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'Canoe' by Keith Douglas

December 4th 2019
Occasionally I come across a new poem that takes my breath away. 'Canoe' by Keith Douglas is one such: Well, I am thinking this may be my last summer, but cannot lose even a part of pleasure in the old-fashioned art of idleness. I cannot stand aghast at whatever doom hovers in the background: while grass and buildings and the somn ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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