Monthly Archives: September 2017

NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 30th September, 1940 : Since the start of the air offensive over London on … Continue reading

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Unsettled

 

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 27th September, 1940 : Tripartite Pact between Germany, Italy and Japan signed in Berlin. … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 25th September, 1940 : The second battleship in the British squadron, the Resolution, is … Continue reading

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The Seafarer

…from the quills of the dead white poets Marina Tsvetaeva (1892 – 1941) 1923 Rock me down, o starry skiff! My head tired from waves, so stiff! Very long I look for abode, – My head tired from passions, hot: … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 23rd September, 1940 : King George VI broadcasts to the British people. The George … Continue reading

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God help us

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You felons on trial in courts

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) You felons on trial in courts, You convicts in prison-cells, you sentenced assassins chain’d and handcuff’d with iron, Who am I too that I am not on … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 15th September, 1940 : German bombers fly over London in waves all day and … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 14th September, 1940 : X-day for Operation Sealion is postponed to 17 September, which … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 11th September, 1940 : Italian offensive in Egypt begins. The ships of the British … Continue reading

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Domove,domove…

…from the quills of the dead white poets Karel Toman (1877 – 1946) V divokou vřavu světa hlas domova se ozval zádumčivě. Pěšinkou, která nikdy nezaroste vyšel jsem hledat rodný dům. A topoly a lípa šuměly posud nad ztemnělou střechou, … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 9th September, 1940 : More German raids on London. The Germans lose 28 aircraft … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 6th September, 1940 : In Rumania popular discontent at the territorial cessions imposed on … Continue reading

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 3rd September, 1940 : An agreement is signed between the USA and Britain by … Continue reading

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Beginning my studies

…from the quills of the dead white poets Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) Beginning my studies the first step pleas’d me so much, The mere fact consciousness, these forms, the power of motion, The least insect or animal, the senses,eyesight … Continue reading

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