Zhen Joy Lin, Dame of St. John of Jerusalem and president of World Water Rescue Foundation and Vice President of Good News Broadcast is feeding white swans for celebration The United Nations World water Day. Water is from divine Water is the secret of life, save water is save life, love water is love life, because life is the most precious.
As days gradually lengthen and the last vestiges of Winter recede, ice and snow begin to melt and the first buds of Spring appear. In many parts of the world the Swan is a symbol of light and considered the harbinger of Spring, and to me one of the most wonderful sights at this time of year are swans floating serenely on village ponds, in parks and on rivers. With their long serpentine necks and pure white plumage, throughout the ages their grace and … [Continue reading...]
When it comes to music, there is always a passion, a story, or maybe a life to tell about through someone who has talent. Everyone starts somewhere and no matter what even if that person doesn't get a shot right or away or even one at all, they will always obtain that talent and it will never disappear. These are the ones who should be heard and need to be heard. Music in the present today, known as the mainstream, has been deceased in a mental way. There are no meanings or feeling and someone always wants to be on top so you can bet that a "fight" will happen for the crown. Songwriter and singer Ashley, better known by here "stage name" Sakura Paine, has plenty of stories to tell through her arts of music. Over 100 songs since the age of 11 has been written and every song better than … [Continue reading...]
"Now winter nights enlargeThe number of their hoursAnd clouds their storms dischargeUpon the airy towersLet now the chimneys blazeAnd cups o'erflow with wineLet well-tuned words amazeWith harmony divine..." "Winter Nights,"Thomas Campian 1609Submitted by Andrew Wargo … [Continue reading...]
This poetry was given to me many years ago by Willie Egir, former editor of the oldest African American newspaper in America, The Amsterdam News, Harlem, New York:Maturity is the ability to control anger and settle differences without violence or destruction. Maturity is patience. It is the willingness to pass up immediate pleasure in favor of the long-term gain. Maturity is perseverance, the ability to sweat out a project or a situation in spite of heavy opposition and discouraging setbacks. Maturity is the capacity to face unpleasantness and frustration, discomfort and defeat, without complaint or collapse. Maturity is humility. It is being big enough to say "I was wrong". And when right, the mature person need not experience the satisfaction of saying, "I told you so". Maturity is the … [Continue reading...]
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Edgar Allen Poe and the Poe Museum Honored by Hampton Hotels' Save-A-Landmark Program with Restoration Effort About the Museum Called "America's Shakespeare" Edgar Allan Poe created or mastered the short story, detective fiction, science fiction, lyric poetry and the horror story. His dark genius has invited children and adults to read and love literature for over 150 years. Richmond's Poe Museum boasts the world's finest collection of Edgar Allan Poe's manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings. The Poe Museum provides a retreat into early nineteenth century Richmond where Poe lived and worked. The museum features the life and career of Edgar Allan Poe by documenting his accomplishments with … [Continue reading...]
Celestial Magician Tudor garden, In the morning early spring, The slightest spring rain from the sky, like water from heaven, nuring the earth. The song" singin' in the rain" resound in my ears, I just want to sing and dance in the rain, and kiss the rain. I still wear winter clothes in this early spring. Chilly wind blowing in my face and hair. I see flowers and leaf buds appear on the branches. A Piaf is singing little songs. When I close my eyes, I see Snow White Doves eating red rose salad, Shimmering Humming Birds sucking nector from exorbitant fragrance of honeysuckle , orchids, Lily Of The Valley, tube rose, hydrangea, jasmin. casablanca, baby's breath, Cala Lily and Peony. I feel Nature's like a Celestial Magician. It's time for spring, Spring must blossom. It doesn't matter … [Continue reading...]
Money and illness, family and bosses would make it seem. It is precisely the function of myth to thrust us out of the quotidian into the miraculous. One lives life more deeply, with greater peace and joy, when one lives with the enigmas that permeate itmyths are reminders from spaceless eternity of the stuff of which our bodies, minds, souls, spirits are made. They wake us up, and help us live with, and within, the mystery that is the matrix of our being. Kamla K. Kapur (aka Kamal Kapur) was born and raised in India, and is a citizen of the United States. She got her Bachelor's in English Honors from India, and her Masters' Degree in literature from Kent State University, Ohio, USA. She also took classes in creative writing from the University of Iowa, and the University of California in … [Continue reading...]