Archives - August 2013


Aug. 31

I Have a Dream


Dr. King's Legacy

“I have a dream.”  Those might be the most iconic words in American history.  August 28, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to a crowd of people, both black and white, marching for equality during the historic Civil Rights Movement.  I was only three years old at the time, immune to the troubles of the world and the racism inherent in my Southern society, but as the ensuing years have passed, King has become even more of a hero to me. 

            When I teach the speech at the high school, I always have my students watch a video of the event before we read the text of the speech in search of the Aristotelian ethos and pathos and ...

Aug. 25

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My Morning Walk

What I saw and heard on my morning walk in Manvel, Texas:


   Three Egyptian ibises

   A red-headed woodpecker being chased by four cardinals

   A nice lady feeding the stray cats at the elementary school

   Lovely, lovely rain

   The sun breaking through the clouds

   A baby squirrel balancing on a high wire

   Wilting funeral wreaths at the local cemetery on the grave of a man

      who outlived his wife of several decades by less than a year




Listening to the whispering pines

Hello. My name is Donna Cozart Pauley. Welcome to The Whispering Pines, a literary blog dedicated to my love of the written word. It is an eclectic collage of my life -- from my poems to my stories to my family to my pets to my causes to my photographs to my recipes to my love of teaching to my favorite literature. Please feel free to comment. Words are only important if they are heard or read. Just like those soundless trees falling in the forest.

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