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  • sjbeaux 3d

    ` corner café `

    café on the corner
    charmed culinary delight
    very nostalgic 

    cloaked as a simple bistro
    fresh coffee, steaming croissants

    Words ✍ ©s.j.beaux


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    ~ Writer's Note ~

    The simple act of sitting in my favorite corner café sipping an expresso is its own testament to my commitment to living the writer’s life. My daily routine is inspired by the simple drawings or masterful pieces of art by any artists that inspires me. I often turn to the portfolios of prolific artists, writers, and other creatives when seeking my ekphrastic inspiration. The richness I strive for often finds a place at  some of the fantastic virtual art galleries.

    To view a glimpse of my world, please visit and follow my IG page @s.j.beaux. you won't be disappointed. I will return the favor.


    ~ Inspiration ~

    "And the idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for awhile is just bliss."

    J. K. Rowling
    ©sjbeaux

  • sjbeaux 1w

    ~ Writer's Thoughts ~

    Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you. Because one day you might wake up and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars.

    ~ Writer's Inspiration ~

    "I think perhaps I will always hold a candle for you – even until it burns my hand. And when the light has long since gone …. I will be there in the darkness holding what remains, quite simply"

    - Ranata Suzuki

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    ` fallen love `

    when love has fallen
    a sad silence lurks within
    afflicting the heart

    silently breaking a hope
    abyss consumes the soul

    Words ✍©sjbeaux

  • sjbeaux 1w

    ~ Inspiration ~

    “In the pale evening gloom, when the soft fragrance of Magnolias hung in the air, my heart would swell without warning, and tremble, and lurch with a stab of pain."

    — Haruki Murakami —

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    `A Pierced Soul,`

    gored by selfish desires
    untangling a suffering
    lust piercing a soul

    siphoning away a love
    penetrating deep within

    #tankapoetry #beauxpoetry

    Words ✍ ©sjbeaux

  • sjbeaux 3w

    ~Writer's Notes ~

    There are few experiences quite like taking a long road trip and venturing somewhere you’ve never been before! It’s one of the few forms of travel where it’s all about the journey: the people, the stories, those moments which are hard to describe to someone who wasn’t there.

    I was inspired to write this poem after seeing a sketch by @moivelez_art (Instagram) He is a phenomenal artist, his virtual gallery gives us a glimpse into  a "Must See" world....

    This Tanka Peom encapsulates what it’s like to take a road trip with no specific destination, just following the "Road Less Traveled."

    ~ Inspriration ~

    “A passenger on a road journey is in the hands of a driver; a reader embarking on a book is in the hands of a narrator.”  - Romesh Gunesekera

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    ` the road less traveled `

    the bend in the road
    embarking to the unknown
    road trip to nowhere

    soul yearns for adventure
    the vast open road beckons

    Words ✍ ©sjbeaux

  • i_shukriya 3w

    The fallen leaves downturn my soma
    touches my agony & the greif
    of being so soft to keep in faith to someone,
    titillate's my soul and a word NO WORRY, you are innocent but stout,be elated but now with caution...


    ©i_shukriya

  • sjbeaux 4w

    ~ Writer's Note ~

    After being immersed into the Asia-Pacific culture for many years, I developed an affection for the Japanese culture, art, and architecture.  Learning that a home is a place of refuge, of virtuous calm with windows into a harmonious contact with nature.

    ~ Inspiration ~

    "When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan."

    - Tadao Ando

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    `Home Sweet Home `

    a home, a refuge
    the place of virtuous calm
    source of happiness

    windows into harmony
    blue curious bicycle

    ` ホームスイートホーム `

    家、避難所
    徳のある穏やかな場所
    幸福の源

    調和への窓
    青い好奇心旺盛な自転車


    Words ✍ ©sjbeaux

  • sjbeaux 4w

    ~  Writer`s Notes ~

    Walking through my garden, gazing at the lingering late-season flowers, I noticed a magnificent inspiration of butteries of vast colors meandering around a stand of wildflowers. I imagined the flowers standing unbridled, reaching boundless to the sky, as if they were rainbows of promise.  Realizing, there is poetry among nature's gift of butterflies and wildflowers.

    ~ Inspiration ~

     "One of the best gifts you can give a poet is to present them with field guides - to rocks, to stars, to birds, to wildflowers, to trees and bushes, to butterflies, to reptiles and amphibians."

    - Marge Piercy.

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    ` Wildflowers & Butterflies `

    unbridled wildflowers
    reaching boundless to the sky
    rainbows of promise

    vast colors on a flower
    butterflies - the gift of nature


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    Words ✍©sjbeaux

  • sjbeaux 4w

    ~  Writer`s Notes ~

    On this first day of Fall I am inspired by Andrew Wyeth's "Autumn". 

    With tree-lined streets set ablaze;  leaves sparking into wild colors, I adore that Fall is the season of the soul and our second spring.

    Realizing that I can not waste anything so precious as this autumnal scenery by staying in the indoors.

    ~ Inspiration ~

    "I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it... I always want to see the third dimension of something... I want to come alive with the object."

    - Andrew Wyeth

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    ` Autumn `

    Fall our second spring
    leaves fluttering from a tree
    season of the soul 

    tree-lined streets are set ablaze
    leaves spark into wild colors

    #tankapoetry

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  • sjbeaux 5w

    ~ Writer's Thoughts ~
    As writers, we prefer our souls to be broken and dark. For this write I felt as if I was buried in a vast dreadful pit full of unspeakable mysteries, feeling torn between my poetic ambitions and the fervor for my exquisitely sensual muse.

    ~ Inspiration ~

    "In a world of the ordinary and predictable, be a darkness, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." ......Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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    `an enigma `

    mysterious air
    soulful clasping demeanor
    her innocence torn

    exquisitely sensual
    journey into a darkness

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  • sjbeaux 6w

    ~ Writer's Note ~ 

    Seduction begins early in life, in our relationships, seduction is physical, both with bodily contact and by satisfying desires such as ravenous appetites. We are creatures by nature vulnerable to seduction throughout our lives.

    ~ Inspiration ~

    " Seduction is a form of deception, but people want to be led astray, they yearn to be seduced. If they didn’t, seducers would not find so many willing victims. Get rid of any moralizing tendencies, adopt the seducer’s playful philosophy, and you will find the rest of the process easy and natural." ........Robert Greene, The Art of Seduction

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    ` a devouring appetite `

    craving my hunger
    her eyes seduced my passion
    tempting a weakness

    to understand her desires
    my appetite must devour

    #tankapoetry

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  • misspoet 6w

    A yellow leaf get
    separated from the tree,
    smells the fragrance of
    the freedom for a while,
    and then, it falls to the ground.
    ©misspoet

  • sjbeaux 6w

    ~ Writer's Thoughts ~

    There is nothing more provocative than a powerful confident women.

    ~ Inspiration ~

    "A confident woman does not chase love; she...attracts it."

    ~ Shannon Yvette Tanner

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    ` e·le·gàn·za `
    ( elegance )


    free in her wildness
    luring with her confidence
    subtle dignity 

    desirably powerful
    deliciously salacious

    #tankapoetry #valerieseries

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  • sjbeaux 7w

    ~  Writer`s Notes ~

    I recently read a quote by American Novelist Truman Capote that made me ponder what if another writer composed my story what would they say? Will they have said more than I have done....

    ~ Inspiration ~

    " I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true."
    --- Truman Capote

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    ` a confession`

    Imagine it was someone else who composes your story.... What would they confess......Would thier expressions whisper veracity.......Would they announce anything  that’s worth remembrance ......Would they articulate the words you need to hear......Would their phrases be eloquent poetry......When all is declared openly, will they have said more than you have done....

    The imaginative writer's composing thoughts; what would they convey?

    Words ✍©sjbeaux

  • sjbeaux 7w

    ~ Writer's Note ~ 

    The art of seduction is based in part as a subtle manipulative metaphor
    perfecting itself in poetry.

    ~ Inspiration ~

    "We dance to seduce ourselves. To fall in love with ourselves. When we dance with another, we manifest the very thing we love about ourselves so that they may see it and love us too."  ~ Kamand Kojouri

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    ` a craving seductress `

    a moment alone
    a heart craving with desire
    loneliness aches 

    eyes with seducing passion
    tugging on my weaknesses

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  • sjbeaux 7w

    ~ Inspiration ~

    " Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~ Anais Nin

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    `  Found Treasures `

    Laying the first stone
    Creating the path of life
    With nurturing grace

    Cultivating happiness
    Friendship is a found treasure

    ✍©sjbeaux

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  • sjbeaux 8w

    ~ Inspiration Credit ~ 

    "She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water."

    - Roman Payne

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    ` a wanderess `

    wandering free soul
    gliding freely with each step
    she moved aimlessly

    unmoved by provocation
    seemingly tamed by no time

    Words ✍©sjbeaux

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  • sjbeaux 8w

    ~ Writer's Notes~

    When I first met "Lila" a beautifully mixed Sri Lankan ~ Indie woman. I was in awe of her naturally undisturbed brown skin, that was paired perfectly with dark eyes that appeared as deep as the sea. My breath paused as my soul pulled dreadfully near to her eloquent grace. Sadly as I began to understand her story, I felt that her heart had been stolen by others and eventually muted to the rest world.

    Her own words became the inspiration to write this Tanka Poem. It's my hope these scribbled words convey those raw emotions as I witnessed and felt them.

    ~ Inspiration ~

    White sky
    Wounded words
    Muted me

    [moments from a gloomy day at a resort]

    Author ✒ Lila

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    ` wounded words `

    from the white skies realm
    dark eyes as deep as the sea
    undisturbed brown skin

    draws my soul dreadfully near
    sadly her hearts been stolen

    #tankapoetry

    Words ✍©sjbeaux

  • sjbeaux 9w

    ~ Writer's Notes~

    Beauty has been at the heart of Italian art and culture for centuries. Portraying a passion for elegance, civility, and expressiveness.

    There is an appreciation for the small details, the little things make for a beautiful appearance. Often it's a simple intense gaze, olive skin, dark eyes, and dark hair, with a natural look. ( "la bella figura' 'making a beautiful figure)

    ~ Inspiration ~

    "Art, to me is seeing. I think you have to use your eyes as well as your emotions, and one without the other just doesn't work. That's my art."

    - Andrew Wyeth, The Helga Pictures

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    ` la bella figura `

    earthly sensuous muse
    eyes trouble by vagueness
    gaze somewhat askance

    her dark inward suggestion
    calls my lascivious desires

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    Words ✍©sjbeaux

  • misspoet 15w

    The Grasshopper

    Gangling lush green grass,
    Where the long legs hops blithely,
    Potrays the summer.
    In the semblance gifted by the greens,
    Vanishes the grasshopper.
    ©misspoet

  • sjbeaux 21w

    Spring Dandelion

    The spring dandelion
    yellow represents rebirth
    promises of life
    no matter of our losses
    life promises are reborn

    春のタンポポ
    黄色は再生を表し、
    人生の約束、
    私たちの損失に関係なく、
    人生の約束は生まれ変わる