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Pay with a poem!

Multiple facets
of benevolence, friendship and kindness
have been engraved
on my heart

whose green veins tremble
with happiness and delight
at seeing, reading and admiring
your exquisite words-of-art and flowing imagery
Here…

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Your minds drew letters
Upon my soul
I will wear them always
To humble and subdue
All the shimmers of the world.

This is my modest “payment” for the beauty and joy you have given me through knowing you and your beautiful art and my “currency” in thanking you for reading, appreciating and sharing my words.

Iulia Halatz

I have written this for The World Poetry Day in 2017.

I am reposting in celebration of the opening of the first Poetry Pharmacy in the world – https://www.poetrypharmacy.co.uk/.

Art – Christian Schloe

‘Be happy’!

” ‘Be happy,’ cried the Nightingale. ‘You shall have your red rose. I will build it out of music by moonlight, and stain it with my own heart’s-blood. All that I ask in return is that you be a true lover…’ ”

Oscar Wilde, “The Nightingale and the Rose”

Art by Christian Schloe.

Cruelty is not a shield but a system of betrayal

We are all Arya Stark and deft shape-shifters dancing on stories in order to survive. We are but one step into cruelty every minute on the way to achieving our goals.
Cruelty is not a shield but a system of betrayal.
We betray our shattered feelings and broken image of ourselves reflected in mirrors that don’t belong to us.
We betray our inability to live up to our vision and our words.
We give in to our doubts: “What if I am wrong, what if they don’t like me, what if I am not enough?” We betray our powerlessness of being happy in our own world. We surrender to an odd country we never dreamed about.

We betray our transcendent fear of living in a blur devoid of bounties we wouldn’t dare take with our own hands.

And we forget that “Anything can happen in a world that holds such beauty”- Peter S. Beagle.

Art by Christian Schloe.

Engleza de joi/ Tremendous

Tremendous = very great in amount or level, or extremely good:

There is hardly any activity, any enterprise, which is started with such tremendous hopes and expectations, and yet, which fails so regularly, as love.”
Erich Fromm

 

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Art by Christian Schloe.

We are all Arya Stark

We are all Arya Stark, the girl with many faces. And aren’t we all enthralled with the Game of Thrones?!

She started small and acquired invaluable life lessons. We have done that, too. Minus the cruelty. However we can be cruel in our own words (and worlds).

We are all marketeers. We all sell something: our skills, our time, our successes, our failures, our dreams, our words, our ideas…
Then there are the communicators and the writers we are to be or become.

Last but not the least, we are the ones who smile first. This is the most important – I am always the first to smile…and the teacher, the negotiator, the entrepreneur, the seeker of new ideas, the communicator, the salesperson and the sportsperson.

We all wear many faces because “Your job is not to do your job but see what to do next”.
Seth Godin

…or who to change into.

 

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Art by Christian Schloe.