Mind the Gap 1

I developed a good idea to on how to make this blog active despite my busy schedule. I thought about having brief entries that I will call ‘gap fillers’. These could just be a one-liner, a poem, a phrase, passage, Bible verse, statements from great and ordinary men, etc.

Everytime I put some ‘gap fillers’, I will call the entry “Mind the Gap”. This phrase comes from an announcement which is usually made in the London Underground stations. This is to remind the passengers about the gap that exists between the train and the platform edge.

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London Bridge (Underground)
So on this occasion, here’s my gap filler:
“There was an old owl liv’d in an oak
The more he heard, the less he spoke
The less he spoke, the more he heard
O, if men were all like that wise bird.”
– printed in “Punch, 1875”, taken from the Friendship Book by Francis Gray (2000)

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