‘We wondered down to Cockington Fayre, Did my true love and me. And there we spied ‘Orse & Cart’, And ‘ad ourselves Cream Tea’. A
Poetry writing, Morning yawns. Who knows…? Hedgerows stir. Dark – light, Birds – flight. Fish – flop… Doors – knock. Fresh bread, Dreadlocks share. Lion’s roar… What’s in
Overthrow the Shah. Death to the West, Message in a bottle… Satan in the White House. Supporting Cuba. Opposing capitalism, Public hangings… War with Iraq.
Furthermore, for reasons not explained in the original Chinese language article, there is a quote attributed to ‘Turgeniev’ in English, which I assume is actually the Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883). At first glance this seems an odd association, as Turgenev was a renowned hunter of animals.
When the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) over-threw the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) and chased the Mongolians out of China, the first emperor Hong Wu (1328-1396), instead of attacking the Islamic faith ordered that mosques be constructed so that Chinese Muslims could continue to pray and worship Allah. He also wrote a hundred character poem in praise of Islam – portraying the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as an enlightened sage of the highest order. This is significant as many descendents of Arab tradesmen practice (and preserve) Northern Chinese martial arts that often linked to Long Fist. Both Muslims (and Jews) have lived in China for many centuries.)