Memory for Thursday July 3

TO A MONARCH BUTTERFLY

by Homero Aridjis

You who go through the day
like a wingèd tiger
burning as you fly
tell me what supernatural life
is painted on your wings
so that after this life
I may see you in my night

(Trans. George McWhirter)

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TO A MONARCH BUTTERFLY

You who go through the day
like a wingèd tiger
burning as you fly
tell me what supernatural life
is painted on your wings
so that after this life
I may see you in my night

(Trans. George McWhirter)

 

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Writer Homero Aridjis (born April 6, 1940) is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his originality and independence. In March 1985, Aridjis founded and became president of the Group of 100, an association of prominent artists and intellectuals, devoted to environmental protection and the defense of biodiversity in Mexico and Latin America. Under his leadership the Group of 100 achieved in 1986 the official decree ensuring protection for the forests where the migratory monarch butterfly overwinters near where he and his wife Betty live. From April 2007 until the abolition of the post in January 2010 he was Mexico’s ambassador to UNESCO, where he was a staunch defender of human rights, freedom of expression and cultural diversity.

- See more at: http://makewayformonarchs.org/i/poetry/to-a-monarch-butterfly#sthash.k4nxkwtN.dpuf

TO A MONARCH BUTTERFLY

You who go through the day
like a wingèd tiger
burning as you fly
tell me what supernatural life
is painted on your wings
so that after this life
I may see you in my night

(Trans. George McWhirter)

 

_____________________________

Writer Homero Aridjis (born April 6, 1940) is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his originality and independence. In March 1985, Aridjis founded and became president of the Group of 100, an association of prominent artists and intellectuals, devoted to environmental protection and the defense of biodiversity in Mexico and Latin America. Under his leadership the Group of 100 achieved in 1986 the official decree ensuring protection for the forests where the migratory monarch butterfly overwinters near where he and his wife Betty live. From April 2007 until the abolition of the post in January 2010 he was Mexico’s ambassador to UNESCO, where he was a staunch defender of human rights, freedom of expression and cultural diversity.

- See more at: http://makewayformonarchs.org/i/poetry/to-a-monarch-butterfly#sthash.k4nxkwtN.dpuf

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Vocabulary Words for Friday July 4

couch potato            noun       a person who spends a lot of time on the couch watching television
network                    noun       a large television or radio company that broadcasts programs in many areas
program                   noun       a show on television or radio
channel                    noun        a television or radio station
series                        noun        a group of television or radio programs that have the same main characters or deal with the same subject
commercial             noun         an advertisement on the radio or television
infomercial              noun        a long advertisement on television that is made in the style of an ordinary program
turn on the TV, turn off the TV, watch TV, switch the channel, turn the channel, turn the TV up, turn the TV down, couch surf, channel surf                           These are all verbs we use with TV.

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Spelling Words for Friday, July 4

Spelling Words, Week of June 30
1. recently
2. exactly
3. immediately
4. frequently
5. extremely
6. obviously
7. especially
8. completely
9. silently
10. noisily
11. daily
12. weekly
13. monthly
14. yearly
15. unfortunately

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Vocabulary Words for Tomorrow’s Test

Word PoS Definition
hollow           adjective           having an empty space inside
alter               verb                   to make or become different; to change
stretch           verb                   to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled
uncharted     adjective          (used when a place or situation is) completely new and therefore has never been described before
comfort          noun                (with this definition usually plural) something that makes your life easy and pleasant
ferry               verb                  to carry (people, cars etc) from one place to another by boat (or plane) trasportar
squall             noun                a sudden violent wind, often bringing rain. borrasca
schedule        noun                a plan that gives events or activities and the times that they will happen or be done

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Spelling Words for Tomorrow’s Test

Spelling, Week of June 23
1. scheme
2. schedule
3. measure
4. scrambled
5. shattered
6. drawer
7. applause
8. address
9. juggler
10. orchestra
11. satellite
12. rigging
13. crocodile
14. chameleon
15. umbrella

 

 

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This is very cool, footage from the first World Cup in 1930

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Memory for Wednesday, June 25

Ozymandias
Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792 – 1822

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

Here is the classic reading by Vincent Price.

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