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My Poem of the Day


This world is “Ours”©

The world I was born into

Is clean, yet dirty


Some are wealthy, some are poor

Some are starving, others eat plenty

Some are homeless, some have beds for many

Some are grateful, some are entitled

Some are charitable and would give their last dollar

Others will beat you and send you packing

The person I am is

Tolerant and forgiving

Believing that everyone can change

I hope for the day

That we wipe out the threat or even the idea of







Have more





Love for one another

This world is “Ours”

It was made for each and every one of us

Life is happier when people work together


Not against each other

Copyright 2014

This world is “Ours”©

Felina Silver Robinson

1. Feather loss hits young Antarctic penguins, putting them at risk in frigid weather

2. Infrastructure cracks as Los Angeles defers repairs.

3. Mining company, allies spent freely to get bill approved

Tim Myers, an engineer with Gogebic Taconite, in May checks core samples, drilled several hundred feet into the iron vein below, at the site of a proposed mine.

4. Since 1990, billions more have access to clean water

5. Delhi’s air pollution levels remain a problem


6. Drinking or fracking? Report finds top shale plays globally are in places with

scarce water

7. Mountain Forest Changes Threaten Calif. Water Supplies

8. Changing Climate Makes City Stormwater Management Harder, Health

Risks Higher


9. Susquehanna Flats show hope for Bay

Dip in pollution and favorable weather sparked rebound of underwater grasses

that have survived catastrophic storms

10. Groups say fly ash near state prison in Fayette County causing health problems


11. Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

Tests by the state government of Saxony show that more than one in three wild

boars gave off such high levels of radiation, thought to be a legacy of Chernobyl,

that they were unfit for human consumption

Radioactive wild boar roaming the forests of Germany

12. Are parabens and phthalates harmful in makeup and lotions?

13. Australia to scrap plan for dumping near Great Barrier Reef: AFR

A tourist swims on the Great Barrier Reef in this undated file picture. Fishing will be banned from about one third of the Australian reef under a draft rescue plan unveiled by the Australian government May 30. REUTERS/HO/Great Barrier Reef National Park Authority

14. Possible Risks of S.S.R.I. Antidepressants to Newborns

15. Mexico baffled by sudden death of thousands of fish in Lake Cajititlán

Nearly 50 tonnes of popoche chub fish are latest incident of dead fish
removed from lagoon in disastrous year for species
Dead fish at Mexican lake

16. Grassy Narrows: Why is Japan still studying the mercury poisoning when

Canada isn’t?

Canadian officials have never admitted to a single case of Minamata disease in

northwestern Ontario

Dr. Akitomo Shimoji, a Japanese doctor who specializes in neurology and psychiatry among victims of mercury poisoning, performs a skin sensitivity test on Grassy Narrows resident Bill Fobister.

17. Toxic gulls: Quebec’s contaminated bird colony offers clues about flame


18. Kenya: mothers and children scratching a living on Eldoret dump

Mothers of the Dump, Eldoret, Kenya : Sarah Nasimiyu is 45 years old and is pictured with her two-year-old Joshua on Eldoret's dump where she worked, Kenya.

Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew




SCENE II.— The same. Before  BAPTISTA’s



Pet. Come, where be these gallants? who’s at


Bap. you are welcome, sir.

Pet.                     And yet I come not well.

Bap. And yet you halt not.

Tra.                         Not so well apparell’d

As I wish you were.

Pet. Were it better, I should rush in thus.

But where is Kate? where is my lovely bridge?

How does my father?—Gentles, methinks you


And wherefore gaze this goodly company,

As if they saw some wondrous monument,

Some comet or unusual prodigy?

Bap. Why, sir, you know this is your wed-


First were we sad, fearing you would not come;

Now sadder, that you come so unprovided.

Fie, doff this habit, shame to your estate,

An eye-sore to our solemn festival!

Tra. And tell us, what occasion of import

Hath all so long detain’d you from your wife,

And sent you hither so unlike yourself?

Pet. Tedious it were to tell, and harsh to


Sufficeth, I am come to keep my word,

Though in some part enforced to digress;

Which, at more leisure, I will so ecuse

As you shall well be satisfied withal.

But where is Kate? I stay too long from her:

The morning wears, ’tis time we were at


Tra. See not your bride in these unreverent


Go to my chamber, put on clothes of mine.

Pet. Not I, believe me: thus I’ll visit her.

Bap. But thus, I trust, you will not marry


Pet. Good sooth, even thus; therefore ha’

done with words;

To me she’s married, not unto my clothes

Could I repair what she will wear in me,

As I can change these poor accoutrements,

‘Twere well for Kate, and better for myself.

But what a fool am I to chat with you,

When I should bid good-morrow to my bride,

And seal the title with a lovely kiss!


Tra. He hath some meaning in his mad at-


We will persuade him, be it possible,

To put on better ere he go to church.

Bap. I’ll after him, and see the event of this.

[Exeunt BAP., GREM., and BION.

Tra. But, sir, to her love concerneth us to


Her father’s liking: which to bring to pass,

As I before imparted to your worship,

I am to get a man,—whate’er he be,

It skills not much; we’ll fit him to our turn,—

And he shall be Vincentio of Pisa;

And make assurance, here in Padua,

Of greater sums than I have promised.

So shall you quietly enjoy your hope,

And marry sweet Bianca with consent.

Luc. Were it not that my fellow-schoolmas-


Doth watch Bianca’s steps so narrowly,

‘Twere good, methinks, to steal our marriage;

Which once perform’d, let all the world say no,

I’ll keep mine own, despite of all the world.

Tra. That by degrees we mean to look into,

And watch our vantage in this business:

We’ll over-reach the graybeard, Gremio,

The narrow-prying father, Minola;

The quaint musician, amorous Licio;

All for my master’s sake Lucentio.

(On 9/03/14 – Join me for the continuation of “The Taming of the Shrew”,

We will continue with ACT III. SCENE II.— The same. Before  BAPTISTA’s House.)

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Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

”Alvar”, any of a group of South Indian mystics who in the 6th to 9th centuries wandered from temple to temple singing ecstatic hymns in adoration of the god VISHNU. The tradition is that there were 12 Alvars. The songs of the Alvars rank among the world’s greatest devotional literature. Among the followers of SHIVA, the counterparts of the Alvars were the Nayanars.

The name Alvar means, in the Tail language in which they sang, “one who is immersed—drowned—in Vishnu.” Their BHAKTI (religious devotion) was intensely passionate. The Alvars are sometimes described as falling unconscious in rapture before images of Vishnu enshrined in local temples, and the locative elements in their poetry are notable.

The most famous of the Alvars is NAMMALVAR who lived from 880-930 CE and composed four works. The best known of these works and indeed one of the best-known works of bhakti in South India of any period or language, is the Tiruvaymoli, a 1,102 verse poem to Vishnu. The hymns of the Alvars were gathered in the 10th century by Nathamuni, a leader of the SRI VAISNAVA sect. The collection is called Nalayira Prabandham (“Collection of 4,000 Songs”).

Listen to the sounds of the Nalayira divya prabandham


(Comeback on 9/02/14 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn about “Amalekite”.

#Today’sReligiousTopicOfTheDay, #poetsareangels.com, @FelinaSilver

1. NOAA Grants $400,000 for Penobscot River Habitat Restoration

Penobscot River salmon can soon come home to a restored habitat with help
from a $400,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

2. Sport-Hunting Moratorium on Brown Bears in Kenai National Wildlife

Refuge Declared

Wikimedia Commons
An Alaska brown bear in Hallo Bay, Katmai National Park. Brown-bear sport
hunting has been banned in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge because of their
declining numbers.

3. New York Times Profiles Tribal Preservation of Native Species

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Black-footed ferret, reintroduced by tribes, is one of the animals noted in a recent
story in The New York Times.

4. Team International Wins NB3 Challenge, But Native Youth True Winners

5. Paiute Tribe of Las Vegas Allegedly Approached by Dan Snyder’s OAF

Associated Press

6. Should the Redskins Change Their Name? Let’s Ask This Guy

You’re offending American Indians before you even open your mouth. Your
argument is invalid.

7. The Oklahoma State Incident: Reforming the Racism Cycle

8. Vanderbilt University to Host First Powwow

9. Teenagers Charged in ABQ Homeless Murders to Be Tried As Adults by Law

Courtesy Albuquerque Police Department
A grand jury in August indicted Alex Rios, 18; Nathaniel Carrillo, 16; and
Gilbert Tafoya,15; on first-degree murder charges, plus lesser charges including
tampering with evidence, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and robbery.
If convicted of murder, they could face life in prison.

10. Legalized Pot Is a Mess of Trouble for Tribes

11. Treaty Council’s 40th Conference Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Rights

The first indigenous delegation to go to the UN in Geneva demanding their treaty rights.

12. It’s Long Past Time When Tribal Leaders Should Help Govern the Country

Byron Mallott is the Alaska Democratic Party nominee for governor.

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