Internship at Brazilian Studies

By: Marc Vincent Klitgaard

19 high school students chose to go to Aarhus University during a high school internship which took place all over Denmark, to hear about Brazilian Studies. It was 2 days of learning and hopefully remembering – if you click the link below you can see the program. Please notice that the table is in Danish.


At Thursday the students got their pronouncing tested because they should do a pronounciation of a well-knowned poem of famous Brazilian poet and writer Carlos Drummond.de Andrade (1902-1987). When Andrade wrote this poem he was living in Rio de Janeiro by Ipanema, and every morning he went for a walk to sit on a bench near the beaches, looking up on the mountains and remembering his home state (he moved to Rio de Janeiro to work, but was born in Minas Gerais).


Author: Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Title: No Meio do Caminho
Year: 1967

Portuguese:
No meio do caminho tinha uma pedra
Tinha uma pedra no meio do caminho
Tinha uma pedra
No meio do caminho tinha uma pedra.

Nunca me esquecerei desse acontecimento
Na vida de minhas retinas tão fatigadas.
Nunca me esquecerei que no meio do caminho
Tinha uma pedra
Tinha uma pedra no meio do caminho
No meio do caminho tinha uma pedra.

English:

In the middle of the road there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
there was a stone
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

Never should I forget this event
in the life of my fatigued retinas.
Never should I forget that in the middle of the road
there was a stone
there was a stone in the middle of the road
in the middle of the road there was a stone.

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