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Picture it and write Poetry Women

Picture it and write – The mysterious queen

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This Is An Entry for This Weeks Picture it and Write

Please see Ermilia’s Blog  at the Link Below for all contributions and details of the event

Ermilia’s Picture It and Write

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“Anne Boleyn was rather tall of stature, with black hair and an oval face of sallow complexion, as if troubled with jaundice. She had a projecting tooth under the upper lip, and on her right hand, six fingers. There was a large wen under her chin, and therefore to hide its ugliness, she wore a high dress covering her throat.” – Nicholas Sander “The Rise and Growth of the Anglican Schism”.

Is she beauty?

Or is she beast?

The one who stole his heart

Her soul as dark as her veil

Yet her voice as sweet as a lark

Henry the VIII second wife

The one who bewitched the King

A mystery never to be solved

The mystery of Anne Boleyn

by Gemini

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Poetry

Shall we dance?

dance

Listening to the radio

Our favorite song plays

I look at him

and he says..

”shall we dance?”

Of course I oblige

I always do

”There is not much I adore more

than dancing with you”

Strolling through town

on a sunny day

The street players singing

and you say

”shall we dance?”

My lover and I

dance every day

Under the night moon

and the light of the day

Wrapped in his arms

My head on his chest

My dancing lover

Is surely the best

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Love Poetry

Missing you

miss you
The light fragrance of your hair
The smoothness of your skin
Being held in your arms
Covered by your limbs

These things I miss
When we break for a while
and not forgetting
Your sexy smile

Your whispers in my ear
and hands through my hair
Those tactile gestures
That show that you care

The way you say my name
or call me babe
and when you profess
Our love will never fade

Yet while we are apart
We know its not forever
In our hearts and minds
We are always together

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Photos' Poetry

Pretty yellow daffodil

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Oh pretty yellow daffodil

You sit alone today

Amongst the bolder tulips

You brighten up my day

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The poor little droopy snowdrops

Remind us winters gone

We see the shooting crocuses

Pushing up so strong

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The pretty little cherry blossom

Stands guarding the spring flora

Perhaps the other daffodils

Will bloom with you tomorrow

(Gemini)

 

 

 

 

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Fiction Poetry Reading

Dear Miss Austen

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Whilst catching up on a little Jane Austen (my favorite author), I recalled a poem I wrote a while ago and published on an old blog….

Dear  Miss Austen…

I wish you were here today

I’m sure we would be friends

I would express my true admiration

Of that I’d not pretend

We could write a pretty letter

Of our devoted love

Or would you email me?

Perhaps that would be good

The words would be the same

Straight from the heart

But you would probably say

‘The ink is more of Art’

I would wear your dresses

You could borrow mine

Walking down the street

Ladies oh so fine

Thank you for your novels

Your poems and your letters

I know with your help

My writing will get better

(Gemini)

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Dreams Love Poetry

In your arms

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You think I sleep as you touch my face
but I only dream when i’m awake
So I lay here in your arms so safe
safe and warm in your embrace

You hold me tight, I hardly breathe
your legs entwined around my knees
Come closer my love, closer please
and hold me close, till I fall asleep

and when we wake at the call of dawn
I’m feeling safe, loved and warm
I know my love my dream came true
for all these years I dreamed of you

(Gemini)

 

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Dreams Video

Primavera Anticipada – Laura Pausin and James Blunt

”All my hopes and my fears my hopes and fears
in this moment are clear
you are the one
my moon my star my sun”

Loving this and feeling blessed right now…

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Neurons Reading

Reading is amazing

Reading is amazing

Reading makes it worth breathing!

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Art Art therapy Women

Women in Art ~ Day 7 ~ Art Therapy and Women’s Aid

Art Therapy 

My final post of the week is different in that I am exploring art in a therapeutic way as well as aesthetically.  Today it is not about talent, but about how art can help people effect change and grow on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe and facilitating environment.  I know from a personal perspective, I enjoy art and although not a talented artist myself feel the therapeutic benefits of enjoying it.

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A little more about Art Therapy from The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of communication.

Clients who are referred to an art therapist need not have previous experience or skill in art, the art therapist is not primarily concerned with making an aesthetic or diagnostic assessment of the client’s image. The overall aim of its practitioners is to enable a client to effect change and growth on a personal level through the use of art materials in a safe and facilitating environment. (BAOT)

..and of course I have to add a ”women” element, so an example of where Art therapy is used and very local to myself is North Derbyshire Women’s aid which is a charity that exists for the benefit of women and children who experience abuse within a domestic relationship.

Here is the link to the Art Therapy info page  http://www.ndwa.org.uk/art-therapy/

”Everyone has the right to live their life free from fear, violence and abuse. Sometimes it is difficult to know what is happening and you can feel confused and unsure about whether you are in an abusive relationship and the options available to you. You may feel frightened, humiliated and isolated…”  (NDWA)

Over in Australia, Art therapy aids trauma recovery…

Please click the picture to see more of this story and more information about this kind of therapy can be found on this blog here http://www.arttherapyblog.com

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Click the pic for the story!

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I hope you have enjoyed my ”Women in art” week!

Gem

 

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Art Women

Women in Art ~ Day 6 ~ The Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa

I have to include ”The Mona Lisa” in my Women in Art theme this week of course.  The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde)  has been acclaimed as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.” -John Lichfield, cited in Wikepedia.

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A few of interesting facts about Da Vinci and The Mona Lisa:

Leonardo da Vinci invented scissors.

It took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.

Did you ever notice that the woman in this most of paintings has no eyebrows? It’s true. Look closely. Women at that time were considered more beautiful if they had their eyebrows shaved.

The Mona Lisa wasn’t the only portrait of women he painted, but the one we immediately associate him with.

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Lady with Ermine
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Created: 1489–1490
Locations: Czartoryski Museum, Wawel Castle