Thursday, May 28, 2009

Where does one go from here?

"This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,

This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,

This other Eden, demi-paradise,

This fortress built by Nature for herself

Against infection and the hand of war,

This happy breed of men, this little world,

This precious stone set in the silver sea,"

(defence.lk)Did Shakespeare also have Sri Lanka (or Ceylon, as it may have been) in mind when he wrote these words? How prescient they are in the context of Sri Lanka today. These words encapsulate all that is good and beautiful about the country and its peoples. Full text

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