An international blog about literature and ecocriticism. Here I include my own lyrics, by Rui M. and also the work of others, from 4 to 24 each month 2018: new contributions sent to Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

Dez 17

"Song of the Earth"

Please don't forget to send your contribution to our Contest.


Thank you.



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Nov 17

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Jan 17

Dear Authors, Dear Friends,


We are very happy to share with you the winners of the “International Literary Contest Nature 2016”.

Also, we announce the works that will be included in the Anthology of this year.


The big winner for Short Story category is:

“See a Different Picture” by Vandini Sharma, India

An entertaining, elegantly written, complex and profound story about human beings and Nature.


The winning poems are:

1st “Do We Simply Stand and Watch?” by Michelle Yue, USA. A clear-sighted poem about the destruction of Nature.

2nd “A Lost Planet” by Grace Heblok, from Australia, is a deeply felt prose poem that speaks for the Earth.

3rd “The Secret World of Nature” by Joan Beebe, USA, expresses the beauty, peace and gratitude we experience when we merge into Nature.


This is the listing for all the works that will be included in our Anthology Nature 2016:


“Patron Saints”, poem by Nev Gardner, USA

“Trees”, poem by Grace Heblok, Australia

“On the ruins of love”, poem by Serena Saab, Lebanon

“Marbles & Stones!”, poem by Vijay Chacko, North Ireland, India

“WHAT HAVE WE BECOME”, poem by Norman Datt, Canada

“Beautiful Disaster” and “Degas' Lantana”, poems by Andre M. Stillman, USA

“Eager to Live”, short story by Franklin Maurice, South Africa

“A Prostitute is not a Material Tool” and “Books of untold Negroes”, poems by Franklin Maurice, South Africa

“The Tears of Nature”, short story by Corina Savu, Romania

“I prayed for healing, but it didn’t come”, poem by Remona W. Winston, USA

 “Into the Mystic”, poems by Jac Shortland, Ireland

“Striking Back”, short story by Chan Si Jie, Singapura

“A broken leaf” and “The deaf and dumb, sense of togetherness”, poems by Kilol Gupta, India

“November Blue”, poem by Claire O' Connell, Ireland

“In Bed”, poem by A.F. Winter, USA

“WHAT HAVE WE BECOME”, poem by Norman Datt, Canada

“Studying Wildlife”, poem by Patricia Horn O’Brien, USA

“Rust red the March wood stands.”, poem by Michael Milano, USA

“FOOTPRINTS” and “GROOVIN`”, poems by Ana Nedelcu, Romania

“-Seedling-“, poem by Muthoni Tenn, USA

“Architecture”, poem by Anda Peterson, USA


“The soul of Nature” and “Will we meet again?”, by Sruthi Denny, India

“Beautiful Nature in Life”, poem by Mahbubul Alam John, Bangladesh


Thank you for all your effort and valuable work.

The Team

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Fev 16

Dear All,

Please find here the Anthology Nature 2015



Enjoy and spread the word!


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Dez 15



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Dez 15

The Anthology will be available as e-book.

A link for it will be available here!

See you soon :)



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Set 15

flowers flores jardim2015.jpg


The forest breaths and as a result the planet Earth also breaths, giving us the oxigen that we need to live. During the Winter, in the north of the planet, where the majority of the dry land exists, many trees lose their leafs and the carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere producing a small increase in global temperature. During the Spring and Summer all the trees of the planet grow leafes and they capture carbon dioxide making the weather lightly fresher than it would be without their action.

To tell you the truth the trees are pressious everywhere, even if they are alone in a grey street of a city or together with a small group of other in a beautiful artificial garden. To grow a tree is to grow a friend, it is an act of poetry and who knows of the tales that the sun beams crossing their branches can inspire.

All the insects of the world and all the animals don’t care about written poetry because they have the visual poetry of flowers in a bed and the colorful grace of reefs. They purely enjoy the beautiful gifts of life!

But, do you know that if the mean world sea temperature rises by 2 degrees celcious that would cause serious damage to reefs? And do you know that the big secret of dogs is their friendship and friendly approach towards us? Certainly, you feel that every living creature is Nature; we are Nature and we also deserve a poem… To protect flowers is to protect us.

Life is special and this is the reason why we invite you to submit your best poem or your perfect tale.


We want to select 36 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows 8.


  1. Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
  2. Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
  3. The FIRST PRIZE is the software Scrivener for Windows or Mac and participates in a campaign of Crowdfunding;
  4. ALL THE SELECTED WORKS will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
  5. ALL THE PARTICIPANT receives immediately a free e-book titled "Tales for The Ones in Love";
  6. Deadline date: 30 October 2015;
  7. By the end of November 2015 results will be announced at;
  8. The Anthology will be published during December 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
  9. Works should be sent to Rui M. at together with name, country and e-mail contact. Like this page and answer the questionnaire below. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of any volunteer donation must be done using PayPal to
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Jan 15

Como homenagear um cineasta importante


O Sr. Manoel de Oliveira é o cineasta, em atividade, com mais idade! Com a idade de 106 anos continua a produzir um filme por ano! Um dos seus melhores filmes é “Vale Abraão”, ao mesmo tempo belo e melancólico mas, seria possível indicar muitos outros filmes interessantes. Ele é também um exemplo do que é pensar positivo, um verdadeiro exemplo para todos nós. É com o objetivo de homenagear este exemplo de trabalho e qualidade no trabalho que o convidamos a escrever pelo menos um poema, sobre ele e os seus filmes, na sua própria língua, e que nos envie para podermos seleccionar os 106 poemas mais interessantes. Vamos compilar os poemas selecionados numa Antologia Poética, que tenha 106 poemas selecionados, tantos quantos os anos de vida do Sr. Manoel de Oliveira, este ano!

Por favor, visite as páginas seguintes para saber mais sobre o Sr. Manoel de Oliveira e o seu trabalho:





O livro a produzir surgirá no format de e-book disponível em windows (computador) e windows phone (smartphone)!

Não demore! A submissão de poesia inicia-se a 1 de Janeiro de 2015 e termina a 28 de Fevereiro!

Esperamos divulgar os resultados a 5 de Março em:


Por favor, envie um ou dois poemas, com o assunto “Poema a Manoel de Oliveira”, para:

Juntamente com:

Nome; País; Contacto de e-mail;


Os nossos parceiros nacionais hoje:

a) Jornal Bom Dia (no Luxemburgo)


b) Blog Destante (Portugal)


c) Revista Amizdat


d) Encruzilhadas Literárias


e) Magazine EUA Contacto New Jersey (nos EUA)



Os nossos parceiros em Português hoje: 

a) Blog Concursos Literários (Brasil)


b) Galinha Pulando (Brasil)


Esperamos publicar o livro até 10 de Março!

Feliz 2015! Tudo de bom!

A equipa do concurso!




How to honor a great movie director


Manoel de Oliveira is the oldest movie director still working! He is 106 years old and continues to produce one movie per year! One of his best movies was “Abraham's Valley”, moody and beautiful, but we could mention many others. He is also an example of positive thinking and an example to all of us. It is to honor this example of work and quality at work that we invite you to write a small poem, about him or his movies, in your own language, and send it to us.

Please visit the following websites to know more about Manoel de Oliveira and his work:





We will select 106 poems and produce an e-book of poetry that will be available for windows (laptop) and windows phone (smartphone)!

Please hurry up! The submission of poetry for this contest starts 1st January 2015 and ends 28th February 2015!

Results will be available 5 March at:


Please send one or two poems, with message’s subject “Poem to Manoel de Oliveira”, to:

Together with:

Name; Country; e-mail contact;


We expect to publish the book until 10 March!


Our international partners today:

  1. Synchronized Chaos

  1. Book Park and Arts & Literature

Art & Literature


Enjoy 2015! All best!

The team of the contest!




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Março 2018






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