sábado, 31 de outubro de 2009

Alan Poe's Poem


(by Edgar Allan Poe - 1849)

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;–
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

She was a child and I was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love–
I and my Annabel Lee–
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud by night
Chilling my Annabel Lee;
So that her high-born kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me:–
Yes! that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of a cloud, chilling
And killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we–
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in Heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee:–

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I see the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride,
In her sepulchre there by the sea–
In her tomb by the side of the sea.

Celebrate Life


(Unknown Author)

Think freely
Practice patience
Smile often
Savor special moments.
Make new friends.
Rediscover old friends.
Tell those you that you love them.
Feel it all deeply.
Forget the problems.
Discard concerns

Share. Immerse yourself. Get unrestricted.
Keep a promise.

Look for a rainbow.
Look at the stars.
See beauty in everything.
Work hard.
Be wise.
Try to understand.
Set up a time for people. Creat a time for you.
Laugh at will. Spread joy.
Risk. Go beyond. Meet new people.

Try something new.
Decrease your pace.
Be more flexible.
Believe in yourself. Rely on others.
See a sunrise. Listen to the rain.
Cry when you feel like. Believe in life. Have faith.
Enjoy the uncertain.
Confort a friend.
Have good ideas.
Allow yourself to make some mistakes. Learn from them.
Celebrate life

My Childhood


(Written by Cybele)

My distant childhood

many years ago,
I was child,
I dreamed with a rich life, in a
big house and more good things.
All great…

But now, find out that this
things are not essential in our
Our relation with God and our
family are really important…

I think also that our relation
with nature is beneficial because
God is present on it.



Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change...
Courage to change the things I can and Wisdom to know the difference.


Learner Rights and Language Teaching

Simon Fraser University, B. C., Canada


Based, in part, on the work of earlier scholars, the paper  discusses the issue of students' needs and rights in terms of language learning. These rights are regarded as inherent to human beings and include five categories: (1) The right to curricular choice (including the right to chose a language or language skill); (2) the right to the conditions that make success possible (including qualified teachers and programs); (3) the right to be fully helped during the program (including systematic guidance, adequate feedback and access to linguistic resources); (4) the right to enlightened, balanced teaching (based on intelligent eclecticism); (5) and the right to continuity for linguistic maintenance (avoiding interruptions in their studies).
KEY WORDS: learner rights; linguistic rights, foreign languages,teacher education, autonomy.
The whole article can be found in the folowing link: http://rle.ucpel.tche.br/php/edicoes/v1n1/hammerl6.PDF

My Way...

(by Frank Sinatra)

And now the end is near
And so I face the final curtin
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case of which I'm certain

I've lived a life thats full
I've travelled each and every highway
and oh much more than that
I did it my way

Regrets I've had a few
But then again too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each chartered course
Each careful step along the by-way
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes, there were times
I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all when there was doubt

I ate it up and spit it out
I faced it all
And I stood tall
And did it my way

I've loved, I've laughed, and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing

To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way
"Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way"

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself then he has naught
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels

The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way
Yes, it was my way

Life Lessons

"Learning never ends.
There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.
If you are alive there are lessons to learn".
(Unknown author).