Valentines Day-Favorite Love Poem Contest Results

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Thank you everyone who participated in our Valentines Day Contest both on the lovenotebooks blog and facebook page. The lucky winner of a Paperblanks Journal and a Ten Design Pen will be announced on our Facebook Page

After checking everyone’s response we realized you collectively created a great list of love poems. We thought it would be fun to share your list of love poems below in no particular order. Maya Angelou and Pablo Neruda deserve special mention since they came up twice.

Erotikos Logos by Giorgos Seferis

In my Sky at Twilight by Pablo Neruda

Wild Nights by  Emily Dickinson

Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet by Thich Nhat Hanh

XVII I do not love you by Pablo Neruda

The Albatros by Baudelaire

Maya Angelou- her work in general was referenced

And of course Mr Willy Shakespeare himself with sonnet 138 (this one made us smile)

Special thanks to those of you who shared your own poems, including one, that reminds us that irons do not make good Valentines gifts.

 

 

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Valentines Day 2017 Lovenotebooks.com: Favorite Love Poem

It can be hard to find a great Valentines Day Gift, but we have a suggestion. A beautiful journal with a handwritten Love Poem written on or glued in on the end paper in front of the Journal. It can be your own writing if inspiration catches you or a favorite poem by someone else. Make it extra special by printing or writing on art paper and gluing the art paper onto the the Fly leaf (The right side of the front end paper)

Paperblanks Journals on a Garden Bench

A journal is the perfect Valentines gift for yourself or your Valentine

One of our favorite Love Poems by Lebanese Poet Khalil Gibran below. What is your favorite Love Poem?

Love One Another

Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup, but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread, but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
And stand together, yet not too near together.
For the pillars of the temple stand apart.
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
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This Cyber Weekend Celebrate the Analog with savings on Lovenotebooks.com

The Marketing powers that be, named the weekend after Thanksgiving cyber weekend. Lovenotebooks.com is in cyber space to sing the praises of our analog passion; the notebook, a journal of your choice, that special feeling of putting pen to paper. This Cyber Weekend celebrate the analog with us and use coupon URFAMILY to enjoy 15% off  your purchase. Coupon is valid through Monday November 28th. This is the prefect time to get your favorite journal from Paperblanks, Moleskine, Leuchtturm or Paperthinks and stock up on gifts for the holidays.

Save 15% with coupon URFAMILY at lovenotebooks

Celebrate the Analog with a 15% off coupon at lovenotebooks.com

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New from Paperblanks, The Nova Stella Collection of Journals

Three journals from the Paperblanks Nova Stella Collection

Three Journals from the Paperblanks Nova Stella Collection.

Paperblanks continues to unearth amazing book bindings from museums, libraries and private collections around the world. Stars have captured our imagination since the dawn of time, so much so that we reach for the stars when we try to imagine what was impossible before. The cover design for the new Paperblanks Nova Stella Collection was taken from the 1789 binding of Missale Sacri Ordinis by the Italian publisher Octavio Puccinelli. The brocaded design in gold manages to be intricate and sparse at the same time by leaving ample space around the center star design, allowing it to shine. These journals are the perfect reminder to stay focused on our own guiding star of inspiration and are a beautiful companion for the exploration of our own galaxies of ideas. The Nova Stella collection is available in three cover designs, Nox, a dark brown background; Solis, a golden yellow background and Astra, a midnight blue background. The Series is offered in Paperblanks full range of five sizes and in both blank and lined paper. Clearly Paperblanks has high hopes for this collection and they should, the Nova Stella journals  have us all starry eyed!

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Happy Halloween-Scary Stories-Great Journals

Happy Halloween.

Start a new family tradition. Select a beautiful and durable (Scary)journal for inspiration and have kids and grown-ups contribute their scary stories. Each Halloween your family’s scary story book will grow. Reading stories from years past will be good fun and may even prove insightful. Journal pictured is by Paperblanks and features a print by Canadian artist Alistair Macready Bell.

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Great Artists Equal Great Inspiration

Paperblanks William Shakespeare Journal

Paperblanks 400th year Anniversary journal of the bard William Shakespeare

Paperblanks celebrates William Shakespeare, Johan Sebastian Bach and William Butler Yeats.

Paperblanks, the Vancouver Canada based Publisher of quality journals celebrating the world’s cultural heritage, is honoring three great artists with their very own journals: William Shakespeare, the composer Johan Sebastian Bach and the Irish Poet William Butler Yeats.

The three Journals are part of the Paperblanks Embellished Manuscript Collection, a series of journals with a magnetic flap closure and a sample of writing in the artists’ own hand on the cover. The magnetic flap features the artists’ signature. The exception is the Shakespeare journal which rocks a very cool period looking magnetic brass hook to close the journal

The Paperblanks William Shakespeare Journal is available for a limited time only and coincides with the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death(1564-1616). Shakespeare’s identity is still a source of disagreement and much speculation and Paperblanks steps right into the debate by embossing an excerpt of the play Sir Thomas More on the cover. The back of the journal features the familiar face of Shakepeare, which may or may not be him. (debate amongst thyselves)

Paperblanks Embellished Manuscript Journal Bach

Paperblanks Journal, Bach, Cantata BWV 112

For the J.S. Bach Journal, Paperblanks choose an excerpt of Bach Cantata BWV112, which is based on Psalm 23. This Psalm is beloved by both Christians and Jews from all denominations: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” will be familiar to most. j.S. Bach was incredibly productive, he wrote over 300 Cantatas alone, in addition to his great choral works. He was known to work long caffeine infused hours. Yes, the coffee quote we added to the image of the Bach journal is really a quote by Bach, the baroque master composer.

Paperblanks Embellished Collection Journals, Yeats

Paperblanks Journal, Yeats, Easter 1916

W.B.Yeats Paperblanks Journal, shows an excerpt of his Easter 1916 poem, which Yeats wrote as he wrestled with the violent 1916  Irish uprising against the British. Three of the four stanza’s end in the hauntingly beautiful line: “A terrible Beauty is born” We choose a more familiar quote for our Yeats Journal image, because we are pretty friendly around here.

The Paperblanks Shakespeare Journal comes in two sizes, Ultra which is 7 by 9 inches and Midi which is 5 by 7 inches. Both sizes are available in Lined and blank paper. The Paperblanks Bach journal is available in Ultra size, in lined and blank paper and Mini size, which measures 4 by 5-1/2 inches in lined only. Lastly, the Paperblanks Yeats journal is available in Ultra and Mini size in lined paper.

You can  view all journals in the Paperblanks Embellished Collection here.

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New Paperblanks Journal for Valentines

Hello Ten Design Rollerball Pen Meet the Paperblanks Lace Journal

Match made in heaven, A Paperblanks Journal and Ten Design Rollerball Pen

Love and writing go together like … a beautiful journal and a terrific Pen. Introducing Paperblanks new Lace Allure Journals: Black Lace on a Red Back Ground is called The Paperblanks Rouge Boudoir series and has a little bit of a dark side. Available in Midi 5 x 7 inch , Slim 3-1/2 x 7  inch and Mini 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inch. We pared a Midi with a Ten Design Roller Stylus in Gold, with a Schneider Topball 850 rollerball refill fine point. This Pen won the Newsweek informal office survey of most comfortable rollerball thanks to its six sided barrel. Ten Design Rollerball Pen-Stylus is also available in silver and black.

Paperblanks Lace Allure also has a white lace on a black background design, which Paperblanks named Ivory Veil. Paperblanks Ivory Veil Journals are available in three sizes: Ultra Format 7 x 9 inch, Midi 5 x 7 inch and Mini 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2  inch

Perfect Wedding Organizer

Paperblanks Lace Allure Accordion Organizer is perfect for all the Paperwork that comes with planning a wedding

Lace Allure Guestbook is works great for a wedding

Lace Allure Guestbook is works great for a wedding

Paperblanks Lace Allure also has what we feel makes a great wedding set. A Guest book 9 x 7″ landscape format and an accordion storage box which is perfect for all the loose papers photos mementos and yes invoices and agreements that come with celebrating and organizing a wedding.

 

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New Paperblanks Journals: The Magical world of Mila Marquis

 

Mila MarquisOn a gloomy day in Portland Oregon imagine the delight at the Lovenotebooks.com office about the bright and dreamy new Paperblanks journals with cover art by German artist Mila Marquis.

Mila clearly believes in Magic, her images are lighter than air, allowing your ideas to float from one cloud to the next. Intense beautiful bright colors are sure to inspire and chase away the gloom. Paperblanks has produced 4 different cover designs with Mila Marquis’ artwork from left to right, Valentina, Sweet Compassion, Joyous Springtime and Poppy Field. Paperblanks offers them in their Midi size only 4-3/4″ by 6-3/4 ” all of them have the exquisite print quality, that Paperblanks is known for. The journals are smythe-sewn and open flat. Each Mila Marquis journal has a page marker and a pocket on the inside back cover. Journals close with an elastic band. Nice detail on these new Paperblanks journals are the rounded corners. Each journal has 176 pages of sustainable paper. We find the paper resists bleed and feathering well with most pens. They are sturdy and will stand up well to being carried around. In short a delightful addition to the Paperblanks journal line-up and perhaps the perfect Valentines day gift.

 

 

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Paperblanks Jane Austin Notebooks Review

Paperblanks introduces Jane Austin Journals

Jane Austin Journal

Jane Austin Journal by Paperblanks

Just in time for the Holidays Paperblanks has introduced new notebooks celebrating the work and life of beloved novelist Jane Austin. The English novelist did not achieve fame in her lifetime, but her examinations of domestic issues, romance, marriage and her sense of humor have made her a widely read, translated and taught author. Of course most of us know her from the movie versions of her novels, where actors get to go period and try out their best English accents.

Paperblanks published two sizes the 144 page Ultra 7 x 9″ and the mini which measures 4 x 5-1/2″ and has 176 pages. Each journal also has the magnetic flap closure, which we know is very popular with Paperblanks users.

For the cover Paperblanks imprinted and embossed a reproduction from the manuscript of the 1818 novel Persuasion and for the back a period drawing of Jane Austin, which was drawn by her sister.

All the usual features are present such as the storage pocket on the inside back cover, a ribbon page marker, high quality paper and the high standard of finish and quality Paperblanks is known for.

To quote good old Jane: How quick come the reasons for approving what we like! A great gift for an (aspiring) writer.

 

 

 

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Here today Gone Tomorrow: Rare Paperblanks Journals

Paperblanks, the Vancouver Canada based publisher of top flight journals with covers inspired by our worlds heritage, introduces a lot of new styles each year. This means we also have to say goodbye to some styles. We have limited stock remaining on all of these styles and started a new category on lovenotebooks.com to make them easy to find. Click to view rare Paperblanks Journals Here

Discontinued Paperblanks Shida Micro

Paperblanks Shida Micro Journal

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