Latin Phrase of the Day

Noli pati a scelestis opprimi.”

That’s the correct translation for “don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

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Sits a tree-girt courtyard

From bustle-rush removed

Where cometh the creative

To plumb their artsy grooves

 

I come here in the Autumn

To savor Shanghai breeze

And fight the black stress monster

Whose claws my heart doth squeeze

 

While others talk of beaches

To fight fatigue’s harsh clutch

I tell them “save your money.

It doesn’t take that much.

 

“Turn off your cloying mobile

In the coutyard build a nest

Then buy a fresh-squeezed OJ

And let Autumn do the rest.”