• Vietnam Catholics have vehicles blessed on Lunar New Year

      Vietnam Catholics have vehicles blessed on Lunar New Year

      2/10/2017 8:07:01 PM

      Catholics from a parish in northern Vietnam had their vehicles blessed during the country’s Lunar New Year festival as they seek divine protection on the road.

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    • In northern Vietnam, worshipping places fill with misbehaving pilgrims

      In northern Vietnam, worshipping places fill with misbehaving pilgrims

      2/10/2017 8:06:46 PM

      The first month of the new lunar year is often a time for Vietnamese to visit places of worship in order to wish for fortune and prosperity...

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    • About International Women`s Day (8 March)

      About International Women's Day (8 March)

      3/8/2016 8:44:22 PM

      International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

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    • Malaysia must move beyond archaic gender norms

      Malaysia must move beyond archaic gender norms

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      It’s a tough life being a woman in Malaysia. Not only are we supposed to conform to gender norms, but also expectations on how to be ourselves based on cultural and religious expectations. Almost always, however, all these expectations are based on patriarchal leanings on...

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    • Concern, anguish as dowry-related abuse rises in Nepal

      Concern, anguish as dowry-related abuse rises in Nepal

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Five years after his eldest daughter married, Nawal Paswan, 41, is still paying off interest on a hefty loan of Rs 300,000 (US$3,000) for the dowry. Paswan, a construction worker from southern Nepal where the dowry system is rampant, had to give cash and gifts to the groom...

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    • Over a cup of tea: Reminiscing the rich culture we have

      Over a cup of tea: Reminiscing the rich culture we have

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A day cannot begin, nor progress nor end without tea in Pakistan. Whether it’s the start of the day or work time, a cup of tea can refresh one. A day is just not complete without tea. What better than the ‘Kashmiri Chai’, also known as ‘Pink Tea’ ...

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    • Temple to the Whale God is a museum of gigantic skeletons

      Temple to the Whale God is a museum of gigantic skeletons

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Have you ever been to a museum showcasing gigantic skeletons of whales? The southern central province of Binh Thuan is home to famous landscapes, such as the ancient tower Po Sha Inu, the Ong Hoang (Prince) Palace, the Ta Cu Mountain and ...

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    • Thai Spirit Houses `sanphaphoom`

      Thai Spirit Houses 'sanphaphoom'

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Spirit houses are small building which looks like a miniature Thai house or Buddhist temple standing on a column or stand and can be found outside most houses, restaurants, businesses and hotels in Thailand.

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    • Christian Halloween Alternatives

      Christian Halloween Alternatives

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Many Christians choose not to observe Halloween. As one of the most popular holidays in our culture—for some more celebrated than Christmas—it can present a challenge for Christian families, especially when children are involved. Although I won't discuss...

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    • ABC`s of Rosh Hashanah

      ABC's of Rosh Hashanah

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A handy checklist of everything you need to know for the New Year.

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    • Jews don’t say ``Happy New Year``

      Jews don’t say "Happy New Year"

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Ever notice that Jews don’t traditionally wish each other “happy new year”? Instead we say the Hebrew phrase “shanah tovah” which — in spite of the mistaken translation that appears on almost all greeting cards ...

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    • The environmental impact of traditional Chinese religion

      The environmental impact of traditional Chinese religion

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      In the thousands of years of its history, Chinese religion and culture have evolved and integrated to become what they are today: A tradition that is part of the daily life of a typical Chinese individual.

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    • Sharmapa’s cremation

      Sharmapa’s cremation

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The reservations against the cremation of Tibetan religious guru Shamar Rinpoche, the lineage holder of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, on Nepali soil are understandable. First, as he is not a Nepali national the state is under no legal obligation....

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    • Easter 2014: How is it Celebrated Around the World?

      Easter 2014: How is it Celebrated Around the World?

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The tradition of giving chocolate eggs and decorating real eggs is ancient and pre-dates Christian customs. Engraved ostrich eggs more than 60,000 years old have been discovered in Africa and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver were commonly placed in the graves of ancient Sumerians and Egyptians 5,000 years ago.

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    • Holy Week Preparation

      Holy Week Preparation

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Holy Week is one of the busiest weeks of the year for our family. Preparing for Christmas, especially when we have to plan celebrations for both sides of the family and possible travel is also busy, but it never reaches the level ...

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    • The drum skin ripping festival celebrates couples’ love

      The drum skin ripping festival celebrates couples’ love

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A traditional festival, “Dap trong dem trang” (Banging on drums to rip its skin on a moon-lit night) of Ma Coong ethnic minority people in north-central Quang Binh province, stands out from others as it provides a chance for local youths to search for their soul mates.

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    • Say I love you in many languages

      Say I love you in many languages

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      If you have been in love then you might be quite sure of the fact that love sees no bounds. However at times language might pose as a serious threat to the aspiring lovers, who are boiling with the passion of love yet lack the courage to say those magical words. Wooing your partner with...

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    • The meaning of TET

      The meaning of TET

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      For three days, one takes extra care not to show anger and not to be rude to people. The most nagging mother-in-law will make peace with her daughter-in-law; a quarreling couple will smile pleasantly at each other; the new world should be the best of worlds.

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    • Creches Around the World (3)

      Creches Around the World (3)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Take a look at the magpie in the pine tree. Korean people say that a welcome guest comes when a magpie sings. Jesus Christ seems to be a most welcome guest in...

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    • Creches Around the World (2)

      Creches Around the World (2)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      This cluster of Chinese triptychs made by a Chinese Christian from the Zhejiang Province center on the promise of Isaiah 9:2 that people sitting in the dark have seen a great light, a symbol of the future Messiah. The three Chinese characters above the triptych with ...

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    • Creches Around the World (1)

      Creches Around the World (1)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      You will find on this page a growing number of Crèche sets, all of them presented to the public in and around Dayton since 1998. They represent a fraction of the Marian Library's Crèches Collection.

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    • Understanding Egyptian manners

      Understanding Egyptian manners

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A Western acquaintance of mine once had the misfortune of committing a serious faux-pas according to our standards, when all she meant was to console her widowed friend. One day this young lady discovered that her friend and colleague’s husband had...

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    • Mother`s Day Around the World

      Mother's Day Around the World

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A special day in the honor of mothers, Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries around the world though on different dates. In a large number of countries including US, Mothers Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in the month of May, but in many other countries Mothers Day is...

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    • Differences Between Catholic Funeral Rites & Buddhist Funerals

      Differences Between Catholic Funeral Rites & Buddhist Funerals

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Though our world has a diversity of cultures and religions that celebrate unique festivals and beliefs, some rituals are universal to us all. Funeral rites, which seem to be as old as humanity itself, can be traced back to the Neanderthals around 60,000 B.C., who used flowers and antlers to

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    • Hung Kings Anniversary - Hung Temple Festival 2013

      Hung Kings Anniversary - Hung Temple Festival 2013

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The Hung Kings Anniversary - Hung Temple Festival is set to take place from April 13 to 19, 2013. Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Mr Ha Ke San, Vice Chairman of Phu Tho Provincial People’s Committee, on activities of Hung Kings Anniversary - Hung Temple Festival 2013.

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    • About International Women`s Day (8 March)

      About International Women's Day (8 March)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

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    • The Plate of Five Fruits in Vietnamese New Year

      The Plate of Five Fruits in Vietnamese New Year

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A plate filled with five types of fruits sits on the ancestor’s altar in every Vietnamese home during the New Year. The fruits are colorful and meaningful.

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    • Têt : Nouvel an vietnamien

      Têt : Nouvel an vietnamien

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Le "Têt Nguyên Dán", ou plus simplement le Têt, est l'événement de l'année attendu par tous, c'est la fête la plus célébrée et plus importante au Vietnam. Cette journée se déroule le premier jour du premier mois du calendrier lunaire...

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    • Vietnam’s history and culture attract Koreans

      Vietnam’s history and culture attract Koreans

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A festival on Vietnamese history and culture held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea on September 22-2012, helps strengthen ties in Vietnamese-Korean families, which are on rise in the RoK in recent time.

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    • Wedding Ceremony of Vietnameses

      Wedding Ceremony of Vietnameses

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Getting married is an important event in a Vietnamese’s life. The procedure of the ancient wedding ceremony was very complicated. Current wedding ceremony procedures include the following steps: the search for a husband or wife, the proposal, the registration, and finally the wedding.

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    • Midnight Excursion

      Midnight Excursion

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      One of them used to arise at night, climb over the temple wall, and go to town on a pleasure jaunt. Sengai, inspecting the dormitory quarters, found this pupil missing one night and also discovered the high stool ...

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    • The Taste of Banzo`s Sword

      The Taste of Banzo's Sword

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      ‘I cannot wait that long,' explained Matajuro. 'I am willing to pass through any hardship if only you will teach me. If I become your devoted servant, how long might it be?' 'Oh, maybe ten years,' Banzo relented.'My father is getting old, and soon I must take care of him,' ...

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    • Being Gifted

      Being Gifted

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A man who was with him said: “Did they steal anything of value?” Picasso answered: “No.” The man asked: “Then why are you so distressed?”. “It pains me that they didn’t ...

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    • True Friends

      True Friends

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A long time ago in China there were two friends, one who played the harp skillfully and one who listened skillfully. When the one played or sang about a mountain, the other would say: 'I can see ...

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    • No work, no food

      No work, no food

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Hyakujo, the Chinese Zen master, used to labor with his pupils even at the age of eighty, trimming the gardens, cleaning the grounds, and pruning the trees. The pupils felt sorry to ...

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    • Killing

      Killing

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      ‘Those who speak against killing and who desire to spare the live of all conscious beings are right. It is good to protect even animals and insects. But what ...

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    • I Am the New Year

      I Am the New Year

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months.

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    • Accurate Proportion

      Accurate Proportion

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Sen no Rikyu, a tea-master, wished to hang a flower basket on a column. He asked a carpenter to help him, directing the man to place ...

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    • Sleeping in the daytime

      Sleeping in the daytime

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      One summer day the air had been so sultry that Little Soyen stretched his legs and went to sleep while his teacher was away. Three hours passed when, suddenly waking he heard his master enter....

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    • Three Last Wishes of Great Alexander

      Three Last Wishes of Great Alexander

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Alexander told his officers: "I will soon leave this world. I have three final wishes. You need to carry out what I tell you." His generals, in tears, agreed.

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    • The Story of the Butterfly

      The Story of the Butterfly

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.

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    • Proclamation of Victory (Binh Ngo Dai Cao)

      Proclamation of Victory (Binh Ngo Dai Cao)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      So filthy were their acts that the water of the Eastern Sea was not enough, to wash off the smell. Bamboo of the Southern Mountain did not suffice to count their crimes. Men and God felt indignant toward them! Nobody from heaven or on earth would forgive them...

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    • Rock Me to Sleep

      Rock Me to Sleep

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, Make me a child again just for tonight! Mother, come back from the echoless shore, Take me again to your heart as of yore; Kiss from my forehead the furrows of care, ...

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    • Do not go into the garden, Jesus

      Do not go into the garden, Jesus

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Do not go into the garden, Oh! Jesus, do not go into the garden before dawn! But if I do not go into the garden in the dead of night, who will lead you to the sunrise of Paradise?

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    • Tomorrow I`m going

      Tomorrow I'm going

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Tomorrow I'm going... It's no big a deal, It happens all the time, like fallen leaves in the park, Like flowers driven by winds onto the sidewalk...

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    • La Barque de ma vie - Tagore

      La Barque de ma vie - Tagore

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Je meurs dans la plénitude, A répondu ma vie. La terre m’a dit : mes lumières baisent tes pensées à ton heure.

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    • Spring!

      Spring!

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Spring! How wonderful is the Spring! How majestic is the Spring! How fantastic is the

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    • We are the guardians of His Beauty

      We are the guardians of His Beauty

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      We are the guardians of His Beauty, We are the protectors, Of the Sun. There is only one reason. We have followed God into this world: To encourage laughter...

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    • Another fresh new year

      Another fresh new year

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      nother year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear,...

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    • Taste of Life

      Taste of Life

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      As told the story of making tea, Me think of some reflexes, Making tea sees sober reflections...

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    • A God becomes Child to save the children,

      A God becomes Child to save the children,

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      A God becomes Child to save the children, Shepherds chant with the tongue of Angels, Salvation is described in a Mystery, Heaven and Earth mingle into one Soul this night....

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    • All the Hemispheres - Hafiz Poem

      All the Hemispheres - Hafiz Poem

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      All the hemispheres in heaven. Are sitting around a fire. Chatting. While stitching themselves ...

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    • If - Rumi poerry

      If - Rumi poerry

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      IF YOU CAN DISENTANGLE, yourself from your selfish self, all heavenly spirits, will stand ready to serve you ...

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    • The Guest House

      The Guest House

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an nexpected visitor....

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    • To scatter flowers! (St. Teresa)

      To scatter flowers! (St. Teresa)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      To scatter flowers! — that means, to speak of Thee, —­ My only pleasure here, where tears fill all the hours;

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    • Poet Ken Sehested: Hope & Healing

      Poet Ken Sehested: Hope & Healing

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Behold, the Beloved summons heaven and earth to witness our resolve: blessings and life in the face of curses and death. Choose life, and rejoice evermore.

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    • Moving river

      Moving river

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. When actions come from another section, the feeling disappears. Don't let others lead you. They may be blind or, worse, vultures...

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    • Crucified with Christ my Savior

      Crucified with Christ my Savior

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Tis not hard to die with Christ, When His risen life we know; ’Tis not hard to share His suff’rings

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    • The Window of My Soul

      The Window of My Soul

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      During prayer I am accustomed to turn to God like this and recall the meaning of the words of the Tradition, “the delight felt in the ritual prayer.”* The window of my soul opens, and

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    • Don`t go to sleep this night

      Don't go to sleep this night

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      ...the night is generous, it can give you a gift of the full moon. it can bless your soul with endless treasure. every night when you feel the world is unjust never ending grace...

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    • Happy Gift

      Happy Gift

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      There was strange star. It was very bright It showed the kings how to find “One Baby, who would be Christ!”

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    • Teacher`s Prayer

      Teacher's Prayer

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Lord, Please help me, To strengthen their voices, bodies and minds,

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    • The Best Poem of 2008

      The Best Poem of 2008

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      This poem was nominated by UN as the best poem of 2008, written by an African Kid ...When I grow up, I black, When I go in sun, I black

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    • Serais - Tu tard, ce soir? Sampam de Lune (2)

      Serais - Tu tard, ce soir? Sampam de Lune (2)

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Particulièrement pour l’Eglise vietnamienne, il y avait avant l’âge de Han Mac Tu tant d’hommes qui se servaient de la poésie afin d’apporter aux populations indigènes les Paroles de Dieu, de propager la Foi- Aujourd’hui le langage contemporain se dit “des engagements aux cultures multi-nationales”.

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    • My Song for Today - St. Therese of the Child Jesus

      My Song for Today - St. Therese of the Child Jesus

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      O Divine Pilot! whose hand guides me. I’m soon to see you on the eternal shore. Guide my little boat over the stormy waves in peace. Just for today.

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    • TO LIVE OF LOVE - St. Therese of Liseux

      TO LIVE OF LOVE - St. Therese of Liseux

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      The eve His life of love drew near its end, Thus Jesus spoke: "Whoever loveth Me, And keeps My word as Mine own faithful friend,...

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    • Here Is Vy Da Hamlet by Han Mac Tu

      Here Is Vy Da Hamlet by Han Mac Tu

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Why aren't you back to Vy Hamlet, To watch the sun rising over the areca trees? Whose garden is so lush in jade-like green And bamboo leaves cover whose firm square face?

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    • Poems for fathers

      Poems for fathers

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      When I think about my father, and the years we've had to share I'm thankful just to know that his love is always there.

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    • All human beings are limbs of each other ...

      All human beings are limbs of each other ...

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      All human beings are limbs of each other, having been created of one essence.

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    • The Blessed Virgin Mary Compared to a Window

      The Blessed Virgin Mary Compared to a Window

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      Because my love is simple as a window And knows no shame of original dust, I longed all night, (when I was visible) for dawn my death...

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    • Super Mom

      Super Mom

      2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
      You're the master of every task. You're a dependable source of comfort; You're my cushion when I fall.

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