Poetry

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W. H. Auden

A 13th-Century Persian poet’s lessons for today

In the 13th Century AD, during one of the most turbulent periods in Iranian history, the poet Sa’di left his native Shiraz to study in Baghdad.

Pavol Hudák

Pavol Hudák (7 October 1959 in Vranov nad Toplou, Czechoslovakia – 18 January 2011 in Poprad, Slovakia) was a Slovak poet, journalist and publicist. He grew up and studied grammar school in Vyšný Žipov.

Pavol Hudák - básnik

Medailón o básnikovi Pavlovi Hudákovi. SPIŠSKOSOBOTSKÝ CINTORÍN V Sobote je rušno, Jakubisko natáča Tisícročnú včelu, dlhovlasí štatisti v c.k. uniformách si šúchajú ruky, začína byť zima, večer je diskotéka vo Veľkej a ráno futbal, len túto scénu nie a nie skončiť, p

Afghan poets tackle scars of war

The violence in Afghanistan and the Pashtun-inhabited parts of Pakistan is making itself felt on the cultural and social life of the Pashtuns.

How to change a plug... in verse

THE BORING TEXT Important: Wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code: Green/Yellow - Earth Blue - Neutral Brown- Live If you change the plug, the colour of wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the colour of the markings identifying terminals in the plug TH

Memory and method: In praise of learning by rote

Pupils across much of the UK are in the last week of revision for GCSEs, but is learning off by heart still a practised and valued skill, asks Neil Hallows. The Dickens character Thomas Gradgrind ensured his pupils had "imperial gallons of facts poured into them until they were full to the brim".

Why Are Spy Researchers Building a 'Metaphor Program'?

That's right, metaphors, like Shakespeare's famous line, "All the world's a stage," or more subtly, "The darkness pressed in on all sides.

Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam (/kaɪˈjɑːm/; Persian: عمر خیّام‎ [oˈmæɾ xæjˈjɒːm]; 18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, and poet.

Classical Chinese poetry

Classical Chinese poetry is traditional Chinese poetry written in Classical Chinese and typified by certain traditional forms, or modes; traditional genres; and connections with particular historical periods, such as the poetry of the Tang Dynasty.

TS Eliot letter sheds light on early relationship

In the letter, Eliot said he had fallen in love with drama teacher Emily Hale in 1912 but had realised, 35 years later, he did not actually love her. Eliot wrote hundreds of letters to Hale while he was married to his first wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood.

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