Visions of Burma remain for a token Dear to the heart : a possession of worth. This an enchantment that need not be broken, Need not return from its dream to the earth.
Ours (for a memory) sweet heavy odours, Ours (for remembrance) echoing gongs, Whisper of wind o'er the bells of pagodas Heard in the dusk, with the home-comer's song.
Ours the domain where the free mind may wander Pausing to capture a fugitive thoughta Thought that was born of the clouds over yonder, Substance of which an enchantment is wrought.
The messy document which lies before me on the table is a Burmese petition. For inscrutable reasons, my knowledge of Burmese will be judged in an examination by my capacity to flounder through legal terms. They are Greek to me in my own language, let alone Burmese. As soon as I have passed, I shall forget all about the " Particulars of the suit, Indian Penal Code, sections so and so, under, case is filed, and please punish him, Sir
This document is written hurriedly by a pleader. It is a whirl of horrid little circles, shorn of all those graceful, sweeping lines which, at other times, the Burmese love to cultivate.This document is written hurriedly by a pleader. It is a whirl of horrid little circles, shorn of all those graceful, sweeping lines which, at other times, the Burmese love to cultivate.