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  • WORKS OF FAMOUS CALLIGRAPHER ON SHOW
    Calligraphy pieces and poems reveal the personality and vision of Zhao Puchu as a patriot, a social activist and a scholar, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai.
    Ecns.cn
  • YOUTUBE STAR KSI OUT TO PROVE THE NAYSAYERS WRONG ON DEBUT SOLO ALBUM
    IMELDA MAY — SLIP OF THE TONGUEIrish singer Imelda May’s first foray into poetry offers a variety of delights. Since starting out in 2002, she has forged a reputation for dependability.Solid songwriting and enviable musicianship has made her a darling of taste-makers like Jools...
    TheNews.com.pk
  • THIS IS THE CONTROVERSIAL POEM ABOUT LAI MOHAMED THAT GOT OBA AKEWI ARRESTED (LISTEN)
    This is the poem (audio) that got the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, to order the arrest and detention of a Kwara-based
    OnlineNigeria.com
  • ZIM POET IN SA BONGANI MNCUBE PENS POEM ON MTHWAKAZI HERO MAGAGULA
    South Africa based poet, Bongani Mncube has penned a poem as a tribute to the late Author and Mthwakazi hero David Magagula who passed on
    OnlineNigeria.com
  • A WALMART EMPLOYEE'S POEM ABOUT SOLIDARITY HAS MADE HIM AN ADVERTISING STAR
    Consumers have said they're fatigued--actually, plain sick and tired--of doom and gloom forecasts and negative pandemic-related news. What they want to hear now, particularly from marketers, are "hopeful, comforting and supportive" messages. Walmart, taking that sentiment and running with it, has launched a 60-second ad built around an upbeat poem about community and solidarity. And...
    Adweek.com
  • BANI ADAM (CHILDREN OF ADAM): WORLD MUSICIANS RELEASE SOLIDARITY MUSIC VIDEO DURING PANDEMIC
    A music video inspired by Persian poet Sadi's famous poem ";The Sons of Adam Are Limbs of Each Other"; has been released with the voice of Iranian vocalist Alireza Qorbani in collaboration with several Italian singers and overseas musicians during the pandemic. The music video has been released to promote the message of peace and friendship, the Italian theater and cinema actress Pamela Villoresi has said in an introduction to the music video.
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  • COVID-19 HAS PROVEN NIGERIAN ARTISTES ARE IN TROUBLE…FEW CAN FEED THEMSELVES – JIMI SOLANKE
    The 77-year-old songwriter said the COVID-19 has shown that only few Nigerian artistes can truly feed themselves.Jimi Solanke, veteran Nigerian actor cum poet, says the
    OnlineNigeria.com
  • FEDS SEIZE 3,600-YEAR-OLD TABLET OF EPIC MESOPOTAMIAN POEM THAT WAS STOLEN FROM IRAQ
    An ancient tablet stolen from Iraq depicting a scene engraved with part of an epic Mesopotamian poem was seized from a Washington, D.C., museum by authorities, federal prosecutors announced Monday.
    NY Daily News
  • LOCKDOWN DIARIES KANGANA RANAUT PENS A POEM 'AASMAN'
    Actress Kangana Ranaut is spending time with her family in Manali amid lockdown. Amid this, the talented actress has turned to poetry and penned a poem named 'Aasman'.br /
    IANS India
  • MEETING GROUND: POEMS IN THE TIME OF COVID-19
    Below, poets from across the world share their pandemic experiences and observations. Edward Baugh's poem is a gift and a wish for us all. – Ann-Margaret Lim The Plague that first night thrushes woke...
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  • BURDEN OF BEING OBIANO'S SPOKESMAN — JAMES EZE
    Kindly Share This Story:•Reason Anambra has low COVID-19 cases Governor Willie Obiano By Fred Iwenjora Ace journalist, Public relations practitioner and poet James Eze is the Spokesperson for
    OnlineNigeria.com
  • PRIYANKA CHOPRA EMOTIONAL POEM FOR MADHU CHOPRA WITH AKSHAY, JANHVI, SHILPA MOTHER'S DAY 2020
    Mother's Day 2020: Watch Priyanka Chopra beautiful poem recitation for her mother Dr Madhu Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Janhvi Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sushmita Sen wishing their mom a very happy Mother's day.
    Bollywood NOW
  • MEETING GROUND – MOTHER'S DAY EDITION
    Written from, different angles and spaces, the poems below testify to the great force of motherhood, which nurtures, strengthens, and manifests love. Happy Mother's Day – Ann-Margaret Lim Words My mother loved words. Not necessarily in...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • KANGANA DEDICATES A SELF-COMPOSED POEM TO HER MOTHER
    Kangana dedicates a self-composed poem to her mother
    IANS India
  • FANS THINK GIGI HADID & ZAYN MALIK COULD BE ENGAGED OR MARRIED BECAUSE OF THIS CLUE!
    Fans think Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid may be engaged, or even married, based on the tattoo on his arm! It appears as if Zayn had an excerpt from Kahil Gibran‘s poem On Marriage on his arm. Some fans are chatting that this may be a sign that they are engaged or already married. This [...]
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  • WRITER AND MS SUFFERER GOES FROM PRAXIS TO POETRY
    THEO PANAYIDES meets a poet who used his diagnosis of MS to fight for and change his life, who now says that coronavirus is a chance for us to start a new way forward Savvas Varnavides is taking advantage of the lockdown to write another book, despite having found himself... The post Writer and MS sufferer goes from praxis to poetry appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • ARTISTS, PERSONALITIES SHOW SUPPORT FOR ABS-CBN AMID SHUTDOWN ORDER
    MANILA, Philippines – Artists and personalities – including celebrities from ABS-CBN's rival networks – came together to support the media company, after the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) ordered its closure following the expiration of its media franchise. Spoken word poet Juan Miguel Severo retweeted the news on his Twitter account, with ...
    Rappler.com
  • INNER CIRCLE TO CREATE SONG FROM WINNING POEM - CLOSE TO 100 ENTRIES FOR CIRCLE OF LIGHT CONTEST
    IT IS said that every cloud has a silver lining, and that could still hold true, even in the midst of a terrifying global pandemic. Despite COVID-19, the cycle of life continues, and out of it has sprung forth an inspiring poetry competition,...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • STUDENTS IN CANADA CREATE HOTLINE WITH MESSAGES OF POSITIVITY TO HELP SENIORS ISOLATED BY THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
    The Joy 4 All project lets seniors who feel socially isolated dial a number to hear pre-recorded messages of positivity, jokes and poems.
    NY Daily News
  • PRIME FACTORIZATION AS VERSE
    Creating poetry with the fundamental theorem of arithmetic -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
    Scientific American
  • CORONAVIRUS NEWS (AND ANOTHER THING) THAT MADE ME HAPPY THIS WEEK
    "April is the cruelest month," wrote T.S. Eliot in "The Waste Land." He penned these words during his recovery from the Spanish flu, which both he and his wife caught in late 1918. The Irish poet saw a bitter irony in spring's annual renewal of the earth, watching lilacs rise "out of the dead land." Meanwhile, millions lay dead and dying from influenza and World War I. His poem may not have prophesied the coronavirus pandemic that came a century laterRead more on NewsOK.com
    NewsOK.com
  • PALESTINIAN-DANISH POET WHO CRITICIZED MUSLIMS DIES
    A Danish poet of Palestinian descent who made headlines as a teenager in 2013 for a book that was critical of Muslims has died, his publishing house said Thursday. Yahya Hassan was 24.
    dailystar.com.lb
  • A MONTH OF HELL: WHAT MAY BECKON YET
    April, wrote a poet, is the cruelest month. So it was in New York City and America as we weathered a viral storm and its concomitant carnage. As the calendar turns to May, some cruelty appears to be abating. But death could rush back with a vengeance if the nation, understandably eager to nurse...
    NY Daily News
  • POET AND PHILANTHROPIST MAKES COVID-19 OFFERING
    Zimbabwean poet, philanthropist and academic writer Mthulisi Ndlovu also known as KingKG has vowed to soldier on and lead from the front in terms of
    OnlineNigeria.com
  • TURKISH SONG TRANSLATED IN CALL FOR REUNIFICATION
    Α group of Greek Cypriot musicians and singers have worked together to adapt a Turkish song written by important poet and ashik performer Asik Veysel into Greek to express their desire for the reunification of the island. The song, Uzun Ince bir Yoldayim (I am on a long road), was... The post Turkish song translated in call for reunification appeared first on Cyprus Mail.
    cyprus-mail.com
  • A VOICE OF A FORLORN BLIND WOMAN
    A Voice of a Forlorn Blind Woman...October, Please, Leave Me Now and Never Come Back!!! A poem written by Flora Aguasa
    Disabled World
  • COVID-19... LEAVE THE WORLD NOW! A POEM BY FLORA AGUASA
    A short poem written by Flora Aguasa, in regards to the current novel coronavirus global pandemic, titled COVID-19... Leave The World Now!
    Disabled World
  • VICKY KAUSHAL SHARES POEM BY FAN, IT TRACES HIS AMAZING JOURNEY
    Actor Vicky Kaushal has shared a heartfelt poem written by his fan.br /
    IANS India
  • WHO WROTE THE POEM ON EPIDEMIC THAT FIRED UP SOCIAL MEDIA CHATTER?
    Few verses of a poem depicting people's thoughts on an epidemic went viral on social media both in Bangladesh and West Bengal, raising a debate on the identity of the poet who penned it.
    bdnews24.com
  • LESSONS ON HUMANITY FROM PERSIAN LITERATURE
    All of Iran's celebrations this year to mark Sadi Day on April 20 will be organized online due to the COVID-19 disaster. Persian poet Sadi was introduced to the generation of Iranians that are now in their fifties with the following verses at the primary school age: The sons of Adam are limbs of each other / Having been created of one essence / When the calamity of time afflicts one limb / The other limbs cannot remain at rest.... -Seyyed Mostafa Mousavi Sabet
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  • READERS SOUND OFF ON NEW YORK CITY, TRUMP, AND SPORTS
    'Down Town,' a poem by a Voicer Manhattan: From windows we peer, past our lonely frontier, at the world where we used to reside. Those were the days, to quote an old phrase, before we were all stuck inside. Broadway's been felled, the greasepaint un-smelled, with no chance of a roaring ovation....
    NY Daily News
  • READERS SOUND OFF ON NEW YORK CITY, TRUMP, AND SPORTS
    'Down Town,' a poem by a Voicer Manhattan: From windows we peer, past our lonely frontier, at the world where we used to reside. Those were the days, to quote an old phrase, before we were all stuck inside. Broadway's been felled, the greasepaint un-smelled, with no chance of a roaring ovation....
    NY Daily News
  • UAE-BASED BUSINESSMAN SORRY FOR HURTING SENTIMENTS
    The background visual used for his poem showed a Muslim preacher leading followers who are all blindfolded.
    khaleejtimes.com
  • BBC LAUNCHES ITS FIRST DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CHINESE POET DU FU, DISPLAYS CHARM OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE LITERATURE
    After the redesign of his image in Chinese textbooks went trending on social media, famous Tang Dynasty (618-907) poet Du Fu has once again grabbed the attention of netizens in China due to a new documentary from the BBC.
    Ecns.cn
  • BBC ENLISTS IDRIS ELBA TO NARRATE A SOOTHING POEM TO UPLIFT THE UK
    The BBC has enlisted Idris Elba-the famed British actor who revealed in March that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, to narrate a poem over a 90-second spot that highlights its role as a public service broadcaster. Elba, who has since recovered from the virus that causes COVID-19, reads the poem Don't Quit by...
    Adweek.com
  • DREW BARRYMORE PENS POEM ABOUT MOTHER EARTH ON NEW BLOG STARTED AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
    Drew Barrymore posted a lengthy poem about Mother Earth to the new blog that she started to keep busy and stay connected with fans amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
    FoxNews.com
  • STUDENTS OVERSEAS HONOR MEDICAL WORKERS
    Overseas Chinese students in Canada are paying respect to medical workers in China amid the novel coronavirus pandemic through short videos, paintings and poems.
    ShanghaiDaily.com
  • [KIM SEONG-KON] WILL APRIL BE THE CRUELEST MONTH? VOTE WITH HOPE
    T.S. Eliot’s monumental poem “The Waste Land” begins with the famous line, “April is the cruelest month.” Eliot refers to April as the cruelest month because spring rain wakes us up from our warm, comfortable hibernation
    KoreaHerald.com
  • IDRIS ELBA SENDS A MESSAGE OF HOPE WITH 'DON'T QUIT' POEM
    Idris Elba is helping us find some hope in these trying times. The 47-year-old Luther actor – who has recovered from the coronavirus himself – spoke to UK viewers via a message on the BBC. In the segment, released on Friday (April 10), Idris read the poem “Don't Quit” from American poet John Greenleaf Whittier. [...]
    JustJared
  • FAMILY OF BROOKLYN ARTIST FOUND DEAD IN APARTMENT FIRE BELIEVE HE DIED BEFORE THE BLAZE
    The family of a Brooklyn man found dead in an apartment fire believes he perished for reasons unrelated to the blaze — and police say his death is being investigated by the city Medical Examiner. Wilfredo Cervantes, 52, an artist and poet from Puerto Rico, was found dead inside his second-floor...
    NY Daily News
  • POETRY POWER: BBC CORRESPONDENTS READ THEIR FAVOURITES (PART TWO)
    Listen to some BBC correspondents sharing the poems that have helped them through difficult moments.
    BBC News
  • NURSING THE NATION BY POET AND NHS NURSE MOLLY CASE - VIDEO
    Part of These are the Hands: Poems from the Heart of the NHS, an anthology of poems written by NHS staff and well known poets. All proceeds from the book sales go to NHS Charities Together Emergency Covid-19 fund
    The Guardian
  • NEW DOCUMENTARY FINDS EARLIEST WRITTEN USE OF THE F-WORD IN SCOTLAND
    A new documentary set to air on the BBC traced the earliest written use of the f-bomb to a 16th century Scottish poem. The poem, part of 1500s versions of a rap battle, was found at the National Library of Scotland by Dr. Joanna Kopaczyk, a historical linguistics expert from Glasgow University....
    NY Daily News
  • POEMS
    COVID-19 nightmare The poet in me lies dormant in this COVID-19 nightmare, So concerned am I, to ensure that I'm taking care Of my person, my property, my family, my friends, Making sure to tie up all loose ends! There's food to buy, and...
    jamaica-gleaner.com
  • OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER CELEBRATING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH BY CREATING CROWD-SOURCED POEM WITH POET QURAYSH ALI LANSANA
    By Brandy McDonnellAlthough Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center was forced last month to delay the grand opening of its new $30 million home due to the coronavirus pandemic, the nonprofit multidisciplinary arts center is continuing to celebrate the arts. In honor of National Poetry Month, Oklahoma Contemporary is celebrating the art of poetry in April.Read more on NewsOK.com
    NewsOK.com
  • ARTISTS FROM JOHN LLOYD CRUZ TO JOHNOY DANAO PERFORM IN 10-DAY TELETHON FOR CORONAVIRUS RELIEF
    MANILA, Philippines – A bunch of artists, musicians, and poets are set to perform in "Mamatay Kang Hayup na COVID Ka!," an online event that aims to raise funds for coronavirus relief. The event brings back the days of the telethon – where entertainment and other antics unfold on screen for ...
    Rappler.com
  • CORONAVIRUS: CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON READS A POETIC TRIBUTE TO THE NHS
    Matt Kelly was inspired to write the poem after hearing about the challenges his partner, a district nurse, faces daily.
    BBC News
  • SUNDAY'S HONG KONG (SHA TIN) FORM ANALYSIS
    April 04, 2020 5:00 AMRACE 1 (1,000M) 4 Decisive Twelve is going to prove hard to catch after his debut third. 5 Dream Team can also improve on his last-start fourth. 1 Trust Me is searching for his third win from his last four starts. 11 Regency Poet is next best for the in-form trainer Manfred Man.
    straitstimes.com
  • PENDERECKI'S LOVE AFFAIR WITH CHINESE CULTURE
    KRZYSZTOF Penderecki has made multiple visits to China since the end of the 1990s. Bearing great interest toward Chinese culture, especially poetry, he created Symphony No. 6, "Chinese Poems," a work
    ShanghaiDaily.com
  • EX-WIFE SICK. DAUGHTER SICK. 3 FRIENDS DEAD. EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE
    A New York City Housing Authority retiree ticked off his running tally: an ex-wife sick, a daughter sick and three old friends dead. In Queens, a young poet learned a friend's parents are in the hospital, one on a ventilator.
    bdnews24.com

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