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Viet Tran

5 Months Ago

Your Thought Of Art And Poetry

Please feel free to drop by and leave your thought, your art, your music, your poetry, or whatever you wanna share. Enjoy your life and your art. Thanks for dropping and leaving your footprints on this thread . Have a restful day and night.

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Viet Tran

5 Months Ago

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The Sorrowful Autumn
(Specially written for my friend artist Fred Jinkins)


Summer is drifting further away
leaving behind an adoring sensation

Autumn is coming
and
creating
a confusing moment
as the breezy wind rustles inside tree canopies
when it’s blowing colorful leave.

White cloud forms a mournful headband on the sky
during the long funeral;
in
which
it grieves for the dying summer.
Hot and dried weather would be fully buried
under layers of soggy leaves and rainfalls.

As if it were yesteryear,
farewell footprints
from the last Fall
still
could be seen
on the olden trail.
Somehow it arises inside my inner self
a wild-wild dream of strolling around on the lost path again.

Life in exile is always as painful as it would be
I often feel as if I were a dying leaf
drifting
very far away
from the main branch
of my former homeland.

My emotion has been entwined like a tangled roll
that would have ever been undone
to its original norm
and form
again.

08-9-2917
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca




Triste Automne

L'été dérive plus loin
laissant derrière lui une sensation adorante

L'automne arrive
et
créant
un moment confus
alors que le vent souffle dans les auvents
quand il souffle des feuilles colorées.

Le nuage blanc forme un
bandeau de deuil
sur le ciel
pendant les funérailles longues;
dans
lequel
Il pleure l'été mourant.
Le temps chaud et sec serait entièrement enterré
sous des couches de feuilles empilées et de pluies.

Comme si c'était autrefois,
empreintes d'adieu
depuis le dernier automne
encore
pourrait etre vu
sur l'ancien sentier.
D'une façon ou d'une autre, elle se pose à l'intérieur de moi-même
un rêve sauvage de se promener sur le chemin perdu à nouveau.

La vie en exil est toujours aussi pénible que ce serait
J'ai souvent l'impression d'être une feuille mourante
dérive
très loin
de la branche principale
de mon ancienne patrie.

Mon émotion a été entrelacée comme un rouleau enchevêtrement
cela aurait été annulé
à sa norme d'origine
et forme
encore.

08-9-2917
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet

 

Bill Tomsa

5 Months Ago

In the southwest autumn is welcomed
It signals a time of cooler weather

A time to enjoy the desert outdoors
It signals a time that's always better.

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Bill Tomsa

https://billtomsa.blogspot.com/

 

Viet Tran

5 Months Ago

Nice to see you dropping by, Bill. Have a restful evening, my friend.

 

Bill Tomsa

5 Months Ago

Thank you my friend and same to you.

 

VIVA Anderson

5 Months Ago

Hello my friend, good to see you here again amongst us and for a start, I just feel it important to post a quote from my collection of quotes.
This one resonates so much for me, it is about art, life, love.............and, shall be back soon with more to share...........thanks for the thread.
Always glad to share art, life, love, with you. I might add another to this post in the way of Art.........mine, of course, lol..............VIVA


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VIVA Anderson

5 Months Ago

As to sharing Art...........hope you like this: it has the most visitors, and is my favourite, too.................................

one of the quotes I chose for this, in the description........................



"I'll dip my brush into the sunrise, and the sunset, and the rainbow. " ~ Robert Browning to Elizabeth Barrett.


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Viet Tran

5 Months Ago

Good morning my dear friend Vivian. Thank you very much. It's nice to see you dropping by and leaving the quote and your awesome painting. A nice day and a restful weekend to Tom, Vivian and everybody.




An echo to y painting Rainbow Clouds



Hope

What's going down must go up
sooner or later
for
sure.

The sun always comes out after heavy rain;
we might see the clear sky
with a beautiful rainbow
in full spectrum
of
colours.

So long as we keep our hope intact,
everyone one of us will see the bight sunlight
after many days
in
the dark.

09-9-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca



 

VIVA Anderson

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Viet..........I find your thoughts so uplifting........and am honoured to have inspired you..............We see the light, it is, fantastic.

 

Natalie Holland

5 Months Ago

Nice to see you, Viet!

Sharing one of my favorites quotes.......Follow your heart but take your brain with you. - Alfred Adler

 

Viet Tran

5 Months Ago



@ Vivian: How is the weather in Sidney, my friend?

@ Natalie: Long time no talk. Nice to see you dropping with your favorite quote, my friend. I think when you follow your heart, you'll lose your brain. Have a restful evening.



 

Viet Tran

5 Months Ago

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"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." ~ Oscar Wilde



An echo to the quote by Alfred Adler: "Follow your heart but take your brain with you."




No Logic in Romaine

She prefers to take the brain with her,
whenever, she follows her heart
on the path
of
romaine.

Alas, it’d be totally worthless;
simply, ’cause, there’d be absolutely
no logic in love
for
the brain
to comprehend.

As soon as, she falls into it;
her mind is blind;
her heart is lost
she’s drowned
deep
deeper
deepest
‘til she hits the bottom of the ocean o’ love
and gets stuck there for the rest of her life

It's nearly impossible say good bye;
unless, she wanna get out of it
with
a troublesome mind
and a shattered heart.

09-9-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca

 

VIVA Anderson

5 Months Ago

Viet, the weather, ahhhhhhhhhh Sydney.............it is already balmy in daylight, still chilly at night, and DRY.........I give thanks.............considering the weather worldwide...........
I pray for the wellbeing of our fellow humans enduring nature's 'gifts' to remind us of how powerless we really are..........the lions know.
Here's a weather image for you from my main street in beautiful, ritzy Mosman, just north of city centre, across the Harbour Bridge...........a recent photo.........
an Aboriginal name of the Whale..........The Aboriginals were our 'first' settlers 40,000 years ago!


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Viet Tran

5 Months Ago

My dear friend Vivian. Thank you very much for your reply. You're lucky to live in Australia - a rich country with abundant natural resources. I love Aussies's romantic accent.

I’m poetically inspired by your comment "I pray for the well-being of our fellow humans enduring nature's 'gifts' to remind us of how powerless we really are..........the lions know.".




Pollution: How Would We Deal With It?

It’s up to us to take whatever best
for us and for our own lives.
no one would dare
challenge
us.

Why would they would care?
unless,
we’re
their loved ones.

So
go ahead
keep praying
if you truly believe in God,
who knows
He might help you cope with your own mess.
or
you
would do
whatever make you feel at ease
from the cluttered rubbish which we've dumped around our own home.

I myself believe
I’m the one
who has dug up my own hole
I
must
fill it up by myself
if I wanna get out of it.

It time for us to stop polluting:
the air we breathe,
the food we eat,
the water we drink,
the space we live in…

What the heck are we waiting for?
Let’s do it together
in our own way.
you pray;
I act.

10-9-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca

 

Peggy Collins

5 Months Ago

Katz
they have crazy eyes
that shine like devils in the dark
They leave their mark
on my innards
in ways i can't describe

Dogz
they have hopeful eyes
that beg you to love them
I never want to leave them
on this plane or the next
they are my favorites

papillon dog art

 

Viet Tran

5 Months Ago



Nice to see you here, Peggy. Thank you for your poems: Kats and Dogs. . Victoria's sky is clearer, because we have got some rainfall in the at two days. I hope the wildfire smoke would have been cleared up in your area and you would breathe fresh air too.

 

Peggy Collins

5 Months Ago

Hi Viet. Yes, we got some rain yesterday finally and it might happen again today so the smoke has cleared away. We've had about three weeks of smokey skies here on the Sunshine Coast. We really need more rain though, don't we? I just went for a hike and the air is intoxicatingly fresh for a change.

 

VIVA Anderson

5 Months Ago

Thanks, Viet, for your insightful response to me, and I think your words.............
"
Let’s do it together
in our own way.
you pray;
I act. "

should/could easily be the mantra for all humanity.

 

Kenneth Agnello

5 Months Ago

Viet,

My thought of the day is I am glad you are back with the thread...was wondering how it disappeared. Glad to see your return! Keep the writing and poetry a'coming.

 

Viet Tran

5 Months Ago



Good evening EVERYONE.
Thank you very much Peggy, Vivian, and Ken. I appreciate your dialogues that make me feel connected to the outside world.

@ Peggy: Happy to hear that the air quality on your Sunshine Coast is much better now. In Victoria, the sun is back today and the atmosphere has becoming little bit murky by the end of the day. According to the local weather forecast, it'll be sunny in the next two weeks. Therefore, we may breathe the badly smokey air again.

@ Vivian: The world, we live in, has increasingly drifted apart. It is too far to build any bridge between the left and the right. Anyway, you and i won't be here to witness the doomsday of mankind. I think we'd better take the best of each day, don't you agree?

@ Ken: Nice to see your dropping by my thought-provoking artist. The past has gone, wouldn't it be better to leave it alone? In addition, it seems impossible to predict what would be in the future. Let's celebrate this instant moment, my friend.

Enjoy a restful evening,

 

VIVA Anderson

5 Months Ago

Good advice, Viet......thank you.
I'm glad to see Kenneth back, too.

 

Karen Newell

5 Months Ago

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Embracing a Dream

I met her
in a dream
last night
where
our hearts
began to heal.

A sacred needle
of peace
strung
with infinite love
patiently began to sew
the scars
of our long separation.

Karen Newell
9/11/17

 

Marlene Burns

5 Months Ago

MY only contribution to this thread will be to sit back and luxuriate in your words, Viet, that scream across miles with such quiet truth.....

 

Viet Tran

5 Months Ago


Good morning all. Thank you Vivian, Karen, and Marlene. Your conversations have given me a good feeling of having human touch with you.

@ Vivian: Go with your comfy flow, my friend. Don't take my lousy advise, otherwise you might end up in a ditch -lol.

@ Karen: Long time no contact. Interesting to read your nice poem and viewing your new artwork. I hope to read more.

@ Marlene: You're a very talented artist. Each time, you drop by, you inspire me by your creativity. It makes me think of how I could bring my poetry to your creative level.

A Note to my friend Ed Meredith: I hope you are safe and sound while Irma is pounding on Florida. Take care, Ed.

Enjoy your day, my friend

 

Viet Tran

5 Months Ago



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True Love Has No Sex

She is very attractive,
Her eyes are in deep blue
as the color of a mystic sky
in
one of van Gogh’s paintings.

Her gentle nature makes her
a perfect female
the best dream
of
every man.
He feels very relaxed in his trouble-free time with her.

Unlike his former relationship with other females,
he falls in love with her
purely
from his heart
without any sexual desire attached.

He enjoys putting her on his lap,
running his fingers through her hair
to sense the softness on her neck
while
listening to her moan
of purring in orgasm…

After going through hell from different failed relationships,
he has totally lost trust in women
in general.
so
he can only rely on her
he has never considered her as a pet
but a trustworthy companion for the rest of his life


11-09-2017
Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Tran
www.papercollage.ca

 

Jim Taylor

5 Months Ago

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Late Bus

I saw you waiting for that bus
the one that is always late
in between a dream

you looked so patient
as you let the wind caress your hair
I thought I heard some tires moan
or maybe the breeze through the trees

I hope your safe in the night
on that bench alone
hoping your bus arrives soon
under an old street lamp like moon

Jim Taylor 9/10/2017

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Ed Meredith

7 Days Ago

Chúc Mừng Năm Mới

Happy New Year

i born in the year of the tiger
as the dragons and lions danced
among plum blossoms
kumquats
sunflowers
eggplant
and bamboo
bringing good fortune
with health
prosperity and luck
on my very first day
of my very new year
evil was banished
and all were welcomed
in happiness and good cheer
on that very first day
of my very new year


ed meredith
in the year of the Dog
day one

Gracious wishes of the new spring with
security, good health, and prosperity for all...

 

Ed Meredith

7 Days Ago

Viet my friend, your Lunar New Year and thoughts of exile and feeling of disconnect, cause my own pause for thought...


one may be or feel
exiled from one’s homeland
family and friends all so distant
far away
but one is never exiled
from being the Universal Truth
that we are

we are the answer
and the question
doubt and yet
the confirmation
we are the vitality
in our tired bodies
we are now
the present
and the celebration

ed meredith
in the year of the Dog
Day one

 

Viet Tran

6 Days Ago


Happy Lunar New Year
to
YOU and YOUR LOVED ONES

Good Health, Happiness, Inner Peace, and Good Luck
in whatever you do and pursue
throughout the Year of the Dog.


 

Danl Art

4 Days Ago

Art Prints

Shattering the fine line
Between
Motherhood and sexuality

 

Danl Art

3 Days Ago

Photography Prints

It would be nice if artists would be honest and label their work for what it really is

 

Ed Meredith

2 Days Ago

House Rules...
The House Rules?
The House Rules!
The House Rules:


to do do not do
do not not do too
to do not do not do too
not to do too to do not
not to do too to do not not
do not do too to do not
do not do


ed meredith
done did do today

 

Danl Art

2 Days Ago

Ed...

The older you get the more help you need to make "do"

 

Ed Meredith

2 Days Ago

i "do do" i

 

Viet Tran

2 Days Ago

an echo to Ed's House Rules



Rules or No Rules

a house with no rule is a messy place
where children wildly run around,
foolishly play with automatic rifles
and shoot many people
dead.

on the other hand,
too many rules
would turn
a house
into
a ground of the dead
where zombies walk about
like mechanical robots without any living activities

something in balance between the two extreme ends
is
the best
as it might prevent lawless chaos
and it could provide enough room
for all living beings
to restfully
breathe
in
peace.

alas, the more civilized a society becomes
the more rules are made
to turn modern man
back
into
caveman again.

Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
02-2-2018

 

Viet Tran

2 Days Ago



From Ape to Man


has mankind made
civilized progress
or regress?

in
his evolution

from

the ape
(who ate raw meat
ran wild in the jungle,
and fought with a stick, a rock…)

to

the modern man
(who lives in a skyscraper
walks in suit and necktie
but fights with atomic weapon.)

Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca
02-20-2018

 

Ed Meredith

2 Days Ago

Viet my good friend, your thoughts have just caused some neurons to fire off at random on a local event...


?

would that i could
I should echo your thought
but mine are to crass
insensitive i’m told
for the fagile minds
that may behold
the words that i say
and written these days
after the carnage
and the lack of response
by adults in charge
with the means to change
the rules so ensconced

while the youth
protected
assumedly by us
ride to the state capital on a bus
to voice and demand responsible action
from those in the pockets of the special interest
faction

i could
i should go on
but my mind starts to rant and rave
with words not so staid
to be printed or read by the fragile few
or so i’m told
who have picked up the mantel
dropped by those who hold and set the rules
be damned
change them

people with guns kill people

change them
change them
change them


ed meredith
another day of mourning

 

Danl Art

2 Days Ago

Art Prints

In this world of insidious alliances and whores....there is nothing more artful than a Blue Eyed Nipple

 

Viet Tran

1 Day Ago

You've said it very well, Ed.



My sundry thought about the equation: GUN + MAN = GUNMAN


Questions Which Need No Political Answer

an insane man attacks a crowd
only
with his
bare hands;
he would be easily taken down
by many people around him
before he would injure
or
kill
anyone.

a madman tries to kill someone
in a crowd
with
a knife
in his hands.
he might injure a couple of people
while the crowd is struggling
to apprehend him;
before, he is able
to
kill
someone.

when a crazy man pulls the trigger
of an automatic riffle
and
sprays
indiscriminately
many ammunition rounds at a crowd,
how many innocent people
are
lucky
enough
to save their lives
by hysterically running away?

we have already known through endless nonsense shootings
that a madman and an automatic rifle
in combination
is
the most
disastrous
for innocent people.

to
make
a society safe
which one must be banned from being in existence?
or
at least
would be put
under full control for a lifetime?

Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca
02-21-2018

 

Viet Tran

1 Day Ago

"It would be nice if artists would be honest and label their work for what it really is" a quote by Danl Art


an echo to Dan's Thought.



Artistic Sea of Fools

it is the imagination
that
makes artists think out of the box
takes them away from social norms
and carries them on the long journey of creativity

artists are really damned liars
who fool themselves
about the boring
reality
which they live in
so that they could let
their minds fly into unlimited sky
their hearts go wild into its deepest emotional state .

if artists were honest
in
their
creation
there would be absolutely no fine art at all


Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www.papercollage.ca
02-21-2018

 

Ed Meredith

1 Day Ago

Watching the late night "Pundits":

political debate
more polarized
and coarse than ever
in this age of social and immediate media
thanks to the internet we have become expert parsers of language
meaning
and authorial intent
obsessed
with subtext


ed meredith
February 2018

 

Ed Meredith

1 Day Ago

3:33 AM Ramblings and echoing thoughts to Danl and Viet's “Artist"


What is an Artist:


artist create
artists mirror
artist exemplify
glorify
repudiate
question
and answer those societies that help create them
artists are inspired and therefore
inspire

artists are those who strive for something new
even if only
a new perspective on an old concept

artists are those who allow the basis of their being
to be exposed to the light of day
and artists will find a way to create
even when entire societies try to impede their process

am i an artist
I do not know
i don't think so
for artists are those
who are unafraid to speak in public
and i am mostly shy


ed meredith
February 2018



 

Ed Meredith

1 Day Ago

One more thought before bed...

What is an artist?
World English Dictionary puts it this way:

artist (ˈɑːtɪst) — n
1. a person who practises or is skilled in an art, esp painting, drawing, or sculpture
2. a person who displays in his work qualities required in art, such as sensibility and imagination
3. a person whose profession requires artistic expertise, esp a designer: a commercial artist
4. a person skilled in some task or occupation: an artist at bricklaying
5. obsolete an artisan
6. slang a person devoted to or proficient in something: a booze artist ; a con artist

i say;
when i use the camera and take photographs am i a photographer
when i use clay, stone or metal and work in 3d am i a sculptor
when i use the brush and paint am i a painter
when i write poetry am i a poet
when i dance i am a dancer
and when i create I am ...

 

Danl Art

1 Day Ago

Ed....Viet....

Photography Prints

Lets lay it all out on the table....everyone is an artist

 

Ed Meredith

1 Day Ago

Indeed We are Danl...



To quote Monty Python's Flying Circus; “And now for something completely different”.


Hands

as i look at my hands
i think of what they can do
they grasp
they poke
they punch
they feel
they sense
they soothe
they heal
and evaluate
all that is real

hands hold and mold
the world around us
they can even speak
telling stories
and reveal our innermost thoughts

so lend me a hand
for i only have two
in this world so large
and time so short

i've a guitar to pluck
a chapel to paint
and a mountain to chisel
steel to forge
a shoe to tie
surgery to preform
a child to caress
an itch to scratch
another hand to clasp
so put it there pal
in friendship and trust
for the real experience
Is us and touch is a must

ed meredith
2018

 

Christopher Maxum

1 Day Ago




dont lose your head!

 

Ed Meredith

1 Day Ago

Christopher, thanks for the giggles and don't worry about crapping on this thread the pages are self cleansing...

 

Danl Art

1 Day Ago

Christopher...

After reading your enlightening art....I can now see why I am plan B

 

Christopher Maxum

22 Hours Ago

yeh, its crazy days dudes lol

echo, “from ape to man” by Viet

with us its
from Poets to monkeys!!
and orangutans

 

Viet Tran

10 Hours Ago

An echo to Ed's, Christopher's, and Danl's art and poetry


My Sundry Thought of Landmines in Poetry

I have a lot of respect for writers, poets, bloggers
who truthfully express their raw thoughts and genuine emotions
behind the iron curtain of a strictly forbidden land
such as North Korea,
Vietnam
or China, etc.

when writing becomes a landmine
through which poets/writers, bloggers must carefully tiptoe
otherwise they would be punished
with endless harassment,
long imprisonment,
and brutal torture
or even their lives
could be
lost.

I
wonder
what and how
would they be inspired enough to write
when every word is fatally dangerous
as it could trigger
an unexpected
explosion.

they must have the extreme courage
to
pour out
all thoughts
and true emotions
inside their provoking minds and caring hearts
with NO FEAR of being severely persecuted
for
openly rebelling
against the powerful system.

I don't know whether people in the West would recognize
how lucky they are
to
enjoy
the freedom
of expression.


Thao Chuong Tran Quoc Viet
www,papercollage.ca
02-22-2018

 

Brian Wallace

9 Hours Ago

2-23-18, I was watching the amazing 15-year-old prodigy Alina Zagitova who capped her meteoric ascent with the Olympic title, beating out the countrywoman who inspired her to become a figure skater to win the first gold medal for the Olympic Athletes from Russia at these Pyeongchang Games.

"A Golden Opportunity"


She was poised and confidant,
Her face was all smiles,

There was a good reason,
She had come all these miles,

Her idle was now her competition,
Only three years older,

She is VERY good,
but my routine is bolder,

They both gave their all,
and neither one would fall,

It was as if she knew,
there was no reason to stew,

I'm very talented and I'll show it,
I'll win the gold then they'll know it.

There was no sign of strain,
no sign of pain,

No reason to hurry,
No sign of worry,

Just another day in stride,
I'll take the medal with pride,

My home country aside,
Now I must confide,

Some of them cheated,
Some of them lied,

But the ones that passed the test,
Were still some we call the best,

They were allowed
To represent,

A GOLDEN opportunity,
was time well spent,



~ Brian Wallace 2-23-18


Brian_A Golden Opportunity_Alina Zagitova_Poem 1 LG_022318_2D

 

Kenneth Agnello

3 Hours Ago

Viet,
Much like your words on “writer’s land mines.” Yes, in the West, so long as we resist dictatorship takeover, we can speak. The fact is, however, even In a so-called free world, the privilege to speak one’s thoughts is consistently beaten down and threatened by the demigods of “good taste,” the anointed experts on what should be seen and heard. Pleasantries are the rule...just get along; make no waves. As a cutting-edge artist, how often am I criticized for not painting the “pretty.” I leave that job to the countless others who opt to pacify rather than provoke.

 

Danl Art

1 Hour Ago

Art Prints

I can never understand why more and more women are always trying to reach the top....because the ones I know always prefer to stay on the bottom.

 

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