Only through dizzying obsessions can the shell of one’s own unrest be unraveled
Soap Opera-Reality Show, emotional intelligence …
The entire history, society and state are summarized in these few verses from Euripides’ Medea.
When your two children came in
with their father, and went to the bridal chambers
we slaves were glad, those of us who had been distressed before
by your troubles. From ear to ear talk spread quickly
that you and your husband had called a truce to your earlier quarrel.
Slaves are not just slaves, they are first and foremost an “audience”.
To be continued….
there is no greater name-calling of small-mindedness, that oppressive chokehold of establishment thinking… I felt it while creating these verses, from my poem “The pain of vibrant flowers” edited by Obinna Eruchie that I will post on my author’s blog soon…
Nema veće prozivke malograđanštine, nema dalje… Zadovoljna sam.
all rights deserved by ©Leila Samarrai, 2019
edited by: Obinna Eruchie
Some deaths come to make others’ lives easier. The phrase “Not to speak ill of the dead” falls into the category of grievous hurt and thought defects, lies that are told as “good day” good evening “good night” how are you or… Today, it’s the hottest day of the summer, or… .”Not to speak ill of the dead ”- Just passing the time of day – So much for decorum.
People do not die of sadness, they die when they make peace with themselves and start to believe to the delusion that they have found themselves.
The poet is the one whose mind and heart are puzzled over things, many of them gave up.
The poet, as the last Mohican, with his art, connects immortal to mortal, in the garden of the separating paths.
The poet suggests that the beauty of the spirit of the only permanent value in relation to which everything else does not matter. It never dies and the only shining at all times
as the moonlight that with its splendour breaks the blackness of the night.
Even when it sees the dark, and when surrounded by darkness, the poet offers light.
His poems are a conscious choice by which the poet moves the boundaries of the darkness pushing him out of his world glittering path to anyone who wants to see and do not tap in the dark.
Poems are prayers with which the poet boldly breaks false, dormant peace calling for awakening and liberation from grotesque characters whose zombie-like existence kills the liveliness of art and spiritual creation.
In the rousing kiss of the poetry, the creator is ready to play their life convinced that only the beauty of pure artistic expression can win perversion.
Through the depth of their poems of which will not give up the poet shows that the bravery of authentic existence is a choice.
The poem must be an impeccably solid structure. It must be – solid.
The poem is a work of art. And the act must be closed in itself. This must be impeccable.
The one verse in the poem has several blind streets, signposts and goals than a writer ever succeeds to create a dozen pages.
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. it is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strengt of which his body is capable.”
and the body serve the aim of bringing the mind to its full potential.
Marcus Aurelius quotes
“Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be One.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Think of the life you have lived until now as over and, as a dead man, see what’s left as a bonus and live it according to Nature. Love the hand that fate deals you and play it as your own, for what could be more fitting?” – Marcus Aurelius
“It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinion than our own.” – Marcus Aurelius
“In your actions, don’t procrastinate. In your conversations, don’t confuse. In your thoughts, don’t wander. In your soul, don’t be passive or aggressive. In your life, don’t be all about business.” – Marcus Aurelius
“If it is not right, do not do it, if it is not true, do not say it.” – Marcus Aurelius
“The best revenge is not to be like your enemy.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Choose not to be harmed — and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed — and you haven’t been.” – Marcus Aurelius
“It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful and miraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.” – Marcus Aurelius
“External thinks are not the problem. It’s your assessment of them. Which you can erase right now.” – Marcus Aurelius
“If anyone can refute me—show me I’m making a mistake or looking at things from the wrong perspective—I’ll gladly change. It’s the truth I’m after, and the truth never harmed anyone.” – Marcus Aurelius
“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” – Marcus Aurelius
“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” – Marcus Aurelius
“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.” – Seneca
“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca
“No person has the power to have everything they want, but it is in their power not to want what they don’t have, and to cheerfully put to good use what they do have.” – Seneca
“Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well ordered mind than a man’s ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company.” – Seneca
“He who fears death will never do anything worth of a man who is alive.” – Seneca
“This is our big mistake: to think we look forward to death. Most of death is already gone. Whatever time has passed is owned by death.” – Seneca
“Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.” – Seneca
“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent—no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.” – Seneca
“How does it help…to make troubles heavier by bemoaning them?” – Seneca
“People are frugal in guarding their personal property; but as soon as it comes to squandering tim ethey are most wasteful of the one thing in which it is right to be stingy.” – Seneca
“How long are you going to wait before you demand the best for yourself?” – Epictetus
“Don’t seek for everything to happen as you wish it would, but rather wish that everything happens as it actually will—then your life will flow well.” – Epictetus
“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus
“Curb your desire—don’t set your heart on so many things and you will get what you need.” – Epictetus
“That’s why the philosophers warn us not to be satisfied with mere learning, but to add practice and then training. For as time passes we forget what we learned and end up doing the opposite, and hold opinions the opposite of what we should.” – Epictetus
“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it.”- Epictetus
“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil? Not to uncontrollable externals, but within myself to the choices that are my own…” – Epictetus
“If anyone tells you that a certain person speaks ill of you, do not make excuses about what is said of you but answer, ‘He was ignorant of my other faults, else he would have not mentioned these alone.’” – Epictetus
“I begin to speak only when I’m certain what I’ll say isn’t better left unsaid.” – Cato
Viktor Frankl Quotes
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him.” – Viktor Frankl
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl
In poetry, never argue with your ex-lovers.
The poem is a universal message of the exquisite selection of the separation of the vanity.
The true poet is capable to put the whole universe in his poem or sometimes even in just one single verse.
The best literature and the purpose of art is the survival of the human race.
Art is a game. Poetry is a game. At the end of the day, either
you know how to play or not…
A tip for a writer during the creation of a masterpiece:
Turn off your brain and write.
In poetry, always open your heart. There is no poetry without bloodshed.
The consequences of global climate change: After the rain the sun will not shine again.