Author Archives: Russell Boyle

About Russell Boyle

Russell Boyle is a mathematics teacher, writer, and poet. His poetry anthologies are titled The Beginning, Footprints and Loneliness. Russell is the author of the Year 7 to 8 Mathematics Short-Answer Tasks, the Year 7 to 10 Mathematics Multiple-Choice Tasks, the Year 9 to 10 Extended-Response Tasks, the solutions to the Year 12 VCAA Mathematics Exams and the Web-Programming For Beginners series of courses. Sample poems and questions may be downloaded from http://russellboyle.com

Reunion by Russell Boyle

It was decades agoWe said our goodbyes.Keen to pursueSuch different lives. Losing touch, then,Seemed unimportant.Careers, familyAnd enjoyment. But life slows down,Time dissipates.While memories ofAdolescence awaits. Copyright © Russell Boylehttp://russellboyle.com/volume2.html Advertisements

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At a Dinner Party by Amy Levy

With fruit and flowers the board is deckt, The wine and laughter flow; I’ll not complain — could one expect So dull a world to know? You look across the fruit and flowers, My glance your glances find. — It … Continue reading

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wysiwyg by Russell Boyle

what you see may be what you get… listen to this short three-stanza audio poem

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In Innocence by J. V. Cunningham

In innocence I said, ‘Affection is secure. It is not forced or led.’ No longer sure Of the least certainty I have erased the mind, As mendicants who see Mimic the blind. James Vincent Cunningham 1911-1985

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Things to Come by James Reeves

The shadow of a fat man in the moonlight Precedes me on the road down which I go; And should I turn and run, he would pursue me: This is the man whom I must get to know. James Reeves … Continue reading

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Do I Believe by Noel Coward

Do I believe in God? Well yes, I suppose, in a sort of way. It’s really terribly hard to say. I’m sure there must be, of course Some kind of vital, motive force, Some power that holds the winning cards … Continue reading

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Sonnet to Hope by Helen Maria Williams

Oh, ever skilled to wear the form we love! To bid the shapes of fear and grief depart, Come, gentle Hope! with one gay smile remove The lasting sadness of an aching heart. Thy voice, benign enchantress! let me hear; … Continue reading

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