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Multas per gentes et multa per aequora vectus

Carried through many nations and over many seas


advenio has miseras, frater, ad inferias,

I arrived, brother, for these wretched funeral rites


ut te postremo donarem munere mortis

So that I might present you with the last tribute of death


et mutam nequiquam alloquerer cinerem.

and speak in vain to silent ash,


Quandoquidem fortuna mihi tete abstulit ipsum.

Since fortune has carried away from me you in the flesh


Heu miser indigne frater adempte mihi,

Atlas, poor brother, unfairly taken away from me,


nunc tamen interea haec, prisco quae more parentum

now in the meantime, nevertheless, these things which in the ancient custom of ancestors


tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias,

are handed over as a sad tribute to the rites


accipe fraterno multum manantia fletu,

receive, dripping much with brotherly weeping.


atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.

And forever, brother, hail and farewell.



Adonais written by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Evolution of the Barbados Postal System - Little England

Part One
Barbados Stamps Speaking Volumes
(Queen Victoria: British Empire I)

Image result for Queen Victoria on the throne

Queen Victoria on the throne;
Morality enthroned;
To every far flung colony;
Barbados, so tiny;

Growing sugar-cane island’s crop;
Slaves no wage, worked non-stop;
Rich kept their pounds, shillings and pence;
Slaves cane-fields; heat intense;           

Slaves cut sugarcane filled dray-carts
Feeding mills; black poor hearts;
Bedchamber crisis at Palace;
Peel resigned from office;

Interesting review on this;
This postage stamp depicts
Britannia, Roman goddess,
Postage face does impress.

What are those images you see?
Neptune god of the sea;
Britannia personified;
And Romans canonized.

Female personification;
Britannia’s passion;
Brave waves did splash over England;
Britain, the great island.

Like Neptune she holds a trident;
Three prongs so evident;
Neptune rides waves with seahorses
Well; Britannia does.
  
Old Barbados postage for you;
Plenty facts stuck with glue;
These sticky little squares do show;
Monarchy you should know;

What rates for the weights they must hold,
On papers new or old;
Postage stamps tell, tell true stories;
Not of Whigs and Tories.

Stamps revenue for government;
Posts legal document;
We make love to sticky-paste squares,
With kisses glue adheres.
  
Queen Victoria days of yore;
Penny Post at the door;
World's first postmark known, who carved it?
Henry Bishop made it.

Who gave Bajans adhesive stamp?
Was Rowland Hill, the champ?
Barbados postage stamps left clues;
Of kings and queens infuse;

Queen Victoria on the throne;
Morality enthroned;
To every far flung colony;
Barbados, so tiny;

Image result for Queen Victoria on the throne

Growing sugar-cane island’s crop;
Slaves no wage, worked non-stop;
Rich kept their pounds, shillings and pence;
Slaves sucked canes; heat intense;

          












Slaves-cut sugarcanes filled dray-carts
Feeding mills; black poor hearts;
Bed chamber crisis at Palace;
Peel resigned from office;


Interesting review on this;
This postage stamp depicts
Britannia, Roman goddess,
Postage face does impress.

What are those images you see?
Neptune god of the sea;
Britannia personified;
And Romans canonized.

Female personification;
Britannia’s passion;
Brave waves did splash over England;
Britain, the great island.

Like Neptune she holds a trident;
Three prongs so evident;
Neptune rides waves with seahorses
Well; Britannia does.
  
Old Barbados postage for you;
Plenty facts stuck with glue;
These sticky little squares do show;
Monarchy you should know;

What rates for the weights they must hold,
On papers new or old;
Postage stamps tell, tell true stories;
Not of Whigs and Tories.

Revenue for the government;
Stamps legal document;
We make love to sticky-paste squares,
With kisses glue adheres.
  
Queen Victoria days of yore;
Penny Post at the door;
World's first postmark known, who carved it?
Henry Bishop submit.

Who gave Bajans adhesive stamp?
Was Rowland Hill, the champ?
Barbados postage stamps left clues;
Of kings and queens infuse;

Image result


























See on this half pence stamp of green;
Historical facts seen;
See that crown perched above his head;
What message does it spread?


How much would half pence worth today;
A reckoning would say;
In Barbados money, six cents’
Inflation dents the pence.

Britannia has many themes:
Folks and animal scenes,
Celebrations and so much more;
Seen on each stamp logo;

Imperialist’s grip on Bimshire
Postage stamps, front and rear;
Dubbed Barbados Britannia
In mail-bag carrier;

Queen Victoria’s stamps for you;
Poetry book has them too;
View samples of her stamps below;
Old Barbados Stamps glow.





Part Two
Barbados Stamps Speaking Volumes
(King George VI: Decline of the British Empire)

Super power the British Empire;
Sun never expire;
This global leader and police;
Workshop of world did cease
.
The death of Queen Victoria;
News reached California;
New King Edward the eighth on throne;
Job task he did bemoan;

Edward Quit Throne in an eye-blink;
Wed Willis out of sync;
Buckingham Palace with no king;
What crisis did it bring?

Edward left the thrown in bereft;
George Six filled void he left;
His legacy others would follow;
See his picture below;

























War all around the globe full-blown;
George sixth must sit on throne;
Much unrest on land,  sky and sea;
Such crisis must not be.



















Coronation of George splendid move;
His droned voice did improve;
Though he stammered he then would pause;
George gained worldwide applause;
                                                                                                     


















King George Six made daily broad-cast;
The first on issues vast;
After outbreak of World War two;
On topics old and new.

All nations heard from King George six
On war and politics;
Because colonies were fleeing;
His Empire sinking;

His speeches were the first and best;
Flowed north, south, east and west;
He urged folks to think on their feet;
Change or ache from defeat.

Like manna all his words did fall;
Caused subjects to stand tall;
Fifteen years he ruled to a tee;
In sets of five clearly.

King George spoke often on the air;
Topics folks wished to hear;
His chats were the first and the best;
Flowed north, south, east and west;

George held fast the crumbling cookie
He no regal rookie;
With brazen determination
Ousted, trepidation.

War every place around the globe;
King George wore well his robe;
He no graduate from Eton;
His success unbeaten;

Old Barbados postage for you;
Plenty facts stuck with glue;
These sticky little squares do show;
Monarchy you should know.

What rates for the weight they do hold,
On papers new or old?
These sticky little squares do show;
The monarchy you should know.

Postage stamps tell, tell true stories;
Not of Whigs and Tories;
Photos of reigning Queen or King;
Stamps money table string.

Four farthing one penny, kids chant
With a Bajan voice slant
Twelve pennies one shilling don’t miss
Five shillings one crown, Chris.

Four crowns make one pound Sovereign;
In Crown lands thick or thin;
Twenty-one shillings one guinea,
Don’t forget dear Jimmie.

The Duke of York, King George the Six
 Empire he transfix
 Commonwealth of Nations he made
England strong in war and trade.

Read you all white or ebony;
George Six's great legacy;
British Isle stronger and larger;
Elizabeth’s father.

(Please wait for the continuation)

Monday, November 06, 2017

The British Royal Family - Pattern Poem with Love

                                                                                         The Christmas Lamp
Oh! The Days and nights of December,
A time for all of us, to truly rejoice together,
And think of the cash, and gifts we will surrender;
Those twenty-four days leading up to Christmas;
The maddening crowd around, rushing for a minibus,
And why must people everywhere, make this annual fuss!
Merry Christmas, rings out, and a Prosperous New Year!
Electronic voices in the open air, echoing the Yuletide cheer.
Christmas season, has come indeed, and is silent as the night
With so many beautiful trees, all decorated with bulbs that light,
Like those crystal chandeliers, they all twinkle dazzlingly bright.
Love the day is peaceful now, for folks are not walking aimlessly
About. No jostling on the streets, no mobile sellers shouting out.
Yea, you are quite right, malls are in a slump, but cash registers
Really do resemble a camel's hump to the gaiety of the merchants,
Not eating chum or rump.
So folks are at home
With their families
And presents beneath
The tree so full of lights
Now they have done the
Annual shopping spree,
Sing in rhymn and dance
All in their joyful jubilee.
And Church bells calling
The people to a midnight
Mass, as those voices sing
Soprano, tenor with bass
"The First Noel" among social
Class, Mankind of all colours
Praising Our Father and Creator
For the Immaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ.
And Her Magisty Queen Elizabeth two on British Throne
Her message of good cheer, love and hope just like her dad
King George Sixth did with firm determination he kept the flag
For us all and his voice flowed from north, south, east and west
So this our British Royal Family with poise and decorum we adore



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For past three hundred years.
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Do hereby make it known
These fields and hills beyond recall
Are now our very own
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National Anthems of New Zealand

Anthem 1

Māori Version

E Ihowā Atua,
O ngā iwi mātou rā
Āta whakarangona;
Me aroha noa
Kia hua ko te pai;
Kia tau tō atawhai;
Manaakitia mai
Aotearoa

Ōna mano tāngata
Kiri whero, kiri mā,
Iwi Māori, Pākehā,
Rūpeke katoa,
Nei ka tono ko ngā hē
Māu e whakaahu kē,
Kia ora mārire
Aotearoa

Tōna mana kia tū!
Tōna kaha kia ū;
Tōna rongo hei pakū
Ki te ao katoa
Aua rawa ngā whawhai
Ngā tutū e tata mai;
Kia tupu nui ai
Aotearoa

Waiho tona takiwā
Ko te ao mārama;
Kia whiti tōna rā
Taiāwhio noa.
Ko te hae me te ngangau
Meinga kia kore kau;
Waiho i te rongo mau
Aotearoa

Tōna pai me toitū
Tika rawa, pono pū;
Tōna noho, tāna tū;
Iwi nō Ihowā.
Kaua mōna whakamā;
Kia hau te ingoa;
Kia tū hei tauira;
Aotearoa

English Version

God of Nations at Thy feet,
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our free land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.

Men of every creed and race,
Gather here before Thy face,
Asking Thee to bless this place,
God defend our free land.
From dissension, envy, hate,
And corruption guard our state,
Make our country good and great,
God defend New Zealand.

Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
But, should foes assail our coast,
Make us then a mighty host,
God defend our free land.
Lord of battles in Thy might,
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right,
God defend New Zealand.

Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our free land.
From dishonour and from shame,
Guard our country's spotless name,
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.

May our mountains ever be
Freedom's ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our free land.
Guide her in the nations' van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy glorious plan,
God defend New Zealand.

Anthem 2

God Save the Queen

God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save The Queen.
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save The Queen.

O Lord our God, arise,
Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks;
On thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour,
Long may she reign.
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save The Queen.

Note: The second verse of 'God Save The Queen' is commonly omitted.

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