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A Review of Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), legendary Portuguese Poet plus ten of his poems

Until last month (October 202I, I had never heard of the Portuguese poet and major literary artist, Fernando Pessoa (1887-1935), who made an outstanding contribution to the written word in Portuguese and English. Continue reading 



IN JERUSALEM. A Poem by Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s national poet

In Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, and I mean within the ancient walls,
I walk from one epoch to another without a memory
to guide me. The prophets over there are sharing
the history of the holy … ascending to heaven
and returning less discouraged and melancholy, because love
and peace are holy and are coming to town. Continue reading 



40 Days and 40 Nights. A Poem per Day to Stay Awake during Lockdown

‘Quarantine’ comes from a French word referring to a 40-day period. Governments have issued a kind of quarantine, namely isolation of infected and uninfected citizens.

I have selected a range of 40 much-loved British/Irish poems. This is a small offering to those of you who spend much of the day at home. Continue reading 



To Be English means not to be English. What a relief. 32 Favourite Choices of the English.

We, the English,

clearly prefer a non-English way of life.

  1. Our favourite  hot drink –  a cuppa tea (from Sri Lanka/India)
  2. Our second favourite hot drink –  a coffee (Africa, Arab nations, South America, Italy) Continue reading 



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