June 2012


“Bangilila, mulamba talaatula.”

Start early before the floods come.

Note. The Bemba speaking people of Zambia live mainly in the Copper Belt, Central, Luapula and Northern Provinces.

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By A. Pushkin

 

If I walk the noisy streets,
Or enter a many thronged church,  (more…)

Let man have dominion over the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the air
and the beasts and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.

I
A brackish reach of shoal off Madaket,-
The sea was still breaking violently and night
Had steamed into our north Atlantic Fleet,
when the drowned sailor clutched the drag-net. (more…)

A man sets out to chart the world. Through the years, he peoples a space with images of provinces, kingdoms, mountains, bays, ships, islands, fishes, rooms, tools, stars, horses and people. Shortly before his death he discovers that the patient labyrinth of lines traces the images of his own face.

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

There is a proverb and a prayer withall,
That we may not to three strange places fall;
From Hull, from Hell, from Halifax, ’tis this,
From all these three, Good Lord, deliver us. (more…)

The day that I come home,
What will you find to say,—
Words as light as foam
With laughter light as spray? (more…)

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