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Munti mei, cugetare poetica de George-B ( euzicasa – The smudge and other poems page)

Muntii mei acum sant dealuri,

sant micuti, si ca o cusma-

asa ca an din an imi par tot mai falnici, si salbatici.

dar nu ma las prejos,
nu ma indoi sub greutatea zilei,

si nu astept munte sau deal sa vina, 

sa mi-seartearna-n poala,

ci ma rog ca muntii falnici,
chiar de-ar fi pentru furnici,
sa-mi aduca bucuria,

ce-am stiut pe Moldoveanu,
fecior fiind , de zile  eram plin!


Pe acoperisul Romaniei: Varful Moldoveanu

“Parcurgerea crestei dintre Vârful Viştea – 2527 metri şi Vârful Moldoveanu – 2544 metri reprezinta traversarea  ‘AcoperişuluiRomâniei.’ ”   (Toate drepturile sant acordate autorului acestei fotografii: va rog sa activati accesul la articolul sau apasand oriunde pe imagine…este atat de simplu!)


word: eunuch (British Dictionary definitions for eunuch)

British Dictionary definitions for eunuch

eunuch   /ˈjuːnək/



a man who has been castrated, esp (formerly) for some office such as a guard in a harem

(informal) an ineffective man: a political eunuch
Word Origin
C15: via Latin from Greek eunoukhos attendant of the bedchamber, from eunē bed + ekhein to have, keep
Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for eunuch

late 14c., from Middle French eunuque and directly from Latin eunuchus, from Greek eunoukhos “castrated man,” originally “guard of the bedchamber or harem,” from euno-, comb. form of eune “bed,” of unknown origin, + -okhos, from stem of ekhein “to have, hold” (see scheme (n.)).

The Greek and Latin forms of the word were used to translate Hebrew saris, which sometimes meant merely “palace official,” in Septuagint and Vulgate, probably without an intended comment on the qualities of bureaucrats.

Eunuches is he þat is i-gilded, and suche were somtyme i-made wardeynes of ladyes in Egipt. [John of Trevisa, translation of Higdon’s Polychronicon, 1387]
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quotation: What hath night to do with sleep? John Milton

What hath night to do with sleep?

John Milton (1608-1674) Discuss

word: jocose


Definition: (adjective) Given to joking; merry.
Synonyms: jesting, jocular, joking
Usage: Larry, who was usually so jocose, said he didn’t have time for pranks. Discuss.

Adoramus Te (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina): a prayer for Ukraine


Adoramus Te (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)

“Adoramus Te” by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. Performed by the Crown College Choir, directed by Dr. David W. Donelson.

“Adoramus Te is a stanza that is recited/sung mostly during the Stations of the Cross of the Catholic tradition. It is retained in some confessional Anglican and Lutheran traditions during the Good Friday liturgy, although generally in the vernacular. It is recited or sung between stations. The words in Latin and their translation in English are as follows:

Adoramus te, Christe,
et benedicimus tibi,
quia per sanctam crucem tuam redemisti mundum.
Qui passus es pro nobis, Domine,
Domine, miserere nobis.

We adore Thee, O Christ,
And we bless Thee,
Who by Thy Holy Cross
hath redeemed the world.”

Ми тебе обожнюю, Христе,
benedicimus ET Тібі,
Quia Туам вашим Святого Хреста redemisti Mundum.
Квай passus є про Нобіс, Domine,
Domine, Miserere NOBIS.

(translated by Google Translate)

word: calumniate


Definition: (verb) To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
Synonyms: asperse, besmirch, defame, slander, smirch, denigrate, sully, smear
Usage: Martha knew it was wrong to calumniate her former employer, but she was still so angry about being fired that she could not help herself. Discuss.

today’s birthday: Carlos Santana (1947)

Carlos Santana (1947)

Santana is a Mexican-American Grammy Award-winning guitarist. He became famous in the 1960s with his eponymous band, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin music. The band’s sound features his melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin and African rhythms featuring percussion instruments—like timbales and congas—not generally heard in rock music. Santana was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. What instrument did he play as a boy before switching to guitar? More…

The Best of Santana ( Full Album ) 1998

Released: March,1998
Label: Columbia A&R: John Kalodner
Produced by: Bob Irwin Mastered by: George Marino


“Jingo” 00:00
Evil Ways04:15
“Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” 08:09
Oye Como Va13:29
Samba Pa Ti17:46
“She’s Not There” 22:32
“No One To Depend On” 26:42
“Open Invitation” 32:14
“Hold On” 37:00
“Bella” 41:23
“Winning” 45:54
“All I Ever Wanted” 49:22
“Dance Sister Dance ( Baila Mi Hermana )” 53:25
“Europa ( Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile )” 01:01:41
“Everybody’s Everything” 01:06:48
Soul Sacrifice01:10:19


this day in the yesteryear: British Columbia Joins Confederation of Canada (1871)

British Columbia Joins Confederation of Canada (1871)

In the years leading up to British Columbia’s entrance into the Confederation of Canada, a series of gold rushes prompted financial crises in the region as well as fears that the US might attempt to annex the British colony. In 1871, British Columbia became the Confederation’s sixth province, strengthening Canada’s hand in international trade. In return, Canada assumed a large portion of the province’s debt. What is the meaning of British Columbia’s Latin motto, “Splendor sine occasu”? More…

word: apotheosis


Definition: (noun) Exaltation to divine rank or stature.
Synonyms: deification, exaltation
Usage: How strange was this miracle of fame, I pondered, this strange apotheosis by which a mere private name becomes a public symbol. Discuss.

word: garrulous


Definition: (adjective) Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk.
Synonyms: chatty, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky
Usage: One day the elder Pokrovski came to see us, and chattered in a brisk, cheerful, garrulous sort of way. Discuss.

word: alacrity


Definition: (noun) Cheerful willingness.
Synonyms: briskness, eagerness
Usage: Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. Discuss.

word: abjure


Definition: (verb) To renounce under oath; forswear.
Synonyms: recant, retract, resile
Usage: For nearly 21 years after his resignation as Prime Minister in 1963, he abjured all titles, preferring to remain just plain “Mr.” Discuss.



Definition: (noun) An elaborate or deceitful plan or expedient.
Synonyms: stratagem, plan, design, measure, scheme, trick, plot, dodge, expedient, ruse, artifice, machination
Usage: This “shortage” is nothing more than a contrivance to raise prices. Discuss.

word: ignominious


Definition: (adjective) Marked by shame or disgrace.
Synonyms: inglorious, shameful, opprobrious, disgraceful, black
Usage: It was an old fisherman who, with immense difficulty, at last rescued us, and we were towed back in an ignominious fashion to the boat-yard. Discuss.
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WORD: chagrin


Definition: (noun) A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event.
Synonyms: mortification, humiliation
Usage: Much to my chagrin, my rival won the election hands down. Discuss.
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FABULOUS COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Marian Anderson “Ave Maria” by Schubert

Marian Anderson “Ave Maria” by Schubert
With Leopold Stokowski, 1944
Latin Text
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

English Translation
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and in the hour of our death. Amen.

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Viña del Mar International Song Festival

The seaport of Viña del Mar in Valparaiso, Chile, is the site of one of the continent’s biggest music events, the Viña del Mar International Song Festival. Established in 1960, this annual weeklong festival takes place at an outdooramphitheater called the Quinta Vergara. From its inception, the festival has held a song competition that traditionally features performers from about 10 Spanish-speaking countries. There is also a program featuring folk musicians and an international show that includes English-speaking as well as Latinperformers. More… Discuss


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New at euzicasa: WIDGET_Classic Cat: The Free Classical Music Directory (one click away)

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ARTICLE: OBSCURANTISM (If I may: there is nothing but OBSCURANTISM in NEW WORLD ORDER! Stop looking back to the inquisition!)


From the Latin word for darkening—obscurans—comes obscurantism, referring to the practice of deliberately withholding information. This may be done either by concealing facts or—in literature and art—by using an intentionally vague style. The term derives from a 16th-century satire about the dispute between Jew-turned-Dominican friar Johannes Pfefferkorn, who sought to destroy all Jewish texts, and his humanist opponent Johann Reuchlin. Who gave Pfefferkorn permission to burn the works? More…Discuss


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Definition: (adjective) Serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being.
Synonyms: superfluouswastedpointlesssenseless
Usage: More than half of his acceptance speech was otiose nonsense, and the rest was just a rehash of his campaign promises.Discuss.


Haendel: Gloria In Excelsis Deo (Trompet Maurice André)

An angelic composition and superb interpretation of “Glory to God in The Highest”, in LatinGloria In Excelsis Deo

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And an great interpretation of Haendel‘s Gloria In Excelsis Deo (part 1), and In Terra Pax (part 2) in the interpretation of Emma Kirkby, Soprano, and Royal Academy of Music.
I know, I know: Christmas time is past, and so are the 12 days of Christmas, but I just could not resist these wonderful hymns to our beliefs. Such angelic music, would be wrong not to share.

So enjoy and make the best of your time.