In Flanders Fields

In Flanders Fields  In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.  We are the dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now…… Continue reading In Flanders Fields

Wer bin ich? / Who I Am?

Wer bin ich? Gedicht aus: Widerstand und Ergebung Wer bin ich? Sie sagen mir oft, ich träte aus meiner Zelle gelassen und heiter und fest wie ein Gutsherr aus seinem Schloß. Wer bin ich? Sie sagen mir oft, ich spräche mit meinen Bewachern frei und freundlich und klar, als hätte ich zu gebieten. Wer bin…… Continue reading Wer bin ich? / Who I Am?

Abigail Adams wrote…

Quotes …You tell me of degrees of perfection to which human nature is capable of arriving, and I believe it, but at the same time lament that our admiration should arise from the scarcity of the instances… …Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such…… Continue reading Abigail Adams wrote…

A Letter from the Past…

From John Adams to Nathan Webb, Worcester Octr: 12th: I believe, 1755 Dear sir All that part of Creation that lies within our observation is liable to Change. Even mighty States and kingdoms, are not exempted. If we look into History we shall find some nations rising from contemp­tible beginnings, and spreading their influence, ’till…… Continue reading A Letter from the Past…

The Comedy of Errors

Why, headstrong liberty is lashed with woe. There’s nothing situate under heaven’s eye But hath his bound, in earth, in sea, in sky. The beasts, the fishes, and the wingèd fowls Are their males’ subjects and at their controls. Man, more divine, the masters of all these, Lord of the wide world and wild wat’ry…… Continue reading The Comedy of Errors

Circle Of Life

“Circle Of Life” From the day we arrive on the planet And blinking, step into the sun There’s more to be seen than can ever be seen More to do than can ever be done Some say eat or be eaten Some say live and let live But all are agreed as they join the…… Continue reading Circle Of Life

Carpe Diem

Henri-Frédéric Amiel*  CARPE DIEM Hélas ! quand on connaît la vie, Quand on sait la fragilité De tous ces biens que l’on envie, Hélas ! quand on connaît la vie, Il n’est plus de sécurité. Du jour qui brille on jouit vite; A la hâte on cueille en chemin La fleur qui s’ouvre et nous…… Continue reading Carpe Diem