sexta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2009
segunda-feira, 26 de outubro de 2009
The Hill — the Afternoon —
Squirrel — Eclipse — the Bumble bee —
Nay — Nature is Heaven —
Nature is what we hear —
The Bobolink — the Sea —
Thunder — the Cricket —
Nay — Nature is Harmony —
Nature is what we know —
Yet have no art to say —
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity.
domingo, 25 de outubro de 2009
quinta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2009
Speaking of trees reminds me that a species of large-bodied tree grows along the road below Waiohinu whose crotch is said to contain tanks of fresh water at all times; the natives suck it out through a hollow weed, which always grows near. As no other water exists in that wild neighborhood, within a space of some miles in circumference, it is considered to be a special invention of Providence for the behoof of the natives. I would rather accept the story than the deduction, because the latter is so manifestly but hastily conceived and erroneous. If the happiness of the natives had been the object, the tanks would have been filled with whisky.
IN FAIRY LAND
Portions of that little journey bloomed with beauty. Occasionally we entered small basins walled in with low cliffs, carpeted with greenest grass, and studded with shrubs and small trees whose foliage shone with an emerald brilliancy. One species, called the mamona [mamani], with its bright color, its delicate locust leaf, so free from decay or blemish of any kind, and its graceful shape, chained the eye with a sort of fascination. The rich verdant hue of these fairy parks was relieved and varied by the splendid carmine tassels of the ohia tree. Nothing was lacking but the fairies themselves.
em: "Twenty-five letters from Mark Twain from the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)"
terça-feira, 20 de outubro de 2009
sábado, 17 de outubro de 2009
quarta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2009
segunda-feira, 12 de outubro de 2009
Acofeifa-maior; Açofeifeira; Açufeifa; Açufeifeira; Alçofeifa; Jujubeira; Macieira-de-Anáfega; Tâmara-da-China; Jujuba.
Posted by Rosa * 12.10.09
domingo, 11 de outubro de 2009
Por António Sérgio Rosa de Carvalho