An international blog about literature and ecocriticism. Here I include my own lyrics, by Rui M. and also the work of others, from 10 to 14 each month 2017: new contributions sent to ruiprcar@gmail.com Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

06
Out 17

Lyrics:

Come, heavy sleep

Come, heavy Sleep, the image of true Death;
And close up these my weary weeping eyes:
Whose spring of tears doth stop my vital breath,
And tears my heart with Sorrow's sigh-swoll'n cries:
Come and possess my tired thought-worn soul,
That living dies, till thou on me be stole.

Come, shadow of my end, and shape of rest,
Allied to Death, child to his black-fac'd Night:
Come, thou, and charm these rebels in my breast,
Whose waking fancies do my mind affright.
O come, sweet Sleep; come or I die for ever:
Come ere my last sleep comes, or come thou never.

published by talesforlove às 00:00

19
Ago 17

An example of music without lyrics.

Pure guitar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCKxKXo_LUo

published by talesforlove às 23:57

17
Ago 17

 

published by talesforlove às 20:11

12
Ago 17

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM7MFYoylVs

 

Lyrics:

 



I've been reading books of old

The legends and the myths

Achilles and his gold

Hercules and his gifts

Spiderman's control

And Batman with his fists

And clearly I don't see myself upon that list

But she said, where'd you wanna go?

How much you wanna risk?

I'm not looking for somebody

With some superhuman gifts

Some superhero

Some fairytale bliss

Just something I can turn to

Somebody I can kiss

I want something just like this

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Oh, I want something just like this

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Oh, I want something just like this

I want something just like this

I've been reading books of old

The legends and the myths

The testaments they told

The moon and its eclipse

And Superman unrolls

A suit before he lifts

But I'm not the kind of person that it fits

She said, where'd you wanna go?

How much you wanna risk?

I'm not looking for somebody

With some superhuman gifts

Some superhero

Some fairytale bliss

Just something I can turn to

Somebody I can miss

I want something just like this

I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Oh, I want something just like this

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo

Doo-doo-doo, doo-doo-doo

Where'd you wanna go?

How much you wanna risk?

I'm not looking for somebody

With some superhuman gifts

Some superhero

Some fairytale bliss

Just something I can turn to

Somebody I can kiss

I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this

Oh, I want something just like this

published by talesforlove às 15:37

29
Mai 17

 

 

In the Restaurant "Esquina de Alfama" it was possible to find a group of Fadistas that animate the night with their voices and guitars, to the point that we feel confused between the traditional and the shine of the mobile phones that appear in the hands of the visitors anxious to take with themselves a bit of the atmosphere of the restaurant.
We feel a peace that invades us by the unexpected way Fado takes care of us, there in the middle of the Old Lisbon, surrounded by modernity. Not far away, during the day, you can see huge boats that are full of tourists from all over the world. These boats are adventurers of the seas, of a capacity far superior to the Titanic. Its immense dimension rivals the depth of what we feel in places so small and filled with music but so great in history and quality.
We know that the public often does not understand the lyrics, but that does not matter to anyone. The music imposes itself without further ado and all of us there commune with a state of soul that fills us with dreams, pieces of past that only existed as an approximation between what we imagined and what really was ...
So, packed with melody and the famous trill of guitars, a common place so often remembered, we almost forgot to taste the food on the tables, right there in front of us. It is also of immense quality, it is also full of flavors with millennial stories ... And in the end, nothing better than a visit in a day of peace.

published by talesforlove às 07:54

14
Mai 17

Because the Portuguese Song “Amar pelos Dois” won the Eurovision Song Festival here we share the lyrics and two animation videos with this song! Enjoy!

 

Translation of the lyrics into English:

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/amar-pelos-dois-love-us-both.html

 

Two animations:

 

published by talesforlove às 12:21

01
Abr 17

Coldplay - Hymn for the Weekend (Official video)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YykjpeuMNEk

 

published by talesforlove às 04:53

03
Nov 16

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2q7V460XZfE

 

Please send us your poetry, lyrics or short stories to our Literary Contest "Nature 2016"

published by talesforlove às 22:21

04
Set 16

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Dear Friends,
It is with great pleasure that today I inform you that the International Literary Contest "Nature 2016" has begun!
Unfortunately, regardless of the efforts of many people all across the globe, our mother land, planet earth,
 continues under the threat of the non sustainable activities that all of us believe are needed to our daily life.
In this context, the text of this contest in 2015 deserves to be published again here

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The objective this year is to inspire you to write poetry that might be for
songs’ lyrics, taking into account the connection between Nature and Freedom (Nature
linked with other connected words: Love; Peace; Justice; etc).

We want to select 20 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows System.

Rules:

    Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
    Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
    A First place, a Second place and a Third place will be identified.

    First place prize: support in the creation of a new and original e-book!


    All the selected works will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
    Free entrance
    Deadline date: 31 December 2016;
    By 31 January 2017 results will be announced at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
    The Anthology will be published during November 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
    Works should be sent to Rui M. at ruiprcar@gmail.com together with name, works, country and e-mail contact. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of the donation must be done using PayPal to ruimigcar@gmail.com.

___________________________________________________________________________

Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love

 

Competition Adjudicator:
The Writer Janine Canan
http://www.janinecanan.com/
http://www.janinecanan.com/pages/order_books.html


Main Partners (new Parners will be added):

A) Synchronized Chaos (California USA)

http://synchchaos.com/


B) Ana Nedelcu (Romania)
https://ananedelcu.wordpress.com/

C) World Poetry Canada (Canada)
http://worldpoetry.ca/

D) Book Park and Arts & Literature (Spain)

http://www.thebookpark.com


____________________________________________________________________________________________________


Our Free Associated Apps for PC Microsoft Windows

LisbonTourism2012
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrcssnw
and

DigitalFlowers1
https://www.microsoft.com/store/apps/9wzdncrcssnw


Alberta!


I'm sure that everyone knows about the environmental tragedy that took place in Alberta (Canada). An enormous fire destroyed during
many weeks the forest of this region and, at the same time, also consumed a substantial part of the lives of many people...
their memories and dreams. Nevertheless, we believe, they keep their willingness to build a new FUTURE!

This year we try to help in the reforestation of Alberta! If you wish to DONATE to plant trees, please contact:

http://worldpoetry.ca/


THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 

published by talesforlove às 00:08

22
Abr 16

I strongly recommend this song for those who love cinema and a simple and nice song lyrics.

Charlie Puth - One Call Away [Official Video]

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxuY9FET9Y4

 

You can find the lyrics here:

 

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/charlieputh/onecallaway.html

 

published by talesforlove às 23:46