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“I count myself one of the number of those who write as they learn and learn as they write.” -Augustine

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    Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog! It is still a work in progress as you may have noticed, but I hope you enjoy some of the works that I have written so far. This blog is dedicated to my writing craft and the pursuit of knowledge from the world around us.


Poetry

“Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” -Rumi

History

“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”Marcus Garvey

Knowledge

“Humility is the beginning of true intelligence.” -John Calvin


Before I Was: A Hebrew Poem

This poem was written by Solomon ibn Gabirol, who was born into a Jewish family in the Al-Andalus region (Iberian Peninsula; Southern Spain) during the First Taifa period, early 1000 A.D. He studied extensively in philosophy, ethics, and biblical studies. He wrote well over a hundred poems, and one of his greatest works titled “FountainsContinue reading “Before I Was: A Hebrew Poem”

The Mist of Vardar

A poem with a historical background. Inspired by the painting as featured, of a Macedonian soldier of the Argyraspides Division (Silver Shields) of Alexander the Great’s Army.

Life and Wine: Extracts and Studies from “Rudaki” a Classical Persian Poet

       This is wine- if the merest driblet falls in the Nile, its scent makes the sober crocodile drunk without end. If the deer on the plain drinks but a single drop, he becomes a roaring lion, fearing no tiger.     Live in joy with joyous black-eyed girls, for life is justContinue reading “Life and Wine: Extracts and Studies from “Rudaki” a Classical Persian Poet”

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” 

— Anne Frankne

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