Tuesday, April 1, 2008

UAE and Jordan forces fighting alongside USA troops

...in Afghanistan.
Was surfing the new designed BBC web site and found a story by the BBC's security correspondent, Frank Gardner, who reveals that Arab soldiers from the UAE and Jordan have been taking part in dangerous missions alongside US troops in Afghanistan. Some time ago, I wrote that Turkey can play an important role there, but Turkey is withdrawing its troops.
You can read Frank Gardner story here.

Welcome home

Of course: covered...
Indonesia. See for more exiting pictures here.

Write poems when you are sober...

Dylan Thomas was born in Wales in 1914.
He was a neurotic, sickly child who shied away from school and preferred reading on his own; he read all of D. H. Lawrence's poetry, impressed by Lawrence's descriptions of a vivid natural world.
Fascinated by language, he excelled in English and reading, but neglected other subjects and dropped out of school at sixteen.
His first book, Eighteen Poems, was published to great acclaim when he was twenty. Thomas did not sympathize with T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden's thematic concerns with social and intellectual issues, and his writing, with its intense lyricism and highly charged emotion, has more in common with the Romantic tradition.
Thomas first visited America in January 1950, at the age of thirty-five. His reading tours of the United States, which did much to popularize the poetry reading as new medium for the art, are famous and notorious, for Thomas was the archetypal Romantic poet of the popular American imagination: he was flamboyantly theatrical, a heavy drinker, engaged in roaring disputes in public, and read his work aloud with tremendous depth of feeling.
He became a legendary figure, both for his work and the boisterousness of his life. Tragically, he died from alcoholism at the age of 39 after a particularly long drinking bout in New York City in 1953.

Day Opening - April 1

San Javier, Arizona, USA.