Alphabe Thursday … A is for Alphabet, alfabeto or Abecé
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.