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My Last Italic Practice

What's this? My blog has been empty for 1, 3, 5.... several months? What have I been doing in those months? And my Google+ page is getting empty too! Grrr...

Okay, I admit. I'm lazy updating my blog. My eyes (brain, specifically) were focused on something else. Blame manga! They keep updating my favorites! <-- Ignore it, they are just lame excuses.

Since my last post I was still practicing italics. Do I still remember what I did in those times? My last work with the italics was this flower poem:

To The Cyclamen by Walter Savage Landor

I got this poem from a book I bought from a used book shop. The book was first published in the year 1991 which makes it quite an old book but still looks new. 


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