Monday, 23 June 2014

Forbidden Love

Beauty Behind The Veil

Exotic market place,
Alight with vibrant colour,
Fragrant aromas fill the air,
Sweet scent of jasmine,
Tantalising smell of spice,
Stall owners in a foreign tongue,
Yell out their wares,
Like music out of tune.
Amidst the midday throng,
Wandering from stall to stall,
A hidden treasure seeking,
Two hands at once reach out,
For bejewelled trinket box.
An accidental touch of skin,
Igniting dormant embers,
Hypnotic eyes of hazel,
Fringed by lashes dark,
Peer out above a touch of silk.
Transfixed I stare,
Into their depths,
At promises unleashed,
Speaking of sensuous nights,
And stolen kisses,
Given in throes,
Of passionate embrace,
Two bodies joined,
In an unbridled dance.
A silent sigh escapes,
From veiled lips yet unseen,
Too soon she turns away,
And disappears into the crowd,
My heart a drum beats out,
The song of a forbidden love.

- Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin -

© 2014 All Rights Reserved Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Moving House

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Moving house can be exciting, stressful and emotional all at the same time ... Well moving blogs has been the same.

Over the last few months I have been moving my blog over to Wordpress.  I have actually been very happy with Blogger, but have been told by many of my fellow bloggers and writers that Wordpress is a better forum and more widely read ... well, it took a year of ummming and aaaring, but I have decided to set up a Wordpress blog and give it a go.  

A little daunting to start again from scratch.  Setting up and decorating my new home and making friends in the new neighbourhood ... new templates, new formats, learning about the Wordpress community and finding my way around.  Those of you who know me are aware that I am no computer nerd lol  So many times I just wanted to go back to the comfort of my old home, but nothing ventured nothing gained as they say.

So far the response has been exciting, but of course, I have a group of loyal followers on Blogger that have supported and encouraged me over that last three years that I do not want to disappoint.  I am so appreciative of your comments and feedback.  It is what has helped my writing to grow.  I have been continuing to post on Blogger, but with less regularity.  So to all you Blogger followers if you have enjoyed and still enjoy my writing, and most importantly our interaction ... I would appreciate your support at my new blog.  Same blog, different address.  Please take a look and follow me to my new home ... .

I would like to hear your thoughts on the move as I consider all of you to be a part of my writing journey and would hope you will continue to be.  Happy to receive feedback on what would make your visit more comfortable and what you enjoy reading so I can make it a place for you to visit, put your feet up and relax.

Friday, 13 June 2014

The World At Large: Cote D'Azur France - The French Riviera

Cannes is a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival.  The city is also famous for its luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels.
Whilst in Nice there are buses that take you to many quaint towns and villages.  It is highly recommended that you see the surrounded area.  Let's take a road trip.
First stop the small town of Menton on the French/Italian border. 

Just across the border the little Italian town of Ventimiglia


Ventimiglia Markets
 When in Italy, do as the Italians ... fresh bread, cacciotore salami and voila you have lunch.  Ooops 'voila' is French.


Next stop the medieval village of Eze 

Au Revoir

- Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin -

© 2014 All Rights Reserved Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Self Portrait

Who am I?
Reflected in the mirror,
Woman full grown,
An unknown face,
Familiar in look,
Life etched across brow,
Beside youth's remnants,
Green eyes that delve,
Into soul's window,
Open to self discovery.

Who am I?
Gatherer of family,
Lover in passion,
Collector of people,
Player on stage,
Writer of poetry,
Seeker in truth,
Student of life,
Believer in dreams,
Holder of hopes.
Who am I?
An intricate puzzle,
At times an enigma,
Adorned mask in place,
Painted in colours,
When layers stripped bare,
Coat of armour removed,
Revealed flesh and blood,
Drowned in humanity,
And power of spirit.
Who am I?
A blending of the past,
Greeting the present,
Of roads well travelled,
And words left spoken,
Great moments of joy,
Blended with sorrow,
Wounds of experience,
Scars as reminders,
A sculpture unique.
- Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin -
© 2014 All Rights Reserved Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin

Thursday, 5 June 2014

The World at Large: France - Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo (literally "Mount Charles") is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Rivier. Near the western is the world-famous Place du Casino, the which has made Monte Carlo "an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth.


Place du Casino
Where dreams are realised and lost.
The Opera de Monte Carlo is an opera house, which forms part of the Monte Carlo Casino located in Monaca.  With the lack of cultural diversions available in Monaco in the 1870s, Prince Charles III along decided to include a concert hall as part of the casino. The main public entrance to the hall was from the casino, while Charles III's private entrance was on the western side. It opened in 1879 and became known as the Salle Garnier, after the architect Charles Garnier who designed it.

Wandering through Le Jardin Exotique, from which you have amazing views over Monte Carlo

Within the park a cave with wonderful examples of naturally formed limestone formations.  

Where there is a Royal Family ... There is a Royal Palace.

Time to play with the BIG GUNS!!!

Anyone for a spot of shopping?

Touristing is thirsty work !!