Thursday’s Piece

I know some poison I could drink.
I’ve often thought I’d taste it.
But Mother bought it for the sink,
And drinking it would waste it.

(Edna St. Vincent Millay – “I know a hundred ways to die”)

John Lentell
Rhodesia Herald
4 December 1971


Monday’s Piece

Will you love me in December as you do in May,
Will you love me in that good old-fashioned way?
When my hair has turned all gray
Will you kiss me then and say
That you love me in December as you do in May?

(James J. Walker, 1881 – 1946)

John Lentell
28 November 1971

Monday’s Piece

“Alex in Wonderland”

(Title of film appropriately showing in Salisbury at present time.)

John Lentell
24 November 1971

I presume my father was referring to Alex Douglas-Home who might have been at the forefront of discussions regarding the future of Rhodesia.

Monday’s Piece

“It is a practical law in life that when one door closes to us another opens. The trouble is that we often look often look with so much regret and longing upon the closed door that we do not notice the one which has opened.”

John Lentell
16 November 1971


Sunday’s Piece

A foreign secretary was once asked by a young inquirer whether he found it difficult – as Foreign Secretary – to reconcile his private morality with his public function. “Well, you see,” he said, after a long pause, “I have discovered that to do the right thing is generally the right thing to do.”

John Lentell
15 November 1971

(Photo: Highnos and his father Magaya Kahondo – Harare July 2018)