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: 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”

Life and Wine: Extracts and Studies from “Rudaki” a Classical Persian Poet

       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”

Songs of Reflection: The Passage

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”

Songs of Reflection: Shades of Shadow

  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”

Introduction

     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”