Lemah beunghar ku berkah, langit pinuh ku rahmat
Nya milik hidep: Warisan ti para karuhun
Nu ngaraksa ku gawe, nu rumawat ku du’a
Nagri nu dihariringkeun dina daun awi
Tempat imut bareukah tur sewu kagumbiraan
Ear kawas cai walungan dina sela-sela batu
Nya pusaka anjeun: Watesna tegal Si Awat-awat
Nonoman, kiwari nya giliran anjeun
Nu kasinugrahan wawangi sajarah
Bray tandang bari paheuyeuk-heuyeuk leungeun
Kalawan rido Mantena diunggal lengkah
Impian demi impian bakal ngajirim
Beberkeun bandera pikeun sagala topan
Sabab nya taktak aranjeun pisan
Nu bakal nyangga gelaring pajar
Pikeun langit anyar, pikeun jaman nu akbar. .
Well, Selamat pagi!! Semoga perjuangan Kita mencapai cita-cita selalu diberikan kemudahan oleh Allah SWT. .
Absolutely disgusted by the idiots who felt it was necessary to tear down #silentsam and the rest of the #statues people “disagree” with in the past year or so. These statues were erected for a reason, whether you agree with it or not. You call yourselves educated people, yet tear down a statue that represents a piece of our #history - good or bad. A statue of your fellow classmates who joined the #confederacy in time of the nations need, despite what side you were on. A decision you know you couldn’t make yourselves. That’s very clear. Erasing #history doesn’t change it- it makes it so we can’t learn from it. There will never be a statue in your honor and you will be forgotten. History happened- and your nation is better for it. This particular statue was a tribute to those who have more selflessness and fortitude you could ever possess. All I can hope is that my children are smart enough to change the future, and not the past. - a damn #Yankee . ❤️🇺🇸 #america#alllivesmatter#history#liberaltears#damnyankees
¡Nerd alert! I finally got around to framing a couple of newspapers that my grandparents saved over the years from big events in history. Not a professional framing job, but it works for the home office.
Today on Playwright Week, we have Lope de Vega. (Thus finally fulfilling a request from my brother, which I was morally obligated to do, as he is the firstborn and heir.) We're also three for three with jailbirds.
Lope de Vega was born in 1562 after his mom tracked his wayward dad down in Madrid after he ran off with a mistress. Wife and husband made up, baby resulted. Hurrah! His youth included Latin learnin', playwriting, Jesuit school, and a military adventure.
He attended the University of Alcalá, but didn't graduate because he discovered ladies. Suddenly, a supposedly sexless life as a priest didn't appeal anymore. He turned to playwriting to make money. After an intermission in 1583 in the Spanish Navy, he came back to Madrid, intent on becoming a playwright superstar. And also sleeping with ladies.
Now, how did he wind up in the clink? You know the story: boy meets girl, boy and girl embark on five-year affair, girl finds another boy, first boy attacks girl and family so much, he's charged with libel. Lope was exiled and took a new teenage wife with him.
Then he decided to go back to the Spanish Navy in 1588, just in time for the planned invasion of England. That went... badly. Not for Lope, though, as his was one of the few ships to make it back to Spain.
Then he proceeded to write at a rate that'd make Stephen King look like a slacker. All this while going through two wives (both dying of childbirth), and any number of mistresses. He entered the priesthood, but if you think that stopped the romance, ha! Sir, you do not know Lope de Vega.
Lope de Vega died of scarlet fever in Madrid in 1635, which would've been an awful year for him regardless. (A son died in a shipwreck and a daughter was abducted then abandoned.) He left behind a staggeringly large body of work, including 2200 plays and no, that's not a typo. About 450 survive and this does NOT include his epic poems, novels, and sonnets.
I'm looking at my wrist and wincing.