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There's going to be an Alphabet Soup in late June, with stories about Bra'tac, & or the Jaffa, so if you think you could write something (100 words or more) by June 25th, please sign up here. There are many letters still going begging, and it would be lovely to get a different author for each and every letter.

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A Few Words from the Wise

Speak to him, for there is none born wise.

-The Maxims of Ptahotep

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In mourning or rejoicing, be not far from me.

- an Ancient Egyptian Love Song

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But your embraces
alone give life to my heart
may Amun give me what I have found
for all eternity.


-Love Songs of the New Kingdom, Song #2

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To Know the Dark


To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is travelled by dark feet and dark wings.


-Wendell Berry

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Up in the morning's no for me,
Up in the morning early;
When a' the hills are covered wi' snaw,
I'm sure it's winter fairly.

-Robert Burns

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Visit to the Hermit Ts'ui


Moss covered paths between scarlet peonies,
Pale jade mountains fill your rustic windows.
I envy you, drunk with flowers,
Butterflies swirling in your dreams.


-Ch'ien Ch'i

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Mistress of high achievement, O lady Truth,
do not let my understanding stumble
across some jagged falsehood.


-Pindar

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Every Gaudy colour
Is a bit of truth.


-Nathalia Crane

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I counted two-and-twenty stenches,
All well defined, and several stinks.


-Samuel Coleridge