Monday, October 29, 2007

Popsicle is Allowed

Oh wow, so much has been happening!

The Red Sox won the World Series!

Apple picking!

Apple pie baking!

Pumpkin carving!

Sarah is coming to Boston toorrow! (And so is Salman Rushdie!)

And so much more...but first...

I love the funny connections I make while studying for the Lit. GRE. I was reading A.E. Housman's poem, "When I was One-and-Twenty",

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
"Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away;
Give pearls away and rubies
But keep your fancy free."
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.

when I was reminded of the a poem on a Korean notebook (title: "Popsicle Is Allowed"),

Years and years ago, when I was only seven years old I heard a wise man say,
With a sigh and sad eyes,
"Dear, give all your ice cream and popsicle
but not your heart and soul away."
But I was just only seven years old, and,
No use to talk to me...

Ahhhhh! I love it!! Back to studying now...


Anonymous said...

Do you think that maybe one of the poem's was ripped off by the other?

Anonymous said...

jordan, why are you studying for lit GRE's??? Grad school? -Alice