March 31, 2013

Easter Day

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--Description: 19th C, Wilde O., Christianity, Holidays--
 


--Description: 19th C, Wilde O., Christianity, Holidays--

The silver trumpets rang across the Dome:

The people knelt upon the ground with awe:

And borne upon the necks of men I saw,

Like some great God, the Holy Lord of Rome.

Priest-like, he wore a robe more white than foam,

And, king-like, swathed himself in royal red,

Three crowns of gold rose high upon his head:

In splendour and in light the Pope passed home.

My heart stole back across wide wastes of years

To One who wandered by a lonely sea,

And sought in vain for any place of rest:

'Foxes have holes, and every bird its nest.

I, only I, must wander wearily,

And bruise my feet, and drink wine salt with tears.'


Oscar Wilde


--Did You Know: Oscar Wilde was the second son born into an Anglo-Irish family, at 21 Westland Row, Dublin, to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane Francesca Wilde. Jane was a successful writer, being a poet for the revolutionary Young Irelanders in 1848 and a life-long Irish nationalist.

--Word of the Day: daven \DAH-vuhn\, verb:
to pray.
Example:
There, day or night, everyone — the men, the women, even the children — could daven nonstop.
-- Erica Lann-Clark, "The Goats Know the Way," The Healing Heart, 2003

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--Quote of the Day: It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

--Language Arts - FRENCH:
French word: verbaliser
English translation: to fine / Part of speech: verb

French example: Mon père a été verbalisé parce qu'il prenait un sens interdit ; il a eu une amende de 150 Euros.

English example: The police fined my father for driving the wrong way on a one-way street; he was fined 150 Euros.

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March 16, 2013

What Has Happened?

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--Description: 20th C, Brecht B., Encouragement, Hope, Humanity, Life--


The industrialist is having his aeroplane serviced.
The priest is wondering what he said in his sermon eight weeks ago
about tithes.
The generals are putting on civvies and looking like bank clerks.
Public officials are getting friendly.
The policeman points out the way to the man in the cloth cap.
The landlord comes to see whether the water supply is working.
The journalists write the word People with capital letters.
The singers sing at the opera for nothing.
Ships' captains check the food in the crew's galley,
Car owners get in beside their chauffeurs.
Doctors sue the insurance companies.
Scholars show their discoveries and hide their decorations.
Farmers deliver potatoes to the barracks.
The revolution has won its first battle:
That's what has happened.



Bertolt Brecht

--Did You Know: Bertolt Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director. An influential theatre practitioner of the 20th century, Brecht made equally significant contributions to dramaturgy and theatrical production, the latter particularly through the huge impact of the tours undertaken by the Berliner Ensemble – the post-war theatre company operated by Brecht and his wife, long-time collaborator and actress Helene Weigel.
Bertolt Brecht was born in Augsburg, Bavaria (about 80 km/50 mi north-west of Munich), to a devout Protestant mother and a Catholic father (who had been persuaded to have a Protestant wedding). The modest house where he was born is today preserved as a Brecht Museum.

--Word of the Day: bibelot \BIB-loh; Fr. beebuh-LOH\, noun:
a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity.
Example:
And in the meanwhile she was tasting what, she begun to suspect, was the maximum of bliss to most of the women she knew: days packed with engagements, the exhilaration of fashionable crowds, the thrill of snapping up a jewel or a bibelot or a new "model" that one's best friend wanted, or of being invited to some private show, or some exclusive entertainment, that one's best friend couldn't get to.
-- Edith Wharton, The Glimpses of the Moon, 1922

--Quote of the Day: Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.
- Barbara Sher

--Language Arts-FRENCH: French word: naguère
English translation: years past - Part of speech: adverb
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French example: L'école de naguère était bien plus difficile que celle d'aujourd'hui ; il était très dur d'obtenir son diplôme.
English example: Schooling in the past was much more difficult than today's; it was very hard to get your diploma.

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March 12, 2013

Cinderella

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--Description: 20th C, Plath, S., Fantasy, Love--



The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels,
Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan
Of silver as the rondo slows; now reels
Begin on tilted violins to span

The whole revolving tall glass palace hall
Where guests slide gliding into light like wine;
Rose candles flicker on the lilac wall
Reflecting in a million flagons' shine,

And glided couples all in whirling trance
Follow holiday revel begun long since,
Until near twelve the strange girl all at once
Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince

As amid the hectic music and cocktail talk
She hears the caustic ticking of the clock.


Sylvia Plath

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--Did You Know: (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) Plath was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College, Cambridge, before receiving acclaim as a professional poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived together first in the United States and then England, having two children together. Plath suffered from depression for much of her adult life, and in 1963 she committed suicide. Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death. Read more at: Sylvia Plath

--Word of the Day: mazuma \muh-ZOO-muh\, noun: money.
Example:
...and I want mazuma, gelt, coin, rocks, or what have you!
-- Harry Stephen Keeler, The Riddle of the Yellow Zuri, 1930

--Quote of the Day: To live is to choose.
But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

--Language Arts-FRENCH: French word: prépondérant
English translation: predominant
Part of speech: adjective

French example: Ce témoin a joué un rôle prépondérant dans cette affaire et grâce à lui, l'accusé a été acquitté.
English example: This witness played a predominant role in this affair, and thanks to him, the defendant was released.

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