Think..Listen..Feel..And Enjoy Some Poetry

Think..Listen..Feel..And Enjoy Some Poetry

Djinni Hunter, by T. Kozumplik

I am afraid my only knowledge of rhymes would be limited to “twinkle twinkle little star“.. which, by the way, I’m not even sure it could be called so. Truth is I have never allowed myself to enjoy some poetry… a busy life, always on the move plus, there aren’t exactly many poetry books on the shelves!

As a matter of fact Newsweek declared poetry’s death in 2003 with the very controversial article  “Poetry is Dead. Does Anybody Really Care?“.  I am mostly sure I help killing it, as I can’t remember the last time I cracked open a book of poems.

I found poetry intimidating for one reason: if well written, it forces you to listen, think and feel the world around you.  You can’t tweet while reading poetry. You can’t watch tv while reading poetry. You have to be fully aware, your senses fully open. It’s you and the sweet, melodic sound of words. One after another.

41tvgqrqr5L._UY250_.jpgWhen Thomas Kozumplik asked me to read his book Djinni Hunter I was about to decline. I didn’t feel qualified to review poems,  but when I read some of his verses  I couldn’t help to like them. And that’s all it matters.

Someone said it takes knowledge and commitment to appreciate poems. I would said patience too. But once you allow yourself to  listen the pure sound of words, you are close to discover a new world of emotions.

 


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Why Aristotle Might Be Wrong

Why Aristotle Might Be Wrong

The Lonely City. Adventures in the Art of Being Alone, by  Olivia Laing

Was the great Greek Philosopher Aristotle right stating that man is a social animal, naturally incapable to spend his life alone? cover74949-medium

If it’s true that our lives depend on other humans and that we develop and learn about the world through the filter of other people, our connections to others are key to not only our survival but to our entire existence as human beings.

So, what happens when we are not engaged with other people? Art happens. Great art! Olivia Laing’s new book is a splendid reportage on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of iconic artists – from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules.

After all, Aristotle might be wrong and our sociability isn’t compromised by some quality time on our own; loneliness is something we can use to open up our creative style, to get in touch with our emotions and create art. Hopefully great art!


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