Category Archives: Music & Poetry

Fatal Attraction to Death: John Donne’s Words to Music by Benjamin Britten

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. –John Donne   I began … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tao

This day in the depth of winter in 1986, in the city of Chongqing, a wee baby boy was born, at 3.4 kilos, the bundle of joy was healthy, mature and his first cry on this earth, louder than anyone … Continue reading

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The #MoonFestival: Chinese Mid-Autumn Customs, Celebrations, Legends & Poems #中秋节

I witness bright Moonlight in front of my bed. I suspect it to be hoary frost on the floor. I watch the bright Moon, as I tilt back my head. I yearn, while stooping, for my homeland more. The poem … Continue reading

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Meeting 7 Train Trickster, Poet and Playwright Rosebud Ben-Oni

There are so many Social Media platforms out there for us to meet talented people whom we might never meet in person. I have shared some amazing introductions from Facebook, Twitter and GoodReads here on my website. Today, I’m introducing … Continue reading

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