Invictus By William Ernest Henley, 1888 Out of the night that covers meBlack as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may beFor my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance,I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chanceMy head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and … Read more

MaBang Band (马帮乐队)

A wonderful rendition of a Chinese folk song, 《黄杨扁担》, by MaBang Band (马帮乐队).

The Wild Colonial Boy

“But a judge who’d rob a mother
     of her one and only joy,
Surely he must be a worse outlaw
     than the wild colonial boy.”


A poem by Chinese poet, Li Po 李白 (701 A.D. – 762 A.D.) titled 将进酒