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"Tales for The Ones in Love"

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 ruiprcar@gmail.com Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

"Tales for The Ones in Love"

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 ruiprcar@gmail.com Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

08
Mai19

8th May 2019: Mr Ben, Claire O. and Lisbon Book Faire 2019

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Sometimes it is possible to find messages and suggested life “paths” and adventures in poetry and short stories without, however, minimizing poetics. This is the case with the work of Mr. Ben (Chimezie) an author from Nigeria, whose work has just been published in e-book and paperback formats. His work is the one of a person who searches peace and harmony through literature. We invite you to find his writings here:

 

“Santa In Two Worlds”

https://www.ukiyoto.com/books/santa-in-two-worlds

https://pothi.com/pothi/book/mr-ben-santa-two-worlds

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RDYKQD6

 

“Twists of Life”

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RC8JGFP

https://www.ukiyoto.com/books/twists-of-life

https://pothi.com/pothi/book/mr-ben-twists-life

 

“The Broken Mirror”

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1096652412

https://pothi.com/pothi/book/mr-ben-broken-mirror

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/937179

 

Today, we also invite you to find a beautiful poem by Claire O’Connell (Ireland) winner of the International Contest Nature 2018-2019. In this poem you will find the unique association between ice and music, in a mysterious walk among castles of awaken dreams. Forget the present day, enter this “feeling”.

 

Iced Stone

 

 

There is a voice inched on ice stoned walls,

Hurled in an echo of phantom deep lunges,

Faded fast on a midnight run,

I was the girl without a song,

Longing for my hymn to break me free,

I yearned for you beyond the ocean sea.

 

The tears of rivers by lakes iced stone,

Voices haunt the nightmares which left me all alone.

 

I think of you in dreams gone wrong,

I only hear you call there,

For I awake and you have disappeared.

 

hat is an iced stone wall without a castle,

It simply melts in the heat,

All the melted water sings,

It sings the waves to sleep,

But not me I stay awake,

I walk these waters all alone,

The storm before me has passed,

But it robbed with it your soul.

 

Finally, we inform you that the Lisbon Book Faire 2019 is almost starting: already 29th May, until 16th June.

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/401703

 

Enjoy.

Please send us your poetry or short stories to publish here as soon as possible.

Thank you for your visit and come back soon.

01
Abr19

In memory of the victims of the Idai siclone

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A poem by Stelio F. (Mozambique), second place in the Poetry category of the Nature Literary Contest 2018-2019:

 

Paint me
 
Paint with forgetfulness
like the wall of time
with smoke flashing souvenirs
in all private emotions
Paint me with a brush
Paint me
grab me
No brush
With coal
  ripping me off the ground
slowly paint without haste
with dry ink
that prides itself
on this screen that is life
without coming
in the roots of my being
from my intimate pleasure
 
Rui M.'s translation into Portuguese:
 
Pinta-me
 
Pinta com esquecimento
tal como a parede do tempo
com lembranças psicadélicas de fumo
com todas as emoções privadas
Pinta-me com uma escova
Pinta-me
Agarra-me
Sem pincel
Com carvão
   arranca-me do chão
pinta-me lentamente sem pressa
com tinta em pó
que se orgulha
neste ecrã que é a vida
sem vir
nas raízes do meu ser
do meu prazer íntimo
 

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Thank you for your visit.
13
Mar19

Winner - Poem - Invitation Literary Contest "Nature 2018-2019"

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Dear Friends and Authors,

 

We are very happy to share with you this beautiful poem, by Clair O. (Cork – Ireland), the winner of the “International Literary Contest Nature 2018-2019”.

 

The Lady of Coram

 

Who is she wish of hand?

Fainted lady of Coram,

Calling to the frozen abyss,

Hush to the dead-

-Fast asleep.

 

Floating frozen ocean shore,

Lost of sight and broken sea floors,

Simple words that string the line,

Gain of nothing; lost of the divine.

 

She taunts them to escape frozen shores,

Under her rule of taunting pain,

Giving false hope to the frozen souls,

The lady of Coram owns the game.

 

 

 

What is her aim but to win?

She surely carries out her task,

Stay a moment and hear her callous laugh,

To silence the lost is her forte,

All the souls trapped in ocean ice,

Victims of directed fallen Angels winged in black,

The being of many names traps them,

Still to me she is the lady of Coram,

Calling to the dark I hear their roars,

It’s all I ever really hear,

Frozen soul, Ocean Sea,

I wait for the sun to set the shore alight,

Still all that is before me is the Ocean Coram,

I walk away all alone,

I ignore the lost and frozen,

Does that make me worse?

Still under all the façade-

Am I just like her - the lady of the dark.

 

Thank you for reading this website.

At the moment, with a small donation to use in the plantation of trees and other plants, we can send you some original art work. Here is the contact, to get more informed: ruiprcar@gmail.com.

See you soon.

 

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05
Mar19

"God the Rock" A poem by Janine C. (USA-CA)

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God the Rock

 

God must love everything

She created. 
I saw her hard as a rock,
a cosmic rock,

black, imploded, 

condensed to nothing —

all her radiance withdrawn —
inscrutable Consciousness

reveling in a bottomless hole

where mighty light-swallowing Energy

was humming, sucking everything

into the dead-center

of her boundlessly fecundating heart.

How She must love everything

She became, has become and is becoming

as She showers and terminates her earth-shaking displays

to the ends of the blazing universe, eternally

and blissfully becoming and unbecoming—

forever God.

 

  A Photo of Snow at Sonoma (CA)

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See you soon.

10
Fev19

Nature 2018-2019 - All Results at Once

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Dear Authors and Friends,

We decided to publish today all the results of our Contest: Pre-Finalists and Finalists at once.

Congratulations to all the winners!

 

POETRY

 

1 th - The Lady of Coram (Ireland) – by Claire O' Connell

2 nd - Paint Me (Mozambique) – by Stelio Filipe

3 rd - God the Rock (US) – by Janine Canan

 

FICTION

 

1 th – Breathless (US) – by Mona Winston

2 nd - Very Precious! (Brazil) – by Odenir Follador

3 rd - The Warning (Brazil) – by João Araújo

 

 

More Selected Poetry

 

Humanity; Reconciling with Nature (Nigeria) by Chimezie Ihekuna

A MORNING SUNRISE (US) by Joan B.

Totem (Poland) by Eliza Segiet

REDOLENT (South Africa) by Adiela Akoo

noi doi ne ciocnim OR we two collide (Romania) by Ion Calota

RAIN AND SALT (Italy) by Alberto Arecchi

PULSANT LIFE AT SEA (Brazil) by Tauã Rangel

THE NATURE (Brazil) by Luiz Pereira

Our hearts are roses (Brazil) by Lindalva Casteluber

LIFE CHANGES LIFE TURNOUT LIFE TURNS (Brazil) by Paula Andrade

LET THERE BE LIGHT! (Brazil) by Thayanne Silva

 Necessary (Brazil) by Leon Lus

YOUR LIGHT (Brazil) by Edilson Leão

LAW OF RETURN (Brazil) by Ilva da Silva

LOVE (Brazil) by Simone Souza

Song of the nature (Romania) by Savu Elena-Corina

I see one world (Brazil) by Beatrice Medrado

Toxic relationship (Brazil) by Beatriz Gomes

Embracing sky (Brazil) by Jeanete Shimara

Inspiration (Portugal) by Pedro Vale

To the nature (Bangladesh) by Md. Mahbubul Alam (John)

What a beautiful life! (Brazil) by Viviane Parreira

 

 

 

More Selected Short Stories

 

FOR AN INNOCENT LOOK (Brazil) By Thayanne Silva

It's just appearance (Brazil) by Adriani Alini da Silva

 

 

04
Dez18

Poem - "Reach Out To Your Dreams" by Chimezie Ihekuna (Nigeria)

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Reach Out To Your Dreams

 

It’s not an easy feat;

Considering the world we live in;

Full of distractions and discouragements

 

It’s not what you should give into;

Considering the aspirations you’ve always had;

Full of life and purpose

 

It’s not out of place to look into your perception;

Considering the fact that it’s where your dreams are first pictures

Full of desired revelation and fulfillment

 

So, see them happening

By finding them in your perception

Reach out to them: meaning…

Reach out to your dreams

 

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Please sent us your work (poem or short story) to our Literary Contest "Nature 2018-2019"

Bests.

 

19
Set18

Literary Contest Soon - Nature 2018-2019 - "The Nature of the Universe"

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From space, the earth is a small point of blue light. We are a little big nothing, hope made alive. Of course most of us just had the chance to see this blue on television or computer screens ... or in a photograph in a book. There is, however, a strange emotion in the chest when we come across this image.
This state of mind does not bind us, however, and we are tempted to look around at the universe: at the deep unknown beyond our imagination, which imposes upon us, its colors, its chemistry, its laws of Physics, their lives.

While our action on earth makes us think, given the reactions of nature in the form of floods, typhoons and huge forest fires, the universe remains a "land" of opportunities. Even literature seems to have an obligation not to repeat the mistakes of the past; everything should be better.

The nature of the universe serves as muse for this literary contest. And even a novel by Nicholas Sparks seems to be different if thought of in this immense and cosmic context. So impossible when a love said impossible, as impetuous as life in the middle of nowhere ...

It is in this context that, with great joy, we announce the beginning of the International Literature Contest "Nature 2018-2019", which this year runs from 15 October 2018 to 15 December 2018. On 1 February 2019 are announced the pre-finalists and on the 28 February 2019 the main winners.

Can poetry survive a universe that seems so contrary to life? What do we have to say about something that is still so unknown to us? Is there any connection, any comparison, that we can make with our terrestrial reality? How can science emerge in literature in our context? All this is a challenge and makes us think. Above all, it should be seen as an action of good mood and joy: an exercise of writing among friends.
It is time to act, to write, so here is also the invitation to participate in this contest and then the conditions of participation and other details.
Everyone is welcome.
 
Details of Regulation 2018-2019:

1. Participation in this contest is free.
2. Any person from any country can participate as long as they submit work written in English.
3. Each participant can submit a poem, without limit of words, and a short story, with a maximum of 3000 words. Extra poems: 2 USD each; Extra short stories: 5 USD each.
4. The works must be sent by e-mail to Rui M. (ruiprcar@gmail.com) along with name, country, electronic contact. The subject of the email should be "International Literary Contest 'Nature - 2018-2019'". Line spacing: single spacing; Letter dimension: 12; Type of letter: Calibri; in the body of the e-mail.
5. The participating authors agree to receive e-mails in the future that have as their main purpose to advertise future literary initiatives.
6. Award-winning finalists are entitled to a digital certificate.
7. All the selected poems will be published in anthology, which will be available in PDF format (possibility to exist in Windows), with a cost of 2.5 € (payment of a donation by PayPal). Award-winning authors are entitled to a free version.
8. Author rights: authors have their rights over the works published, in order to publish as they want in any other place. The organization of the contest retain total rights over the published works in the context of the Anthology of the contest or any other Anthology or collection of Short Stories they want to publish in the future.
9. Deadline for participation: 15 January 2019.
10. Pre-finalists announced on 10 February.
11. The final results will be announced on February 28 at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt and, when possible, at http://synchchaos.com/.
12. The first one of each category will be entitled to a prize: artwork (an A4 painting) sent by mail.

Adjudicator:

Shmavon Azatian
Armenian poet and writer based in the USA and Australia.
Awarded internationally.
 
Janine Canan
American author.

Awarded internationally. 

 

Contest Organizers:


Tales for Love
http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/
Lisbon - Portugal
 
Synchronized Chaos
http://synchchaos.com/
California - USA
 
 
Main Partners:

Co-op Radio
http://coopradio.org/
Canada
 
World Poetry
http://worldpoetry.ca/
Canada

 

L.T. (California/Marin County)

 

Inspiration here:

https://www.nasa.gov/

 

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 Note: Juno

 

Here you can find the Anthology "Nature 2017-2018":

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/883858

 

Thank you very much.

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