Tag Archives: Nelson Mandela

A Hero – Collins Sestet

  Champion of the right of men to dignity and freedom, when his evil enemies prevailed, imprisoned him, his work reviled. Captive for so many years his people mourned with bitter tears. Around the world opinion sweetened, wicked autocrats were … Continue reading

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Two for the Price of One

Mindlovermisery suggests we listen to Debussy for haiku inspiration.  My favourite piece by Debussy is his Première Arabesque, fiendish though I found it to play, with its odds in one hand against evens in the other. Silvery droplets fall sweetly on … Continue reading

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