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Friday, May 23, 2008

Dappled...

Glory be to God for dappled thing...
Thus begins the poem of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–89), Pied Beauty, that sings of Creation and of the poet's awe at all the wonders, truth and beauty that has its source in God. That was also one of my assignments for the class and exam work for this semester course of Poets and Mystics, which I am glad to inform you that I have completed.

This poem's opening sentiment was also chosen to be part of a title of a book which I am currently doing up through this wonderful little website that provides the service of making and publishing books through the Internet. I am still working through the pages of the book - The Grandeur of Dappled Things - and hopefully will see the light in a couple of months.

Meanwhile, I have already finished all the required assignments and can now start up on my preparations for the examinations. It is more or less settled for the following dates:
3 June - History and Theology of Prayer
10 June - Infallibility
11 June - Ave Maria: History, Culture and the Arts
17 June - History of Spirituality, Pt 2
19 June - Wisdom of the Saints: Spiritual Direction

I don't have much time as I like to prepare for those subjects (in oral) and therefore feeling the heat of having much to do with so little time at hand!...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

HI Father Aloysius , I thought your last post very interesting and am still checking some on it ,thanks, so are you in the prossess of writing a book yourself? How do you find the time with studies and all ? have you been working on this for some time before now? Bob

Aloysius said...

for some weeks already. just putting in pics and writing some captions and short commentaries. :-)

Rocky Racoon said...

another site to widen your option to publish your book to be http://www.lulu.com/

Let me know to pick up a online copy when it's ready.

mumbley said...

Good luck for your exams, Fr Aloy! Thanks for keeping in touch by reading my online rants!

mumbley said...

Hi Fr Aloy,

For the blurb.com website, did you d/l the booksmart software? Did you find it buggy? Does it take up alot of RAM?

mumbley

Aloysius said...

@mumbley: the blurb book s/w is fine for now. using it to do up the book. haven't done any upload yet, so am not sure if any probs there. however, I think it is ok. some amt of RAM used, but my laptop with abt 1GB of RAM can take the wrk load. :-)

@racoon: thanks for the tip! :-D

mumbley said...

OKie, my lappie has 2GB RAM so it should be fine. Was using it just now and I really like what I see...it's really fun! Thanks for talking about it on your blog! Good luck for the exams!

Aloysius said...

@mumbley: u r welcome! my book is published already ;-) check it out...

 

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