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The Koran/Sura LIX — The Emigration

Sura LIX — The EmigrationMedina — 24 Verses In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful ALL that is in the Heavens and all that is on the Earth praiseth God! He, the Might…

Chinatowns and Other Asian-American Enclaves

Nihonmachi or Japantowns by David Johnson Guide to Asian-American Enclaves IntroductionChinatownsFilipinotownsNihonmachi (Japantownss) Little IndiasKoreatownsLittle Saigons Although it…

Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

by Robert Burns 1771 - 1779Preface Robert Burns was born near Ayr, Scotland, 25th of January, 1759. He was the son of William Burnes, or Burness, at the time of the poet's birth a nurserym…

Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems

At Nether StoweyThe Beginnings Coleridge lived in what may safely be called the most momentous period of modern history. In the year following his birth Warren Hastings was appointed first …

Robert W. Service

Robert W. Service was the English-born poet who made his fame writing about the frontier life of western Canada in poems such as "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" and "The Cremation of Sam McGee." Robert …

Walt Whitman: Night on the Prairies

Night on the PrairiesNight on the prairies, The supper is over, the fire on the ground burns low, The wearied emigrants sleep, wrapt in their blankets; I walk by myself—I stand and look at the…

The Celtic Twilight

by W. B. Yeats A Knight of the SheepThe SorcerersAn Enduring Heart One day a friend of mine was making a sketch of my Knight of the Sheep. The old man's daughter was sitting by, and, when …

Walt Whitman: The Sleepers

The SleepersPart 1I wander all night in my vision, Stepping with light feet, swiftly and noiselessly stepping and stopping, Bending with open eyes over the shut eyes of sleepers, Wandering and…

Rima Fakih

Rima Fakih won the Miss USA pageant on 16 May 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing the state of Michigan, she beat out 50 other contestants from 49 states and the District of Columbia to be named M…