JULY FAVORITES

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Dear World, 

  As usual, school has been so busy and I barely have time to even finish a book in a month *sobs*, so I guess there will be no book reviews for this month. 

Tracks that have been hanging around
1. i hate u, i love u by gnash ft. Olivia O'Brien
Though I am not exactly feeling the lyrics but I felt like I could to it at an emotional level in way where I love something, but I hate myself for wanting it yet I need it so bad, eg: clothes, food, little trinkets that I can never afford /sobs/

2.All I Do by Yuna
It gives me a soothing vibe while expressing how much the writer misses her lover. She's caught up in her own life yet all she does is think about a love that's long gone. 

Poetry appreciation
She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron

She walks in beauty, like the night,
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
That smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tells of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

It's a new section and I am not too sure if it will remain for long but this poem is a part of my syllabus for English Literature and it's by far my favourite poem as of now among the rest I studied in the classroom. I love how Byron described the lady's as both dark and bright, where she walks in an aura of beauty but she herself is a brighter beauty herself. The word "gaudy" which means cheap and flashy gives a negative notation, thus emphasizing on how the lady is in perfect equilibrium inside out, which made her extremely beautiful and attractive. 

However, my favourite part remains as "One shade the more, one ray the less, had half impaired the nameless grace" where I self-interpreted as she is in such perfect equilibrium that a slight change in darkness or brightness will make her beauty half impaired. I am not too sure if my interpretation is what what Byron trying to express, and it's also not included in the notes given by my teacher but it is my way of seeing it. 

"When you read, don't just consider what the author thinks, consider what you think."- John Keating, Dead Poets Society

And oh, fun fact, Lord Byron wrote this poem for his first cousin's wife, Mrs Wilmort. 

And that's all for now,it isn't much but I have been really busy with my studies, I can barely keep up. My poem will be up soon, and I will try to update as much as possible.


Song: One Dance by Drake (Cover by Alex Aiono)
Mood: barely awake
Weather; Sunny out but my room is gloomy

Lots of Love,
Treepokok.





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