The Moon’s Glow #poetry #life’slesson #amwriting

penned in moon dust

Moon by ShironekoEuro

Ah the harvest moon

filled with amber glow

release your source

unveil your love

pour dust upon my soul

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gazing down she softly smiles

her radiant all the more

adore me not

you star fazed one

gaze upon life’s shore

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I smile into childlike eyes

I but a mirror grand

I gather light into my self

joyous to sit

upon sun’s night stand

*

look up into radiant  light

take in his daily glow

bask in his warmth

no matter what the day

his love for you will show

The harvest moon shot is by Shironekoeuro ck the site for more amazing photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/shironekoeuro/

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Children’s Photos Tell the Story of Île-à-Vaches

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A new photo exhibit in Miami, hosted by Flying High for Haiti, aims to tell the story of a small island off Haiti through the eyes of some of its schoolchildren. The exhibition will take place between 7:00pm and 10:00pm on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 72 NW 25th Street in Wynwood, Miami, Florida. The exhibition will feature 40 photos taken by ten children from Île-à-Vache, an island off the southwest coast of Haiti. The show will also include 20 photos taken by Simon Russell, a travel and documentary photographer from New York. [Admission is free, but photos will be available for sale from $50 to $250.]

“The kids are the ones taking the pictures and telling the story of the island,” said Ines Lozano, president of Flying High for Haiti, a nonprofit organization which will host an upcoming photo exhibition. [. . .] All 10 kids are enrolled in…

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Lebanese Xriss Jor Wins At Dubai Music Week, Signs Recording Contract With Quincy Jones

Whew! What a great voice and feeling for Etta James!

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Xriss Jor Dubai Music Week

A jury that consisted of Timbaland and Will.i.Am chose Lebanese Xriss Jor as the winner of the talent part at the Dubai Music Festival, following her performance of Listen by Beyonce. As a result, Jor will sign a record deal contract with Sony Music and producer Quincy Jones, who has worked previously with Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. She will get a single and a music video out of this.

Xriss was competing with Emirati singer Hamdan Al Abri, Dubai-based Lebanese band Jay Wud, Lebanese singer DD Fox and Sudanese R&B singer Nile.

I figured her name was familiar so I looked into her some more and it transpired that she was a contestant on The Voice and managed to reach the later stages of the show before being disqualified in the 1/4 finals. Those talent show contestants keep going at it until they hit the jackpot apparently. Another batch will…

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Goose (Kari) #haiku

I have followed a pair that has been together for 10 years at least.

penned in moon dust

geese

Recognized his voice

call to the one he held dear

they mated for life

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they mated for life

flew close in each other’s sight

never collided

Photograph: Thanks to photographer Bryant Olsen for his excellent shot of the Ross’s Geese

to view more of his work (wildlife and nature) go here  (© under creative commons)

We continue to celebrate autumn at Carpe Diem the Goose (Kari) is the prompt for today

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We are on the move

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"Laura is a 1990 born fine art & portraits photographer from munich, germany. she started taking photos at the age of 18 and quickly noticed that photography is the love of her life. starting as a selfportrait artist she learned everything she knows as an autodidact and then went on focusing on portraying actors and musicians." (via LauraZalenza)"Laura is a 1990 born fine art & portraits photographer from munich, germany. she started taking photos at the age of 18 and quickly noticed that photography is the love of her life. starting as a selfportrait artist she learned everything she knows as an autodidact and then went on focusing on portraying actors and musicians." (via LauraZalenza)"Laura is a 1990 born fine art & portraits photographer from munich, germany. she started taking photos at the age of 18 and quickly noticed that photography is the love of her life. starting as a selfportrait artist she learned everything she knows as an autodidact and then went on focusing on portraying actors and musicians." (via LauraZalenza)

Series of amazing photos, by photographer Laura Zalenza.

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“Laura is a 1990 born fine art & portraits photographer from munich, germany. she started taking photos at the age of 18 and quickly noticed that photography is the love of her life. starting as a selfportrait artist she learned everything she knows as an autodidact and then went on focusing on portraying actors and musicians.” (via LauraZalenza)

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Haiti: President Faces Dismissal over Murder Case

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Michel_Martelly_on_April_20_2011-189x300The Haitian Senate has opened an investigation into the country’s president and prime minister for being implicated in the murder of a judge. They recently approved a commission which recommends the dismissal of the president.

President Michael Martelly and two members of parliament are facing dismissal from the government as they are allegedly involved in the murder of a judge who was investigating an accusation against the wife and a child of the president.

The judge, Jean Serge Joseph, died suspiciously on the 13th July of a cerebral hemorrhage. The admitting hospital stated that Joseph died of a “cerebrovascular accident” or stroke but Joseph’s family and several high profile politicians believe Joseph was poisoned.

The president’s wife, Sophia Saint-Remy, and her son Olivier, were being accused of “usurpation of functions and conspiracy” in their manipulation of public funds.

The main driving force behind the charges against the president is Senator…

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Lebanon, Now RefugeeStan: Enough With The Humanity Talk?

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I was going from my hometown to Batroun a while back when I saw two hitchhikers asking for a ride. I’m not the type to worry about such things – transportation between my hometown and Batroun, if you don’t have a car, happens through that method. So I picked them up and off to Batroun we went.

They were both men. The one sitting in the back was very quiet. The one sitting in front was pretty chatty. We were talking in Lebanese. I would have never thought there was anything odd about his dialect until I asked him where he was from and he replied: Homs.

He was worried about his reply so I tried to defuse the tension by saying that I visited his city back when it actually existed and it’s a nice place. The Syrian man, however, felt it was adamant to tell me that they…

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