A hint of Ireland


Am I stil in Brittany?
As I go down the street
It looks like Ireland to me
Good old memories
Dancing in my mind
Green valleys
Sheperd hills
Stone houses
With colourful eyes
Mystic fog and humid air
Redhead children playing outside
And sunny days sometimes
The pub around the corner
Is missing from the pictures
Was I dreaming?
Oh, so it is France indeed
I hoped it was Ireland instead
I shall drink a bitter cider
Wishing it was a Guinness pint.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Street art

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Helen Keller
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Strength shows not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Henry David Thoraeu

Happy New Year!

Bom Ano!
Desejo-vos um 2023 cheio de amor, paz, harmonia, saúde, esperança e alegria.

Bonne Année!
Je vous souhaite un 2023 en bonne santé accompagné de douceur, de la musique, des livres, des promenades en plein air et de la poésie.

Happy New Year!
I wish you 365 days of health, joy, love, peace, inspiration, optimism and creativity.

¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Os deseo un 2023 lleno de amor, salud, magia, aventuras y momentos especiales con la familia y los amigos.

Buon Anno! Auguri!
Che il 2023 vi porti tutto ciò di cui hai bisogno e anche di più.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Orange is the new black


Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.

Wassily Kandinsky

Don’t turn your back away
Don’t push me too hard
Just to see how far I’ll go
I’m still learning to cope
With my hopes and fears
And it’s not easy…
So I dress my brain in orange
To hide the inner darkness
I cover my life with this colour
I accept what others reject
And guess what?
It works out just fine
It cheers me up, finally.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz, KaDDD & Paul Laurent Bressin

Happy birthday… to me!

45 years of ups and downs
The Earth keeps turning around
Friends and family are my rock
And they know what I’m made of
I’m grateful for all I have
Moving forward step by step
Joyful days, blissful nights
I keep chasing my own lights
Every detail is a poem
In a perfect tandem
Sometimes things don’t work out
That’s what life is all about
Meanwhile, l shall have fun
Because yesterday is already gone
Happy birthday to me
Living wild and free!

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Spring in Autumn

A flower blossoms for its own joy.

Oscar Wilde

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.

Okakura Kakuzo

I must have flowers, always, and always.

Claude Monet

The earth laughs in flowers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fields of gold


Rolling over the hill
Spinning around
Again and again
Bountiful harvest
Sore hands
Happy faces
Blissful landcsape
Children running
And laughing out loud
Chasing the dogs
And counting the cows.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Photos : Filipa Moreira da Cruz

Street art


Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.

William Shakespeare

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My hair is blowing in the wind
The fresh air smoothes my face
Every wave opens a window of opportunities
Blissful peaceful mind
The sunset is not a farewell
But the hope that the best is yet to come.

Filipa Moreira da Cruz

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Summer VII

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I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.

Kellie Elmore
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I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.

Susan Branch