20th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1908 Michael Redgrave (actor)

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Died:

2013 James Herbert (author of horror stories)

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On This Day:

1956 Tunisia gains independence (from France)

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Your Relationship With Nature

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Your relationship with Nature speaks volumes about you
Do you only see Nature as a means to financial gain or are you one of those who
Love Nature for her beauty and love her wildlife and her trees
And her rivers, lakes and mountains and her fields and flowers and bees?

Your relationship with Nature tells of the sort of person that you are
Do you see Nature’s protectors as those who have gone too far
In their dispute with the developer in their fight for every tree
If this be so you support the environmental vandals or so ‘twould seem to me?

Your relationship with Nature about you more can say
Than all of your friends and enemies can or so ‘twould seem that way
For your apathy to Nature tells of your inner strife
And your attitude to Nature is your attitude to life.

Your relationship with Nature says far more about you
Than anyone else of you can say as their words may not be true
For if you love Mother Nature and with her live in harmony
Then you are working for the good of all of humanity.

 

– Francis Duggan

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19th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1813 David Livingstone (Scottish explorer)

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Died:

2008 Arthur C Clarke (Science fiction author)

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On This Day:

1915 Pluto photographed for the first time (although nobody knew then that it was Pluto)

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What Nature Brings

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Autumn leaves that turn to gold
Flowers that are bright and bold
Tremble in the cooling wind
Messages the autumn sends
Soon the winter storm so strong
We hope that it would not stay long
Now it’s almost time to change
And the landscape soon will rearrange
Spring will come before we know
This will bring a winter thaw
And then spring, oh glorious spring
Isn’t it exciting what nature brings?

 

– Marilyn Lott

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18th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1932 FW de Klerk (South African President and joint Nobel Peace Prize Winner with Nelson Mandela)

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Died:

1745 Robert Walpole (First British Prime Minister)

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On This Day:

1920 Greece adopts the Gregorian Calendar

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To Outer Nature

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Show thee as I thought thee
When I early sought thee,
Omen-scouting,
All undoubting
Love alone had wrought thee–

Wrought thee for my pleasure,
Planned thee as a measure
For expounding
And resounding
Glad things that men treasure.

O for but a moment
Of that old endowment–
Light to gaily
See thy daily
Irisèd embowment!

But such readorning
Time forbids with scorning–
Makes me see things
Cease to be things
They were in my morning.

Fad’st thou, glow-forsaken,
Darkness-overtaken!
Thy first sweetness,
Radiance, meetness,
None shall reawaken.

Why not sempiternal
Thou and I? Our vernal
Brightness keeping,
Time outleaping;
Passed the hodiernal!

 

– Thomas Hardy

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17th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1919 Nat King Cole (singer)

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Died:

1995 Ronnie Kray (English gangster)

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On This Day:

1845 Rubber Band patented

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