Poetry on Stamps

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I admire poetry in the only way someone who can’t actually write poetry, can appreciate poetry. I may not notice if a piece is written badly or well, but judge purely based on the “feels” it generates. So it’s bad enough that this new set of no less than SIX miniature sheets from the United Nations (who allowed them to issue stamps in the first place?) celebrating World Poetry Day is completely extravagant but NONE of the included snippets seem to justify the expense of trying to collect them.

You are not just a drop in the ocean
You are the mighty ocean in the drop.
— Rumi

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Maybe it’s a good thing that I can’t actually read this shite.

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Big useless lumps

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Elephants bore me to death. It is thus unfortunate that I live in a country where the big useless lumps are something of a national symbol. The only thing interesting about elephants (in my opinion at least) is watching them pee. Honestly. I once timed an elephant pissing and gave up after the 2 minute mark. Add THAT to your bucket list.

That said, these 1986 World Wildlife Federation (WWF) stamps issued in honour of the venerable beasties hold a nostalgic appeal because they are the first complete “set” of stamps I collected.

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