19 March, 2018


Happy Monday friends! Welcome to another edition of Monday Travels

So today we are in UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and we will explore:


Let's meet Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style—which he termed the Iceberg Theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway wrote most of his work between the mid-1920-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction works. Many of his works are considered classics of American literaturee.


Never trust a white man,
Never kill a Jew,
Never sign a contract,
Never rent a pew.
Don't enlist in armies;
Nor marry many wives;
Never write for magazines;
Never scratch your hives.
Always put paper on the seat,
Don't believe in wars,
Keep yourself both clean and neat,
Never marry whores.
Never pay a blackmailer,
Never go to law,
Never trust a publisher,
Or you'll sleep on straw.
All your friends will leave you
All your friends will die
So lead a clean and wholesome life
And join them in the sky.


I have to admit, I am not familiar with Hemingway very well. 
I have tried reading his books multiple times, but I simply think I am either too young or too ignorant to understand them.

I should try again, since I find Hemingway very impressive and interesting. His life was not like any other person, he experienced so much and went through so much.

This poem is so....strange don't you think? It doesn't speak of love or how beautiful life should be and to embrace every moment. Nope it's plane simple and straight to the point.

 I love that!

Tell me, have you read anything by Hemingway? Did you like it?

See you Next Monday!



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