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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

16.09.18

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
02.07.18

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.

19.05.18

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.

 

 

 

04.04.18

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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13.03.18

"Nella Fantasia" by Summer Watson

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[Italian]

 

Nella Fantasia

 

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto

Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà

Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere

Come le nuvole che volano

Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima


Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro

Li anche la notte è meno oscura

Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere

Come le nuvole che volano


Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo

Che soffia sulle città, come amico

Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere

Come le nuvole che volano

Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima

 

[English]

 

In My Fantasy


In my imagination I see a fair world,
Everyone lives in peace and in honesty there.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like the clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

In my imagination I see a bright world,
Even the night is less dark there.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly.

In my imagination there exists a warm wind,
That breathes on the cities, like a friend.
I dream of souls that are always free,
Like clouds that fly,
Full of humanity in the depths of the soul.

 

From: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/nella-fantasia-my-fantasy.html

 

[Portuguese]

 

Na minha fantasia 

Na minha imaginação eu vejo um mundo justo, 
E lá todos vivem em paz e honestidade. 
Eu sonho com almas que são sempre livres, 
Tal como as nuvens que voam, 
Cheias de humanidade até às profundidades do seu ser. 

Na minha imaginação eu vejo um mundo luminoso 
Onde mesmo a noite é menos sombria 
Eu sonho que lá as almas são sempre livres, 
Como nuvens a voar 

Na minha imaginação existe um vento quente 
Que sopra sobre a cidade, como um amigo 
Eu sonho com almas sempre livres, 
Como nuvens que voam, 
Cheias de humanidade até ao mais recôndito lugar do seu ser.

 

Nota: Translation to Portuguese by Rui M.

 

29.12.17

Fires in California

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Forest fires in California have been an example of climate change. We can not forget this situation and above all we can not become indifferent people. We have here a video that aims to encourage our individual work in such a way that we will all achieve something positive. For example, if each one of us plants a tree and water it we will do a lot and even if we can sow some trees, it would be excellent.

And don't forget to submit your writing to our Contest "Nature 2017-2018"

 

About trees and hope Music by Mattia Cupelli "Touch"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JYHk_D5A44

 

 

 

24.11.17

Literary Contest - "Nature 2017-2018" Soon...

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It is with great joy that we announce the beginning of the International Literature Contest "Nature 2017-2018", which this year runs from 1 December 2017 to 1 April 2018. On 19 April are announced the pre-finalists and the April 28 the main winners.
We refer to joy in this announcement because this is the reunion of all of us in this adventure that has one of its great objectives to raise awareness for the protection of nature. A reunion between friends. This year, for example, California fires have made climate change evident. The suffering of the people was enormous and to note the replacement of a green cloak by the color of ash, it is sad. In the world, the fact that the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere are at very high levels can only make us aware.
It is time to act, so here is also the invitation to participate in this contest and then the conditions of participation and other details.



Here are some videos by Conservation International:

 

 

 

Details of Regulation 2017:
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 - 2017-2018'". Line spacing: single spacing; Letter dimension: 12; Type of letter: Calibri; in Word Document.
5. Award-winning finalists are entitled to a digital certificate.
6. 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.
7. Deadline for participation: 1 April 2018.
8. Pre-finalists announced on 19 April.
9. The final results will be announced on April 28 at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt.
10. The first one of each category will be entitled to a prize of 20 USDs.
 
 
Contest Organizers:

Tales for Love

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

Lisbon - Portugal

 

Synchronized Chaos

http://synchchaos.com/

California - USA

 

 

Main Partners:

 

Ana Nedelcu 

https://ananedelcu.wordpress.com/

Romania

 

Atelierul PlayART

https://atelierulplayart.wordpress.com/

Romania

 

Co-op Radio

http://coopradio.org/

Canada

 

World Poetry

http://worldpoetry.ca/

Canada

 

 [More Soon]

 

 

Adjudicator:

Shmavon Azatian

Armenian poet and writer based in the USA.
Awarded internationally.
 

Blog services to raise donations to plant trees in California:

a) Critical reading of poem: 3 USDs
b) Critical reading of short story (up to 3000 words): 10 USDs

Note: a poem or short story review will have between 50 and 150 words.

 

Soon there will be an available collection of paintings.

 

 

 

If you want one of these paintings (without letters) please contact us at

ruiprcar@gmail.com

 

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Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

08.10.17

News - Literary Contest "Nature 2017-2018" - money prize

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It is with great joy that we announce that this year our Literary Contest will have a monetary prize. There will be a change in the format of the contest to allow more people to participate while creating the conditions for a more appealing contest in the future. There's no question we are creating something new. Thank you for wishing us luck in this new phase of our lives. A big thank you all.

See you soon and do not forget to spread the word to your friends.

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