ROOM 219

virtual extension of the ESL classroom

Homecoming

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October 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Homecoming

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October 25, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My Name Is Bella

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My name is Isabella, or Bella. I prefer Bella. It means “beautiful” in Italian. It’s nice to be called that, I guess. Only now I know that the beauty of my name is nothing by comparison with the beauty of this guy I met in my new school. He is gorgeous! And it’s complicated. So, I decided to start this blog because there is not much to do in Forks. The library is understocked and there’s no decent bookstore around either.  The weather puts me in melancholic mood. My Dad is cool, and he doesn’t hover, but he is not much of a talker. I wish there was somebody out there to help me sort things out.  They call it “coming of age” in the English class. Everybody goes through this stage.  If I knew the right questions to ask, I would pull through.

October 22, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 24 Comments

This book

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is about Bella

October 22, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Where I’m From

Where I‘m From

I am from a small apartment
on the fifth floor,
from a living room with no TV.
I am from long hours of homework –
reading, repeating, writing, reciting –
endless pages;
from long hours of piano practice –
arpeggios, scales, adagios, sonatas –
endless notes of Rigodon
that hurt my fingers.

I am from city asphalt.
(Gray turned red
when it rose to touch my knees,
but I am a soldier of the playground,
iodine would wait,
game goes on.)

I am from a toy train
that foreshadowed a long journey
that took me away –
far away –
from where I am from.

October 1, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 Comments