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  • #81 — esplendor by Luminous Lu on Flickr.

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    Ser poeta é ser mais alto, é ser maior
    Do que os homens! Morder como quem beija!
    É ser mendigo e dar como quem seja
    Rei do Reino de Aquém e de Além Dor!


    É ter de mil desejos o esplendor
    E não saber sequer que se deseja!
    É ter cá dentro um astro que flameja,
    É ter garras e asas de condor!


    É ter fome, é ter sede de Infinito!
    Por elmo, as manhãs de oiro e cetim…
    É condensar o mundo num só grito!


    E é amar-te, assim, perdidamente…
    É seres alma e sangue e vida em mim
    E dizê-lo cantando a toda a gente!


    — Florbela Espanca

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    It’s International Poetry Day and I felt the need to leave you with one of my favorite poems, by a portuguese poet from the 20th century. I couldn’t find a translation that I liked, but I can leave you with a sung version of this poem: www.youtube.com/embed/ShUdXlHaW2w?hl=es_ES&autoplay=1
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    Despite wanting to post a portuguese poem (partly to quell the voices of those who have been complaining about the fact that I never post in portuguese), this photo relates not only to Florbela, but also to Sylvia Plath. Well, it relates to art in general; to how painful it is to create sometimes, how we pour every ounce of ourselves into what we do. How, if you squeezed our pieces, you should be able to draw blood.

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    the valley of life by brookeshaden on Flickr.

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    Oh my gosh, the shame! I haven’t uploaded a photo in forever! I shot a lot, edited a ton, but eh, we all know how it goes sometimes.

    I had the bright idea to go to Death Valley for a shoot/mini vacation. I went for 1 1/2 days in 125 degree heat…nearly passed out…but it was so worth it. The sand dunes were my favorite. I did 2 shoots on them, the other I haven’t even edited yet. I’m sort of up to my ears with deadlines and this and that, but none of that matters when I’m excited about a picture :) Creating is the only thing that keeps me going, and I’m so grateful for that.

    I have a new exhibition opening on Thursday in Laguna Beach at the JoAnne Artman Gallery, all newer 2011 works. I’m really excited to see this show hanging. It is really rewarding seeing new work in print. Details on my website. I’ll be there from 6-8 :-D

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