Kosovo – Independent?


Category : Government

It has been confirmed that Kosovo will be proclaiming its independence on the 17th of February 2008. NATO has already sent a large number of troupes to cover prospective conflict areas, as Serbia has announced it will take drastic actions if the event actually takes place. Nevertheless, Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has stated that his province has the support of over one hundred countries which are ready to recognize its independence.

The situation in Kosovo is calm. Many Albanians have arrived from abroad to witness the declaration of independence and to celebrate the event. We can only hope everything goes well and smooth…

Paraphrasing George Herbert


Category : Food for Thought

This was actually an assignment I had to do for one of my master exams. It was a surprise to discover I can obtain such results :D

The original poem:

Easter Wings
by George Herbert


Lord, who created man in wealth and store,

   Though foolishly he lost the same,

      Decaying more and more,

        Till he became

           Most poor:

           With  thee

        O let me rise

   As larks, harmoniously,

  And sing this day  thy victories:

Then shall the fall further the flight in me.


My  tender  age  in  sorrow   did   begin:

   And still with sicknesses and shame

      Thou  didst  so  punish  sin,

         That  I  became

           Most thin.

           With  thee

        Let me combine

      And feel this day thy victory:

   For,  if  I  imp  my  wing  on  thine

Affliction shall  advance the  flight in  me.

My paraphrase:

Inner Flight Outer Fall


Dear God, further your flight in me

and let me praise you in my songs!

For you have made me in abundance

and though you gave me breath from yours

I wasted all until I grew so little…

So small was I, You had to step

on sin! So sick was I, so thin!

Should I rejoin with you I know I’ll fly again.

Give me your wings and I shall graft mine in…

Dear God, advance my fall in you!

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