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EVERYTHING EVERYTHING LYRICS - Duet Do you feel left behind? Like there's something not right? I don't think I've been connected But of all the dead volcanos on Earth you just happened to retch And roll Through mine There were fistfuls of hair 'round the foot of my chair And echoes of screams before me But breathing out I swear you were real You were there You were there You were there For a while

20 Poets on the Meaning of Poetry We’ve been thinking about poet Meena Alexander’s incredible address to the Yale Political Union, in which she refers to Shelley’s 1821 essay, A Defence of Poetry. The English poet’s work famously stated, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” Alexander concludes: “The poem is an invention that exists in spite of history… In a time of violence, the task of poetry is in some way to reconcile us to our world and to allow us a measure of tenderness and grace with which to exist… Poetry’s task is to reconcile us to the world — not to accept it at face value or to assent to things that are wrong, but to reconcile one in a larger sense, to return us in love, the province of the imagination, to the scope of our mortal lives.” Other poets have attempted to interpret “what is deeply felt and is essentially unsayable.”

Earth - Your life on earth Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space. Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.

These Maps Divide the World into Four Income Groups The Global Finance Magazine recently released an article comparing countries by income across the world for 2015, sourcing data from the World Bank. Gross National Income (GNI) per capita is the final income earned by a country’s residents divided by the total population. Countries are divided into 4 different groups: Group 1 - Low income: $1,045 or less Group 2 - Lower middle income: $1,046 to $4,125 Group 3 - Upper middle income: $4,126 to $12,745 Group 4 - High income: $12,746 or more Based on the data of 204 countries, below is a breakdown of the number of countries that fall within each of the 4 income groups listed above.

Song of Myself (1892 version) by Walt Whitman I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease observing a spear of summer grass. Poetry Editor & Poetry: 10 Ways to Read a Poem 1. Get comfy and enjoy your first reading. Relax into the experience without trying to analyze anything. The 5 Essential Diagrams Everybody Should be Able to Draw When you want to present the bigger picture in an easily understandable way or define your ideas/proposals succinctly, visual representation works better than just words. Here’s where diagrams can be useful in breaking down different elements of an idea or thought, and say a lot without actually saying too much! There are five such essential diagrams that you can use in just about any setting such as business, education or home science. 1. Mind maps A mind map is a graphical representation of concepts and ideas.

Same words different meanings around the world Wanted a can of food and received a condom? Was hungry and got a slap? This is a dictionary for the same words with different meanings in different countries. Double-meaning words, Different meaning in different languages: Asked for a condom?: If you are browsing through a shop in france while looking for champignon mushroom can or oysters, its better you won’t ask the shop owner in English – since preservatives sounds much like préservatifs in french – which means a condom.

Mexico - Geert Hofstede If we explore Mexican culture through the lens of the 6-D Model©, we can get a good overview of the deep drivers of Mexican culture relative to other world cultures. Power DistanceThis dimension deals with the fact that all individuals in societies are not equal – it expresses the attitude of the culture towards these inequalities amongst us. Power Distance is defined as the extent to which the less powerful members of institutions and organisations within a country expect and accept that power is distributed unequally. At a score of 81, Mexico is a hierarchical society. This means that people accept a hierarchical order in which everybody has a place and which needs no further justification. Hierarchy in an organization is seen as reflecting inherent inequalities, centralization is popular, subordinates expect to be told what to do and the ideal boss is a benevolent autocrat

Children’s section offers imaginative ways to incorporate poetry in children’s lives, interviews with poets, and more. Includes an interactive poetry tool for searching through poems. by nda_librarian Apr 30

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