A poem on when—and when not—to take action

Cozy Grammar with Marie and Thomas

Each month I like to share a poem that has something to say about the art of living.

This verse comes from my new translation of the classical Tamil masterpiece on ethics, power, and love, THE KURAL: Tiruvalluvar's Tirukkural, published in January by the venerable Beacon Press in Boston.

It's a beautiful poem on when—and when not—to take action.

Take a listen!

Ask Cozy Grammar Over The Summer!

If you are signed up for any of our paid courses, you and your family are heartily invited to send us questions as part of our Ask Cozy Grammar program.

During the summer months, I will answer you directly in an email and may even make a video for you as well!

ALL of our Ask Cozy Grammar videos are available in our Ask Cozy Grammar Library, included as a bonus with our Complete Curriculum. If you haven't yet explored our Complete Curriculum, do take a peek!

Intermediate Grammar Level One!

We are also delighted to release the updated and greatly expanded Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course, Level One.

If you're currently considering our Complete Curriculum, here's what the Intermediate Cozy Grammar Course Level One offers you:

  • The key to learning the language of grammar and how it can reveal how much you already know about words.
  • The concept of inflection and how it adds both flexibility and precision to the way you describe people, places, things, and events.
  • The secret life of verbs and how you can use them to convey different moods.
  • A bonus set of tips for acing the language section of educational exams so you can continue opening the doors to your chosen areas of intellectual and professional exploration.

Here's a still from Lesson 3 with a simple example of a compound predicate:
The ax (main subject) and I (main subject) split the wood.

I hope this finds you and your family healthy and happy.



Marie's Language Consultant
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