1/19/2000: 

SAT-Practice Word of the Day:
munificent
Intermediate Word of the Day: kegler
Difficult Word of the Day: timocracy
 

       HOUSE UPON THE SAND

I built my castle high upon the sand,
Dug the foundations deep, with my own hand
Raised every shining rafter. Straight and true
The towers rise, and windows catch the blue
Of far-flung waters. I have loved this day,
But now the first star hangs above the bay
And night comes quickly. I have built on sand
When just beyond the rocks and wooded land,
An I am frightened. I cannot pretend.
Lord, I beseech Thee, let there be no wind!

        --"Window to the South."
                  Vivian Smallwood