Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year greetings for 2013 to all of my dear friends and followers. As the clock strikes midnight tonight may you share this special moment with those you love, whether it is with family or with that one special person in your life. May the coming year be one of peace, good health, love and happiness. Please keep some love and compassion in your hearts for those who will not be with their families to see in this New Year, those people who are alone and those who are homeless and have no-one to care for them.

My love and best wishes to all
Dianne ...


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Now I Become Myself

Now I become myself. It's taken
Time, many years and places;
I have been dissolved and shaken,
Worn other people's faces,
Run madly, as if Time were there,
Terribly old, crying a warning,
"Hurry, you will be dead before--"
(What? Before you reach the morning?
Or the end of the poem is clear?
Or love safe in the walled city?)
Now to stand still, to be here,
Feel my own weight and density!
The black shadow on the paper
Is my hand; the shadow of a word
As thought shapes the shaper
Falls heavy on the page, is heard.
All fuses now, falls into place
From wish to action, word to silence,
My work, my love, my time, my face
Gathered into one intense
Gesture of growing like a plant.
As slowly as the ripening fruit
Fertile, detached, and always spent,
Falls but does not exhaust the root,
So all the poem is, can give,
Grows in me to become the song,
Made so and rooted by love.
Now there is time and Time is young.
O, in this single hour I live
All of myself and do not move.
I, the pursued, who madly ran,
Stand still, stand still, and stop the sun!

May Sarton - Selected Poems
( Eleanore Marie Sarton (1912 – 1995)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Greetings

To wish all of you a very Merry Christmas as you spend this special season with your loved ones, families and friends.

Thank you dear friends for your kind comments and support throughout this year, it has meant so much to me.The love and friendship you have shown me has helped me through some difficult times.
Love and best wishes, Dianne ... ♥

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Assassin's Tango - Something Different - AO

Video 1, a lovely tango dance segment in this.

Video 2 - Delightful but some images for Adults Only

Tango music by John Powell from the soundtrack of the film 'Mr & Mrs Smith'.Enjoy, I have been dancing all night!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Smile and enjoy this special day...♥

Image from my friend Elia.

Friday, December 7, 2012

On The Outside Looking In

It's a cold and lonely place
on the outside looking in
There's a chill in my heart
as I look for you there
Trying to find a reflection
of how we used to be
I'm excluded and rejected
such a desolate place to be
How sad that you forget
all that we once shared
How long I would wait
in silence for you here
I had no expectations
it was just that I cared
I was always about 'feelings'
always about 'heart'
We had a long history
I was with you from the start
I gave you consolation
the warmth of my heart
Always there to listen
when you needed a friend
But you wrote the last words
on the page that said 'Goodbye'
Closed the book on me
and sent me away.
And showed me little understanding
in the end ...

Poem - Dianne Dawes ... ♥
Image  - Still from 'The Double Life of Véronique'
             Courtesy of Google Images

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Alex and Anny - C'est Magnifique

Alexandre Lane and  Anny Laplante
Musique- Russian Dance by Tom Waits
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