Plumeria in Winter – Haiku



Dead corals or what?
Frangipani naked stems
Dream of perfumed blooms

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Crimson Rose – Haiku

A Birthday Haiku for Anita Stewart

Crimson, bloodstained rose
Groans and gurgles creepy sighs
For the Horror Queen


Happy Birthday, Anita! ❤
© 2017 Irina Dimitric

Check out Anita Stewart on Facebook:
I’m a writer of speculative fiction (fantasy, sci-fi, horror) and an indie author.

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Sweet and Sour – Argentine Tango


Argentine Tango in Buenos Aires

Your lips are moist and sweet
like a juicy mango
hot and sizzling
is your body’s every cell
while we buzz around
across the floor
the wild precision Tango

Our legs entwined
in teasing half embraces
for split seconds,
our hot faces
yearning closeness
briefly touching

Passion burning
in your stare and mine
till you thrust your arrow
the longest leg divine
to soaring heights
I cannot follow…
I detect your sour glare
the end of our love affair

This poem was composed in 2012 after watching Dancing with the Stars Australia on Chanel 7 and was published in Twisted Shorties II, an anthology of Gather writers and poets, available on Smashwords free of charge. The 2017 edition of the poem contains an important change in the last line of the second stanza: briefly instead of never.

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Watch this amazing sensual performance! ❤

Dmitry Vasin – Esme Omerova -Showcase, Argentine Tango

WOW! They took my breath away.

Well, if you now feel in the mood to tango, just google Argentine tango and join Argentine tango classes, workshops and milongas (tango social dances).

Milonga is also a name of a tango style:


There are many different tango styles. You can learn basic tango steps right now:


Vamos a bailar! If only I were 30 years younger!!! 😦


Have a wonderful weekend! ❤ It’s good to be back. 🙂 Cheers, Irina

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Leave of Absence – En Congé / Glory Tree – Cinquain


This is it! No more procrastinating! I’ll be away for some time. Two to three months, I’d say. I need to do some serious decluttering, as you can see.

Enfin, j’ai pris la bonne décision. Un petit congé pour faire le grand nettoyage. Je serai absente deux ou trois mois.

Glory Tree- Cinquain



The corner- Wow!

Tibouchina’s newborn

Purple stars shimmer in glory

And joy

Tibouchina /ˌtɪbuːˈkaɪnə/ is a genus of about 350 species of neotropical plants in the family Melastomataceae. They are trees, shrubs or subshrubs growing 0.5–25 m tall, and are known as glory bushes or glory trees. They are native to rainforests of Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America, especially Brazil.

Happy spring or sweet autumn to you all!

Bon printemps ou douce automne à tout le monde !

© 2017 Irina Dimitric


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Pink Rose – Haiga


Rose Petal’s Kiss – Haiku

Here’s a link for more on The Haiga: Haiku, Calligraphy, and Painting

“Modern haiga” allows the use of photography, as well as digital or graphic images.


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Looking Up At Things


Looking Up – Cinquain



The canopy

Of a palm tree, I see,

Looking up, a host of angels



A small plane flying into the picture



Blessings from Heaven ❤



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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Looking Up at Things

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End of Summer – Cinquain

Today 1st March is the first day of Autumn in Australia.


Murraya or Orange Blossom is now in bloom in my garden.

This evergreen shrub from south-east Asia grows to around 3m (10′) tall. Its genus name commemorates Dr. Johann Murray, an eighteenth-century Swedish botanist. Murrayas, along with such plants as choisya and citrus, belong to the Rutaceae family, which explains why their creamy white flowers smell just like orange blossom. The flowers are produced in abundance in spring then again in late summer or early autumn, but they also tend to appear after heavy rain. The plant has a dense, twiggy habit and glossy, dark green foliage, and makes an excellent privacy screen or hedge. Murrayas grow best in warm climates from Sydney to Perth and areas north. (Burke’s Backyard)

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Your First Love Should Be: Yourself

I’m sharing this inspirational post by Cheryl as I need to work on some aspects of my life. “Start your day with love (not technology)” is one of the headings.


 : We’re so busy waiting for someone to love us that we’ve forgotten about the one person we need to love first—ourselves.

The most important decision of your life, the one that will affect every other decision you make, is the commitment to love and accept yourself. It directly affects the quality of your relationships, your work, your free time, your faith, and your future.

Why, then, is this so difficult to do?

FamilyMaybe you grew up in a large family with many siblings and your origin within the family left you feeling as if you never fit in. It could be you felt your sisters were prettier and had lovelier hair than you, were thinner and taller than you, and you had short fine hair, and were short and curvy, which caused you to feel a bit negative about yourself. Or maybe your siblings were the ones who…

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Australia Day 26 January 2017!



I wrote this poem in 2013, I think, and my Facebook friend Ag Nes created this digital photo.


Citizenship ceremonies will be held all over Australia today. People will celebrate in green parks and on sandy beaches, in pubs and clubs and at home. They’ll put lamb chops, sausages and shrimps on the barbie, delicious Aussie tucker, and keep cool and merry sipping cold Aussie beer or any other Aussie beverage.

My hubby Sasha and I will be celebrating with our feathered friends.


With colourful Rainbow Lorikeets



With Magpies singing praises of this special day.



These two rascals won’t be welcome. The Sulphur-crested Cockatoos were good fun until they decided to help themselves, in our absence, to our outdoor timber furniture.



I’ll let you join the party, Mr Currawong, if you pop in at your hairdresser’s first.



The Laughing Kookaburra is always welcome.


Happy Australia Day to my fellow Australians!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Quotes

Inspirational post! Thank you, Cheryl. ❤


God, Freedom, & Everything USA                                                                                                                                                                                 More:

We must accept infinite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

The time is always right to do what is right.


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