Archive for 02/03/2021

Übermensch, poetry by Manolis Aligizakis

Posted: 02/03/2021 by vequinox in Literature

Κηδεία

Χθες το απόγευμα τον θάψαμε στο φρεσκοσκαμένο χώμα,

λες να `τανε βλαστάρι ενός δεντρού, το ποιητή με τη γκρίζα

γενειάδα. Μόνη του αμαρτία που αγαπούσε τόσο τα πουλιά

κι αυτά τον τιμωρίσαν και στην κηδεία του δεν ήρθαν.

Ο ήλιος έδυσε πίσω απ’ το στρατόπεδο με τους νεκρούς

της αύριον και το γεράκι, μονιάς του τραγουδιού, καθόταν

σε οξιάς κλαδί, γυναίκες κλάψαν για το κίτρινο συναίσθημα

της μέρας και το γεράκι αφού όλα τα επιδοκίμασε, πέταξε

μακρυά τις αποστάσεις για να καθορίσει, αγέρας φύσηξε

πάνω απ’ τη λίμνη, λες κι έψαχνε για τον προδότη που είχε

πάει στο εστιατόριο στην αντιπέρα όχθη, εκεί που κρίνονται

οι δίκαιοι κι ο πανάρχαιος σταυρός έμεινε δίχως κουφάρι.

Όλοι ένιωσαν ευέλπιστοι απ’ το κρασί και τους μεζέδες

ξανάρθε το γεράκι κι έφερε νέα απ’ το ζητιάνο που έτεινε

το χέρι και καλοκάγαθα ψυθίριζε ‘ελεημοσύνη χριστιανοί,

ελεημοσύνη.’

~ Μου αρέσουν όλοι όσοι ζουν μόνο και μόνο για να χαθούν,

για να φτάσουν στην άλλη όχθη.

Funeral

We buried him yesterday afternoon in the freshly dug soil

as if he was a thin twig, the poet with his gray beard.

His only sin: so much he loved the birds which punished him

as they refused to his funeral to come.

Sun went down behind the army barracks with the victims

of tomorrow and a lone hawk, the song lover, sat on the oak

branch; women lamented for the day’s yellow rapture and after

approving everything the hawk flew away, as though to define

distance. Wind blew over the lake surface searching for the traitor

who had run to the restaurant on the opposite shore where

judgement was passed, while the ancient cross remained with

no corpse.

Everyone felt joyous, wine and finger food had to do with it,

the hawk returned with news of the beggar who extended

his hand and softly begged, ’two bits man, God bless your soul,

two bits.’

~ I like all those who live only to die so they can

reach the other shore.

ΕΛΛΑΣ

Ένα χελιδόνι μπορεί να μην φέρνει την άνοιξη, αλλά τα πολλά με τον ερχομό τους σίγουρα σηματοδοτούν αυτή την υπέροχη εποχή του χρόνου. Και τα περιμένουμε πώς και πώς να φτάσουν στα μέρη μας. Διάβασε παρακάτω από πού μας έρχονται, γιατί μας αρέσουν και γιατί τα χρειαζόμαστε.

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A R T L▼R K

On the 2nd of March 1904,the famous writer and illustratorTheodor Seuss Geisel, known as ‘Dr. Seuss’, was born in Footloose, Springfield, MA, USA. An Oxford University graduate, Geisel published 46 children’s books, characterized by imaginative characters and the use of anapestic meter – a breezy melodic rhythm for comic verse. His most celebrated books include Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Most of them were adapted extensively to theatre, television and cinema. Geisel’s birthday, March 2, has been named National Read Across America Day by the U.S. National Education Association.

61yCZTz2T6LThe son of Lutheran German immigrants, Geisel was a liberal Democrat and a supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. In the early 1940s, before America became aware of the destructive power of…

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Daily Dose of Bhagwad Gita

Posted: 02/03/2021 by vequinox in Literature

Be Inspired..!!

Quotes on Gita : ‘If one reads Bhagavad-Gita very sincerely and with all seriousness, then by the grace of the Lord the reactions of his past misdeeds will not act upon him’ Lord Shiva to Parvatidevi, Gita-Mahatmya.

No other philosophical or religious work reveals ,in such a lucid and profound way, the nature of consciousness, the self, the universe and the Supreme. I will shall read (Youtube Link Attached) and write Gita verses from the book “Bhagvan-Gita As It Is” by Swami Prabhupada everyday.

Bhagavad Gita – Chapter 1 – Verse 1

Chapter 1 – Observing the Armies on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra

Text 1 – Dhrtarastra said : O Sanjaya, after my sons and the sons of Pandu assembled in the place of pilgrimage at Kurukshetra, desiring to fight, what did they do?

Purport – “Bhagavad-gītā is the widely read theistic science summarized in the Gītā-māhātmya (Glorification of the…

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