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Happy Mother’s Day…

Sonnets are Full of Love

by Christina Rossetti

Sonnets are full of love, and this my tome
Has many sonnets: so here now shall be
One sonnet more, a love sonnet, from me
To her whose heart is my heart’s quiet home,
To my first Love, my Mother, on whose knee
I learnt love-lore that is not troublesome;
Whose service is my special dignity,
And she my loadstar while I go and come
And so because you love me, and because
I love you, Mother, I have woven a wreath
Of rhymes wherewith to crown your honored name:
In you not fourscore years can dim the flame
Of love, whose blessed glow transcends the laws
Of time and change and mortal life and death.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there :)

Categories: Poetry

Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Risk Report of British Gas Group

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Executive Summary

  • Identification of major foreign exchange and interest rate risk affecting BG Group reveals that the Group is exposed to translation and transaction risk to the US dollar. Economic risk on the US dollar also poses a threat to the company. Interest rate risk is containable.
  • BG Group utilises forward contracts, interest rate swaps, cross-currency interest rate swaps, forward rate agreements and currency swaps. Internal hedging methods include matching receivables and payable, centralised treasury function and switching of currency base.
  • Transaction and economic risk are identified as major threats to the Group. Interest rate risk should not be hedge due to currency economic landscape. Only big single transaction items are to be hedged.
  • Financial and non-financial information to be included in the ratings book to acquire good credit ratings from independent credit rating agencies

Please click the link below to view the full report:

Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Risk Report of BG Group

Categories: Economics: World, Jamesesz

Even As I Hold You

February 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Even As I Hold You
Alice Walker

Even as I hold you
I think of you as someone gone
far, far away. Your eyes the color
of pennies in a bowl of dark honey
bringing sweet light to someone else
your black hair slipping through my fingers
is the flash of your head going
around a corner
your smile, breaking before me,
the flippant last turn
of a revolving door,
emptying you out, changed,
away from me.

Even as I hold you
I am letting go.

… Thanks for the comments on the last entry. I thought I might share this one too which I find very beautiful, though sad. I will post a happy poem soon! :-)

Categories: Poetry

Sometimes It Happens

January 5, 2010 8 comments

Sometimes It Happens

by Brian Patten

And sometimes it happens that you are friends and then
You are not friends,
And friendship has passed.
And whole days are lost and among them
A fountain empties itself.

And sometimes it happens that you are loved and then
You are not loved,
And love is past.
And whole days are lost and among them
A fountain empties itself into the grass.

And sometimes you want to speak to her and then
You do not want to speak,
Then the opportunity has passed.
Your dreams flare up, they suddenly vanish.

And also it happens that there is nowhere to go and then
There is somewhere to go,
Then you have bypassed.
And the years flare up and are gone,
Quicker than a minute.

So you have nothing.
You wonder if these things matter and then
As soon you begin to wonder if these things matter
They cease to matter,
And caring is past.
And a fountain empties itself into the grass.

~.~.~.~.~

(DayDreamer is a friend of James who enjoys poetry and appreciates it as a “window to one’s soul”. After several attempts at writing her own poem, she finds it more fun to peek into other people’s “windows”.)
Categories: Poetry

It’s Christmas Again!?

December 25, 2009 Leave a comment

MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all especially to followers of Mindstorm! I wish you Joy and Peace!

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Desiderata

December 21, 2009 5 comments

Desiderata

by Max Ehrmann

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

~-~-~

Categories: Poetry, Religion
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