11/27/2000:

SAT-Practice Word of the Day: obdurate
Intermediate Word of the Day: trope
Difficult Word of the Day: tmesis

         THE QUIET ONE

I grow accustomed to the stone,
Accustomed to the grass.
In solitary state I lie
And hear the stranger pass.

He does not pause beside my hill
Nor stoop to read my name,
And I am glad that he goes by
As quickly as he came.

For I grow used to loneliness.
The footsteps come and go
And I lie here beneath the grass
Content to have it so.