Romeo arrived on time
So did Giulia
Lives were saved &
They lived happily
Ever after &
The relatives were told
To go to hell
– Niebla (© 2016)
I’ve always preferred comedy to tragedy, including Shakespeare. So why not turn one into the other?
Posted in Humor, Imagination, Life, Literature, Love
Tagged comedy, fate, Humor, relatives, Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare, tragedy
“So you believe in reincarnation? – What if you’re wrong?”
“It won’t matter. I’ll only find out when I’m dead.”
Will have to write it down.
– Niebla (2015)
(thinking of Srebrenica and two late 20th century monsters – Karadžić and Mladić)
at the tip
but the tip is
without the masses below
the faithful and fanatic executioners
reaching down into the ugly subterranean subconscious
without the international bystanders
Posted in Death, Despair, History, Life, Poetry, Words, World
Tagged ethnic cleansing, genocide, karadzic, mladic, srebrenica
Your place is
where eyes look at you.
Where eyes meet
you come into being.
Held by a call,
always the same voice,
everyone appears to be calling
in one voice.
You could fall,
but you won’t.
Eyes catch you.
because eyes want you,
look at you and say
that you exist.
– Hilde Domin (1909-2006)
Translated from the German by Johannes Beilharz (© 2015)
Posted in Hermeticism, Life, Mysticism, Poetry, Words, World
Tagged existence, eyes, German poetry, Hilde Domin, Poetry, poetry in translation
God is the greatest chess master of them all. He plays for all parties. The chessboard is the universe, the figures are zillions and every move is precisely precalculated using all the variables.
– Niebla (© 2015)