sâmbătă, 21 mai 2011

Poetry for D

~ Only that this time D doesn't stand for Doina....

Christmas morning

Just like a Christmas morning you are

Fresh and funny like the millions of snowflakes falling freely from the sky

With that ocean of peace and calm and quiet that lies beyond them.

Full of wonderful surprises wrapped up in glittery paper and colorful strings

Awaiting for someone to see, reveal and accept them.

Just like a Christmas morning…

With that bit of stingy coldness that freezes noses and fills lungs with icy air

And with its sweet, familiar smell of ginger and orange and cinnamon.


Anxious and happy like a child I reveal your surprises one by one

I sit and unwrap them while they fill my heart with joy and love and gratitude.

I discover and fall in love with you again and again

Because somehow you always stay new.

I breathe your coolness that freezes my nose and tickles my cheeks,

I sip from your ocean and I find comfort and relief,

I taste from your ginger and orange and cinnamon smell and I feel safe

Because in my heart I know I am home.

© 2011 The Outlaws' Song

~ photo credit: Treshca

duminică, 1 mai 2011

Pieces of life

~ I've become greedy with words lately. Out of lack of time or of inspiration I rarely post anything here. My writing skills seem to have abandonned me completely - why that is I can't explain.
So I will share photos, bits of my life captured in timeless, lifeless pictures.

~ I will write again about my books. The only things, other than music, that keep me awake in the morning and accompany me in my daily subway rides. Yes, I read in the subway trains, every morning, a few pages :)
I have recently bought these books and can't wait to read them. (The Easter Bunny brought them to me - LOL)

The first book, The Storyteller by Mario V. Llosa, was recommended to me a long time ago by my friend and elementary school desk mate. I never took the time to read it but when I saw it in the library a week ago I decided it's time for me to read it :)
The second one, Her name was Sarah by Tatiana de Rosnay, is such a popular book, a best-seller actually. I keep seeing it on the internet, on FB. A movie was also made after it. I just have to read it :)

~ Other news about my life:

1. A have a new plushie. It's a cute yellow bunny named Alex. My work mates gave it to me as a Easter present. So nice of them :)

2. I took up Chinese language classes so yes, Wŏ xúexí Hànyǔ ~ I'm learning Chinese.

3. I got my first passport (but have no plans for a trip yet).

4. And I love this colorful photo.