Siyu Chen (Chinese, Germany) - #1: Octopus, 2011 #2: Untitled #3: Ponytail Digital Arts: Drawings
the binomial nomenclature (scientific Latin name) of poppy tears; opium - the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Opium contains approximately 12% morphine, an alkaloid, which is frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for the illegal drug trade. It has a narcotic, soporific, analgesic, and astringent effect and contains morphine, codeine, papaverine, and other alkaloids used in medicine in their isolated or derived forms: a narcotic substance, poisonous in large doses.
An absolutely shocking campaign that is truly brilliant. These images are of actual human rights abuse victims taken by traveling journalists form a variety of countries that have been placed into Switzerland’s surroundings. The shock of seeing these individuals right in front of the public eye certainly shed new light on the issue and caused a global stir.
Un manuscrito de Jorge Luis Borges, que tiene un final alternativo al cuento “Tema del traidor y del héore”, ha sido encontrado en Argentina, según lo comenta el ABC. El cuento pertenece a los papeles que están en el poder de la Biblioteca (muchos documentos pertenecen a privados). El manuscrito lleva el sello de la Bibloteca Nacional. Cada tachadura es un aprendizaje literario, sin duda.
TO A CAT
by Jorge Luis Borges (August 24, 1899–June 14, 1986)
Mirrors are not more silent
nor the creeping dawn more secretive;
in the moonlight, you are that panther
we catch sight of from afar.
By the inexplicable workings of a divine law,
we look for you in vain;
More remote, even, than the Ganges or the setting sun,
yours is the solitude, yours the secret.
Your haunch allows the lingering
caress of my hand. You have accepted,
since that long forgotten past,
the love of the distrustful hand.
You belong to another time. You are lord
of a place bounded like a dream.
Jorge Luis Borges, born on this day in 1899, was among literary history’s famous pet-lovers. Complement this delightful poem with T. S. Eliot’s cat verses and some vintage anti-feline humor by Mark Twain, Shel Silverstein, and more.