for International Peace Day on 21st September 2016

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While My Guitar Gently Weeps     by The Beatles

look at you all

See the love there that’s sleeping

While my guitar gently weeps

I look at the floor

And I see it needs sweeping

Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know why nobody told you

How to unfold your love

I don’t know how someone controlled you

They bought and so-old you

I look at the world

And I notice it’s turning

While my guitar gently weeps

(With) every mistake

We must surely be learning

Still my guitar gently weeps

Yeah

I don’t know how you were diverted

You were perverted too

I don’t know how you were inverted

No-one alerted you

I look at you all

See the love there that’s sleeping

While my guitar gently weeps

Look at you all

Still my guitar gently wee-ee-eeps

Songwriters: George Harrison / John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

While My Guitar Gently Weeps lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, The Bicycle Music Company

Take a look at this video on YouTube of George Harrison singing this song:

https://youtu.be/ezd7fRvJgtc

This divine breath

 

This divine breath           by Johann Herder

A breath of our mouth
Becomes the portrait of the world,
The type of our thoughts
And our feelings
In the other’s soul.

On a bit of moving air
Depends everything human
That men on earth
Have ever thought, willed, done,
And ever will do;

For we would all still be roaming
In the forests if this divine breath
Had not blown around us,
And did not hover
On our lips like a magic tone.

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photo Rose Cook