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Atunci si acum  Poetry of Robert Frost. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. The free bird leapson the back of the windand floats downstreamtill the current endsand dips his wingsin the orange sun raysand dares to claim the sky.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

But a bird that stalksdown his narrow cagecan seldom see throughhis bars of ragehis wings are clipped andhis feet are tiedso he opens his throat to sing. The caged bird singswith fearful trillof the things unknownbut longed for stilland his tune is heardon the distant hill for the caged birdsings of freedom The free bird thinks of another breezeand the trade winds soft through the sighing treesand the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawnand he names the sky his own. But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreamshis shadow shouts on a nightmare screamhis wings are clipped and his feet are tiedso he opens his throat to sing.

Adrian Paunescu - Repetabila povara. Căţel emigrant « Poezii de Adrian Păunescu. Invictus by William Ernest Henley. Manchester Poetry Prize. The Manchester Poetry Prize is a literary award celebrating excellence in creative writing.

Manchester Poetry Prize

It was launched by Carol Ann Duffy and The Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008, and was the first phase of the annual Manchester Writing Competition. Open internationally to writers aged 16 or over, the Manchester Poetry Prize awards a cash prize of £10,000 to the writer of the best portfolio of poems submitted. In addition, during the 2008 and 2010 Prizes, a bursary for study at MMU (or cash equivalent) was awarded to an entrant aged 18–25 as part of the Jeffrey Wainwright Manchester Young Writer of the Year Award.

Winston Churchill: We shall fight on the beaches - edited. From the moment that the French defences at Sedan and on the Meuse were broken at the end of the second week of May, only a rapid retreat to Amiens and the south could have saved the British and French armies who had entered Belgium at the appeal of the Belgian king; but this strategic fact was not immediately realised.

Winston Churchill: We shall fight on the beaches - edited

The French high command hoped they would be able to close the gap, and the armies of the north were under their orders. Moreover, a retirement of this kind would have involved almost certainly the destruction of the fine Belgian army of over 20 divisions and the abandonment of the whole of Belgium. The 100 Best Books of All Time. The World Library is a list of the 100 best books, as proposed by one hundred writers from fifty-four different countries, compiled and organized in 2002 by the Norwegian Book Club.

The 100 Best Books of All Time

This list endeavours to reflect world literature, with books from all countries, cultures, and time periods. Eleven of the books included on the list are written by women, eighty-five are written by men and four have unknown authors. Each writer had to select his or her own list of ten books. The books selected by this process and listed here are not ranked or categorized in any way; the organizers have stated that "they are all on an equal footing," with the exception of Don Quixote which was given the distinction "best literary work ever written. " The following list organizes the works alphabetically by author.[1] Lecţia despre responsabilitate. Ask the Expert: Balance. ~ Michael Finkelstein, M.D. Question:I am a single mom with a ten-year-old year old daughter.

Ask the Expert: Balance. ~ Michael Finkelstein, M.D

She has a lot of ambition and is always telling me she wants to be a doctor someday; this makes me quite proud and I am committed to helping her.But it isn’t easy—as a single mom, I struggle to pay for the everyday needs of a ten-year-old, let alone thinking of saving for college! When I speak with her friends’ parents, who I see at school meetings and during soccer practices, they are always referring to the “college fund” they’ve already started for their kids, so that they can go to the best school possible.I feel badly in contrast.

Forma sentimentelor  A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen : Shots - Health Blog. Hide captionMatt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park.

A Lively Mind: Your Brain On Jane Austen : Shots - Health Blog

Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities. L.A. For Those Who Want to Lead, Read - John Coleman. By John Coleman | 10:00 AM August 15, 2012 When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read - John Coleman

Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of Team of Rivals and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. Apparently, the great general (and current CIA Director) is something of a bibliophile. He’s increasingly an outlier. Even as global literacy rates are high (84%), people are reading less and less deeply. "M-am luat pe mine însumi ca duhovnic şi psihanalist" - interviu cu Mircea CĂRTĂRESCU. Citizenship in a Republic: The Man in the Arena - Theodore Roosevelt @ LeadershipNow. It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

Citizenship in a Republic: The Man in the Arena - Theodore Roosevelt @ LeadershipNow

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Shame on the man of cultivated taste who permits refinement to develop into a fastidiousness that unfits him for doing the rough work of a workaday world.

„Poezia, draga de ea, e de o cruzime feroce!“ Mentenanţa limbii române » Sã mai şi zâmbim… Karioka: Uraste-i pe toti. Dar cumpara-le suplimente. Prayer of Forgiveness. The Story Behind “Caine’s Arcade” Two weeks ago, the planet’s most unlikely film star turned from a Ugandan warlord to a nine-year-old kid who runs a homemade cardboard arcade out of his dad’s used-auto-parts store, Smart Parts, in East Los Angeles.

The Story Behind “Caine’s Arcade”

Invisible children to a child’s imagination: the world could smile again. “Caine’s Arcade,” an eleven-minute film about Caine Monroy and his first customer, a struggling filmmaker named Nirvan Mullick, quickly acquired all the metrics of a viral sensation: millions of YouTube views, a top trending topic on Twitter worldwide, the Reddit front page, a call from Letterman’s people. The adulations flooded Mullick’s inbox, including one from the hacker collective Anonymous: “I commend you for your great work. Asemeni focului, asemeni panicii, asemeni iubirii  Huxley Vs. Orwell: Infinite Distraction Or Government Oppression? Posted on August 24, 2010 in Images The Huxley vs Orwell comic is originally from Recombinant Records: Amusing Ourselves to Death, adapted from Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman.

Huxley Vs. Orwell: Infinite Distraction Or Government Oppression?

When I read this comic, I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes from Brave New World: “It’s curious,” he went on after a little pause, “to read what people in the time of Our Ford used to write about scientific progress. They seemed to have imagined that it could be allowed to go on indefinitely, regardless of everything else. Knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value; all the rest was secondary and subordinate.

Sand Art Video. Wow, dude. Via Ariana Saraha, who emailed this out to her pals the other day, comes this super-cool 420-worthy video. This is absolutely breathtaking – I’ve never seen anything like it! May it bless you with the ever-transforming joy of presence here on this sacred Earth Day…Love, Ariana If you liked this, you might like these: Charlie Chaplin: Organic, Badass Example for Modern Times. When my partner first told me that he loved Charlie Chaplin, I thought maybe he was joking or that he was one of those people who really, really liked clowns and ferris wheels. Although we are both pseudo film snobs, he alone has long loved this iconic, badass artist.

I didn’t know anything about Chaplin except that he had big shoes, seemingly one change of clothing and was played by Robert Downey Jr. (who used the opportunity to jump-start his career). I think that’s how most people in the US remember Charlie Chaplin, too, and that’s why I’m writing this post. The Fight You Don't Get to Leave. ~ JJ Roitman. He was snoring, too deep in sleep to notice the cold air, or the cold heart that hovered over him, I wanted to dig my nails into his little butt cheeks. A few minutes before I was also in a deep sleep, until a sound from the great beyond came up and crawled into my quiet place.

Like a sudden intruder barging into my personal night, my husband made a crashing grumble that resembled the choke of a car engine and a dying a person. I hated his snoring. And no, hate is not too harsh a word for the middle of the night, when the sweet call of sleep beckons alongside a jack hammer. My poor husband lie naked with goosebumps because he had no covers over him, while his loving wife sat with clenched fists. Quote of the Day: Love Your Solitude. Some poets we love. Others, we just need. And then there are those who we can’t help but love and need (and want). Rainer Maria Rilke does all three for me. In light and in darkness. Womanhood & the Reawakening of My Erotic Innocence. Warning: Beautifully adult, graphic language. I have been a very dirty girl.

And I’m okay with that. Well, sort of. It’s more like I am learning to love this part of myself. Letting go isn't pretty. Pablo Neruda, a poet for sad, bad mornings. Plus, Trungpa: tonglen. Chogyam Trungpa, Buddhist guru, on the role of sadness in everyday life. I WILL FU#%ING PULL GREATNESS OUT OF YOU. Summer Hours (2008. Octavian Paler – Deșertul pentru totdeauna « FotoCitate. Confucius Quotes. I love words / i can read picture on VisualizeUs. Words that speak to the soul. I love words / i can read picture on VisualizeUs.