This is an international blog about literature and lyrics. Here I include my own lyrics, by Rui M. but also the work of others, specially those authors at Rui M. Publishing. Periodical art contests and comments are a reality. Obrigado. Thanks. Arigatou

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Soon we will start spreading the word about the book "Rainbow Flavours and Other Scents" the Armenian Writer Shmavon Azatyan Certainly, one of the most inspiring Poetry Books of 2016.

published by talesforlove às 13:18

22
Jul 16

After your arrival to Lisbon you can try one of this

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 Contact ruiprcar@gmail.com

Thanks

published by talesforlove às 12:30

27
Jun 16

Dear friends!

Inside this App about Lisbon you can find literary content!

This is a free App about Lisbon.

Please spread the word :)

 

URL https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9nblggh3335s
Store ID 9nblggh3335s
URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/81eefb44-6b2c-468a-9c8e-ab419929fc7a
URL for Windows Phone 8.1 and earlier http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=bde25bc8-cc91-4949-b9bd-5c15e549fa30

 

published by talesforlove às 20:29

20
Dez 15

Dear Friends,

The Anthology of the Contest is already available as an e-book!

 Here is the link for windows 8.1 users:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/anthologynature2015/9nblgggxwcqq
(feft side click "get the app")

We will produce a pdf version for people who can't install this version.

Also we would like to inform you that the book in English that led to the creation of this blog is available for sale at Museu do Fado in Lisbon.

You can contact them at info@museudofado.pt

The book is entitled "Tales for the Ones in Love" and the author is Rui M.

It contains short stories and two poems in 112 pages.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Other apps with poetry:

1) Digital Flowers 1

URL for Windows 10 https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrcssnw
URL for Windows 8.1 and earlier http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

published by talesforlove às 13:42

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Dez 15

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published by talesforlove às 09:47

07
Jul 15

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.

Rules:

  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 http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
  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 ruiprcar@gmail.com 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 ruimigcar@gmail.com.

 

Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love

 

Competition Adjudicator:

Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/

 

Main sponsor:

Literature & Latte

 

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Partners:

  

Book Park and Arts & Literature

http://www.thebookpark.com

 

Nobodys Reading Me

https://nobodysreadingme.wordpress.com/

 

Read Wave

http://www.readwave.com/rick-and-charlie-meet-sylvester-s-new-girlfriend_s90971

 

Realistic Poetry International

http://www.realisticpoetry.com

 

Alabama State Poetry Society

https://www.facebook.com/groups/492636217457754/permalink/876079369113435/

 

Finnally, we would like to kindly invite you to fill in the next questionnaire. It is a part of an academic study about working conditions, people and ultimately their happiness.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jqv0KbQKsNzbQ1mkC3bv2Tga_LUI0fw4MtWRXY9i8vo/viewform

The questionnaire is anonymous and free!

So, why are you waiting for? Please prepare carefully your work and send it to us when you feel comfortable!

Kind regards,

Rui M.

 

Sample Apps for Windows 8:

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/ardor/e6f370ce-84e9-4efa-a570-63b4c2b994c7

 

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/digitalflowers1/6e938175-ff2c-472c-a122-21bb39a508cd

 

Inspiring Photos:

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Ambrosia Chronicles: the Discovery. K. C. Simos. Athens, Greece: Kalendis Editions, 2013. 301 pp.

 

 

The History of the Book:
This book tells us the story of Alex, a young woman that studies at University. Nevertheless, her peaceful life, made of her struggle with school, friends, and body-imagery changes suddenly when some unexpected encounters take place. It is then that the supernatural grows stronger in her life... Additionally, the relationship between Alex and her two friends Ian and Lucas give to this YA fiction history a drop of romantic glamour. Also, it is clear to me that the author intentionally gives to the main character the sly with of observational humour and this detail gives us a piece of literature that has the freshness of a Summer during at the seashore! Certainly, it is to be read at a single sitting.

Social/Historical context:
This book was written at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century by K. C. Simos, a lady who had the experience of studying at Birmingham. The book is about a YA story that contains all the facts that a student experiencing the Erasmus program in Europe might experience, namely: the discovery of a new country, the challenge of living with other foreign students and the enriching experience of learning new cultures. Nevertheless, it is impossible to forget that the author is Greek and that means knowledge above average about Greek mythology and, fortunately, this is clear when we read this piece of literature.

Writing Style:
The book is written in the third and first person from the perspective of Alex a young female that studies at an University and have all the philosophical questions we have at that point of our lives. She is the heroine of this book. Despite of the fact that the book is sometimes a novel and other times a mystery book one aspect remains true: it is a book of adventure and discovery of the human nature and about our fears with a very consistent approach for its time and a simple language. Also, it does have a very relaxing pace except when the action is faster giving us a “can’t put down” strong feeling that only a good book can create.

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed the adventure! It was an adventure seasoned with some romance and mystery. Certainly, the book brings with it the freshness of the discovery we emotionally breath in when we are very young but also the possibility  of learning new exciting details about Greek mythology.
I really think this is a book also about the awakening into some of the secrets of the adult world but is also a good evocation of the narrow borders between mythology of Gods and the above average capabilities of the human like super heroes.
At the same time, all the revelations aren’t shocking but the result of a smooth path of discovery our heroine does when she can afford to rest during her breath taking adventure.
And, at the end, I find myself thinking, clearly with mingled feelings, that our life takes us by paths we couldn’t even dream about regardless all our efforts to control our insignificant future and present. To me the end of the story paves the way to books two and three bringing together the seed of a new adventure and an almost shocking reason to think about our own lives...
Please feel free to find this book at
Book 1 paperback:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-Simos/dp/9602192895/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1428507709&sr=8-1&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 1:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Discovery-K-C-Simos-ebook/dp/B00R4WWNBQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-2&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles
eBook 2:
http://www.amazon.com/Ambrosia-Chronicles-Initiation-K-Simos-ebook/dp/B00PKE08YO/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1428507754&sr=1-3&keywords=ambrosia+chronicles

Enjoy!
Book review by Rui M. in partnership with Synchronized Chaos.

published by talesforlove às 09:17

01
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:

http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoel_de_Oliveira

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http://www.citi.pt/cultura/cinema/manoel_de_oliveira/biografia.html

e

http://sicnoticias.sapo.pt/especiais/manoeldeoliveira

e

http://expresso.sapo.pt/manoel-de-oliveira-a-vida-e-uma-derrota=f902060

 

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:

http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt

 

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

ruiprcar@gmail.com

Juntamente com:

Nome; País; Contacto de e-mail;

 

Os nossos parceiros nacionais hoje:

a) Jornal Bom Dia (no Luxemburgo)

http://www.bomdia.lu/

 

b) Blog Destante (Portugal)

http://destante.blogspot.pt/2015/01/concurso-literario-literary-contest.html

 

c) Revista Amizdat

http://www.revistasamizdat.com/2014/12/aperitivos.html

 

d) Encruzilhadas Literárias

http://encruzilhadasliterarias.blogspot.pt

 

e) Magazine EUA Contacto New Jersey (nos EUA)

http://www.euacontacto.com/106-poemas-para-os-106-anos-de-manoel-de-oliveira/

e

https://www.facebook.com/euacontactonj

 

Os nossos parceiros em Português hoje: 

a) Blog Concursos Literários (Brasil)

http://concursos-literarios.blogspot.pt/

 

b) Galinha Pulando (Brasil)

http://www.galinhapulando.com/

 

Esperamos publicar o livro até 10 de Março!

Feliz 2015! Tudo de bom!

A equipa do concurso!

 

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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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manoel_de_Oliveira

and

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0210701/bio

and

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1020999/Manoel-de-Oliveira

and

http://www.nytimes.com/movies/person/118189/Manoel-De-Oliveira/biography

 

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:

http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt

 

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

ruiprcar@gmail.com

Together with:

Name; Country; e-mail contact;

 

We expect to publish the book until 10 March!

 

Our international partners today:

  1. Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/?paged=2

  1. Book Park and Arts & Literature

http://www.thebookpark.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Literature/110676575751461

Art & Literature

 

Enjoy 2015! All best!

The team of the contest!

 

 

 

published by talesforlove às 11:49

09
Jul 14

All this, I saw there, over the closed pages, letters fermenting life and keen eyes to deserve to live it. I explain: it is like we wanted to feel a movie without seeing it, it's free cadence, emotionally rational during a visit, that though pleasant, makes us feel captives and prisoners, unpleasantly afraid of losing that piece of utopia ...


After all, what sense has the logic, when we succumb to the charm of a summer feel, between poetic smells of modern printers? But at the end of the day, after the H Hour, the music of Franz Liest brought me back, despite the fear, to the enchanted world of "real" things ...

[the end, by now]

published by talesforlove às 17:11

Tudo isto, ali eu vi, por sobre as páginas fechadas, letras lêvedas de vida e olhos desejosos de a merecer viver. Eu explico: é como querer sentir um filme de cinema sem o ver, é a cadência livre, emocionalmente racional, de uma visita que, embora agradável, nos faz sentir cativos e presos, desagradavelmente receosos de perder aquele pedaço de utopia...


Afinal, que sentido tem a lógica, quando sucumbimos ao encanto de um sentir de verão, entre cheiros poéticos de tipografias modernas? Mas, ao final do dia, depois da Hora H, a música de Franz Liest trazia-me de volta, a medo, para o mundo encantado das coisas "reais"...

[fim, por agora]

published by talesforlove às 16:58

29
Jun 14

Utopia, na feira do livro, foi o cheiro fétido a sonhos impossíveis mas, também, as flores sozinhas, abandonadas no chão, no seu azul arroxeado, bêbado do cheiro a pólen, capazes de se prostrarem à minha beira, na sua inocência indecente...

 

Sonhos loucos de Verão, aprisionados num recipiente de papel, como batatas fritas com molhos, ali devoradas por mim, para no fim sobrar apenas uma recordação, um céu quente, com uma cor sem nome... sem palavras que a descreva. Um símbolo daquele caminho que as palavras não nos permitem seguir. Tão só um sonho, desprezado por muitos mas, não por mim, durante aquela visita apaixonada.

 

[continua]

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