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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 [AFTER AUGUST] are accepted. 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 [AFTER AUGUST] are accepted. Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

01
Out20

International Literary Contest "Nature 2020-2021"

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Nature is our mother. It is our baby crib to where we “return” everytime we feel we need comfort and renewed hope. Hope: that feeling made of insights into a peaceful, happy and green future and present.

A tree help us to see the good “flavors” of a garden with her shadow that protects us from our stellar parent: the Sun.

He is also the source of our energy, he is also the source of our poetry; and poetry, maybe just another way of living or another tool to live in community.

Today, Covid-19 make us feel like a prey, thinking in a new condition inside a world built by mother nature. Hope, to face this reality is needed more than ever and we will move forward albeit not ignoring this new “map of life” and new mindset.

Our Contest Nature 2020/2021 is a new opportunity that we, as organizers, create to reach the rest of the world. Every Contest is a challenge for authors participating and to people that make it happen. This year we prepare new relations of Nature and Love; Nature and Ecology; Nature and Energy; Nature and Friendship; Nature and Gardens; Nature and Cinema; Nature and Music and Nature and Family. Family, that fundamental asset during these pandemic times.

This year we would like to share with you some inspirational photos and “horizons” and we kindly invite all authors to visit the following places/websites:

https://www.lisbonlux.com/green-lisbon-10-beautiful-parks

https://www.proflowers.com/15-best-botanical-gardens-california

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_botanical_gardens_in_Canada

 

https://www.algarvefun.com/algarve-tips/top-beaches-algarve/

https://www.coastalliving.com/travel/california/best-beaches-california

 

https://www.worldwildlife.org/places/amazon

https://www.gorongosa.org/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peneda-Gerês_National_Park

 

 

 

Additionally, we invite all authors to Honor one cinema director, for example, Hoody Allen, specially considering the eventual relationships of Nature with his work. The work by Hoody Allen is inspirational because he portrays many aspects of Human Nature. Nevertheless, you are free to even criticize his work. Who knows, for example, if there is still a human characteristic, so inspirational, that should take him to give us the pleasure to see a new cinema creation? A new screenplot?

 

 

Details of Regulation 2020-2021:


  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. 
    4. The works must be sent by e-mail to blogsnat@gmail.com along with name, country, electronic contact. The subject of the email should be "International Literary Contest 'Nature - 2020-2021'". 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 or online in the websites of the Organizers.
    9. Contest starting 15 October 2020.
  2. Deadline for participation: 15 April 2021.
    11. Pre-finalists announced on 10 May.
    12. The final results will be announced on June 28 at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt and, when possible, at http://synchchaos.com/.
    13. The first one of each category will be entitled to a prize: artwork (an A4 painting) sent by mail and the first three classifieds will receive a digital certificate.

 

If you need help with your English or writing skills this year we have special external writing help by Shmavon Azatian.

Contact: shazzai@yahoo.com

 

Adjudicators

 

Green Fox

 

 

 

Organizers

 

 

Synchronized Chaos (California – USA)

http://synchchaos.com/

 

Rui M. at Tales for Love (Lisbon – Portugal)

http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/

contact: ruiprcar@gmail.com

 

Word Poetry (Canada)

http://worldpoetry.ca/

 

We thank you your participation in this Literary Adventure.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any question.

 

https://youtu.be/64R2MYUt394

10
Set20

This day

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Today we share with you a music and a word of hope: please continue your lifes with hope in a better future.

 

You Raise Me Up

 

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;

When troubles come and my heart burdened be;

Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,

Until you come and sit awhile with me.

 

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

You raise me up... To more than I can be.

 

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

You raise me up... To more than I can be.

 

[There is no life - no life without its hunger;

Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;

But when you come and I am filled with wonder,

Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.]

 

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

You raise me up... To more than I can be.

 

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

You raise me up... To more than I can be.

 

 

Free translation into Portuguese, by Rui M.

 

Tu me elevas

 

Quando estou deprimido e cansado, até às profundezas da minh'alma,

Quando os problemas ensombram o meu coração,

Então eu espero aqui em silêncio

Até que tu vens e te sentas, por instantes, junto a mim.

 

Tu me elevas, para que eu possa suportar as montanhas;

Tu me elevas, para eu andar sobre mares tempestuosos;

Eu sou forte, quando estou sobre os teus ombros;

Tu me elevas... A algo maior do que eu algumas vez poderia ser.

 

Tu me elevas, para que eu possa suportar as montanhas;

Tu me elevas, para eu andar sobre mares tempestuosos;

Eu sou forte, quando estou sobre os teus ombros;

Tu me elevas... A algo maior do que eu algumas vez poderia ser.

 

[Não existe vida alguma - nenhuma vida sem fome;

Cada coração irrequieto bate na sua imperfeição bate;

Mas quando tu vens e eu me sinto maravilhado,

Por vezes, acredito vislumbrar a eternidade.]

 

Tu me elevas, para que eu possa suportar as montanhas;

Tu me elevas, para eu andar sobre mares tempestuosos;

Eu sou forte, quando estou sobre os teus ombros;

Tu me elevas... A algo maior do que eu algumas vez poderia ser.

 

Tu me elevas, para que eu possa suportar as montanhas;

Tu me elevas, para eu andar sobre mares tempestuosos;

Eu sou forte, quando estou sobre os teus ombros;

Tu me elevas... A algo maior do que eu algumas vez poderia ser.

 

Enjoy.

23
Mar20

Poetry and Hope

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Es así

 

Es la luz de tus poemas

Que deslindo mil teoremas

Primero el del amor, después el del dolor

y por fin el de ese sideral calor.

 

Es por la luz de tu poesía

Que en esa tristeza melancólica

Siento la alegría paradójica

De quien sufre y está contento.

 

Y es así que desde la hombrera deseo,

Hechas a lápizes de colores, los colores de este mi amor,

Rendido al temblor poético de este ardor.

 

Soy finalmenete el allende aquende,

Sin nexo, sin nada mas solamente

Sinopsis de frío azul con la luz distante.

 

And so

 

It is in the light of your poems

That bypassing a thousand theorems

First of love, then of pain

And finally the heat of that sidereal.

 

It is by the light of your poetry

What in this sorrowful sorrow

I feel the paradoxical joy

Of those who suffer and are content.

 

And this is how the desire,

Made in colored pencil, the colors of this my love,

Rendered to the poetic tremor of this ardor.

 

I am finally beyond short,

Without a link, without anything else

Synopsis of the blue cold with the distant light.

 

Last Rose of Summer - (cover by Bevani flute)

 

Enjoy.

16
Set18

A new book by Janice Almond "Being Happy"

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

 
Janice Almond returns with the third and final book of her BEING GRATEFUL series. BEING HAPPY: 10 Keys to Unlock Overflowing Joy in Everyday Living is now available for purchase on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

In her latest book, Janice gives you ten quick and easy keys to maintain your joy and discover purposeful living. If you are ready for a chance to truly appreciate life, this book will help you create inner tranquility, deal effectively with stress, and become happier. Here’s an excerpt!

Choose today to celebrate something in your life. It could be an accomplishment, a blessing, or, yes, even a setback because all of life benefits you in developing your character.

Tell yourself that today is the day you finally quit worrying. What has worry ever done for you? Think about it. Write down how it has helped you. I bet worry has only paralyzed you in some emotional way. I submit to you that although we have a tendency to worry, it is really a waste of time. It is useless. “There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything,” Mahatma Gandhi- Indian Civil Rights leader, (1869-1948).

John Haggai said, “Worry is an intrusion into God’s providence.” You can’t worry and be happy at the same time. Worry will sap your joy! Get rid of your sorrow and enjoy your life to the full. Let God handle what you can’t. I heard someone say once, Pray and let God worry. If you are worrying, stop it this minute! Keep your body from wasting away.


Click here to purchase your ebook or paperback copy of BEING HAPPY today and check out my Amazon Author Page!
 
Until October,
 
Be Grateful
Be Determined
Be Happy
 
Janice
02
Jul18

2nd July 2018 - Poetry and translation

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This month we present the translation of two poems by Brazilian poets.

 

First the poem by Ricardo de Souza, mentioning a positive world made of love and peace, regardless the duties, doubts and uncertainties...

 

Yes, always yes, by Ricardo de Souza


I live in the world of duties, doubts, uncertainties, taxes,
I live in the world of wars, of individualism, with lack of ideas,
I live in the world of beautiful landscapes, kind people, balance, love and peace,
I live in the world where complaining does not solve,
I come to this world with the poor purpose of leaving the little knowledge I know,
I come to this world with the duty of change, innovation, vision of the future for the quality of life of many,
I come to leave my name written in the memory of those I can reach.

 

The same poem in Portuguese:

 

Sim, Sempre Sim

 

Vivo no mundo de deveres, dúvidas, incertezas, impostos,

Vivo no mundo de guerras, de individualismo, afogado na pobreza de espírito,

Vivo no mundo de paisagens bonitas, pessoas bondosas, equilíbrio, amor e paz,

Vivo no mundo aonde reclamar não resolve,

Venho a este mundo com o pobre objetivo de deixar o pouco conhecimento que sei,

Venho a este mundo com o dever de mudança, inovação, visão de futuro em prol da qualidade de vida de muitos,

Venho deixar o meu nome escrito na memória dos que eu puder alcançar.

 

 A poem by the Brazilian poet Maria Coquemala.

MY SOUL


Light, my soul gets free and grows.
My soul that has never been so joyful,
who abandons this departing body.
       My soul transcends, advances in space ...
       Driven by the wings of desire, go to the infinite ...
       My soul goes through the rainbow.
       and is painted with the colors of joy.
All the painful memories are erased.
Silence for ever the voices of longing,
of sorrow, of pain, of suffering.
      They reveal themselves to my soul,
      the secrets of the Universe ...
      There are no unanswered questions.
      There is no longer body, agony and death.
And my whole soul, without cuts,
fulfill all my fantasies.
Reason and feeling merge in harmony.
     My walking soul advances in infinity
     unraveling paths in eternity.


Note: in the book "Pulsar" (2015), All Print Editora, São Paulo, Brazil

 

Original in Portuguese:

 

MINHA ALMA


Leve, minha alma se liberta e cresce.
Minha alma que nunca esteve tão alegre,
que abandona este corpo que se esvai.
      Minha alma transcende, avança no espaço...
      Levada pelas asas do desejo, ruma ao infinito...
      Minha alma atravessa o arco-íris
      e se pinta com as cores da alegria.
Apagam-se todas as lembranças doloridas.
Silenciam para sempre as vozes da saudade,
da tristeza, da dor, do sofrimento.
     Vão-se revelando à minha alma,
     os segredos todos do Universo...
     Já não há perguntas sem respostas.
     Já não há corpo, agonia e morte.
E a minha alma inteira, sem recortes,
realiza todas as minhas fantasias.
Razão e sentimento se fundem em harmonia.
    Minha alma andarilha avança no infinito
    desvendando veredas na eternidade.


Nota: no Livro "Pulsar" (2015), All Print Editora, São Paulo, Brasil

 

Enjoy your readings and writings.

Bests.

19
Mai18

Websites we should know (1)

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If you would like to know more about some classic writer, writing in English, you can visit:

http://www.online-literature.com/

 

Here we can have access to some literary content and also some subscriptions that allow us to receive poetry from famous authors.

 

At the Oxford website we can find some online courses in literature. With a wide range of possibilities.

 

https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/online-courses-in-literature

 

And if you would like to read something writen in Portuguese you can visit this website from University of Lisbon.

https://bibliotronicaportuguesa.pt/

 

We would like to receive your suggestions.

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

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Abr18

The End of our Contest "Nature 2017-2018"

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Yes, our competition is over. It is this tiredness, as a sign of our dream to last in time. We want to be a luminous beacon for writing, one star among many.
Now, we will carefully read all the submissions. See you later.
A big hug.

 

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