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Qui per davvero – Really here


🌸Qui per davvero🌸

Non so
se è
un bozzolo
o una bugia
una corsa
senza meta
partendo
dal centro
verso la periferia
di questa paura
In questa ricerca
servono calma
ed attenzione
guardando veramente
il senso profondo
di ogni illusione
dissolvere
e non temere
per essere
qui per davvero

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🌸Really here

I do not know
if it’s
a cocoon
or a lie
a race
aimlessly
starting
from the centre
towards the periphery
of this fear
In this research
serve calm
and attention
looking really
the deep sense
of every illusion
to dissolve
and fear not
to be
really here

15.05.2019 Poetyca

La strada che porta al vero – The road to true


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La strada che porta al vero

Ascoltate la sua voce. Vi accompagnerà nel percorso che conduce alla
felicità interiore

Autore: Dalai Lama
Pagine: 168
Edizione:MONDADORI

Chiarezza mentale e stabilità emotiva dimorano in ognuno di noi: la
guida di un grande maestro spirituale ci aiuta a raggiungerle.
Esistono due strade diverse per raggiungere la felicità: quella
esteriore e quella interiore. Ognuno di noi però dovrebbe sapere che la
prima non conduce ad altro che a una perenne insoddisfazione, perché la vera
gioia di vivere viene dal di dentro, basta saperla coltivare. È questo
l’importante
percorso che ci invita a compiere il Dalai Lama, quasi prendendoci per mano
sulla strada maestra della nostra autentica realizzazione personale.
Ascoltiamo la sua voce in queste pagine, seguiamo con fiducia gli esercizi
quotidiani che lui stesso ci esorta a mettere in pratica. Il Dalai Lama,
profondo conoscitore dell’animo umano, ci accompagna sulla via che conduce
alla calma mentale, dove dolore e odio vengono neutralizzati con la forza
potente dell’indulgenza e della compassione. Ci apre nuovi orizzonti
esistenziali: luoghi dello spirito dove etica, meditazione, saggezza
diventano strumenti per conquistare una stabile serenità interiore,
trasformando anche le avversità in preziose occasioni. Leggendo questo nuovo
libro del Dalai Lama capirete perché milioni e milioni di persone in tutto
il mondo seguono i suoi insegnamenti e accorrono ad ascoltarlo di persona
quando ne hanno il privilegio. Perché le sue parole sono semplici,
semplicissime. Eppure hanno il potere di elevarci a stati di coscienza
superiori.

Il Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso (nato nel 1935) è il quattordicesimo Dalai Lama,
autorità religiosa del popolo tibetano e leader spirituale a livello
mondiale. Insignito del Premio Nobel per la Pace nel 1989, ha pubblicato
molti libri, tra i quali L’arte della felicità e I consigli del cuore.

The road to true

Listen to his voice. Will guide you down the path that leads to
inner happiness

Author: Dalai Lama
Pages: 168
Published: MONDADORI

Mental clarity and emotional stability reside within each of us:
guidance of a great spiritual master helps us to reach them.
There are two ways to achieve happiness: that
exterior and the interior. Everyone should know however that the
first does not lead to anything but a perpetual dissatisfaction, because the real
joy of life comes from within, you just know how to cultivate. This
the important
path that invites us to make the Dalai Lama, almost taking my hand
on the road of our genuine personal fulfillment.
We hear his voice in these pages, we follow the exercises with confidence
newspapers which he exhorts us to put into practice. The Dalai Lama
deep knowledge of the human soul, accompanies us on the road
the peace of mind, where pain and hatred are neutralized by force
powerful of indulgence and compassion. Opening up new horizons
existential spiritual places where ethics, meditation, wisdom
become tools to win a permanent inner peace,
even turning adversity into valuable opportunities. Reading this new
book of the Dalai Lama will understand why millions of people around
the world following his teachings and flock to hear him in person
when they have the privilege. Because his words are simple,
simple. Yet they have the power to rise to states of consciousness
higher.

The Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso (born 1935) is the fourteenth Dalai Lama
religious authority and spiritual leader of Tibetan people in
world. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, published
many books, including The Art of Happiness and Advice from the heart.

Guarda verso l’esterno – Look outward


🌼Guarda verso l’esterno🌼

Quando guardiamo
verso l’esterno,
siamo facilmente
influenzati
dai venti del mondo.
Quando ci troviamo
di fronte a noi stessi,
possiamo trovare
il nostro centro
e riposare nella calma.

Haemin Sunim
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🌼Look outward

When we look outward,
we are easily swayed
by the winds of the world.
When we face inward,
we can find our center
and rest in stillness.

Haemin Sunim

Soffione – Shower head


🌸Soffione🌸

S’innalza l’anima
infine in un soffio
soffice e di luce
ora soffusa

La sua natura
è leggerezza
lasciando indietro
ogni illusione

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🌸Shower head

The soul rises
finally in a breath
soft and light
now suffused

Its nature
it is lightness
leaving behind
every illusion

30.04.2021 Poetyca

La magia dei cuori – The spell of hearts


La magia dei cuori

Piccole cure
come acqua di diamante
estingue la sete
risponde alle domande
impigliate in gola
dove la voce è sussurro
che questa notte
si arrampica su petali di luna

Piccolo sogno
danza di fata
non conosce paura
racconta le storie
invisibili intrecciano il cuore

Carezze
per tutte le stagioni
sospiri e sogni
avevano perduto colori
ma dal buio arriva
la magia del cuori

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The spell of hearts

Small care
as diamond- water
quenches thirst
answers questions
caught in my throat
where the voice is whisper
that this night
climbs petals moon

Little dream
fairy dance
knows no fear
tells stories
Invisible interweave heart

Pats
for all seasons
sighs and dreams
had lost color
but from darkness comes
the spell of hearts

18.03.2011 Poetyca

MAGIA DE LOS CORAZONES

Pequeños cuidados
como agua de diamantes
que calma la sed
responde preguntas
atrapadas en mi garganta
donde la voz es un susurro
que esta noche
sube como petalos de luna

sueño pequeño
danza de hadas
que no conoce miedo
cuenta historias
invisible interondas del corazon

Caricias
para todas las estaciones
de vista y sueños
que perdieron color
mas de la obscuridad
arribara la magia del corazon

18.03.2011 Poetyca

Abbandona l’attaccamento – Abandon attachment – 7th Dalai Lama


Abbandona l’attaccamento

Quando arriva il momento di portare a termine
Il carico della vita attraverso la porta della morte,
Non si possono portare né parenti, né amici,
Servi, né possedimenti.
La mente attaccata è mente istintiva:
Abbandona l’attaccamento.

7th Dalai Lama


Abandon attachment

When comes the time to carry
The load of life through death’s door,
One can take neither relatives, friends,
Servants, nor possessions.
Attached mind is instinctual mind:
Abandon attachment.

7th Dalai Lama

Luce – Light




🌸Luce🌸

Vivi
senti
ami
in vibrante
armonia
mentre resti
in ascolto

Anche
ad occhi
chiusi
ti accorgi
di essere
scintilla
di luce

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🌸Light

Alive
feel
do you love
in vibrant
harmony
while you stay
listening

Also
by eyes
closed
you realize
to be
spark
of light

01.05.2021 Poetyca

Approvazione – Approval – Wayne W. Dyer


🌸Approvazione🌸

Aver bisogno di essere approvati
è come dire: val più
il tuo concetto su di me
dell’opinione che ho di me stesso.

Wayne W. Dyer
🌸🌿🌸#pensierieparole
🌸Approval

Need to be approved
it’s like saying: it’s worth more
your concept about me
of the opinion I have of myself.

Wayne W. Dyer

Petali – Petals – Haiku


🌸Petali🌸

Sono colori
distillato in gocce
dono di vita

27.03.2021 Poetyca
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🌸Petals

They are colors
distilled in drops
gift of life

27.03.2021 Poetyca

Best of Little Feat


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Little Feat è un gruppo rock statunitense formato nel 1969 dal cantautore, cantante e chitarrista Lowell George e dal tastierista Bill Payne a Los Angeles. Il gruppo si sciolse nel 1979, prima della morte di George, e si riformò nove anni dopo[1]. Nella loro musica coesistono influenze blues, R&B, country, funk e rock and roll[1 

Lowell George incontrò Payne quando George era un membro dei Mothers of Invention di Frank Zappa. Payne fece un’audizione per i Mothers, ma non s’unì al gruppo. A loro si affiancarono l’ex bassista dei Mothers Roy Estrada e il batterista Richie Hayward della band precedente di George, The Factory. Il nome del complesso fu preso da un commento fatto dal batterista dei Mothers Jimmy Carl Black sui “little feet” (piedi piccoli) di Lowell.

Ci sono tre aneddoti sulla nascita dei Little Feat. Uno è che George presentò a Frank Zappa la sua canzone Willin’, e che Zappa lo licenziò dai Mothers perché sentì che George aveva troppo talento per esser semplicemente un membro del gruppo, e gli disse di formarsi una sua propria band. La seconda versione è che Zappa lo licenziò per aver suonato un assolo di chitarra per 15 minuti con l’amplificatore spento! La terza versione dice che Zappa lo allontanò perché Willin’ conteneva riferimenti alla droga. Ironicamente, quando Willin’ fu incisa per il primo, eponimo album dei Little Feat, George si ferì alla mano e non poté suonare, così Ry Cooder lo rimpiazzò e suonò la sua parte. Ciò fu una ragione perchéWillin’ venne re-incisa e inclusa nel loro secondo album Sailin’ Shoes. Quest’ultimo è stato anche il primo disco dei Little Feat a contenere disegni di copertina di Neon Park, che disegnò quella di Weasels Ripped My Flesh di Zappa.

I primi due album, Little Feat e Sailin’ Shoes, ricevettero un’acclamazione quasi unanime. La canzone di George Willin’ divenne un punto di riferimento, resa poi popolare dalla sua inclusione nell’album Heart Like a Wheel di Linda Ronstadt

La mancanza di successo commerciale portò comunque alla divisione del gruppo, con Estrada che se ne andò per unirsi alla Magic Band di Captain Beefheart. Nel 1972 i Little Feat si riformarono, con il bassista Kenny Gradney a sostituire Estrada. La band aggiunse anche un altro chitarrista/cantante, Paul Barrere, e il percussionista Sam Clayton. Questa nuova formazione cambiò radicalmente il sound del complesso, virando verso il New Orleans funk. Il gruppo proseguì registrando Dixie Chicken (1973) uno dei loro album più conosciuti, che includeva influenze e stili musicali di New Orleans, come pure Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974), che era un tentativo in studio di catturare parte dell’energia dei loro concerti dal vivo. I membri dei Rolling Stones e dei Led Zeppelin erano tra i fan fedeli dei Feat, dando prova della loro influenza musicale. Mick Taylor, ad esempio, può essere ascoltato come ospite in Waiting for Columbus. Lowell George era rispettato per il suo genio idiosincratico, per creare melodie e testi sofisticati, e per il suo alto standard di produzione. Però egli è probabilmente ricordato di più per il suo esuberante, unico, slide style, caratterizzato da linee di legato sostenute, cristalline. La sua voce calda, espressiva ha influenzato molti artisti.

L’uscita di The Last Record Album nel 1975 segna un altro cambiamento nelle sonorità dei Little Feat, con Barrere e Payne che cominciarono ad interessarsi al jazz-rock. Da questo album, la canzone All That You Dream fu utilizzata nell’ultima scena della serie TV The Sopranos. Il loro jazz venne in seguito esteso in Time Loves a Hero del 1977. Prima dell’incisione di The Last Record Album, il batterista Ritchie Hayward ebbe un incidente motociclistico e la copertina del LP venne illustrata da copie dei suoi numerosi conti ospedalieri.

Lowell George continuò a produrre gli album, ma il suo contributo di cantautore diminuì quando il gruppo passò al jazz fusion. Nell’agosto 1977 i Little Feat registrarono un album live di successi al Rainbow Theatre di Londra e all’auditorium Lisner di Washington. Waiting for Columbus è considerato da numerosi critici musicali uno dei migliori dischi dal vivo di tutti i tempi; uscì nel 1978, anno da cui divenne chiaro che l’interesse di George per la band stava calando, come anche la sua salute. George lavorò un po’ a quello che sarebbe divenuto Down On the Farm, invece incise un album solo, Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here, e annunciò che i Little Feat si erano sciolti.
Durante il tour di Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here del giugno 1979, George venne trovato morto nella sua stanza di hotel ad Arlington, Virginia. L’autopsia rivelò che la morte fu causata da attacco cardiaco: è probabile che il peso di George, l’uso di droga, e la fatica del tour abbiano contribuito al decesso.
I membri rimasti terminarono e incisero Down on the Farm, prima di sciogliersi nel 1979. Un retrospettivo album doppio, compilation di registrazioni rare e tracce dal vivo, Hoy-hoy, uscì nel 1981.

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Feat

Little Feat is an American rock band formed by singer-songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist Lowell George and keyboardist Bill Payne in 1969 in Los Angeles.

Although the band has undergone several changes in its lineup, the music remains an eclectic blend of rock and roll, blues, R&B, boogie, country, folk, gospel, soul, funkand jazz fusion influences.

Guitarist Jimmy Page stated Little Feat was his favorite American band in a 1975 Rolling Stone interview. 

Lowell George met Bill Payne when George was a member of Frank Zappa‘s Mothers of Invention. Payne had auditioned for the Mothers, but had not joined. They formed Little Feat along with former Mothers’ bassist Roy Estrada and drummer Richie Hayward from George’s previous band, the Factory. Hayward had also been a member of the Fraternity of Man whose claim to fame was the inclusion of their “Don’t Bogart Me” on the million-selling Easy Rider film soundtrack. The name of the band came from a comment made by Mothers’ drummer Jimmy Carl Black about Lowell’s “little feet”. The spelling of “feat” was an homage to the Beatles.

There are three stories about the genesis of Little Feat. One has it that George showed Zappa his song “Willin’,” and that Zappa fired him from the Mothers of Invention, because he felt that George was too talented to merely be a member of his band, and told him he ought to go away and form his own band. The second version has Zappa firing him for playing a 15-minute guitar solo with his amplifier off. The third version says that Zappa fired him because “Willin'” contains drug references (“weed, whites and wine”). George often introduced the song as the reason he was asked to leave the band. On October 18, 1975 at the Auditorium Theater in Rochester New York while introducing the song, George commented that he was asked to leave the band for “writing a song about dope”.[3] 

In any version, Zappa was instrumental in getting George and his new band a contract with Warner Bros. Records. The eponymous first album delivered to Warner Bros. was recorded mostly in August and September 1970, and was released in January 1971. When it came time to record “Willin’,” George had hurt his hand in an accident with a model airplane, so Ry Cooder sat in and played the song’s slide part. Lowell’s accident is referenced on the cover art of the band’s 1998 album Under the Radar. “Willin'” would be re-recorded with George playing slide for Little Feat’s second album Sailin’ Shoes, which was also the first Little Feat album to include cover art by Neon Park, who had painted the cover for Zappa’s Weasels Ripped My Flesh.

Sometime during the recording of the first two albums, the band members along with ex-Mothers of Invention drummer Jimmy Carl Black (“the Indian of the group”) backed soul singer Nolan Porter on his first album, No Apologies.

The first two albums received nearly universal critical acclaim, and “Willin'” became a standard, subsequently popularized by its inclusion on Linda Ronstadt‘s album Heart Like a Wheel.

Lack of commercial success led, however, to the band splitting up, with Estrada leaving to join Captain Beefheart‘s Magic Band. In 1972 Little Feat reformed, with bassist Kenny Gradney replacing Estrada. The band also added a second guitarist, Paul Barrere, who had known George since they attended Hollywood High School in California, and percussionist Sam Clayton. Both Barrere and Clayton added vocals on many songs, although all the band members provided backing vocals in various tunes. 

This new lineup radically altered the band’s sound, leaning toward New Orleans funk. The group went on to record Dixie Chicken (1973)—one of the band’s most popular albums, which incorporated New Orleans musical influences and styles—as well as Feats Don’t Fail Me Now (1974), which was a studio-recorded attempt to capture some of the energy of their live shows. (The name of the latter album pays homage to the Fats Waller song.)

In 1973, Payne, Gradney, Barrere, Clayton and George (credited as George Lowell) collaborated with jazz drummer Chico Hamilton on his Stax album Chico the Master, which is a strong showcase for the band’s leanings toward funk and R&B. In 1974 Lowell George, along with the Meters and other session musicians, backedRobert Palmer on his Island Records debut solo release Sneakin’ Sally Through the Alley which opened with George’s “Sailing Shoes.” The whole band chipped in on Palmer’s 1975 release, Pressure Drop, which contained another George composition, “Trouble.” 1976’s Some People Can Do What They Like, his third opus, opened with the Bill Payne/Fran Tate composition “One Last Look,” and later featured Lowell’s “Spanish Moon,” although George and Kenny Gradney sat this one out.

The release of The Last Record Album in 1975 signaled another change in the Little Feat sound, with Barrere and Payne developing an interest in jazz-rock. Prior to the recording of The Last Record Album, drummer Richie Hayward had a motorcycle accident and the liner to the LP release of The Last Record Album was decorated with copies of his many hospital bills. Also present was evidence of a late change to the running order of tracks: the lyrics for Barrere’s song “Hi Roller” were printed on the sleeve, but scored out, and the words “maybe next time” scrawled over them. Sure enough, “Hi Roller” was the first track on the subsequent album Time Loves a Hero.

George continued to produce the albums, but his songwriting contribution diminished as the group moved into jazz fusion, a style in which he had little interest. In August 1977, Little Feat recorded a live album from gigs at the Rainbow Theatre in London and Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. Waiting for Columbus is considered by many rock music critics to be one of the best live albums of all time, despite the fact that significant portions of George’s vocals and slide work were over-dubbed later in the studio.[4] It was released in 1978, by which time it had become apparent that Lowell George’s interest in the band was waning, as was his health.

George did some work on what would eventually become Down on the Farm but then declared that Little Feat had disbanded. In an interview with Bill Flanagan (for the book Written in My Soul) conducted eleven days before his death, George made it clear that he felt the demise of Little Feat was due to his having allowed the band to be run democratically, with the result that Payne and, to a lesser extent, Barrere, had a presence as songwriters and in production which was disproportionate to their abilities. George was particularly scathing about Payne’s attempts at jazz/fusion, citing an instance when Payne jammed with Weather Report on a TV show and dropped “into one of his ‘Day at the Dog Races’. I just got out of there as fast as I could. It was embarrassing”. In the same interview, George stated that he planned to reunite Little Feat without Payne and Barrère.[5]

At this time Warner Bros. released George’s only solo album, Thanks, I’ll Eat It Here, for which he had signed a contract in 1975. The album was mostly a collection of cover versions that George had been working on as a side project for several years and, in his biography, Rock And Roll Doctor, Mark Brend states that George had hinted he only signed the solo contract in order to obtain funds to finance Little Feat (and Bill Flanagan states in Written in My Soul that George “didn’t want his audience to assume a collection of other people’s material marked the direction of Lowell George’s solo career”).

While touring in support of his solo album in June 1979, at the age of 34, George collapsed in his hotel room in Arlington, Virginia. An autopsy determined the cause of death was a heart attack, although it is considered likely that George’s excess weight, (formerly chronic) drug use, and the strain of touring contributed to his condition.

The surviving members finished and released Down on the Farm before disbanding in 1979. A subsequent retrospective double album compilation of rare outtakes and live tracks, Hoy-Hoy!, was released in 1981. The album is an overview of the history and sound of Little Feat and includes a cover of the Hank Williams song “Lonesome Whistle”.

Barrere, Clayton, Gradney and Hayward performed several shows as Barrere, Clayton, Gradney and Hayward in 1981 and 1982.[6]

Barrere then released two solo albums, 1983’s On My Own Two Feet (Mirage) and 1984’s Real Lies (Atlantic). Richie Hayward was the drummer on Robert Plant‘s 1985 funk and new wave flavoured Shaken ‘n’ Stirred (Es Paranza). Payne has always been a popular and busy session musician, as well as a songwriter, and during the band’s first hiatus performed on a variety of albums by many famous musicians includingJ.J. Cale, the Doobie Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Pink Floyd, Bob Seger, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Nicks. He was a guest performer on Raitt’s Sweet Forgiveness in 1977, which featured his composition “Takin’ My Time.”

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Una perla al giorno – Abu Said


mandala m
Mettere da parte quello che avete nella testa;
dare generosamente quello che avete nelle mani;
non ritirarsi mai di fronte alle avversità della vita.

Abu Said
Set aside what you have in your head;
give generously what you have in the hands;
not ever retire in the face of life’s adversities.

                                                 Abu Said