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World Poetry Day

Απρ 20135

World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to «give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements».
It was generally celebrated in October, sometimes on the 5th, but in the latter part of the 20th Century the world community celebrated it on 15 October, the birthday of Virgil, the Roman epic poet and poet latter under Augustus. The tradition to keep an October date for national or international poetry day celebrations still holds in many countries. It is the first Thursday in October in the UK. Alternatively, a different October or even November date is celebrated.

In order to celebrate this day we have decided to podcast W. Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18, «Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day», along with giving some information about the poem.

SONNET 18 _Shall I Compare Thee To a Summers Day_

Spring Poetry

Μαρ 20132

Sonnet 98

by William Shakespeare (1609)

From you have I been absent in the spring
When proud-pied April, dress’d in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing,
That heavy Saturn laugh’d and leap’d with him.
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odour and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew:
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Yet seem’d it winter still, and you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.

A Poem About New Year’s Eve

Ιαν 20132

In Memoriam
by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.

A POEM ABOUT AUTUMN

Νοέ 201210

To Autumn by William Blake

O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d
With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit
Beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest,
And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe,
And all the daughters of the year shall dance!
Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers.

‘The narrow bud opens her beauties to
The sun, and love runs in her thrilling veins;
Blossoms hang round the brows of Morning, and
Flourish down the bright cheek of modest Eve,
Till clust’ring Summer breaks forth into singing,
And feather’d clouds strew flowers round her head.

‘The spirits of the air live in the smells
Of fruit; and Joy, with pinions light, roves round
The gardens, or sits singing in the trees.’
Thus sang the jolly Autumn as he sat,
Then rose, girded himself, and o’er the bleak
Hills fled from our sight; but left his golden load.

HAVE A NICE SCHOOL YEAR!

Οκτ 20123

Have lots of fun at school
and you’ll be sure to do all right,
you’ll make new friends and learn a lot,
your whole year will be bright.

Enjoy Yourself!

HAPPY SUMMER

Ιούλ 201222

Sunshine warmth, bright smiles and happy thoughts are my wishes for you this summer.

MAY DAY WISHES

Μαΐ 20122

Wish a day as beautiful as these blooms.

SEASON’S GREETINGS

Απρ 20128

May this Easter bring you hope, faith in goodness and human nature!

FAMOUS QUOTATIONS ABOUT EDUCATION

Μαρ 201222

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist.

ΕΥΧΕΣ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΝΕΑ ΧΡΟΝΙΑ

Ιαν 20124

Ο νέος χρόνος που ‘φτασε
χαρές πολλές να δώσει
κι αν ήταν λίγες του παλιού
να σας τις συμπληρώσει.

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