Written in 1923 by a Lebanese-American writer, Kahlil GIbran. A fictional, poetic story of a prophet named Al Mustafa who taught people of a city for 12 years on life and the human condition.
To you my Love
For you have journeyed with me
In the love of God toward the swift sunrise
Embracing the mountains and sea of life in our brief seasons
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.
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”
This is wine- if the merest driblet falls in the Nile, its scent makes the sober crocodile drunk without end. If the deer on the plain drinks but a single drop, he becomes a roaring lion, fearing no tiger. Live in joy with joyous black-eyed girls, for life is justContinue reading “Life and Wine: Extracts and Studies from “Rudaki” a Classical Persian Poet”
Wisdom is the Bounty of Knowledge To this end I embark on my Pilgrimage For to idle and not care Fashions little to no fruit bear Inquest upon the echos of the past O’ in thine Heart may it last Thus with Humility I shall revere thy tears Upon thy conscious I mayContinue reading “Songs of Reflection: The Passage”
Shades of shadow Rest upon the walking Hollow Seeking Purpose and Redemption In a realm of Fear and Sorrow The Hollow knows naught why it dost follow The shadow of Depravity The contour of Apathy Seeks thee to swallow For the Hollow shall not fathom the Light outside the Dark Continue reading “Songs of Reflection: Shades of Shadow”
(Quotes from those who witnessed the horrors at the Battle of Verdun) Keeping up with my blog has been difficult to maintain since the beginning. As of now, I am trying to develop a more stable and healthy writing patterns to keep up with my goals as a writer. Continue reading “Songs of Verdun”
The world is filled with pain, grief, agony, shame, and sorrow. Yet, beyond that wall of corruption, the world is also filled with light, color, music, wonderful dialogues and magnificent wonders forged everywhere. Inspiring works and beautiful creations are infinite, yet many will fall among the fate of ashes and dust. Thus far,Continue reading “Introduction”