Daily Archives: 04/03/2014

Cricket: Sobers Supreme – by Tony Cozier

Sobers Supreme

 Sixty years ago today, a 17-year-old Bajan cricketer made his debut for West Indies, and went on to touch with his genius all those who saw him play for the next two decades
Tony Cozier  –  March 30, 2014

Garry Sobers: “genius in all climes and conditions” © PA Photos
Sir Garry Sobers – the Right Excellent Sir Garfield St Auburn Sobers, to accord him his full title as a knight of the realm and the only living national hero of his native Barbados – is not the type who makes a fuss over his achievements as, in the words of the 1965 calypso, “the greatest cricketer on Earth or Mars”.

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“Learn to Live” – Poem by Brazilian Poet Cora Coralina

Thanks Rosaliene for another interesting entry.

Three Worlds One Vision

House of Cora Coralina - Goias Velho - State of Goias - BrazilHome-turned-Museum of Cora Coralina
Goiás Velho – State of Goiás – Brazil
Photo Credit: Cemeb Coral Coralina

HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH 2014

In my Poetry Corner April 2014, I feature the poem “Saber Viver” (Learn to Live) by one of Brazil’s great twentieth-century poets, known by her pen-name, Cora Coralina (1889-1985).

Baptized Ana Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto, the poet adopted the name at fifteen years old when she began writing her first poems. It was her way of hiding her identity. In those days, “proper young ladies” did not waste time writing. Cora comes from coração (heart) and Coralina from the red coralline algae: red heart.

Born in the small town of Goiás Velho, then the capital of the State of Goiás, Cora Coralina knew from an early age that she was a poet. But, given the times, she lived more of a domestic than intellectual life…

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