She’s up above the world so high

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I’ve returned and happy to be posting on blog after a long break. I’m in the mood for a song and what better way is there to uplift my spirits. I observe Venus high up in the sky at this time of year.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are

When the blazing sun is gone,
When there’s nothing she shines upon,
Then you show your little light,
Twinkle, twinkle, through the night.
Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are

In the dark blue sky so deep
Through my curtains often peep
For you never close your eyes
Til the morning sun does rise
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are.

So this nursery rhyme was originally a poem written by English poet and novelist Jane Taylor (1783-1824) in 1806 at the age of 23. Apparently it is sung to the tune of the French melody “Ah! vous dirais-je, Maman”, which was published in 1761 and later arranged by Mozart for a famous set of variations. You can watch a video clip of it here: Rhymes for the Nursery

Oh and I’ve made a small alteration to these lyrics and changed ‘he to she’ as is proper with gender equality. I get so annoyed when everything in this world seems to be about him and not her.

Grrr!

Creative writing by, Vef

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Sensual flowers are linked with romance

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Flowers are sensual. In a botanical sense that’s quite literally true – flowers are plants reproductive organs, after all. And we humans have always picked up on their sex appeal. Throughout history, flowers have been linked with romance and love. With their intricate shapes, colours, patterns, and scents, blossoms are in many ways the definition of beauty. Flowers are one of nature’s most beautiful ideas.

Flower of Life
This here, her flower,
open and moist
awaiting her lover
to fill her, bursting
warm wet flesh on satin petals unfurling
she is a tight bud of love and pain and lust
throbbing, pulsing
through warm veins of hope and trust
pouring into womb and sealing heartache there
with brush strokes she lays her heartbreak bare
for all the world to see
for all the world to be
a flower
where life begins
despite twisted and broken limbs
she longs for life
within her, inside her
she is life obsessed with death
until her dying breath
the flower.
 
 
Creative writing, Vef (Gender equality in language.)

Poem inspired by Frida Kahlo

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Awakening the girl within

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Some quotes are truly worth posting. Don’t you agree? Vef is awakening the girl within to stand up for gender equality. These words have always given me delight and they make good reading. I’ve changed a word or two as it gives a sense of inspiration to the beginning of my blog. Okay! I’ll compose a poem and text will appear on this page in the near future.

I’m conscious of huge task ahead
I proudly support feminism
I have an interesting writers life
I realize it’ll be very difficult
I do want to change the world

If you think creating this word was easy? Well, I have to tell you it wasn’t. Please enjoy this literary journey as a fascinating story is told. See you back here again soon.

Creative writing by Michelle J. Voynet

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