Martin Luther King’s daughter will devote holiday to targeting voter suppression | TheHill

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Bernice King, daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said this week that she will devote the holiday that celebrates her father’s legacy to targeting voter suppression.

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Quiz: Which of these 2020 Democrats agrees with you most? – Washington Post

 

 

 

The Post has asked each Democratic candidate where they stand on more than 85 policy questions. Now, it’s your turn to answer our favorites.

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Today’s Haiku (January 16, 2020) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

人が怖くて冬のブランコ漕ぎにゆく   叶 万里子

hito ga kowakute fuyu no buranko kogini yuku

I am afraid of people

And I go out to push

a winter swing

Mariko Kano

translation by Fay Aoyagi

from “Haiku-kai” (“Haiku World,” a monthly haiku magazine), February 2017 Issue,  Bungaku No Mori, Tokyo

Source: Today’s Haiku (January 16, 2020) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

A Longhouse Birdhouse: HE WHO LISTENS ~

 

P H A R O A H      S A N D E R S

The New Yorker Nathaniel Friedman

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First Known When Lost: Rocks And Stones

In Chinese poetry, one often hears of recluses living in the mountains amidst the rocks and stones and trees and mists and white clouds. They might be Buddhist monks or Taoist adepts or woodcutters. Chinese poets would go in search of them in order to obtain wisdom, but would usually come back without having found them.  They would then write a poem about their journey.

However, a few of the recluses were themselves poets.  They are more circumspect than Coleridge and Wordsworth when it comes to the place of rocks and stones in the larger scheme of things.  They are not fond of abstractions and explanations.  They point things out.

In Reply to Questions

I happened to come to the foot of a pine tree,
lay down and slept soundly on pillows of stone.
There are no calendars here in the mountain;
the cold passes but I don’t know what year it is.

The Recluse T’ai-Shang (T’ang Dynasty; dates of birth and death unknown) (translated by Burton Watson), in Burton Watson, The Columbia Book of Chinese Poetry: From Early Times to the Thirteenth Century (Columbia University Press 1984), page 294.

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How the Ginkgo biloba achieves near-immortality | Science | AAAS

New research reveals how Ginkgo biloba trees can grow for thousands of years.

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Only Voice Remains Film on Vimeo

 

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