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"Tales for The Ones in Love"

An international blog about literature, nature and hope. Here I include lyrics by Rui M. and the work of others. From 4th to 24th each month, new contributions sent to blogsnat@gmail.com are evaluated. Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

"Tales for The Ones in Love"

An international blog about literature, nature and hope. Here I include lyrics by Rui M. and the work of others. From 4th to 24th each month, new contributions sent to blogsnat@gmail.com are evaluated. Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

30
Dez22

Ending December with a poem

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Today we share a poem by Maria Coquemala. The poem is translated from Portuguese into English and we also share the contact of the publishing firm, Porto de Lenha with e-mail: editora@portodelenha.com.br, who edited her most recent work “Assim caminhamos” something like “This is how we walk”. Eventually it is a good opportunity for those who would like to learn Portuguese as it is a beautiful and simple approach to poetry.

 

Infinity

 

I have the age of all time.

I have lived hundreds of different lives.

I was a seaweed dividing, multiplying.

I was a monkey jumping among the trees,

rocked me with the music of the wind

in the vines of the ancient forest.

I was dragged into the cave by a Darwinian link.

I was a slave, I was a queen, I was a lover.

            I am the one who cried the most painful tears,

            when forever the ones I loved left.

           The Mozart's Requiem brings them back.

           Nostalgia takes me to old places

           from childhood and adolescence, to marriage, to children,

          to friends, relatives and brothers,

          in forever unforgettable moments.

Heartache and joy, hope and frustration

succeed each other alternating in time.

I am the spirit that does not die.

I am the one that was, is and will be forever.

 

The Literary Contest Nature 2022 goes on if you feel inspired please share with us your work.

More information here:

https://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/international-literary-contest-nature-120638

 

Also, we inform that upon a small donation you can have a piece of art by the author of this website.

 

Enjoy.

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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