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Happy new year!


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Happy new year everyone!

Best wishes to all.
The middle photo is my very recent firework painting and the shots are some of my favorite flower photoshoots.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for being there for every post, for the likes comments and support since the opening of this account.

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My pen & paper… my Aeneas


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After a long absence I take you between my thumb & index
Hoping to continue an interrupted alliance.
In doubtful moments you call, I long…

Words, shapes, phrases, impressions, perceptions, all dance
To my attention but life hollers, its pulse goes on beating,
Its stream resumes its course then, I forget…

I adapt… Until your next signal.

I remember the bond, the relief, sincerity & trust…
Treating you as a living might be ridiculed, to me you are
Most alive, available around the world,

Pristine & unwrinkled you absorb my unpublished, my Arcanum. (1)
Your condition, that I come along provided with ink & scratch
The cavities of my brain.

I will always be thirsty for more so, after a long or short lapse
Count me among your unwavering, your fidus Achates. (2)
My pen & paper, my Aeneas. (3)

P.S This poem was written far back in 1991 then I adjusted it in 2013 & today I readjusted it again!
hope you’ll like it 🙂

(1) Arcanum

A deep secret, a mystery

(2) Fidus Achates

A faithful friend or companion

(3) Aeneas

n. Greek & Roman Mythology
The Trojan hero of Virgil’s epic poem, the Aeneid, and son of Anchises and Aphrodite. He escaped the sack of Troy and wandered for seven years before settling in Italy.

My twin sister Dec. 2011 English poem with its French original text


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twin sister
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Forever the lives of our two families intermingle.
In my mind there is no “I, You, They” We are one.
Although we have chosen different paths, my heart inhabits boundless love for all of us.
In my universe, where love primes, there is no judgment. There are images of two parallel lives, with
souls merging, while remaining one hundred percent faithful to one’s own personality.
I am grateful to have experienced it so far.

My twin sister
—————–

Unique friendship
Twin sister
The space of a day
A breath away

I conjugated
The verb “love“
All individuals
Interweaving
Fashioning a Madonna

The movie of our lives
Scrolls ad infinitum
In my restless mind
Imbibed with love

Since always
My heart belongs to you
Your life, I hold
In the palm of my hand

Up in my tower
In the trough of my universe
I sing for you verses
Protecting you with all my being

You gave
Without counting
You have nourished
Blessed my life

My soul begged
Parched
You insufflate
To resuscitate it

Generous and tender
Passionate and devoted
The well deserved title
Comes to you henceforth

You are my angel
You are my angle
You are such,

My twin sister!

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Ma soeur jumelle
——————-

Unique amitié
Soeur jumelle
Par l’espace d’un jour
A l’écart d’un souffle

J’ai conjugué
Le verbe “aimer”
Toutes les personnes
S’entremeler
Façonnant une Madone

Le film de nos vies
Défile à l’infini
Dans mon esprit agité
D’amour imbiber

Depuis toujours
Mon cœur t’appartient
Ta vie je la tiens
Dans la paume de ma main

En haut dans ma tour
Aux creux de mon univers
Je te chante des vers
Te protégeant de tout mon être

Tu m’as donnée
Sans compter
Tu m’as nourrie
Béni ma vie

Mon âme supplié
Comme une assoiffée
Tu as insufflé
Pour la ressusciter

Généreuse et tendre
Passionnée et dévouée
Le titre bien mérité
Te viens désormais

Tu es mon ange
Tu es mon angle
Tu es telle,

Ma sœur jumelle !

Blog of the year award 2012 ! Thank you Sandy :)


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I am truly grateful for having been offered another award.
It always takes me by surprise and I am usually shocked.

All my thanks go to Sandy Anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com
who is an amazingly inspiring
blogger, her inspiration was the first thing I went for
when I found her blog and her photography brings always
serenity to your soul when watching it.

I am very upset of having lost this whole post after that
but will try in the best of my ability to remember a maximum
of what I have written before 🙂

The bloggers I have nominated for the ” Blog of the year award
are,

ValerieDavies.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/2rWAw
for a blog full of inspiration
and knowledge, I always come out of each post with having
something gained.

Taylorjorjorian.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/2GyQu
for a blog full of art and talent
in his own unique way which I haven’t found elsewhere

Cherylmoore.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/Xe9M as
an amazing professional and inspiring writer

Elisabeth’sramblings.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/CFfS
as a blogger full of inspiration
and faith and a pillar of strength despite her journey of trials in
life or maybe in respect of…

And last but surely not least…

Gabicoatsworth.wordpress.com ( short link ) http://wp.me/1L40B as another
talented writer who has something
called ” The write connexion ” which is a very useful link for writers who
want to improve their skills and information too, it is surely worth to stop
by!

If you chose to accept the award, the guidelines can be found at The Thought
Palette: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/)

I have most probably missed a whole load of brilliant bloggers I follow ( my apologies 🙂 )
but this is for the moment the ones that came to mind.
I am still not familiar with the ” star system ” on this blog Award, but I am sure it’ll come
in due time.

My thanks again for this award, I am deeply appreciative!

Reaction to post ” Holidays plan of action ” and crazy food thoughts


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My post of ” Holidays plan of action ” lead to a written conversation on the topic of crazy thoughts,
which I am posting today for all the ones interested and concerned about the subject.

My answer to crazy thoughts is as I said, getting busy with something I am passionate about.

Crazy thoughts happen when I’m bored, ( boredom can occur when busy at work too ) which brings
dissatisfaction with myself and life. When nothing other than food fills my mind, I have
to replace it with the good things I have been busy with eg.
my aspirations which I can call a diversion for anyone with a compulsion for, anything ranging from
food to any other substance. I am obviously speaking on a very wide range and understand some recoveries
implicate strong physical reactions.
Oh! I forgot!
They come when I don’t respect my three meal plan either and go hungry.

Yes, we do have to appreciate what oa brings to anyone, searching their way to fulfillment, happiness and serenity,
the wisdom found there ( at least I found it through my sponsor who is an exceptionally worked upon person ) is humongous
but we have to remember that, bottom line, it’s up to us to make it work should it be through prayer, art, sports or any
other tool
we find to alleviate our craze. Writing is for me one of them, that was part of MY program plan, each one has to find theirs.

There is a risk of codependency if we cannot do that. In the end, program is all about recovery, that is the aim, so if a person
finds it through any way that suites him/her, that is the goal and all is perfect in the best of worlds 🙂

Having said that, we still have to go on being aware of signs coming up, act immediately and accordingly so as not to encourage
the old pattern to come back and take its previously comfortable place. Hence, the need to keep the new habits thriving.

Oa is a good place to be, but we just have to encourage our autonomy so, as not to, out of desperation turn it into despondency.
Which is what I was doing before discovering the wonders of blogging. ( Writing and painting became a more intensive practice as a
result rather than a desperate urge to express myself )

Sponsoring

Sponsoring

I will always be indebted to my sponsor, she has all my admiration for the wholehearted, loving, selflessly-giving person she is.
I am eternally grateful for the hours she spent pouring love and wisdom unto my eager but still apprenticed soul.

Having reached another level I feel she can be my friend and confidant which is a beautiful and unique thing to have in life.

This is not something that comes along every day and I probably wouldn’t have wanted it with anyone else.

I am thankful she was put upon my path and wishes anyone out there reading this post, to find someone as special as her 😉

Will I ever see you again? ” Departure ” 1987 ( French poetry with English translation )


Departures... ©copyright2013owpp

Departures…
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I find it very hard to translate a French poem in another language and have it make sense, nevertheless I hope you will still enjoy
it!

Departure
———

Departure,
Flew at a glance
Years,
Mirage of friendship
Emotion,
A way in extinction
Promises,
Expression of wisdom
Voyage,
Presage of liberty
Liberty,
A price to pay
Friendship,
Mirage of years
A glance,
Flew by departure

___________________

Départ
——-

Départ,
Envolé d’un regard
Années,
Mirage de l’amitié
Emotion,
Voie en extinction
Promesses,
Expression de sagesse
Voyage,
Liberté au présage
Liberté,
Un prix à payer
Amitié,
Mirage des années
Regard,
Envolé d’un départ

Les ailes brisées 1990 ( French poetry translation below as “broken wings” )


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Celerina…the smooth flow of the river
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Les ailes brisées
——————-

Ah! Réveil brutal
Dans la nuit des façades
Amitié jusqu’à l’épreuve
Choc et rupture d’un fleuve

Fleuve qui ne coule plus
Dès la présence d’un caillou
Il se trace un chemin flou
Qui est lisse et sans embûche

Réveil brutal à la réalité
D’une amitié idéalisée
Déception de l’imparfait
Envole interrompu, par,

Les ailes brisées.