What love is?

What love is?

They say it’s a river,
deluging the murky corners
of your spirit,
sweeping every shadow,
leaving sparkles in your eyes.

They say it’s a storm,
coming unannounced
in the early hours of a hot siesta,
carrying pure rain to wash
every past touch away.

They say it’s a fairytale
from lands unexplored,
deja vu like an immaculate dream
you’ve seen before, a mystery
keeping your pale imagination alive.

But today it’s only a moment of weakness
that caught my heart off guard.
A thousand butterfly wings flapping,
taking apart my certainty,
summer winds, not letting me fall asleep.

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Thanks to Jamie Dedes and her post “New bodies for old souls” for the inspiration.


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


Season’s favorite challenge


When I started blogging, I stumbled on many prompts and challenges. I often thought I would like to create one myself and manage it through to the end. With my favorite season- summer- here and today’s morning coffee the idea came unexpectedly. I invite you to participate with me. Let’s enjoy some time together in the blog world.

Anyone is welcome!

The challenge will take place in July and it will include 5 posts.

2 July – Spring’s favorite

9 July – Summer’s favorite

16 July – Autumn’s favorite

23 July – Winter’s favorite

30 July – All time favorite

Each post has to contain your favorite: word, quote, poem, book, song, movie, town, animal, flower, food and image related to each seasonFor the last post on July 30, it should contain your all-time favorite.

If you are bi-or-multi-lingual and have a favorite word that is not English, please know the word is not limited to English. The poem may be written by you or by someone else. It doesn’t need to be titled with the name of the season. It needs to show what each season makes you write or think about. With the song you may include a video, but this is not a must rule. The town can be a place where you think a season is best spent, even if you haven’t been there. You can provide a recipe when you write about your favorite meal. Or, you can just name your favorite brand or include a little explanation of why exactly this is your favorite. Most of all the idea of this challenge is to share what we like with others. So be creative in any way you’d like! I would love to discover common or rare interests in the posts of others and to meet new people and be inspired by the desires of others.

After the challenge is over, I’ll choose the posts that I liked the most and create a winners’ tribute. My posts will be up every Saturday at 12:01 a.m. my time. I live in Athens, Greece. You will have a week – from Saturday to Saturday – to share your link in the comment section of my posts. Please feel free to use the banner for Seasons’ Favorite challenge that Sonam and I created. Thank you for the help Sonam! Also, I’d like to invite Cherlyn Cochrane from Over a cup of coffee. Cherlyn took part in a challenge called 31 days of blogging honesty, I enjoyed seeing her posting every day and now that the challenge is over, I’d like to give her more reasons to share with us her unique view on life. So, I think I said everything I was supposed to say about this challenge and if I haven’t, feel free to ask questions. I truly hope there will be enough people to find the idea appealing. I can’t wait for July and the first post of the challenge! Until then, be happy everyone! Peace & Love …

© 2011  Broken Sparkles

Few stars, one moon, love, faith, you and I


Words again, flowing inside my head with the speed of light, again, restless. Sometimes I want to write it all down, but I don’t manage, because it’s way too much, the words come and go so fast. I’m sitting out on the balcony, in this unusually warm night and the traffic of thoughts is not letting me sleep, again. The sky, my faithful company, hugging me with thick darkness, the stars lighting my questions, tons of questions and I wonder how much will take me to count them all? The questions and the stars …

Lately I’ve been thinking of astrology cards. Do you know that these cards can show what’s in the future? Not so much as a definite prediction, more like possibilities to happen. Friend of mine does that, exploring astrology and its mysteries. She says: “If we grab the right opportunity, at the right time and place and the stars are on our side, we can succeed, if we learn the language of the planets, they can affect us in a good way”.

And as I think now, there is some logic in it. At night, when we try to free our minds and relax, when the sounds of the day are gone and quietness rules, maybe then the stars and planets can see clearly what events, what happenings are ahead of us. I am almost sure that the day I was born, Venus was right on top of the hospital where my mum gave a birth. How else I can explain the hopeless romance I carry with me all the time?

As I am sure, Venus was there too when I first met you, together with the Moon … that’s why my love for you is so deep, my emotions so strong, so … uh, so everything. Or why I, person of words, go absolutely speechless every time I have you near me? Probably because Mercury-the little, funny planet of communication, hides as soon as you and I get together, to enjoy the disappearance of my thoughts.

I wish Jupiter came to me earlier, to warn me how difficult it will be to love you, to keep you all mine, how much temptation, distance and time will interfere, when you go back across the ocean. I wish Saturn taught me how to face the excitement of each moment spent with you, how to remain calm when I miss you.

Maybe if I stay out here long enough and wait for the world to fall asleep, maybe then one of those bright little twinkles up there, will finally speak to me and tell me that I shouldn’t worry, that you and I will be not only today, but until the end of everything?

Or maybe I should forget about the stars, about the full moon and just go inside to snuggle next to you and let you kiss me “goodnight”, because I know when you do, no planet will make me doubt that you love me here and now …


Image by RedSheep Photography


© 2011  Broken Sparkles