Top 10 wine poems

Dublin-born poet William Butler Yeats won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923 for his poetry, and was the first Irishman to be honoured with the award. Fascinated by the occult, mysticism and astrology, Yeats was inspired and informed by the poets of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, and Percy B. Shelley. In 1880, he and Ernest Rhys co-founded the Rhymers’ Club, a group of London-based poets who regularly met in a Fleet Street tavern to recite their verse, referring to the group as the “Tragic Generation” in his autobiography.

Wine comes in at the mouth

And love comes in at the eye;

That’s all we shall know for truth

Before we grow old and die.

I lift the glass to my mouth,

I look at you, and I sigh.

via Top 10 wine poems.

Israel Shrinking Gaza Strip by 40 Percent


Why not just take the whole thing and drive them into the sea and say – “not our fault – Hamas made us do it!” Or why not build a huge moat and turn Gaza into an island? Or – no don’t stop reading just yet – how about sitting down with whomever wants to help and has a stake in world peace and humanity and talking peace. That way you can save money and your soul.

Originally posted on Against the Grain:

Map courtesy of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

To protect itself from Hamas rockets and tunnels, Israel is forcing tens of thousands of people out of their homes, turning their old neighborhoods into a no-man’s land.

This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the more densely populated places on Earth, is growing dramatically smaller. The Israeli military, relentlessly and methodically, is driving people out of the 3-kilometer (1.8 mile) buffer zone it says it needs to protect against Hamas rockets and tunnels. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the buffer zone eats up about 44 percent of Gaza’s territory.

What that means on the ground is scenes of extraordinary devastation in places like the Al Shajaya district approaching Gaza’s eastern frontier, and Beit Hanoun in the north. These were crowded…

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Como se dice? #dpchallenge #poetry #children



Originally posted on Moondustwriter's Blog:

child's hand

How do you say… “shoe”?


naturally we both point at our feet

under the table

the four-year old and me


How do you say… “smile”?


the white teeth in upturned lips

fill the boy’s small face

a giggle slips


¿Como se dice… “hug”?


little arms reach up

wrap around my neck

as I bend in half


How do you say…It’s been a bit too long?

since I’ve felt little boy hugs

akin to puppy dog tails

 wagging with happy energy


¿Como se dice… “content”?

Estar Contento

blue-gray eyes radiate a glow

knowing that one moment spent with a child

causes my invisible tail to wag

there’s really no translation

for that!

The DP writing Challenge today is Back to Life. What revives you after a hard week, long flight, tough situation???

A big abrazo to Gideon for his smiles


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RATE YOUR MURDER with Richard Dawkins

Originally posted on Pride's Purge:



Want to know how bad your murder was on a scale of 1-10?

You need the:

Dawkins Murder Scale


Richard Dawkins thinks people who don’t understand his reasoning on rape are not able to think.

But it’s not his reasoning people are having a problem with.

It’s his callousness.


Please feel free to comment.


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One Man’s Trash – Back on ‘Neighborhood Watch – ‘George Zimmerman ‘patrolling’ Central Florida shop after gun theft’


One taste of infamy and he’s addicted for life to being infamous! Next step is ludicrous, or finally the jail he should be inside of as permanent guest.

Originally posted on The Last Of The Millenniums:



‘Owner of Pompano Pat’s in DeLand says Zimmerman not working for him’

‘DeLAND, Fla. – ‘Although he’s not a hired security officer, George Zimmerman has been “patrolling” outside a Volusia County gun shop after it was recently robbed, according to the store owner’.

‘Pat Johnson told Local 6 that Zimmerman is not an employee of his DeLand store Pompano Pat’s, which sells firearms, ammunition and motorcycles’.

‘Johnson said that Zimmerman, on his own accord, has been spotted outside the store since the robbery earlier this month’.
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Why the Islamic State has no sympathy for Hamas – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

{The guy in the photo missed his Dr. Strangelove moment by not straddling the rocket like riding a horse. They do not seem to have learned yet the the illusion that is the hardest to overcome is self-delusion.}

Most of today’s Salafist jihadist movements have no interest in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for the time being regarding it as irrelevant. Instead, their call is to engage in intense, bloody confrontations involving bombings, executions, and suicide attacks against governments headed by Muslims and against Muslim civilians.

via Why the Islamic State has no sympathy for Hamas – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

The statement released by the Ahrar al-Sunnah Brigades, in which they threatened to attack churches and Christians in the region, has had a deep impact on many residents. There are also many reports and scenarios being shared on social media about the possibility of villages inhabited by Christians being raided.

via Christians in eastern Lebanon prepare for worst – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

Thirty-five U.S. states report travel-related cases of chikungunya | Vaccine News Daily

Health officials in 35 states have reported a total of 284 cases of the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus, according to recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.

The total number of cases reported in U.S. and its territories has risen to 497, most of which are associated with travelers returning from the Caribbean and South America. Locally-transmitted cases have been reported in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

According to the CDC, the number of cases will likely increase, thereby leading to additional local spread of the virus in the continental U.S. Between 2006 and 2013, an average of 28 people, all of whom were travelers returning from affected areas, tested positive for the virus.

Florida and New York have reported the most cases, followed by Tennessee, New Jersey, Rhode Island, California and Connecticut.

via Thirty-five U.S. states report travel-related cases of chikungunya | Vaccine News Daily.

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