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Remembering Lennon

He was the man of peace but admitted to being violent in the past – to being a ”hitter” of women. When idealists are found to be flawed, as they always are, it is invariably used to discredit their ideal.

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If history is any indicator….

I agree that human rights include the right to food and shelter, which the Chinese are trying hard to provide. But to quote an Indian revolutionary, “Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight […]

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Don Quixote Acts

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Just because a Jewish nerd with a seemingly scary hair-do said this, it doesn’t necessarily become untrue. (more…)

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a single word: Home

ONV had written about an expatriate malayali breaking into tears when he saw a cassia fistula infront of a consulate in an arab kingdom. Neruda wrote that a poet’s responsibility is to take sound of the sea to those prisoners in their cells who cannot hear the ocean. Mahmoud Darwish is that one poet who […]

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Religion in the East

There in Rangoon I understood that the godswere enemies of the poor human being,just as God is.Gods of alabaster, lying downlike white whales,gods gilded like wheat,serpent gods coiled roundthe crime of being born,naked and elegant buddhassmiling at the cocktail partiesof empty eternitylike Christ on his horrible cross,all of them ready for anything –to impose on […]

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To My Party

You have given me fraternity toward the unknown man.You have joined the strength of all the living.You have given me the country again as in a birth.You have given me the freedom that the loner cannot have.You taught me to kindle kindness, like fire.You have given me the rectitude that the tree requires.You taught me […]

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The End

This is the endBeautiful friendThis is the endMy only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the endOf everything that stands, the endNo safety or surprise, the endIll never look into your eyes…again Can you picture what will beSo limitless and freeDesperately in need…of some…strangers handIn a…desperate land Lost in a roman…wilderness of painAnd all […]

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