Welcome to Larry Andrews' website.

Greetings and welcome to my blog spot.

I've written two novels since my retirement in 2008. The first is a romance, Songs of Sadness, Songs of Love. The second is an action/mysteryThe China-Africa Parallax: A Ryan and Gillian Mystery.

Among the textbooks I have written areLinguistics for L2 Teachers, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2001; and Language Exploration and Awareness: A Resource Book for Teachers, 3rd edition, Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, 2006. This textbook was translated into Korean by Pagijong Press, Seoul, South Korea. 2010.

I am presently writing my third Ryan and Gillian novel, The Nathan Culper Brotherhood. You can follow my progress on novel #3 here at this blog site.

To order any of my titles please go either to nook.com or amazon.com (Kindle users can go to the Kindle Store.).

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Hard Work


              Hard Work

It’s hellacious work out in the
Extremities of the weather.
When exhales become
Frozen, defined shapes, that’s cold!
It’s killer work when arms,
Protruding from their florescent
Orange or yellow bibs, shine like
They’ve been polished by an invisible
Kiwi or Esquire spirit.

Roberto Clemente
            Made hard look easy.
That’s what artists do.

Tote that barge,
Lift that bale,
You load 16 tons
Workin’ on a chain gang.
With Big Bad John or John Henry,
Working hard is heroic. With
Samson, however, it’s suicide.

Are you working hard?
            Hardly workin’;
Working hard at staying out of hard work.

Trying to use a new
Language is grueling. You
Get tang-toungled. Or tu
Is used when ustedes should
Be. Even in the Mother
Tongue it’s rigorous
Work to stare at the screen, or
Out the window and then

Attempt to frame an idea with words.

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