 Elizabeth Barrett’s volume, Poems, made her one of the most popular writers of the Victorian Era. It was so moving it inspired Robert Browning to write her a letter in which he claimed "I love your verses with all my heart, dear Miss Barrett."
The following May 1845, they met privately in her room, and began one of the most famous clandestine courtships in literature. The two married in secret to avoid Elizabeth's domineering father, who disapproved of marriage for any of his children. Mr. Barrett disinherited Elizabeth, as he did for each of his children who married. The newlywed Brownings didn’t care and moved to Italy where they lived the rest of their days writing poetry. #ValentinesDay#LovePoetry
Don't worry word nerd friends, #WednesdayWeeklyWord is here!
SIDEREAL (adj): Relating to the stars
The sky is appears more SIDEREAL in the country than in the city, however that is merely an illusion from the abundance of street lights. #wordlitzine#wordoftheday
What kind a hump day would it be without #WednesdayWeeklyWord!
MORIBUND: (adj) 1. Dying, approaching death, 2. obsolescence
"The state of the fruit in the Word Lit Zine fridge is MORIBUND to say the least." #wordoftheday#vocab#WLZ