About Sirena

Header photo courtesy of Nikki Carrara © 2017

Thank you for being here.  This revised page is a work-in-progress, as my longstanding “About” had become completely outdated. ( I realize now my mistake in “trashing” my old page–I lost all of those lovely comments :(….)

For now:

…”Sirena” means mermaid in Italian.  The mermaid symbolizes following the heart’s desire and the notion of enchantment, and she evokes the magical ocean, three key themes for me

….dance, beauty, inspiration, generosity, humor, grace, art, food, the creative process, passion and vibrancy are especially intriguing to me

….I am a professional contemporary dancer, performer and choreographer who loves to use my dance experiences as metaphor for living

…I started the mother to this blog a few years ago to record my experiences wearing my Santa Hat during the holidays, which spawned this writing home focused on sources of inspiration and enchantment year round (www.santahatchronicles.wordpress.com)

….I love to cook and eat scrumptious food; music is a nearly constantly companion

….I started writing poetry after being inspired by the work of several other bloggers, and am now passionate about the medium.  It feels like dancing with words

May you find and follow your heart’s desire….


Photo credit: Arthur Fink

50 Responses to About Sirena

  1. Chagall says:

    I look forward to following you here. —Chagall

  2. Chloe, I’ve nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I hope you accept. Here is the link to the post – http://wp.me/p2FWCD-Gt
    Blessings Susan x

  3. Hello again – your fame and fortune are following you with a special award. I do hope you can accept it. Please check out the link for the nominations. Thank You so much,
    Bright Blessings Susan x

  4. stacilys says:

    “dance, beauty, inspiration, generosity, humor, grace, art, food, the creative process, passion and vibrancy are especially intriguing to me”
    –Love it. Sounds amazing. I look forward to rummaging through your blog. And maybe even experiencing your dancing words.

  5. Samantha says:

    Thank you for following me, Sirena! I’ve enjoyed the uplifting posts I’ve read so far. Looking forward to reading more from you! 🙂

  6. beautiful!
    thank you for visiting my blog, regards, E

  7. lynnkennison says:

    Lovely to meet you 🙂

  8. beeseeker says:

    dancing with words – what a wonder-filled phrase.

  9. zar4h says:

    This is beautiful…alongside the meaning of your name!:)
    I look forward to reading your poetry Sirena
    Lots of love

    • SirenaTales says:

      Thank you so much for visiting, and for leaving this lovely comment. I have enjoyed your beautiful work and look forward to returning soon! Love to you

  10. F.G.M. says:

    Chère Sirena
    (by the way it’s true your name sound like a poem 🙂
    Chose promise chose due, j’ai écrit un poème en français dédié à l’artiste talentueuse que tu es…
    I would like to post it on my blog with a special dedicace to you
    “For Sirena “, with a link to you blog. Do you agree?
    here is the poem, I wish you liked it – you art (I should say your artS) is/are inspiring


    Ses mots doux font des pointes
    Des pirouettes si loin,
    Le mouvement du temps,
    Un pas de deux sur le vent,

    Purs, ses mots dansent comme elle,
    Et sa danse nous parle du silence,
    Et d’aimer, d’aimer, du silence de Dieu,
    Et de ce que nous devons faire au monde :

    Aimer, s’élever, chanter, danser,
    Elle danse pour écrire, elle écrit pour danser,
    Si près du ciel, si près du ciel,
    Qu’en écoutant un peu et qu’en regardant bien,

    On entend la Beauté et l’on voit la Musique,
    Transparente écriture sur la mer qui chante,
    La lumière du soir inlassable qui parle du matin,
    L’infini qu’elle appelle dans un saut vers le ciel.

    • SirenaTales says:

      Bonjour, cher Frederic. Votre cadeau ici m’a coupe le souffle (your gift took my breath away–I hope that’s what I have said en francais). Vraiment, votre gentillesse et soutien sont etonnants. I am humbled and deeply honored, and of course, would be thrilled to be included in your gorgeous blogging home via your lovely poem, which I need to translate more fully with my Larousse 🙂 later today. “Merci mille fois” ne suffit pas….I will be thinking of you when I perform this weekend, my good friend. xxo

  11. F.G.M. says:

    I’m happy it was a nice surpise, it was much easier to write in french, What about working on a translation? Couper le soufle, yes! I was inspired by your work, I think its just amazing to “marry” Poetry & Dance.
    I tried to use expression related to dance:
    faire des pointes : to dance on points (the expression in english is more poetical than it is in french, “danser sur des points”
    pirouettes : I think it’s the same in English
    pas de deux : two-steps, or maybe the same expression ?

    Her sweet words dance on points…
    May I let you continue? 🙂
    Your friend – poète mais malheureusement pas danseur 🙂 (just gardener, mais c’est aussi très bien 🙂

  12. SirenaTales says:

    Frederic, I will not debase your beautiful and very moving poem by translating with my rusty French…except for myself, of course. Yes, yes, I appreciated immediately your use of dancing terms–very clever of you :). I look forward to finish translating (for myself) tomorrow. I cannot thank you enough for all of the inspiring conversation we have had these past few days! I am so very grateful for your friendship, support and inspiration. Love to you, wonderful poet

  13. Rachael Charmley says:

    What do you think of this piece? I thought you might like it : http://youtu.be/DpVfF4U75B8

    • SirenaTales says:

      Thank you so much for thinking of me–and helping me better understand what this video is, Rachael. I had seen it awhile back and mistaken someone else for Thom Yorke :/. Interesting images, yes? Have to say I especially appreciate this in a music video and admire the female dancer’s amazing limbs and fluidity. What did you think of this? Thank you, again. xoxo

      • Rachael Charmley says:

        I kind of regretted sending u the link- it was perhaps a little intrusive. Apologies if u found it so. I suppose I thought there might have been parallels with what you do…
        Yes. The female dancer is tremendous, and Thom Yorke is immensely creative although not to everyone’s taste. I found Ingenue quite haunting in its repetition somehow.
        A birds just fallen down the chimney. Gotta go…

  14. SirenaTales says:

    Oh, dear–hope you and the bird are ok. And, oh dear, did I say something to make you regret sending this?! So sorry if I came across that way. No, I am genuinely grateful that you sent it to me and, yes, it is definitely related to my dancing! I love seeing others’ work, and even if I didn’t, I NEED to see others’ work. It’s a constant education as an artist, right? That’s what I think, anyway. I don’t think I can imagine you being intrusive, my friend. Love to you and the chimney bird 🙂

  15. diahannreyes says:

    I am intrigued by your blog and its themes. I look forward to discovering more, Sirena.

    • SirenaTales says:

      How lovely to have you here, Diahann–thank you for visiting and leaving these kind and encouraging words. I look forward to reciprocating and visiting your writing home. xo

  16. Mélanie says:

    @”Sirena” means mermaid in Italian.” – in Romanian, too… 🙂 my very best and tons of inspiration! cheers, Mélanie

  17. Yoshiko says:

    Thank you, Sirena, on behalf of Daylight Tune ministry to like our poetry. Hope it bless your heart 🙂

  18. I love how you describe poetry -dancing with words. So very lovely. 🙂

  19. words4jp says:

    I just stumbled on your blog – via a reblog compliments of Jonathan – wow – I am ferklempt. basically because I was a professional dancer – no longer – I am at work right now, but when i get the chance I am looking so forward to reading your work. i have used dance for many of my pieces and even wrote a piece a few years ago about going back into the dance studio after 24 years – my name is Kimberly and i am very happy to make your acquaintance.

    • SirenaTales says:

      Oh, my! How did I not respond to this lovely comment, Kimberly?! My heartfelt apologies. Thank you very much for your continued support of my blog and for the inspiration of your own beautiful creations. xo

  20. roweeee says:

    Love your blog and the rapturous comments on your about page. Enchanting! You have another follower. Well, I will follow your words but follow your footsteps in my dreams. I broke my foot just prior to going on stage to play my violin at my kids’ school carols celebration. Of course, I went on and performed, all but carried onto the makeshift stage. Ironically, given my poor mobility, this break of the 5th metatarsal is known as “ballerina” or “dancer’s foot”. UNfortunately, it hasn’t turned me into a dancer despite the comfort provided by the boot. So I’ll enjoy dancing through your body and kept my own foot up xx Rowena

    • SirenaTales says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment here, roweeee, and for all of your abundant support. I see from your post a couple of days ago that your foot is still on the mend. Hope it is feeling fabulous soon…and that our conversation about your possibly taking dance classes has inspired you somehow, even if it is simply to be enjoying witnessing more. Cheers! xo

  21. roweeee says:

    Hi Sirena,
    I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award. You can click here for the details: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/accepting-the-premio-dardos-award/
    xx Rowena from Beyond the Flow.

    • SirenaTales says:

      Oh, I am very touched and honored by your appreciation and this recognition, roweeee! Thank you so much and congratulations on your being awarded. At this point, I cannot even get to writing my own pieces that I yearn to write and some other dance projects, so I am afraid I don’t have the time to comply with the rules of the award. I truly hope I don’t offend you by saying this, but wanted to let you know in case you’d like to nominate someone else.

      Meanwhile, thank you again for all of your comments, reblogging, and generous support, as well as your own very inspiring self. xo

  22. Hi,

    I’m Tokoni, A student and poet. Its nice to meet your I’d like to invite you to my blog if you’re interested. Thanks!  

  23. roweeee says:

    Hi Sirena,
    Just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here’s the link: https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/accepting-the-very-inspiring-bloggers-award/
    I’m off on a mad mission to drop my daughter at ballet. I swear sometimes that my car has wings xx Rowena

  24. Rachael says:

    Thanks for all the likes, Chloe. How are you? xxx

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