Daily Archives: June 24, 2018

davidbrucehaiku: SEASHELL ISLAND

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s HENRY V: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — In a council chamber in Southampton, Exeter, Bedford, and Westmoreland were discussing three traitors whose treason had not yet been openly revealed. King Henry V and the English army were in Southampton because they would sail from … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Holocaust

In 1939, British stockbroker Nicholas Winton prepared to go on a skiing vacation; however, a friend named Martin Blake called him and said, “I have a most interesting assignment, and I need your help. Don’t bother bringing your skis.” The … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters: Russian Sonia (Spoon River Anthology)

I, BORN in Weimar Of a mother who was French And German father, a most learned professor, Orphaned at fourteen years, Became a dancer, known as Russian Sonia, All up and down the boulevards of Paris, Mistress betimes of sundry … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #77: The Tao works to use the excess, and gives to that which is depleted. The way of people is to take from the depleted, and give to those who already have an excess.

77   The Tao of Heaven works in the world like the drawing of a bow. The top is bent downward; the bottom is bent up. The excess is taken from, and the deficient is given to.   The Tao … Continue reading

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Aesop: The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner

A Trumpeter during a battle ventured too near the enemy and was captured by them. They were about to proceed to put him to death when he begged them to hear his plea for mercy. ‘I do not fight,’ said … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Amongst the crowd:
cruel strengths are harvested in dark souls by willing minds . © Paul Nichol. 2018

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