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Alphabe Thursday … A is for Alphabet, alfabeto or Abecé

May 21, 2015

My alphabet this time may have a Brazilian flavour as I begin to count down to my next trip.  I was hoping that I would have learned a little more of the language this time but it didn’t happen. Books, I bought last time are read slowly and clumsily with the use of a dictionary, a simple grammar and google translate.  It hasn’t spoiled the experience; I attempted to read the Dicionario Brasileiro de litteratura de Cordel, lovely book with gorgeous wood cuts, much like the ones we might have seen in Chapbooks of the 17th, 18th, and 19th century in UK and Europe.

The first entry is A is for Abece (ABC) and a prayer that a poet might say as he sits down to write.

 

A is for agradeço a deus … o brilho da poesia ; I thank God … for the glow of poetry

B is for bendito seja louvada o dom  berço ; blessed be praised; the cradle gift

and C is for Como seu servo agradeço, esta luz que de deus ; as his servant; thank this light of God.

While I might not offer this particular prayer, I am truly grateful for the opportunity to spend time in this daily practice of blogging; not poetry perhaps.

alphabet thursday

 

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Rocky Mountain Woman permalink
    May 21, 2015 5:04 pm

    A visit to Brazil sounds wonderful!

  2. May 24, 2015 1:44 am

    I love all these tours of wonderful places to visit and I am enjoying them for my own home! Thank you for sharing. Have a good weekend.

  3. May 28, 2015 5:00 pm

    I, too, thank God for the glow of poetry!

    What an absolutely lovely quote.

    And such a clever link for the letter A.

    Thank you for linking.

    A+

    • May 28, 2015 5:47 pm

      Thanks Jenny … we have much to be thankful for … You for instance xx

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