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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 blogsnat@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 blogsnat@gmail.com Periodical Art contests and Critics. Thanks. Arigatou

26
Jul19

July and August (1) 2019

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Right now, almost simultaneously, we are experiencing drought in Angola (is the Namib desert growing?), fires in Portugal (have we realized the real impacts of climate change, or is it just the eucalyptus problem?), a wave of heat in the rest of Europe (we will in the future go on vacation to the UK to have hot days and a long enough blue summer?) and the heat in New York (will it be normal?). These are only questions, and we realize that often the question is even more important than an answer.
 
This is another text on this blog, to make us think, nothing more. Now is time to read some poetry, perhaps the softness of the words will inspire us.
 
Little Fishies, by Karina Aldrighis
 
Gold little fish,
Stripy little fish,
Bubbles in the aquarium
Blu, blu, blu, blu...

Knocking on the glasses,
Pacing forth and back.
It gets stressed!
Blu, blu, blu, blu...

Lifted Flippers,
Steep Tail,
Synchronized swim,
Blu, blu, blu, blu...

Seaweeds in aquarium,
Pirate box
The Giant Oyster.
Blu, blu, blu, blu...

It opens and closes
Its funny mouth,
And hilarious bubbles!
Blu, blu, blu, blu...

Little stones on deep sea
Multicolours tones
It up and down goes.
Blu, blu, blu, blu...
 
Doesn’t it get tired of living
In a square world
Shaped by transparent glass?
Blu, blu, blu, blu...

Until now as far as I know
No one has died drowned,
it’d be an unusual fact!
Blu, blu, blu, blu...

Note: Translation by Leandro Monteiro, in the bilingual Book "Nest of Butterflies"
 
 

A speech by Greta Thunberg:

 

 

Enjoy.
 
09
Jan19

Literary Contest "Nature 2018-2019" - Here

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Details of Regulation 2018-2019:

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 Rui M. (ruiprcar@gmail.com) along with name, country, electronic contact. The subject of the email should be "International Literary Contest 'Nature - 2018-2019'". 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.
9. Deadline for participation: 15 January 2019.
10. Pre-finalists announced on 10 February.
11. The final results will be announced on February 28 at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt and, when possible, at http://synchchaos.com/.
12. The first one of each category will be entitled to a prize: artwork (an A4 painting) sent by mail.
 
 
21
Nov18

Remember our Literary Contest "Nature 2018-2019"

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Dear Friends,

Here is our Literary Contest:

https://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/literary-contest-soon-nature-75427?utm_source=posts&utm_content=1542838166

Please sends us your valuable work.

 

A poem to all poets by Mr. Ben, Chimezie Ihekuna.

In his Book "The Array of Thoughts"

 

Loving My Poetry

I love my poetry

That’s our matrimony

 

I treat her like my wife

That’s why our union has no strife!

 

How?

The praises of her virtues I’ve Poured

Her excesses of words I’ve taken Out

She made known our undying love through her Emotions

Everything about her has been a reflection of her Reality

She has been a success through her Yearning

 

In a nutshell, loving my poetry is loving my Poured Out Thoughts

My Poured Out Thoughts are made possible through the reality of my yearning.

 

Thanks.

20
Abr18

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.

 

 

 

 

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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flor1comletras.jpg

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

19
Jul17

interview... Paula Hawkins

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During the Book Market Fair in Lisbon (2017) it was possible to interview Paula Hawkins. It was a very exciting experience and a privilege to speak with a writer with such a big success in thriller novels. Her answers were very important to us in order to better understand who is a writer and how life influences their work.

 

 

What does being a writer mean to you?

Writing is more a vocation than a profession: I’m lucky enough to be able to earn a living by doing it, but I think I would write – just as I always have written – even if I wasn’t published.  Since childhood I have relished making up stories: it took until I was in my thirties to find the confidence to show those stories to others, but the urge to create fiction has never left me.

 

Which season of your life do you think had the most influence on your writing?

Possibly my late teens/early twenties, which was the time at which I left Zimbabwe, where I grew up, and moved to London, where I live now. Those years were turbulent, and often lonely – I wrote a great deal at the time. At nineteen, I moved to Paris and lived there for a year. That was the first time I had lived alone, in a foreign city, speaking a language I struggled to master. It was lonely, again, but exciting too.

 

Is it possible for a writer to create their work without consideration for the feelings of the people around them?

I think perhaps it is possible, though I’m not sure that it should be. Writing is, for me, an exercise in empathy, in understanding others, in being able to place yourself in the position of another and imagine their thoughts and feelings. It would be strange then if while imagining the thoughts and feelings of fictional characters, one were to ignore the feelings of the real people in the society we live in.

04
Set16

Since 8 July: Contest "Nature 2016"

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Follow us at: http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt/data/rss

 

Dear Friends,
It is with great pleasure that today I inform you that the International Literary Contest "Nature 2016" has begun!
Unfortunately, regardless of the efforts of many people all across the globe, our mother land, planet earth,
 continues under the threat of the non sustainable activities that all of us believe are needed to our daily life.
In this context, the text of this contest in 2015 deserves to be published again here

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

The forest breaths and as a result the planet Earth also breaths, giving us the oxigen that we need to live.
 During the Winter, in the north of the planet, where the majority of the dry land exists, many trees
 lose their leafs and the carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere producing a small increase in global temperature.
 During the Spring and Summer all the trees of the planet grow leafes and they capture carbon dioxide making the weather
 lightly fresher than it would be without their action.

To tell you the truth the trees are pressious everywhere, even if they are alone in a grey street of
 a city or together with a small group of other in a beautiful artificial garden. To grow a tree is to grow a friend,
 it is an act of poetry and who knows of the tales that the sun beams crossing their branches can inspire.

All the insects of the world and all the animals don’t care about written poetry because they have the visual
 poetry of flowers in a bed and the colorful grace of reefs. They purely enjoy the beautiful gifts of life!

But, do you know that if the mean world sea temperature rises by 2 degrees celcious that would cause serious
 damage to reefs? And do you know that the big secret of dogs is their friendship and friendly approach towards us?
Certainly, you feel that every living creature is Nature; we are Nature and we also deserve a poem…
 To protect flowers is to protect us.

Life is special and this is the reason why we invite you to submit your best poem or your perfect tale.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

The objective this year is to inspire you to write poetry that might be for
songs’ lyrics, taking into account the connection between Nature and Freedom (Nature
linked with other connected words: Love; Peace; Justice; etc).

We want to select 20 poems and 4 stories for an anthology that will be published as an e-book in Windows System.

Rules:

    Every person in the world can participate as long as the submitted work is written in English;
    Each person can submit one or two poems, with no word limit, and one story, with maximum 3000 words;
    A First place, a Second place and a Third place will be identified.

    First place prize: support in the creation of a new and original e-book!


    All the selected works will be part of the Anthology, that will be available for free for at least 100 countries;
    Free entrance
    Deadline date: 31 December 2016;
    By 31 January 2017 results will be announced at http://talesforlove.blogs.sapo.pt;
    The Anthology will be published during November 2015 and the first prize will be given as soon as possible;
    Works should be sent to Rui M. at ruiprcar@gmail.com together with name, works, country and e-mail contact. Put "International Literary Contest “Poems and Short Fiction for Nature – 2015”" in subject line. Payment of the donation must be done using PayPal to      .

___________________________________________________________________________

Contest organizer:

Rui M. at Tales for Love

 

Competition Adjudicator:
The Writer Janine Canan
http://www.janinecanan.com/
http://www.janinecanan.com/pages/order_books.html


Main Partners (new Parners will be added):

A) Synchronized Chaos (California USA)

http://synchchaos.com/


B) Ana Nedelcu (Romania)
https://ananedelcu.wordpress.com/

C) World Poetry Canada (Canada)
http://worldpoetry.ca/

D) Book Park and Arts & Literature (Spain)

http://www.thebookpark.com


____________________________________________________________________________________________________


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Alberta!


I'm sure that everyone knows about the environmental tragedy that took place in Alberta (Canada). An enormous fire destroyed during
many weeks the forest of this region and, at the same time, also consumed a substantial part of the lives of many people...
their memories and dreams. Nevertheless, we believe, they keep their willingness to build a new FUTURE!

This year we try to help in the reforestation of Alberta! If you wish to DONATE to plant trees, please contact:

http://worldpoetry.ca/


THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

 

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