Tellus: (tel’us), n. 1. [Latin] earth, soil, and the land; a country; the world. 2. a collection of Willamette University student’s insights, stories, photos and thoughts from their experiences studying abroad.

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The Thibaults »

I had the pleasure to live with the most wonderful host family; a couple in their eighties who called each other “mon/ma chéri(e)” (my dearie) and called me “mon mignon” (my cutie) or “ma petite” (my little one). Everyone joked that the Thibaults and I were the perfect match because I was the first student [...]

[ Hier, dès le crépuscule... ] »

(This poem is in response to the returning from study abroad final assignment)
Hier, dès le crépuscule :
Riverside Angers,
La musique brûle.
Face-painted French peers     ( Et pourquoi cette brosse à dents ? )
Pressés comme les feuilles ( Et pourquoi derrière son oreille ? )
At the foot of the stage,
Pieds nus, lèvres pleines de
Red wine running [...]