Letters of Life

Tag: Burma

A Burmese Picture Story

Recently, I’ve been reading George Orwell. You might remember that Orwell was an English author and journalist, who also wrote the acclaimed and once-banned books Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949). Wikipedia describes his work as “marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in… Read More ›

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Waltzing Pagodas

Once a Jolly Shandy Sat by the Irrawaddy Under the shade of a banyan tree And she sang as she sat, a lacquered bowl in her palm, You’ll come a-waltzing pagodas with me. Waltzing stupas, waltzing temples, You’ll come a-waltzing pagodas with me And she sang as she sat,  A lacquered bowl in her palm… Read More ›

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