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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

14.11.18

Wildfires in California

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There is a horrible situation in California that we can not remain indifferent to ... Maybe we can donate something and for this it is important to read this publication:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/11/reader-center/california-fires-how-to-help.html

 

Meanwhile we expect better news and we remember our literary contest of poetry and short stories related to nature and its preservation!

Bests!

01.11.18

A poem by Joan B. "Dewdrop Tears"

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DEWDROP TEARS

 

 

Like the dewdrops on a beautiful flower,

 

The tears fall gently on my face.

 

The  small drops of rain cover the ground

 

With the tears of heaven reflecting the

 

Rays of the sun nourishing nature’s gifts,

 

Those dewdrops sparkle in the sunlight and

 

The beauty surrounding us refreshes our soul.

 

Don't forget our Literary Contest "Nature 2018-2019".

Rules bellow.

01.09.18

1st September 2018

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This is a blog dedicated to literature and nature, based in Portugal, so it is fully justified to look at Spain. We went to see how the writer Cervantes (of Don Quijote de la Mancha) marked this country. We went to Anadalucia and we noticed how its main city, Seville, honors its writers. We saw beautiful plains, warm, like fire, and flowers hung in beautiful pots,  next to monuments with poetic gardens.

 

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This poetic nature reminds us of Peru, with Leo Rojas (El Condor Pasa) and his music always very sister of the forest and the wild mountains.

 

 

 

 

And all this makes us remember Emily Dickinson and Massachussets.

Here we have more about her:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson

 

 

We end with a poem from Poland, by Eliza S.

 

Translated by Artur Komoter

 

Just for a Moment

 

If the world stopped for a moment,

I could sit,

listen to the silence that becomes,

watch how

a river stops flowing,

how the trees congeal into motionlessness.

 

If the world stopped for a moment,

and I with it?

I would not see

flowering meadows,

where a river becomes just a line,

and the still trees

look like sculptures,

I would not hear the ubiquitous silence.

 

If the world stopped

even for one day

then people –

could not hurt people.

 

Tylko na chwilę

 

Gdyby świat zatrzymał się na chwilę,

mogłabym usiąść,

posłuchać jak staje się cisza,

patrzeć jak

rzeka przestaje płynąć,

jak drzewa zastygają w bezruchu.

 

Gdyby świat zatrzymał się na chwilę,

a ja razem z nim?

Nie widziałabym

ukwieconych łąk,

na których rzeka staje się tylko linią,

a nieruchome drzewa

wyglądają jak rzeźby,

nie słyszałabym wszechobecnej ciszy.

 

Gdyby świat zatrzymał się

choć na jeden dzień

wtedy ludzie –

nie mogliby krzywdzić ludzi.

 

Translation to Portuguese by Rui M.

 

Apenas por um momento

Se o mundo parasse por um momento,
Eu poderia sentar-me
ouvir o silêncio que surgiria
e observar como
um rio pára de fluir
e como as árvores se detêm em gélido imobilismo.

Se o mundo parasse por um momento,
e eu com ele?
Eu não veria
prados floridos,
onde um rio se torna apenas uma linha,
e as árvores imóveis
fossem semelhantes a esculturas,
Eu não ouviria o silêncio omnipresente e total.

Se o mundo parasse
mesmo por um dia
então as pessoas -
não poderiam ferir as pessoas.

 

 

 

Bests.

 

01.08.18

A new poem by Joan B. "Nature's fury" for California

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NATURE’S FURY
 
California fires stretching across thousands
Of acres with trees and brush waiting to
Feed this monster’s appetite.
Great walls of flames  devouring
The ready food of timber.
Flames and smoke rising higher into the sky,
But the ongoing march of this giant of fire
Still taking with it hundreds of homes
And other buildings.
Many evacuations and those people
Have no choice but to escape
The persistent oncoming wall of flames.
It will take many years to recover the land
And the normal lives of those who lost everything.
However, the day will come when nature will
Take over and the beauty that was once
There will again be glorious in its new life.
 

See you soon.
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.

 

 

 

20.04.18

The winners of the Literature Contest "Nature 2017-2018"

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Finally, we announce the winners. We received high quality work. We present the first, second and third classified and then the other works selected for the Anthology.

 

1 “In a Square Circle” by IONUŢ  CALOTĂ (Romania) - Poem

2 “Bunches of Fruit” by Eliza Segiet (Poland) - Poem

3 “Rainbow” by Corina Savu (Romania)  - Short Story

 

Works selected for the Anthology:

 

a)

Chimezie Ihekuna (Lagos - Nigeria) with “Nature’s Blessing” and “The Other Side of Nature’s Consciousness”

www.amazon.com/author/mrben

 

b)

Joan Beebe (USA) with “A PEACEFUL WALK” and “Endangering Nature”

 

c)

Claire O' Connell (Cork - Ireland) with “Piano Ocean”

 

 d)

Ana Nedelcu (Romania) with “His flight” and “Nature`s Royalty”

©LiterAnART-07/03/2017 and 12/03/2017

from the e_volume “MY MUSE & I - 365 DAYS ~ A POEM A DAY” 2017

 

e)

Ana Duda (Romania) with “Variations on a theme” (Poem) and “A man, a tree, a leaf” (Short Story)

 

f)

Alex Maxwell (UK) with “The Battle Rages”

 

Our sincere congratulations.
Let writing continue to be a light in your lives.

Thank you for enlightening us.

 

We ask you to disclose not only these results but also the fact that our Competition seeks a sponsor for the next Competitions. Thank you very much. Please do not forget to send us a photo or small essay on environment.

 

 

 

 

04.03.18

March 2018 - Month of Flowers

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March is the month of flowers, in the northern hemisphere, of the force of nature in always overcoming the challenges that the mineral world presents to you. The force of beauty to flood the fields, plains or mountains, valleys or land by the sea. We are all to be congratulated for seeing these colors emerge on the horizon and this is a source of joy for all who are born this month, including the author of this blog.

We see, then, astonished, the wild coloring exposed in the following video, by Thomas Blanchard, published on Valentine's Day, 2018.

 

"Dance Dance"

 

 

From an artistic point of view, the flowers are represented in the 4 seasons.

The fire for the fall, ice for the winter, fast hatching (timelapses) for the spring and color inks for the summer.

 

Music : Velvet coffee ( Leonardo Villiger and Christophe Dugne Esquevin)

soundcloud.com/velvetcoffee

facebook.com/velvetcoffeemusic/

 

Director : Thomas Blanchard

thomas-blanchard.com/

facebook.com/thomasblanchardgraphiste/

 

Don't forget to submit your poem or short story to our contest.

Thanks.

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