Orual’s Complaint

My Ancient Literature class at Coram Deo Academics (a Classical Education resource for homeschoolers in Michigan) is finishing up Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold, by CS Lewis. This week I’m announcing an extra credit assignment that will serve as a poetry contest. Three prizes will be awarded. I’ll submit the poems I receive on this site, and I’m asking readers and followers to help me select first, second, and third prizes. The due date will be March 10 (when I’ll post all poems received). So please return and help me with this project via comments. I have a fantastic group of kids (grades 7 through 12), and I suspect that you will see some exceptional work. No restraints will be given with regard to form and content. The only guidelines I’ll lay down will be that at least one line must mention either the book and/or character(s) in the book. Pseudonyms will be used for students’ work unless parents grant permission for actual names.

In the meantime, I have an appetizer: Orual’s Complaint, my latest haiku . . . .

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