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Chinese New Year

new photos from the chinese new year!

(see in my gallery)

it is the year of the rooster, and it was also ash wednesday, below is the first part of the poem, by T S Eliot:

Because I do not hope to turn again
Because I do not hope
Because I do not hope to turn
Desiring this man’s gift and that man’s scope
I no longer strive to strive towards such things
(Why should the aged eagle stretch its wings?)
Why should I mourn
The vanished power of the usual reign?

Because I do not hope to know again
The infirm glory of the positive hour
Because I do not think
Because I know I shall not know
The one veritable transitory power
Because I cannot drink
There, where trees flower, and springs flow, for there is nothing again

Because I know that time is always time
And place is always and only place
And what is actual is actual only for one time
And only for one place
I rejoice that things are as they are and
I renounce the blessed face
And renounce the voice
Because I cannot hope to turn again
Consequently I rejoice, having to construct something
Upon which to rejoice

And pray to God to have mercy upon us
And pray that I may forget
These matters that with myself I too much discuss
Too much explain
Because I do not hope to turn again
Let these words answer
For what is done, not to be done again
May the judgement not be too heavy upon us

Because these wings are no longer wings to fly
But merely vans to beat the air
The air which is now thoroughly small and dry
Smaller and dryer than the will
Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still.

Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death
Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

by [a former member] at 2005-02-11 16:58:31 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) New York , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

thank you very much
for “it is the year of the rooster”, will it be good? i am very curious about 2005…idalina pedrosa

by [former member] | 12 Feb 2005 07:02 | porto, Portugal | | Report spam→
Happy Lunar New Year, everyone. I’m not good enough to even hold a candle to Alan’s pics, but this image is also of New York’s China Town.

Link:http://eightdiagrams.typepad.com/eight_diagrams/2005/02/happy_lunar_new.html

W

by Wayne E. Yang | 13 Feb 2005 20:02 (ed. Feb 14 2005) | Kaohsiung, Taiwan | | Report spam→

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