The Possessed by Fyodor Dostoevsky

The Possessed was published in 1872. A near 700 page fiction novel (depending on which edition) regarding the time when Russia was drawing closer to an Age of Revolution; narrating on a sect of atheists, socialists, terrorists, intellectuals, and nihilists in a Russian town known as, Skvoreshniki, as it leads to a collective and individual chaos.

Songs of Reflection: Forbearing Stars of Time

A rose will bloom and die A caterpillar may convert to a butterfly A tree will stay up for the moon A cicada will sing its last tune To saunter through the fields under the forbearing stars  How they conjure peace and solitude from a distance so far To cherish every breath of time beforeContinue reading “Songs of Reflection: Forbearing Stars of Time”

Songs of Reflection: Midnight Hummingbird

In the Garden of thy Dreams There thy Lady dwells in Serene   As a Midnight Hummingbird under a Summer’s Moon Her Body and Soul dances under the Stars of Fortune    She literates her Mind as a Knight wields his Blade  Under the grace of Patience and Humility She stands mightier than the PillarsContinue reading “Songs of Reflection: Midnight Hummingbird”

Before I Was: A Hebrew Poem

This poem was written by Solomon ibn Gabirol, who was born into a Jewish family in the Al-Andalus region (Iberian Peninsula; Southern Spain) during the First Taifa period, early 1000 A.D. He studied extensively in philosophy, ethics, and biblical studies. He wrote well over a hundred poems, and one of his greatest works titled “FountainsContinue reading “Before I Was: A Hebrew Poem”

Songs of Reflection: Knight of Embers

  Do not let thy flame die For now is not the end of thy days I pray, for the horrors have yet all been slain.   In my Heart they stab In my Mind they lurk In my Dreams they speak.   Put to the sword those that stab Give chase to those whoContinue reading “Songs of Reflection: Knight of Embers”