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Invictus

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 Solitary Drink in Moonlight (月下独酌)

月下独酌

李白 (701 A.D. – 762 A.D.)

花间一壶酒。
独酌无相亲。
举杯邀明月。
对影成三人。

将进酒

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

静夜思

静夜思

李白 (701 A.D. – 762 A.D.)

床前明月光,疑是地上霜。
举头望明月,低头思故乡。

Ozymandias

Ozymandias By Percy Bysshe Shelley I met a traveller from an antique land,Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped … Read more