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Atunci si acum  Poetry of Robert Frost. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou. 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. Entrants are asked to submit a portfolio of poetry (three to five poems; the total length of the portfolio should not exceed 120 lines). 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. Many publishers have lists of 100 best books, defined by their own criteria.

The 100 Best Books of All Time

This article enumerates some lists of "100 best" books for which there are fuller articles. Among them, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels (Xanadu, 1985) and Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels (Grafton, 1988) are collections of 100 short essays by a single author, David Pringle, with moderately long critical introductory chapters also by Pringle. For publisher Xanadu, Science Fiction was the first of four "100 Best" books published from 1985 to 1988. Lecţia despre responsabilitate. Ask the Expert: Balance. ~ Michael Finkelstein, M.D. 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. Cicero/Stanford University At a recent academic conference, Michigan State University professor Natalie Phillips stole a glance around the room. 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

"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. „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”

Asemeni focului, asemeni panicii, asemeni iubirii  Huxley Vs. Orwell: Infinite Distraction Or Government Oppression? Sand Art Video. Wow, dude.

Sand Art Video

Via Ariana Saraha, who emailed this out to her pals the other day, comes this super-cool 420-worthy video. 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. 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.

The Fight You Don't Get to Leave. ~ JJ Roitman

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. And then he woke up. For some reason I thought I could get away with poking him, just like a child accidentally punching her sibling in the face to see how far her torment can go without realizing the consequences. Quote of the Day: Love Your Solitude. Some poets we love.

Quote of the Day: Love Your Solitude

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. Letting go isn't pretty. Pablo Neruda, a poet for sad, bad mornings. Plus, Trungpa: tonglen. Letting go ain’t sad. Sometimes it’s bad. Chogyam Trungpa, Buddhist guru, on the role of sadness in everyday life. Growing up in an American Buddhist family, one of the most treasured gifts I remember inheriting was an understanding—so rare and yet so essential when you’re young—that sadness, loneliness, and even depression aren’t to be fought off.

They’re to be worked with, and welcomed more or less. Via my parent’s Buddhist teacher, Chogyam Trungpa. 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.