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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.


Guy Fawkes Day


Blog Posted:11/29/2013 8:02:00 AM

This day is a celebration of the POWER OF THE PEOPLE. The founding fathers of America being English probably inherited this rebellious strain and used it more gently when they came up with the Boston Tea Party!



Guy Fawkes rose to fame after planning the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, and failing. On Nov. 5, we remember the fifth with fireworks and parties, and some of us even watch

V for Vendetta, the film based on Guy’s actions.

Guy Fawkes Day: 5 Things To Know

1. Guy Fawkes joined a group of English Catholics and attempted to plant gunpowder in the cellar of the Palace of Westminister in 1605, planning to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England’s Parliament. He was discovered by Thomas
Knyvett
, the keeper of the Whitehall Palace on November 5. He found Guy (who was posing as John Johnson), along with about 900 kg of gunpowder. The group he was involved with was planning to assassinate the Protestant King James.

2. The holiday was celebrated by fireworks because those in London were encouraged to celebrate the safety of the king by lighting fires. The celebrations were actually repealed in 1859. The celebration has become less and less each year, but many have fireworks to remember the Gunpowder plot.

3. Those who searched the palace actually found out about the assassination plan from an anonymous letter!

4. “Remember, Remember, the fifth of November” is the line from a poem that took on the nature of a nursery rhyme. Here is the full verse:

Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I know of no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

5. V for Vendetta is based on Alan Moore‘s comic book series, which became popular
with a mask styled like the one Guy was wearing. So in case you thought it looked familiar, that’s why!

For my CONTEST if you wish
you can write of REBELLION, FIREWORKS, MASKS, HIDDEN IDENTITIES

& on the bottom  put INSPIRED BY GUY FAWKES

if YOU HAVE OTHER SUGGESTIONS OR QUESTIONS ASK ME HERE OKIES?








 



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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 4:30:00 PM
    Glad to hear from you Ruben I'm afraid you are in the "you can lead a horse to water category ;)" you probably have such a full life there's no time to write?

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 11:00:00 AM
    Im going to Google Mr Fawkes ... maybe I get inspired (but I always say the same and never write LOL!) Have a great day, Deborah!

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  1. Date: 11/30/2013 7:24:00 AM
    Oh how great to learn all that from you Chris! Always wonderful to hear from you. No one seems to want to write anything about the holidays of other cultures. Believe me there is plenty Christmas poetry here! I would be honored if you would please write us a verse in the spirit of Guy Fawkes

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  1. Date: 11/29/2013 8:23:00 PM
    Guy Fawkes Rawkes! Although I don't agree with his vehement discrimination against the Scots. It was of course Scotland(and poor Ireland)that was forced to unify into Great Britain(yes, the official unification didn't actually begin until 101 years after Fawkes' death). It was either unify or face starvation because the bloody Brits/English had blockaded all the shipping lanes, thus monopolizing trade, which killed-off the Scottish tobacco, textile and lumber barons. Whether or not the Founding Fathers were 'English', the Declaration of Independence was drafted directly using the philosophical literature to be found in the Library of Edinburgh(this library would later compile the world's first Encyclopedia Britannica). It was the Scottish Age of Reason(and the Age of Reason was germinated within the French Enlightenment), especially the philosophies of Scotsman such as Hutcheson, Hume and Home, that inspired Jefferson and company in the first place(except Jefferson didn't heed the "no slavery" concept). Even American law(and English law) is based on Scottish law(and Scottish law is based on the ancient Roman law: Innocent until proven guilty, the idea of cross-examination and evidence beyond a doubt). Scots had set-up colonies in the Americas long before the English did....it was simply that the English starved them out due to too much possible capital venture gains in the New World. The genesis of America is in fact Scottish(and Irish), and not, English. But the victors write the history. Anyway, Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators, were the last men of true integrity to ever step into Parliament.

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    Hullo, Chris! How are you? I hope everything is great.

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