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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

 

 

 

 

 

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

16
Mai20

A poem "Concrete Paradises"

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 Concrete Paradises, by Eliza Segiet

 

She wondered

how many children

were hiding behind the trees

in the orchard?

How many chicks have hatched

in the garden?

 

What’s left?

 

The birds flew away,

the children left with their grandchildren.

Even the cherry tree that always bloomed

begins to die back.

 

She understood that

everything in life has its course.

 

Some fight for nature,

others just pretend to do it.

 

There are also those

who love concrete paradises

- they do not let nature live.

 

For them, to have

 

– is more than to be.

 

Translated by Artur Komoter

 

Eliza Segiet graduated with a Master's Degree in Philosophy, completed postgraduate studies in Cultural Knowledge, Philosophy, Arts and Literature at Jagiellonian University.

Author’s poems Questions and Sea of Mists won the title of the International Publication of the Year 2017 and 2018 in Spillwords Press.

Nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2019, Naji Naaman Literary Prize 2020, iWoman Global Awards 2020

Author's works can be found in anthologies and literary magazines worldwide.

 

Please use RSS Feed at:

http://www.netvibes.com/en

to subscribe this website.

 

Enjoy.

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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20
Fev18

Inspiring Photo - Nature - River Flower - Literary Contest 2018

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 Link for rules of the Literary Contest:

http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/literary-contest-nature-2017-2018-65904

 

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Do you want one of our t-shirts?

Please contact us at ruiprcar@gmail.com OR synchchaos@gmail.com

 

19
Dez17

The future of the Forest

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Taking into account the International Literary Contest "Nature 2017-2018" we would like to stress the importance of the forest for today and our future. You are invited to write a poem or short story about the future of our forests. We can't forget the tragedy of the fires in California... since 4th December.

 

Bests.

24
Nov17

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
Out17

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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