English and Reading

We all write our own histories.



Classes have started, just barely

The snow kept us out unfairly.

Day-one: a bother.

The syllabus was covered.

But read it, I must, and carefully!

(English faculty remind students to please read your syllabus, and have a great semester.)


Yoohoo, Heathcliff!

Just finished Wuthering Heights;
That Heathcliff, he gives me the frights:
Though Catherine was toast,
He pined for her ghost,
And stalked her some days and most nights.
–David Kaloustian (our esteemed colleague from Bowie State University)

The Perils of “Paradise Lost”

Our class just read Paradise Lost;
For two weeks its content we glossed:
And to th’Edenic prohibition,
I have this addition:
Avoid Milton, whatever the cost.

–from Prof. David Kaloustian of Bowie State (Thanks, Dave!)

Ode to Semester’s End

Put your feet up in comfy, brown loafers
You’ve proved it! You’re students, not posers.
Exams, labs and projects,
Are gone, it’s all perfect!
Til next month when we start it all over!

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