Category Archives: Bamboo Leaves

YESTERDAY’S CHILDREN

Acharn Suphot is the Temple Warden.Previously he was Headmasterof the Temple School for thirty five years. “In the past, for as long  as anyone can remember, children studied the Code of Good Conduct.Thirty years ago, the Government appointed a Christian as Minister of … Continue reading

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PUBLIC NOTICE

YOU ARE NOW ENTERING SILOM ROADTHE POLLUTION LEVEL IS VERY HIGH The terracotta pavement is linedwith pradhu trees, the symbol of the Navy,hung with orchids (wooden bananas). Outside a shop called “Modern Optical”with its reflecting rows of à la mode … Continue reading

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POEMS

Poems are diamonds,everywhereembedded in living rock.You see themyou dig them outyou polish them. (Sometimes you don’t see them.) Polish them too much,they break into fragments,blow away,a handful of dust. (Each mote of which is a diamond.)      .  

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BAMBOO LEAVES

Their leaves of grass* emerge and fade;with windblown rustling tongues converse.The grove has grown throughout the universe,spreads everywhere its pleasant living shade;creating north south east and west (the fierce, unending struggle to be best);relentlessly growing.The variety is unimaginable,the sameness unknowingand … Continue reading

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GRASS CUTTING

Today, a hundred yards of green lawnalong the river promenade,interspersed with small trees and bushes, are ready for trimming. Fifteen men and womenwith strimmers, baskets and long-handled brushesare given the job of creating great cloudsof fine green and brown dust,interspersed … Continue reading

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MALINEE

Malinee’s father took her to China.There was a reception in their honour.A monkey was brought inand put on the table. It was alive. Its body filled the cage;the head stuck out of the top. Everyone watched.The monkey’s headwas carefully shaved.The … Continue reading

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STARTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

Phuket is blessed with theHAPPY TOOTH DENTAL CLINIC,which offers Preventative Dentistryand Pediatric Dentistry. It seems that by preventing teethgrowing in the first place,they will save you a lifetime’s dental fees. Like the Jesuits they believe,“Get them young enough and you have … Continue reading

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