Joined September 2008

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Dedicated to gentle people on the world, specially for my mam, who is passed away, but still my mam.

Golden sand

I stay in the middle of roar
In the middle of racked beach
Holding on my hand
Grains from golden sand

How many still creeping
Sinks through fingers
Oo, when can I sweep
When can I sweep them

Can I surrender
Grasp them for myself
Oo God, can I surrender
One from them from the trap

Orange is a mixture of red and yellow and it is the national colour of the Netherlands. The royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau, derives its name in part from its former holding, the principality of Orange. (The title Prince of Orange is still used for the Dutch heir apparent.) Despite the fact that the name of the colour and the name of the principality have separate etymologies, the colour has come to be associated with the royal family and the Netherlands. (See Orange (word) for more information.) In modern Dutch society the Dutch word oranje, ‘orange’ is often associated with the reigning royal house of the Netherlands. Oranjezonnetje (‘Orange Sun’) designates good weather on the Queen’s birthday, April 30. Orange is the colour of choice for many of the national sports teams and their supporters. The nickname of the Dutch national association football team is Oranje, the Dutch word for orange. Oranjegekte (‘Orange Mania’) signifies the inclination of many Dutchmen to dress up in orange colours during soccer matches. In the modern flag of the Netherlands, red substitutes the original orange, but on birthdays, the flag has an additional orange banner. Most geographical usages of the word orange can be traced back to Dutch maritime power in the 17th century. The flag of New York City, formerly the Dutch controlled New Amsterdam, uses orange as one of its colours and based on the flag of the United Netherlands used in 1625.

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