Daily Archives: December 14, 2019

Horoscope♉: 12/14/2019


Horoscope♉:
12/14/2019

Thoughts of romance and dreams of a wonderful evening with that special someone are foiled by work that needs to be done right away. This might concern finances. It could involve a lot of deep thought on subjects that don’t particularly interest you. Don’t let this get you down. Get through the chores and then plan your evening. It won’t be too late to have fun.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Bill of Rights Day


Today’s Holiday:
Bill of Rights Day

The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution of 1787—referred to collectively as the Bill of Rights—were ratified on December 15, 1791. This landmark document protected American citizens from specific abuses by their government and guaranteed such basic rights as the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated December 15 as Bill of Rights Day and called upon Americans to observe it with appropriate patriotic ceremonies. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Jean Paul Getty (1892)


Today’s Birthday:
Jean Paul Getty (1892)

The son of an oil millionaire, Getty was an American industrialist who increased his fortune and became the richest man in the world by acquiring oil companies and obtaining rights to a tract of land in Saudi Arabia that yielded great quantities of oil. Married and divorced five times, he was known for such bizarre behavior as installing a payphone in his mansion for guests to use and refusing to pay a ransom for his grandson even after being sent the boy’s ear. What happened to the grandson? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Gone with the Wind Premieres in Atlanta, Georgia (1939)


This Day in History:
Gone with the Wind Premieres in Atlanta, Georgia (1939)

American writer Margaret Mitchell only published one novel during her lifetime—Gone with the Wind—and it became one of the most popular novels in the history of American publishing. In 1939, an extraordinarily successful film version of the book was released, transferring the romantic, panoramic portrait of the Civil War and Reconstruction periods in Georgia to the big screen. The movie won 10 Academy Awards. What is the last line spoken in the film? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Charles Darwin


Quote of the Day:
Charles Darwin

At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races throughout the world. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Tonsure


Article of the Day:
Tonsure

Tonsure is the practice in some Christian churches and other religious orders of cutting some of the hair from the scalps of clerics. In the West, the tonsure consisted of a circular patch on the crown of the head that was kept bald. Different religious orders had different tonsures: some kept the entire head shaved above the ears; others retained a broad band of hair around the head. The Catholic Church abolished the practice in 1972. What modern religious organizations still practice tonsure? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: go out with the boys


Idiom of the Day:
go out with the boys

To go and socialize somewhere with a group of exclusively male friends. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: ectothermic


Word of the Day:
ectothermic

Definition: (adjective) Of or relating to an organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings; cold-blooded.

Synonyms: heterothermic, poikilothermic

Usage: Many scientists suggest that a warming climate would negatively impact ectothermic organisms, especially those living in high-heat environments.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Haiku:  Memories (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)


Haiku: Memories

(© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Like clothes on clotheslines

Washed off a little each time:

Memories drying.

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“Something”

Something in the way she moves
Attracts me like no other lover
Something in the way that she woos me
Don’t want to leave her now
Better believe, and how

Somewhere in her smile she knows
I don’t need no other lover
Something in her style that shows me
Don’t want to leave her now
Better believe, and how

You’re asking me will my love grow
Well, I don’t know, no, I don’t know
You stick around, Jack, it might show
I don’t know, no, I don’t know

Something in the way she knows
All I gotta do is just think of her
Something in the things that she shows me
Don’t want to leave her now
Better believe, and how

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You’re asking me will my love grow
I don’t know, no, I don’t know
But you hang around, Jack, it might show
I don’t know, no, I don’t know

Something in the way she knows me
And all I gotta do is just think of her
Something in those things that she shows me
Don’t want to leave her now
Better believe, and how

Mm, mm, mm, mm, mm, mm

I don’t plan to leave her now

Haiku: Haiku def.(noun) (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)


Haiku: Haiku def. (noun)

(© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Five syllables words

Seven syllables follow

End… as it started.

Haiku

Haiku

Haiku

Haiku

Thank You: to all followers of euzicasa! I promise all and each and everyone of you a great time while visiting this website!


Thank You: to all followers of euzicasa! I promise all and each and everyone of you a great time while  visiting this website!

Thank You: to all followers of euzicasa! I promise all and each and everyone of you a great time while visiting this website!

The Best Haiku Ever: the Best Haiku of All Time, with Translations of the Oriental Masters


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The HyperTexts

The Best Haiku Ever: the Greatest Haiku of All Time
a Haiku timeline with modern English translations of the Oriental Masters

Which poets wrote the best haiku of all time? Where do we find the best haiku poems in English translations?

Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa and Masaoka Shiki have been called the “Great Four” of haiku. You can find some of their very best poems on this page, in accessible modern English translations.

This page also includes haiku and haiku-like poems written by poets such as Patrick Blanche, Nozawa Bonchō, Jorge Luis Borges, Fukuda Chiyo-ni, Sekitei Hara, Robert Hass, Kosugi Isshō, Michael McClintock, Arakida Moritake, Kyorai Mukai, Ippekiro Nakatsuka, Plato, Li Po, Ezra Pound, Charles Reznikoff, Roka, Sappho, Yamaguchi Seishi, Takaha Shugyo, Ilio Sōgi, Yamazaki Sōkan, Natsume Sôseki,Hisajo Sugita, Kyoshi Takahama, Inahata Teiko, Richard Wright and Ō no Yasumaro.

When did haiku begin to influence Western poetry? Hendrik Doeff, the Dutch commissioner of an early 19th century trading post in Nagasaki, Japan, was the first westerner known to have written haiku.

compiled by Michael R. Burch

There are some of my original haiku at the bottom of this page. Please keep in mind that this page reflects one person’s opinions, for whatever they’re worth, but it never hurts to compare notes …

Haiku Definitions

What are haiku? In Japanese haimeans “unusual” and ku means “verse” or “strophe.” So haiku are, literally, unusual verses. Sir George Sansom called haiku “little drops of poetic essence.” Harold Henderson called them “meditations.” I think of haiku as evocative snapshots constructed of words: the flash photography of literature. Another useful definition might be “transcendent images.” For example:

Grasses wilt:
the braking locomotive
grinds to a halt.
― Yamaguchi Seishi, translation by Michael R. Burch

In the poem above, wilting autumn grasses and a braking locomotive grinding to a halt are metaphors for time, aging and the approach of death. Two simple images speak worlds, in the hands of a skilled poet like Yamaguchi Seishi. The next three haiku are among my all-time favorites, by the master Basho. You are welcome to share my translations, but please credit the original poet and the translator, if you do.

The first soft snow:
leaves of the awed jonquil
bow low
― Matsuo Basho, translation by Michael R. Burch

Whistle on, twilight whippoorwill,
solemn evangelist
of loneliness
― Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translation by Michael R. Burch

Lightning
shatters the darkness―
the night heron’s shriek.
― Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translation by Michael R. Burch

Traditional Japanese haiku have three lines with moras (syllable counts) of 5-7-5. However, because the meter of the moras does not translate into English, the 5-7-5 pattern is not a hard-and-fast rule for translations. Therefore, in my translations I have elected to use as many syllables as seemed necessary to convey the images, feelings and meanings of the poems, as I “grok” them.

The Influence of Haiku on Modern English Poetry

The influence of haiku on modern English poetry is both obvious and pronounced. Indeed, certain precepts of Imagism clearly relate more or less directly to haiku, such as the use of concrete imagery and “direct treatment of the thing (object/subject).” Ezra Pound, the father and leading proponent of Imagism, translated Oriental poetry and wrote similar original poems himself. Here is one of Pound’s more haiku-like poems, “In a Station of the Metro”:

The apparition of these faces in the crowd:
Petals on a wet, black bough.

Sometimes a contemporary poet may write a haiku about a more ancient poet or poem:

… lifting my cup,
I asked the moon
to drink with me …
—Li Po

And if Li Po had
got the moon in his mitts
what would he have done with it?
—Cid Corman

Well-known modern poems that bear marked resemblances to haiku include “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams and “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens. Other English language poets who either wrote, translated or were influenced by haiku include Richard Wright, Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, Amy Lowell, Kenneth Rexroth, Margaret Atwood, Robert Hass, Paul Muldoon and Cid Corman. Oriental influences have also been noted in the writings of early modernists like Walt Whitman, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

A freezing morning:
I left a bit of my skin
on the broomstick
—Richard Wright

so much depends upon
a red wheel barrow
glazed with rain water
beside the white chickens.
—William Carlos Williams

The spring lingers on
In the scent of a damp log
Rotting in the sun.
—Richard Wright

Here are two haiku I admire by a contemporary American poet. The second suggests that not all American haiku is performance-ready!

Winter turns Spring as
I lug water home, my dawn
shadow scrawny-long…
—Nick Marco

Winter beer-belches:
Sumo-fat boors “slam” Haiku.
Buried, Basho moans.
—Nick Marco

The Oldest Haiku

These are my translations of some of the oldest Japanese waka, which evolved into poetic forms such as tanka, renga and haiku over time. My translations are excerpts from the Kojiki (the “Record of Ancient Matters”), a book composed around 711-712 A.D. by the historian and poet Ō no Yasumaro. The Kojiki relates Japan’s mythological beginnings and the history of its imperial line. Like Virgil’s Aeneid, the Kojiki seeks to legitimize rulers by recounting their roots. These are lines from one of the oldest Japanese poems, found in the oldest Japanese book:

While you decline to cry,
high on the mountainside
a single stalk of plumegrass wilts.
― Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Here’s another excerpt, with a humorous twist, from the Kojiki:

Hush, cawing crows; what rackets you make!
Heaven’s indignant messengers,
you remind me of wordsmiths!
― Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Here’s another, this one a poem of love and longing:

Onyx, this gem-black night.
Downcast, I await your return
like the rising sun, unrivaled in splendor.
― Ō no Yasumaro (circa 711), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

A Brief History and Chronology of Haiku

Snow-obscured heights,
mist-shrouded slopes:
this spring evening.
― Ilio Sōgi (1421-1502), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Soundlessly they go,
the herons passing by:
arrows of snow
filling the sky.
― Yamazaki Sōkan (1464-1552), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

NOTE: In some haiku circles it is considered a capital crime to employ traditional English meter and/or rhyme in haiku. But poets around the world have been borrowing from each other since the dawn of literature! I happen to like this translation myself, and I hope you do too.

O, fluttering moon, if only we
could hang a handle on you,
what a fan you would be!
― Yamazaki Sōkan (1464-1552), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Has an orphaned blossom
somehow returned to its bough?
No, a solitary butterfly!
― Arakida Moritake (1472-1549), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Life: a solitary butterfly
swaying unsteadily on a slender grass-stalk,
nothing more. But ah! so exquisite!
― Nishiyama Soin (1605-1682), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

The hushed sound
of the scarecrow falling
gently to the ground!
― Nozawa Bonchō (1640-1714), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

When no wind at all
ruffles the Kiri tree
leaves fall of their own will.
― Nozawa Bonchō (1640-1714), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Sunlight slants
through a red pine grove:
the shrike’s shriek.
― Nozawa Bonchō (1640-1714), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

This darkening autumn:
my neighbor,
how does he continue?
― Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Let us arrange
these lovely flowers in the bowl
since there’s no rice
― Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), loose translation by Michael R. Burch

Come, investigate loneliness!
a solitary leaf
clings to the Kiri tree

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When I said I needed you
You said you would always stay
It wasn’t me who changed but you and now you’ve gone away
Don’t you see that now you’ve gone
And I’m left here on my own
That I have to follow you and beg you to come home

You don’t have to say you love me just be close at hand
You don’t have to stay forever I will understand
Believe me, believe me I can’t help but love you
But believe me I’ll never tie you down
Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and quite unreal
All that’s left is loneliness there’s nothing left to feel
You don’t have to say you love me just be close at hand
You don’t have to stay forever
I will understand believe me, believe me
You don’t have to say you love me just be close at hand
You don’t have to stay forever
I will understand, believe me, believe me
Source: LyricFind


Songwriters: Giuseppe Donaggio / Simon Napier-Bell / Vito Pallavicini / Vicki Heather Wickham
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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December 11: 311 visits at euzicasa from the following countries


December 11: 311 visits at euzicasa from the following countries

December 11: 311 visits at euzicasa from the following countries

ROBERT RAJCZAKOWSKI: Renaissance Art and Architecture


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Dr. Gabi Greve, Daruma Museum, Japan World Kigo Database


! Haiku and Happiness ! (02)

To enjoy on a rainy day !
To enjoy on a sunny day !

My Haiku Gallery of Life in Japan

All Haiku and Photos are Copyright © by Gabi Greve, unless quoted otherwise.

Dr. Gabi Greve, Daruma Museum, Japan
World Kigo Database


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Calligraphy: Daruma Museum Gallery


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Calligraphy


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Daruma Pilgrims Gallery

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Calligraphy , shodoo 書道 Shodo

The Way of the Brush


Child prodigy Minamoto no Shigeyuki executing calligraphy

源成之の席書

Torii Kiyonaga (1752–1815)

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East Asian calligraphy

Asian calligraphy typically uses ink brushes to write Chinese characters
(called Hanzi in Chinese, Hanja in Korean, Kanji in Japanese, and Hán
Tu in Vietnamese). Calligraphy (in Chinese, Shufa 書法, in Korean, Seoye
書藝, in Japanese Shodō 書道, all meaning “the way of
writing”) is considered an important art in East Asia and the most
refined form of East Asian painting.

© Read more in the WIKIPEDIA

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77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868


Stephen Addis

– source – Shambhala Publications

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Dragon Horse Temple 龍馬山

. Yoshitsune Temple Gikeiji at Minmaya

「義経寺」(ぎけいじ) 三厩村 .


. Dragon Calligraphy .

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Tanchu Terayama and Zen Calligraphy: Hitsuzendo

“Dragon” Calligraphy by Yamaoka Tesshu

Scrolls with Daruma, many with calligraphy

Inkstone, 翡翠硯(すずり) suzuri with Daruma face !

Literally “The Way of Writing” – – –

All about Calligraphy by Mark Schumacher !

History of Japanese ink painting

source : www.ink-treasures.com

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Four Treasures of the Study 文房四宝

Four Jewels of the Study or Four Friends of the Study

is an expression used to denote the brush, ink, paper and ink stone used
in Chinese and other East Asian calligraphic traditions. The name
appears to originate in the time of the Southern and Northern Dynasties
(420-589 AD).

– Brush, Ink, Paper, Inkstone

– – – More in the WIKIPEDIA !
. Doing Business in Edo - 江戸の商売 .


hitsuboku uri 筆墨売り selling brushes and ink

two of the four treasures

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Artists involved in beyondcalligraphy.com project are members of the All Japan Organization of Calligraphy Art and Literature (全日本書芸文化院, Zen Nihon Shogei Bunkain) which has a long tradition and utmost respect here in Japan.

We are also members of Shosoin (書宗院), a calligraphy organization devoted
to the study and research of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, founded
by grand master calligrapher Kuwahara Suihou (桑原翠邦) who was the most
talented pupil of grand master Hidai Tenrai (比田井天来), often called “the
father of modern calligraphy”. Grand master Hidai Tenrai was an
initiator of avant-garde calligraphy in Japan, a trend that has had
great influence not only on Chinese artists and calligraphers but also
modern abstract painters, sculptors, etc., all over the world.

source : www.beyond-calligraphy.com

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“Frog and calligrapher”

Tsukioka (Taiso) Yoshitoshi

Ono no Tōfū (894-966) Ono no Doofu, Ono no Dofu, Ono no Tofu
quote

Ono no Michikaze or Ono no Tōfū 小野 道風

(894 – February 9, 966) was a prominent Shodōka (Japanese calligrapher) who lived in the Heian period (794–1185).

One of the so-called Sanseki 三跡 (Three Brush Traces), along with
Fujiwara no Sukemasa and Fujiwara no Yukinari. Tōfū is considered the
founder of Japanese style calligraphy or wayōshodō 和様書道.

© More in the WIKIPEDIA !

Ono no Takamura (小野 篁) also known as

Sangi no Takamura 参議篁, Sangi no Takamura

(802 – February 3, 853)

Ono no Michikaze and Ono no Komachi are Takamura’s direct descendants.

. Shrine Onoterusaki jinja 小野照崎神社 .
小野炭や手習ふ人の灰ぜせり

Ono-zumi ya tenarau hito no hai zeseri
this charcoal from Ono –

a student of calligraphy

scribbles in the ashes

The famous calligrapher Ono no Toofuu 小野東風 / 小野道風 (894 – 967) is said to
have practised writing characters in the ashes of a brazier.
. Matsuo Basho and Charcoal from Ono .

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. Calligraphy from China .

Ouyang Xun 歐陽詢

(557–641)

and Japanese Kinoshita Mariko 木下真理子

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…………… H A I K U

KIGO for the New Year
First Calligraphy, kakizome 書初め

….. kissho 吉書 “auspicious writing”

On January 2, people take the brush for the first time in the New Year.
The ink is ground with fresh first water (wakamizu) from the well. The
words written include a wish for the New Year or some auspicious poems.

The writing is hung at the Shelf of the Gods (kamidana), to make the deities aware of your wish.

Others burn the paper outside and judge from the hight of the smoke and
paper pieces if the Gods accept your offering and your writing will
improve in the coming year.
. fude hajime 筆始(ふではじめ)first use of the brush

….. shihitsu 試筆(しひつ), shigoo 試毫(しごう)

shikan 試簡(しかん), shimen 試免(しめん)

shiei 試穎(しえい), shiko 試觚(しこ)

shishun 試春(ししゅん)”first calligraphy in spring”
. Kitano no fudehajime sai 北野の筆始祭

(きたののふではじめさい)

first use of the brush ceremony at Kitano .

Kitano Tenmangu in Kyoto 北野天満宮 京都

hatsu suzuri 初硯(はつすずり)first use of the ink stone


taking the brush

365 days

first calligraphy

Gabi Greve
. NEW YEAR – KIGO for HUMANITY

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writing a spell, gihoo o kaku 儀方を書く (ぎほうをかく)

….. gihoo o shosu 儀方を書す(ぎほうをしょす)

observance kigo for mid-summer

In ancient China it was custom on May 5 to write the two
characters GIHO 儀方 on a piece of paper and paste this onto the four main
pillars of the home to ward off mosquitoes and flies during the summer
time. In Japan, this tradition was followed for some time too.
. Mosquitoes and kigo

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First Birthday Calligraphy in India

haiku topic for India

We have calligraphy in every Indian language – an art that was practiced
most widely, until the computer fonts came into being! The most
preferred is the Sanskritised letters in English – English lettering
which resembles the Sanskrit script.

On a child’s first birthday – his/ her hand is guided by the Hindu
priest who writes the first letters of the alphabets of the child mother
tongue, on rice [with the husk] placed on a plate.

Kala Ramesh

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© Hindu Wisdom, Indian Art

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– – – – – LINKS to online dictionaries

古文書くずし字検索

http://komonjo.riok.net/charSrch/index.html

東京大学史料編纂所

http://wwwap.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ships/db.html

漢字データベースプロジェクト

http://kanji-database.sourceforge.net/

http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/ – (sign in with user name = guest)

http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/ – JAANUS

http://www.eudict.com/

http://jigen.net/kanji/13661

http://www.kanjijiten.net./

http://kotobank.jp/

http://www.smartkanji.net/

http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/index.html

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/jhti/cgi-bin/jhti/vocasel.cgi

(search classical Japanese texts)

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/onlinejdic.html

(Online Japanese Dictionaries and Glossaries)

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterEtymology.aspx?submitButton1=Etymology&characterInput=%E5%AF%BF

http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=682&catid=20&subcatid=128

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Lindict/

http://en.glosbe.com/ja/en/

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Here’s our list of the 29 best websites for downloading free eBooks for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play, iBooks, and more.

You can download free eBooks in PDF, .epub, .mobi, and more file types.

Best Websites to Download Ebooks

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1. Project Gutenberg

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Project Gutenberg offers more than 57,000 free eBooks from the public domain. It is free to read and redistribute. There are no fees, and no custom apps required. You won’t find the latest bestsellers on Project Gutenberg, but you’ll find plenty of great classic books available 24/7 at no cost.

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2. Open Library

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Open Library is a non-profit Internet Archive that is open and an editable library catalog.

3. Google eBookstore

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Google eBookstore has an option to access free books from the huge collection that features hundreds of classics and contemporary bestsellers.

4. Amazon Free Kindle Books

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Amazon Free Kindle Books offers top free books for download.

5. Internet Archive

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Internet Archive offers more than 15,000,000 freely downloadable books and texts. They also encourage our global community to contribute physical items, as well as uploading digital materials directly to the Internet Archive.

6. ManyBooks

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ManyBooks can read on most of the reading platforms like eReaders, Kindle, iPads, and Nooks.

7. BookBoon

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BookBoon is the world’s largest publisher of online educational literature. They offer over 1000 free eBooks for you to download.

8. LibGen/Library Genesis

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LibGen is a search engine that helps you download books and articles related to science.

9. FreeBookSpot

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FreeBookSpot offers lots of links to free ebooks in more than 90 categories. It is where you can find and download free books.

10. Free eBooks

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Free eBooks offers thousands of free eBooks to use anywhere you want. They feature some of the best categories such as Fiction, Nonfiction, Romance, Sci-Fi, Self-help, and Business.

11. Ebook Bike

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Ebook Bike features a huge collection of novels and audiobooks for you to read.

12. Issuu

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Issuu gives anyone the ability to upload and distribute their publications worldwide. It has over 20,000 newly uploaded publications daily.

13. LibriVox

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LibriVox is a platform that offers a free download of audiobooks all over the world.

14. GetFreeEBooks

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GetFreeEBooks features different categories such as Fiction, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Short Stories, Horror Fiction, and many more.

15. FreeComputerBooks

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FreeComputerBooks features eBook categories such as Computer, Lecture Notes, Mathematics, Tutorials, Programming, and Technical books.

16. Baen

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Baen features categories such as science fiction and fantasy. It can download in a zip file. You need a special application to unzip the folder.

17. Books Pics

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Books Pics is a site that you can download free eBooks and magazines.

18. FreeTechBooks

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FreeTechBooks is a site that you can download free computer science, engineering and programming books, textbooks and lecture notes.

19. KnowFree

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KnowFree is the number one resource for professionals to access free research, white papers, reports, case studies, magazines, and eBooks.

20. Open Culture

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Open Culture is a site that offers 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smartphone or e-reader. It features different categories that include great works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.

21. OnlineProgrammingBooks

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OnlineProgrammingBooks is a free site that can download eBooks and online books including mobile app development, programming, computer science, web design, software engineering, information technology, networking, and databases.

22. LeanPub

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LeanPub features eBooks on programming languages such as JavaScript, C#, PHP or Ruby and guidebooks.

23. BookYards

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BookYards provides education materials, information, documents, reference materials, and content that is free to anyone who has an internet connection.

24. FeedBooks

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FeedBooks distributes over millions of books to an increasingly growing community of readers.

25. The Online Books Page

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The Online Books Page is a website that gives access to books that are freely readable over the Internet. It has over 2 million free books on the Web.

26. eBookLobby

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eBookLobby divided into different categories such as business, art, computing, and education.

27. Myanonamouse

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Myanonamouse features over 2million torrents and free for all platform. It gives access to its huge database of free eBooks.

28. AvaxHome

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AvaxHome features an eBooks&eLearning section among many other categories.

29. O’Reilly

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O’Reilly is a platform to download books, magazines, and tutorials for free.

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Once you download your free eBooks from any of these websites, you can read them on your computer, phone, tablet, or eReader device.

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    Watch “Brenda Lee – All Alone Am I (1963) [HQ]” on YouTube



    All alone am I ever since your goodbye
    All alone with just a beat of my heart
    People all around but I don’t hear a sound
    Just the lonely beating of my heart

    No use in holding other hands
    For I’d be holding only emptiness
    No use in kissing other lips
    For I’d be thinking just of your caress
    All alone am I ever since your goodbye
    All alone with just a beat of my heart
    People all around but I don’t hear a sound
    Just the lonely beating of my heart
    No other voice can say the words
    My heart must hear to ever sing again
    The words you used to whisper low
    No other love can ever bring again
    All alone am I ever since your goodbye
    All alone with just a beat of my heart
    People all around but I don’t hear a sound
    Just the lonely beating of my heart
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    Songwriters: Manos Hadjidakis / Arthur Altman / Ioannis Ioannidis
    All Alone Am I lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, A.E.P.I.

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    Why does the sun go on shining?
    Why does the sea rush to shore?
    Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
    ‘Cause you don’t love me anymore

    Why do the birds go on singing?
    Why do the stars glow above?
    Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
    It ended when I lost your love
    I wake up in the morning and I wonder
    Why everything’s the same as it was
    I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand
    How life goes on the way it does
    Why does my heart go on beating?
    Why do these eyes of mine cry?
    Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
    It ended when you said goodbye
    Why does my heart go on beating?
    Why do these eyes of mine cry?
    Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
    It ended when you said goodbye
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    Songwriters: Peter Mcnulty-Connolly / Marcus Mybe / Louie St. Louis / Kurtis Deshaun Williams / Michael Angelo
    The End of the World lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC