You smile with the smile of one thousand stars
You laugh with the laugh of one thousand children
It is Christmas you know and the moment is bright
The time to give joy, the time to give light.
You catch little wonders with rosy hands
They melt in your palms: the tears of one thousand angels.
They fill up your heart with unsaid prayers
They open your eyes to the wonder of living.
So let your life shine and let your heart sing
The song of one thousand cherubs
And be your true self, for life is worth living
And let it be Christmas with every breath you take.
© Mihaela Lica
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I would like to wish all my readers here at PoeARTica
a Peaceful...Safe... Happy Christmas
and New Year....
Painting and Christmas Card by Lisa Lorenz
A list of some of the things that I will be doing over the Christmas and New Year Period...
21st December...announcing the Winner of
The Win a Free Portrait for Christmas at laketrees
25th December.......Christmas Day with Family at my Mum's house ...
31st December ....Combined 18th Birthday Party for Alexander (my son) and New Years Eve Celebration (watching the local city fireworks from our balcony)
going to see...
Tracing the Meridian: the drawings of William Dobell
Tracing the Meridian: the drawings of William Dobell includes previously unseen artist's sketchbooks, archival photographs and selected works from private loan and the Newcastle Region Art Gallery's considerable holdings of Newcastle's most famous artist.
Location: Newcastle Region Art Gallery Dates: 15 December to 10 February 2008
For further information check out the Newcastle Region Art Gallery's web page.
Sometime in between ...
Featuring more poetry
and a Christmas poem or two by our contributors?? (hint hint)
completing the Africa Painting
Updating the 101 Top Artists' Blogs List for December 2007
What do you have planned?
The children will be awake soon
the brokenhearted father stated
how disappointed they will be
what shall we say..what can we do?
not too worry husband not too worry
the twins..in their eagerness for Christmas
slept in the same bed...giggled and smiled
they knew not too expect much
knew they may not be getting anything at all
but they had each other..and loving parents
and after all it was Christmas...and there was snow
as they tip toed down the stairs looking in awe at the tree
they laughed and in amazement saw there were gifts
gifts wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine
with their names on them..Santa did come..even for them
they received apples and an orange each..new mittens and
knitted hats..and a beautiful sled...newly painted and theirs
it was the best Christmas ever..and father gave mom a new scarf
had there ever been such a wonderful day?
The Christmas Eve party had just ended at the penthouse
Father locked the bedroom door behind him
Mother said the twins would be up to see if Santa came
well they had better not disturb me father stated
I will try and keep them quiet dear, you just rest Mother said
and quietly closed the door just as she heard the twins slamming theirs
Why there is hardly anything here,,they shouted in loud angry voices
Last year we got twice as much..it's not even worth getting up
clothes, you know we hate clothes..but they are jerseys for your favorite teams
with seasons tickets and footballs and soccer balls, and baseballs just as you asked for
but not for Christmas..we wanted something good for Christmas..something different
had there ever been such a horrible day...they got cheated..they never had a good Christmas
Emotions pouring through the body,
Feelings are sublime.
Warm triggers flowing in the neural structure;
Only frequency of joy varying with time.
Music beats analogous to discrete signals,
Welcome transforms cherished in life.
Cerebrations vanishing to a point;
Smothered by a 'jovial' knife.
People involved in convergent talk,
Multiplexing the threads of happiness.
Frequencies of different directions
Encoding India into a sense of oneness.
The techies emulating the demigods,
Their schemes - GSM, Telephony & CDMA.
Scenario reliquishing the mind;
Enjoyment - The synonym is CDMA.
© Anand Bora
About the Poem
One year back I was in New Delhi for a training in my company
which deals in Telecom software.
During that time, we all people went to a Disco for party which
was titled 'CDMA'. I was accompanied by people from
different parts of India and we had loads of fun.
I wrote a poem in that clamorous environment which is a
mixture of telecommunication and literature.
I am a simple person with multiple interests in life.
I learnt lots of things through the course of my life as
I have the lust for learning whatever that comes by.
My ideals are Subhash Chandra Bose and
Leonardo Da Vinci.
I belong to a small city named Ranchi in Jharkhand (India).
The power of writing and painting is since my childhood. It's a paradox
that I didn't have any guide for writing poetry and even paintings. I just wrote what I felt like.
I love English language. Infact, I love languages - Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Gujrati and now Chinese.
I am working as a Software Engineer in Aricent, Bangalore (India).
I love programming and conceptualizing. Research interest includes
Natural Language Processing. Currently, I have been making paintings
based on Mathematics. Honestly, it is fun. Ambigrams are another interesting stuff.
I can handle the mouse like a pen or a pencil.
I have amateurly mastered almost all the design softwares available both 2d and 3d. I didn't
have any professional training or degree for these things.
Apart from all these, I love cooking.
My mom taught me different cuisines. Last I learnt how to make pickle.
In my childhood I was a sportsperson.
I did lots of gymnastics on Ring. My favourite sport is cricket.
Personally, I have been a struggler who may be trying to prove a point.
I continue to do so but I think, struggle is an integral part of life.
The propelling force behind me has been my will. I love to do different things
and I do them.
May be I can learn something from you..
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." - Pablo Picasso
You can visit Anand at Improvising versatility
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Enter Santa's competition called Christmas Past...
at Santa' Elf Club Blog.
Email your photo and details to Santa here
don't forget to get all your friends to comment on your entry at Santa's blog
Pop back over to laketrees to tell me in 100 words or less your choice for the portrait...eg ...yourself...grandma....your child....great aunt Betty ....Fluffy the cat...etc...and why you deserve to win........
you need to post your blurb here to be eligible...
note... the free portrait (a drawing) is for one subject only (valued at $400)
The judge (TBA) will choose the winning entry at Santas and the best story here.....
The winner will be announced on 21st December...
So start getting out your photos of Christmas Past (or stories)and let me know who you are going to choose for your free portrait......
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iRonnie at I Set No Corner has very kindly given me this friendship badge....thank you Ronnie...
"Though we all know the fun and the joy of blogging, we cannot deny the fact that there are pains that goes with it as well. With the pretensions going on in cyberspace, I guess one of the hardest thing to find is a friend. That is why I am thankful for the following people who became more than just a blogging acquaintance. To them, I give this “I’ve Got A Friend In You!” recognition."
I met Ronnie through his wonderful tag called My Desktop Free View
thank you to Bluepanjeet @ On the Wings of my Dream for your friendship....I like the title that you gave me...
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Colin's words were:
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14th - 22nd April 2008
Near San Gimignano in the Heart of Tuscany, ITALY
Join us in this enchanting setting. We will live in the 14th century stone village of
San Donato, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
*from AU$2699.00 per adult (painter)
(based on twin share accommodation)
Non painting participants welcome & save $200
Fully Escorted by a Professional Tour Director & Art Tutor
8 nights accommodation with private bathroom (1 night Florence 7 nights San Donato
8 breakfasts, 4 light snacks for lunch, 7 dinners including wine (typical Tuscan cuisine)
Return transfers Florence/San Donato
A welcome cocktail on the first night at San Donato
6 days x 4hr lessons (acrylics, brushes, paper (for the first day),canvases (5), use of painting boards, French easels & chairs are all included)
Full day painting excursion to Volterra & a visit to the Etruscan Museum
Afternoon excursion to the 10th century medieval village of San Gimignano, guided tour of the town & a visit to the Cathedral to view the 14th century frescos
Full day painting excursion to Castel Vecchio, a city abandoned in the 13th century in the middle of the woods
Full day excursion across little towns of Tuscany, including Sienna
Afternoon excursion to Montauto, an ancient hilltop town on the Franchigena Road
1 night Hotel Galileo Florence 3*
7 nights Fattoria (farm) San Donato 3*
*All prices quoted are correct at the time of writing. Prices may fluctuate depending on bank rates or exchange rates (if applicable) and are not guaranteed until full payment has been made. Deposits merely hold the reservation and do not guarantee prices.
For further details Phone: Lynne 0411704435
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