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Phil Collins – En Concert Complet a (Paris 2004)


Philip David Charles Collins (Londra, 30 gennaio 1951) è un cantautore, polistrumentista e musicista britannico, noto sia come solista sia come componente dello storico gruppo dei Genesis.

Collins è uno dei tre artisti (insieme a Paul McCartney e Michael Jackson), ad aver venduto oltre 150 milioni di album in tutto il mondo sia come solisti che come membri principali di una band[1].

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins

Philip David Charles “Phil” Collins, LVO (born 30 January 1951),[6] is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and actor. He gained fame as both the drummer and lead singer for the rock group Genesis, and he also gained worldwide fame as a solo artist.

Collins is one of the most successful songwriters and performers of all time, singing the lead vocals on dozens of hit albums and singles in the UK and the US between 1976 and 2010, either as a solo artist or with Genesis. His solo singles, sometimes dealing with lost love and often featuring his distinctive gated reverb drum sound, ranged from the atmospheric “In the Air Tonight“, dance-rock of “Sussudio“, piano-driven power balladAgainst All Odds“, to the political and religious connotations of “Another Day in Paradise“. Collins has been described by AllMusic as “one of the most successful pop and adult contemporary singers of the ’80s and beyond”.[1]

Collins joined Genesis in 1970 as the group’s drummer and became their lead vocalist in 1975 following the departure of the original lead singer Peter Gabriel. His solo career, which was launched in 1981 and was heavily influenced by his personal life and soul music, brought both himself and Genesis greater commercial success. Collins’s total worldwide sales as a solo artist are 150 million.[7] Collins has won numerous music awards throughout his career, including seven Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards—winning Best British Male three times, three American Music Awards, an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards and a Disney Legend Award in 2002 for his solo work.[8][9][10] He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999, was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.[11][12] Collins was listed at number 22 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Drummers of All Time”.[13]

Collins is one of only three recording artists (along with Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson) who have sold over 100 million albums worldwide both as solo artists and (separately) as principal members of a band.[14] During his most successful period as a solo artist between 1981 and 1990, Collins had three UK number-one singles and seven number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, as well as a U.S. number one with Genesis in 1986. When his work with Genesis, his work with other artists, as well as his solo career is totalled, Collins had more top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s than any other artist.[15] In 2008, Collins was ranked the 22nd most successful artist on the “Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists”.[16] Although one of the world’s best-selling recording artists and a highly respected drummer, Collins has garnered significant criticism over the years from music journalists and fellow artists. He announced his retirement in 2011 to focus on his family life,[17][18] though he continued to write songs and in 2013 he said he was considering a return to the music industry.[19]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Collins

Annunci

Nostalgia


Nostalgia

Sai che la nostalgia
prende spazio nel cuore
Con un sorriso la inganni
con un ricordo l’accarezzi
e con una lacrima
le fa comprendere che l’ascolti
Poi torna al presente e raccogli la vita

09.01.2004 Poetyca

Melancholy

You know the melancholy
takes place in the heart
With a smile the deceptions
the caress with a memory
and with a tear
makes you realize that the plays
Then back to the present and collect life

09.01.2004 Poetyca

Canto solitario


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Canto solitario

Canta solitaria la voce
conosce note d’infinito
in un assolo conduce lontano
mentre si staglia la luce a spezzare ombre

Intreccio di passi per un destino
– eterno presente –
in vortici d’anima
a sovrastare il silenzio

04.11.2004 Poetyca

Lonely song

Sing lonely voice
knows endless notes
in a solo leads away
stands out light to break shadows

Woven of steps for a destiny
– Eternal present –
in vortex core
to drown out the silence

04.11.2004 Poetyca

Il mio dono



Il mio dono – 27.02.2004


Meraviglia palpita nel cuore

sul percorso che incontra il tuo:

vita che si libra oltre confine

e disegna immagini d’aurora

Vita che porge il mistero

di un leggero volo

oltre le parole

che non saprebbero dire

quel che lega

Ma sei presente

come nulla sarebbe

e porgi il tuo cuore

– sul mio –

e in esso vibra

Solo ali avvolgono

e sia solo gioia

il mio dono per te

– per sempre –


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My gift – 27/02/2004


Wonder beats in the heart

path that meets your:

life that hovers over the border

and draw pictures of dawn

The mystery that life presents

a slight flight

beyond words

that they could not say

what binds

But are present

that nothing would

and incline your heart

– My –

and it vibrates

Only wings wrap

and is only joy

my gift to you

– Forever –


Poetyca

Un frutto


Un frutto

E’ sicuramente una grande lezione da apprendere, un modellare il nostro proposito al punto tale da renderci conto che più tentiamo di procendere e maggiore sembra la resistenza venirci contro, come se si trattasse di una lotta con un forte vento che ci trattiene e ci vuole sospingere indietro. Se incappiamo in ostacoli, proprio perchè stiamo lavorando per un nostro cambiamento interiore, rappresentati da coloro che ci circondano e dalla loro disapprovazione, come se il nostro atteggiamento sembra non essere più accolto, significa che il lavoro sta dando un buon esisto. Comprendo come questo possa farci sentire separati, magari soli e non in grado di condividere, eppure se si riesce a superare tutto questo abbiamo raccolto un frutto che ci sarà sempre utile, si chiama perseveranza.

10.08.2004 Poetyca

Fruit

It ‘s definitely a great lesson to learn, a shape our connection to the point of realizing that more and more seems procendere try to come against the resistance, as if it were a fight with a strong wind that keeps us and wants us to push back. If you run into obstacles, just because we are working for our inner change, represented by those around us and their disapproval, as if our attitude seems to be more accepted, it means that the work is making a good exist. I understand how this can make us feel separate, and maybe just not able to share, but if you can get through this we have gathered a result there will always be useful, it’s called perseverance.

10.08.2004 Poetyca

Solchi


Solchi

Bellezza di chi
i solchi li ha nell’anima
irrigati di silenzi
e grande osservazione
Mani callose
per la fatica
di condurre la propria vita
ai margini di strada
– non dice mai
di avere qualcosa da insegnare –
eppure conosce
molto di più
di chi parla
e il silenzio
non lo saprebbe apprezzare
eppure sorride
anche se non possiede nulla
e quello sguardo
ti resta conficcato
in cuore

24.01.2004 Poetyca

Furrows

Beauty whose
furrows them soul
irrigated silences
and high observation
Calloused hands
for fatigue
to lead their lives
the edge of road
– Never say
had something to teach –
yet knows
more
speaker
and silence
would know not appreciate
but smiles
even if it has nothing
and that look
you still stuck
in heart

24.01.2004 Poetyca

Elliott Smith


Elliott Smith, pseudonimo di Steven Paul Smith (Omaha, 6 agosto 1969 – Echo Park, 21 ottobre 2003), è stato un cantautore e musicista statunitense.

Dopo aver militato nella band Heatmiser per diversi anni, la sua carriera come solista è cominciata nel 1994. Nel 1998 ha acquisito notorietà internazionale dopo essere stato nominato all’Oscar come autore della canzone Miss Misery tratta dal film Will Hunting – Genio ribelle

Sebbene sia nato come musicista rock (in particolare post-punk e grunge), le sue prime canzoni sono essenzialmente acustiche. Nei suoi lavori più maturi, come XO e Figure 8, ha introdotto invece arrangiamenti più complessi, con suoni orchestrali influenzati dalla musica dei Beatles, che lo ha da sempre ispirato. Nel suo ultimo album From a Basement on the Hill ha però cercato di ricreare le atmosfere più scarne e asciutte dei suoi primi lavori

La sua figura malinconica e la sua tragica morte all’età di soli 34 anni (forse suicida a causa della forte depressione che lo tormentava, sebbene la verità non sia ancora stata accertata) hanno involontariamente fatto di lui uno degli ultimi miti del rock alternativo americano

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Smith

Steven PaulElliottSmith (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith’s primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his “whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery”,[1] and used multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmonies.

After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994, with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars (KRS). In 1997, he signed a contract with DreamWorks Records, for which he recorded two albums.Smith rose to mainstream prominence when his song “Miss Misery”—included in the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting (1997)—was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Original Song category in 1998.

Smith suffered from depression, alcoholism, and drug dependence, and these topics often appear in his lyrics. In 2003, aged 34, he died in Los Angeles, California from two stab wounds to the chest. The autopsy evidence was inconclusive as to whether the wounds were self-inflicted. At the time of his death, Smith was working on his sixth studio album, From a Basement on the Hill, which was posthumously completed and released in 2004.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Smith

Un frammento


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Un frammento

Non si ha nulla da insegnare,
tutto è sotto gli occhi, è in noi,
non resta che aprire la porta del proprio cuore,
trovare consapevolezza in quel che si è,
nel potenziale sopito.
Nessuno insegna, neppure il più grande dei Maestri,
quello che si trova è unico e importante, è filo conduttore
per trovare condivisione.
Come gocce d’acqua tutti ci somigliamo eppure siamo diversi.
Il frammento di uno specchio riflette l’immagine intera e non la scompone,
ogni piccola cosa contiene l’intero universo di cui è parte.

25.11.2004 Poetyca

A piece

You have nothing to teach,
everything is under the eyes, is in us,
you just have to open the door of your heart,
find awareness in what has been,
in the dormant potential.
No one teaches, even the largest of the Masters,
what you find is unique and important, it is thread
to find sharing.
Like drops of water all look alike and yet we are different.
The fragment of a mirror reflects the whole image, not the breaks,
every little thing contains the entire universe of which it is part.

25.11.2004 Poetyca

Morrissey


Steven Patrick Morrissey, meglio conosciuto solo come Morrissey (Manchester, 22 maggio 1959), è un cantante britannico, di origini irlandesi. Giunto al successo, negli anni ottanta, come voce principale della band inglese The Smiths, nel 1987, dopo la separazione del gruppo, si avviò a una carriera solista durante la quale ha pubblicato diversi album, incrementando ulteriormente la propria popolarità a livello internazionale.

Considerato tra i più importanti precursori e innovatori della musica indie, nel 2007, il quotidiano inglese Daily Telegraph l’ha inserito nella classifica dei cento geni viventi. Nel 2008, è stato invece annoverato tra i cento grandi cantanti di tutti i tempi, in una classifica stilata dalla rivista Rolling Stone.

Il 7 ottobre 2014 ha dichiarato che lotta contro un cancro da 18 mesi e per quattro volte è stato operato per l’asportazione di tessuti neoplastici.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey

Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or by his nickname, Moz, is an English singer, lyricist, and novelist. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart on ten occasions. His first solo album, 1988’s Viva Hate, entered the UK Albums Chart at number one.

Morrissey is widely regarded as an important innovator in the indie music scene; music magazine NME considers Morrissey to be “one of the most influential artists ever”, while The Independent says, “Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime.” In 2004, Pitchfork Media called him “one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years.”

Morrissey’s lyrics have been described as “dramatic, bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home”. He is also noted for his unusual baritone vocal style (though he sometimes uses falsetto), his quiff hairstyle and his dynamic live performances. In the media, Morrissey’s forthright and often contrarian opinions have caused many controversies; he has attracted media attention for his strong advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights. He describes himself in his autobiography as an animal protectionist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey

Gang Of Four


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I Gang of Four sono un gruppo post punk britannico, formatosi a Leeds nel 1977.

I membri originari erano il cantante Jon King, il chitarrista Andy Gill, il bassista Dave Allen e il batterista Hugo Burnham. In attività dal 1977 al 1984, si sono riformati due volte negli anni novanta con King e Gill. Nel 2004 sono tornati anche Allen e Burnham.

Il gruppo suona punk rock fortemente influenzato da funk e dub reggae, e si dedica a temi incentrati sulle difficoltà della società moderna. Il loro primo disco, Entertainment!, arrivò al numero 490 della lista dei 500 migliori album secondo Rolling Stone. Gli ultimi lavori dei Gang of Four (Songs of the Free ed Hard) li hanno visti più alle prese con sonorità più contemporanee e quasi vicine alla disco music.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four_(gruppo_musicale)

Gang of Four are an English post-punk group, formed in 1977 in Leeds.[1] The original members were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. There have been many different line-ups including, among other notable musicians, Sara Lee and Gail Ann Dorsey. After a brief lull in the 1980s, different constellations of the band recorded two studio albums in the 1990s. Between 2004 and 2006 the original line-up was reunited; as of 2013, Gill is the sole original member.

The band plays a stripped-down mix of punk rock, funk and dub, with an emphasis on the social and political ills of society. Gang of Four are widely considered one of the leading bands of the late 1970s/early 1980s post-punk movement. Their later albums (Songs of the Free and Hard) found them softening some of their more jarring qualities, and drifting towards dance-punk and disco. Their debut album, Entertainment!, ranked at Number 483 in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and is listed by Pitchfork Media as the 8th best album of the 1970s.[3] David Fricke of Rolling Stone described Gang of Four as “probably the best politically motivated band in rock & roll

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Four_(band)

Bruce Cockburn playlist


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Bruce Cockburn (Ottawa, 27 maggio 1945) è un cantautore canadese.

Il suo stile, con il personalissimo modo di suonare la chitarra, fonde generi come pop, folk, rock, reggae e jazz. Le liriche sono ispirate dalla sua visione umanistica e metafisica della vita vicina all’etica cristiana. 

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

Bruce Douglas Cockburn OC (/ˈkbərn/; born May 27, 1945)[1] is a Canadian guitarist and singer-songwriter whose career spans over 40 years. His song styles range from folk to jazz-influenced rock and his lyrics cover a broad range of topics that reveal a passion for human rights, politics and spirituality.

In 2014, he released his memoirs, Rumours of Glory: A Memoir.[2]  

Cockburn was born in 1945 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and spent some of his early years on a farm outside Pembroke, Ontario. He has stated in interviews that his first guitar was one he found around 1959 in his grandmother’s attic, which he adorned with golden stars and used to play along to radio hits.[3] Cockburn attended Nepean High School, where his 1964 yearbook photo states his desire “to become a musician”.[4]He attended Berklee School of Music in Boston for three semesters in the mid-1960s. In 1966 he joined an Ottawa band called The Children, which lasted for about a year. In the spring of 1967 he joined the final lineup of The Esquires. He moved to Toronto that summer to form The Flying Circus with former Bobby Kris & The Imperials members Marty Fisher and Gordon MacBain and ex-Tripp member Neil Lillie. The group recorded some material in late 1967 (which remains unreleased) before changing its name to Olivus in the spring of 1968, by which time Lillie (who changed his name to Neil Merryweather) had been replaced by Dennis Pendrith from Livingstone’s Journey. Olivus opened for The Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream in April 1968. That summer Cockburn broke up the band with the intention of going solo, but ended up in the band 3’s a Crowd with David Wiffen, Colleen Peterson, and Richard Patterson, who had been a co-member of The Children. Cockburn left 3’s a Crowd in the spring of 1969 to pursue a solo career.

Cockburn’s first solo appearance was at the Mariposa Folk Festival in 1967, and in 1969 he was a headliner. In 1970 he released his self-titled, solo album. Cockburn’s guitar work and songwriting won him an enthusiastic following. His early work featured rural and nautical imagery and Biblical metaphors. Raised as an agnostic, early in his career he became a Christian.[5] Many of his albums from the 1970s refer to Christianity, which in turn informs his concerns for human rights and environmentalism. His references to Christianity include the Grail imagery of 20th-century Christian poet Charles Williams and the ideas of theologian Harvey Cox.[6]

In 1970 Cockburn became partners with Bernie Finkelstein in the music publishing firm Golden Mountain Music.[7]

While Cockburn had been popular in Canada for years, he did not have a big impact in the United States until 1979, with the release of the album Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws. “Wondering Where the Lions Are“, the first single from that album, reached No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US in June 1980, and earned Cockburn an appearance on NBC‘s hit TV show Saturday Night Live.

Cockburn was married from 1969 to 1980 and has a daughter from that marriage.[citation needed] He wrote the song “Little Seahorse”, released on In the Falling Dark, in late 1975 about the time when his daughter wasin utero.[citation needed]

Through the 1980s Cockburn’s songwriting became increasingly urban, global and political as he became more involved with progressive causes. His political concerns were first hinted at on the albums: Humans,Inner City Front and The Trouble with Normal. They became more evident in 1984, with his second US radio hit, “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” (No. 88 in the US) from the Stealing Fire album. He had written the song a year earlier, after visiting Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico that were attacked by Guatemalan military helicopters. His political activism continues to the present. Cockburn has travelled to countries such as Mozambique and Iraq, played benefit concerts, and written songs on a variety of subjects ranging from the International Monetary Fund to land mines. His internationalist bent is reflected in the many world musicinfluences in his music, including reggae and Latin music.

In 1991 Intrepid Records released Kick at the Darkness, a tribute album to Cockburn whose title comes from a phrase in his song “Lovers in a Dangerous Time“. It features the Barenaked Ladies‘ cover of that song, which became their first Top 40 hit and an element in their early success. This lyric was also referenced by U2 in their song “God Part II” from their album Rattle and Hum.

In the early 1990s, Cockburn teamed with T-Bone Burnett for two albums, Nothing but a Burning Light and Dart to the Heart. The latter included a song, “Closer to the Light”, inspired by the death of songwriter Mark Heard, a close friend of Cockburn and Burnett. Cockburn frequently refers to Heard as his favourite songwriter and he was one of many artists who paid tribute to Heard on an album and video titled Strong Hand of Love.

In 1998 Cockburn travelled with filmmaker Robert Lang to Mali, West Africa, where he jammed with Grammy Award-winning blues musician Ali Farka Toure and kora master Toumani Diabate. The month-long journey was documented in the film River of Sand, which won the Regard Canadien award for best documentary at the Vues d’Afrique Film Festival in Montreal. It was also invited for competition at the International Festival of Environmental Films in Paris.[8]

Some of Cockburn’s previously published material had been collected in several albums: Resume, Mummy Dust, and Waiting for a Miracle. His first greatest hits collection was Anything Anytime Anywhere: Singles 1979–2002, released in 2002.

In January 2003 Cockburn finished recording his 21st album, You’ve Never Seen Everything, which features contributions from Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Sam Phillips, Sarah Harmer, Hugh Marsh, Jonell Mosser, Larry Taylor and Steven Hodges. (Taylor and Hodges, formerly of Canned Heat who performed at Monterey and Woodstock in the 1960s, may be known best for their work with Tom Waits).

Cockburn performed a set at the Live 8 concert in Barrie, Ontario, on July 2, 2005. Speechless, an instrumental compilation of new and previously released material, was released on October 24, 2005. His 22nd album, Life Short Call Now, was released on July 18, 2006.

Canadian senator and retired general Roméo Dallaire, who is active in humanitarian fundraising and promoting awareness, appeared on stage at the University of Victoria with Cockburn. The October 4, 2008, concert was held to aid the plight of child soldiers.[9]

In 2009 Cockburn travelled to Afghanistan to visit his brother, Capt. John Cockburn, and to play a concert for Canadian troops. He performed his 1984 song “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” and was temporarily awarded an actual rocket launcher by the military. Cockburn has stated that, while unsure of the original Invasion of Afghanistan, he supported Canada’s role there.[10]

Cockburn released his studio album Small Source of Comfort in 2011. “Lois on the Autobahn”, a cheerful and experiential instrumental recalling “Rouler sa bosse” from Salt, Sun and Time is a tribute to Cockburn’s mother, Lois, who succumbed to cancer in 2010.[citation needed]

Cockburn married his longtime girlfriend M.J. Hannett shortly after the birth of his second daughter, Iona (b. November 2011) in 2011.[11][12] As of 2014, the family lives in the San Francisco area, where Cockburn is writing his memoirs up to 2004.[13]

A documentary film, Bruce Cockburn Pacing the Cage,[14][15] was released in 2013 on television and a brief theatrical showing; directed by Joel Goldberg, gave a rare look into Cockburn’s music, life and politics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Cockburn

Tosca


Tosca

“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore,
Non feci mai male ad anima viva!
Con man furtiva
Quante miserie conobbi, aiutai.

Sempre con fe’ sincera”

Tosca è il mio nome
e nessuno lo ricorda ormai
venni a raccontar la storia mia

Tempo fuggito come sospiro
musica che spandeva note
di poesia e d’anima cheta

Giammai tu ricorderai
le mie parole ormai sbiadite
troppo lontana è la strada
che hai imboccato ormai

Solo ombre del passato
che non potranno scaldare
la memoria tua catturata
da dilemmi nuovi

Senza più voce non esisto
senza parole che riaccordino
la vita svanita come rosa
che dal cuor tuo è appassita

Vergate parole su pagina ingiallita
orchestra dal palco che con movenze
di chi la musica nell’anima sente
e intorno la intona per far dono

Tempo andato e che non ripercorri
disco abbandonato e che più non cerchi
per correre verso mete lontane
che dello spirito più non sono accordo

Ed io qui a raccontare dell’alma mia le pene
per un ingiusto destino che mi volle separare
– Amore che porta dolore e si vorrebbe liberare –

” Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore,
Non feci mai male ad anima viva!
perchè mai dovrei pagare?

19.01.2004 Poetyca

Tosca

“I lived for art, I lived for love,
I never hurt a soul!
With a secret hand
Many misfortunes as I knew, I helped.

Always with sincere faith “

Tosca is my name
and no one remembers it now
I came to tell my story

Time flies like sigh
music notes spread
poetry and quiet soul

You never remember
My words faded
too far is the road
you have now embarked

Only shadows of the past
that will not heat
Your memory captured
by new dilemmas

No more entry does not exist
without the words riaccordino
life fades away like a rose
that your heart is dried

Penned words on yellowed page
orchestra from the stage with movements that
who hears music in the soul
and around the tunes to make a gift

Long gone and not walk again
disk abandoned and no longer seek
to run toward distant destinations
and spirit are no longer Agreement

And I am here to tell the pains of my soul
for an unjust fate that I wanted to separate
– Love that brings pain and want to leave –

“I lived for art, I lived for love,
I never hurt a soul!
Why should I have to pay?

19.01.2004 Poetyca

Più forte


Più forte

Caduta di fronte
alle paralizzanti ombre
che danzano davanti agli occhi
e sbarrano il sentiero
del passato silenzio

…Passi percorsi
senza timore
anche oggi che ho allungato il senso
di tutte le paure

….Era cuore in tumulto
ed urla nascoste per la colpa
di non saper reagire

Ma è lontano
– stracciato e non fa più male –
il ricordo perduto e incatenato
nel pozzo

Ho imbavagliato la sorte
e posso ridere del destino

Perché son io più forte

29.02.2004 Poetyca

Stronger

Drop front
paralyzing the shadows
dancing before my eyes
and barring the path
silence of the past

… Steps paths
without fear
Also today I have stretched the meaning
of all fears

…. It was heart pounding
screams and hidden fault
not react

But it is far
– And how it hurts most –
the lost memory and chained
in the well

I gagged fate
and I can laugh of fate

Why am I stronger

29.02.2004 Poetyca

Preghiera


Preghiera

 

« Il pregare è nella religione ciò che il pensiero è nella filosofia. Il senso religioso prega come l’organo del pensiero pensa »
Novalis

La preghiera è una delle pratiche comuni a tutte le religioni. Essa consiste nel rivolgersi alla dimensione del sacro con la parola o con il pensiero; gli scopi della preghiera possono essere molteplici: invocare, chiedere un aiuto, lodare, ringraziare, santificare, o esprimere devozione o abbandono. La preghiera è solitamente considerata come il momento in cui l’uomo ‘parla’ al sacro, mentre la fase inversa è la meditazione, durante la quale è il sacro che ‘parla’ all’uomo.
La preghiera può essere personale, oppure liturgica; solitamente questa seconda forma si ritrova come preghiera scritta (o comunque tramandata in qualche modo). Una delle forme di preghiera più diffuse è il canto devozionale.
Secondo la dottrina cattolica, quando l’uomo prega si eleva a Dio in modo cosciente. Il “tappeto di preghiera” è un piccolo tappeto che i musulmani usano per inginocchiarsi durante le preghiere giornaliere.

Forme di preghiera pubblica

Nell’ebraismo sono previsti per gli uomini tre preghiere nei giorni feriali, in ricordo dei sacrifici di animali e vegetali che venivano praticati nel Santuario: l’Arvith, Shachrith e Minchah. Le preghiere sono quattro il sabato e altri giorni particolari (5 volte per Yom Kippur). L’ordine delle preghiere si trova nel Siddur, il tradizionale libro delle preghiere ebraico. Sebbene la preghiera individuale sia valida, pregare con un minyan (numero minimo di dieci maschi adulti) è considerato ideale. Molte sinagoghe hanno un hazzan, cioè un cantore che guida la preghiera della comunità.
Nel Cristianesimo la forma classica e più antica di preghiera pubblica sono le ore canoniche, cioè momenti fissi durante la giornata in cui vengono recitati (o cantati) dei salmi più altre preghiere, dalla bibbia o composte dalle Chiese, oltre a inni e intercessioni. Di origine antichissima (la struttura è stata ereditata dalla preghiera ebraica sinagogale e del Tempio di Gerusalemme), le ore canoniche ebbero particolare rilievo nelle comunità monastiche come ufficio corale.
Nell’Islam la preghiera canonica è chiamata ṣalāt, prescritta 5 volte al giorno, in forma singola o collettiva, anche se sono previste e consigliate altre preghiere volontarie.

Forme di preghiera privata

Nelle devozioni private esistono vari tipi di preghiere, che hanno un unico fine: elevare l’anima a Dio. Elevare l’anima a Dio è infatti la definizione ufficiale della preghiera così come riportato dal Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica.
In realtà, come dice la Bibbia (Sap 1,7 e At 17,28), noi già viviamo ed esistiamo dentro Dio; come pure affermano alcune tradizioni religiose antiche dei popoli asiatici e americani. Essendo però Dio di natura trascendente e spirituale, la sua presenza non appare sempre immediatamente percepibile ed evidente. Ecco perché è necessario elevare l’anima a Dio, cioè compiere un atto di volontà (la volontà è una delle tre potenze dell’anima insieme alla memoria e all’intelletto) che ci rende più attenti, più sensibili, più partecipi di questa presenza che è sempre e ovunque. I modi di muovere la volontà e dunque l’anima a questa consapevolezza e a questa comunione sono molti e diversi. La tradizione cattolica ne enumera svariate decine che sono state ispirate dai santi nel corso dei secoli passati e che hanno trovato una eco più o meno duratura e diffusa, in funzione della semplicità, della praticità e della bellezza delle stesse modalità di preghiera.
Tra le forme private di preghiera più diffuse dalla tradizione cristiana troviamo:
la preghiera biblica (che utilizza direttamente le parole della Sacra Scrittura oppure che parte dalla lettura della Bibbia per poi aprirsi al colloquio personale con Dio, come fa la lectio divina);
il colloquio personale con Dio (che l’uomo può vivere in qualunque tempo e luogo);
il Santo Rosario (una forma devozionale nata nel Medioevo e diffusa oggi in tutti i popoli cattolici);
il culto delle immagini (fondato sul fatto che l’immagine sacra subito richiama alla mente la persona divina rappresentata e diffuso, oltre che nelle chiese, specialmente nei luoghi dove le chiese e i luoghi di culto pubblico sono lontani); tale culto non è accettato dal Protestantesimo;
la via crucis (devozione nata nel Medioevo e diffusa nel XVII secolo da san Leonardo da Porto Maurizio);
la vigilanza (cioè l’atteggiamento interiore dell’uomo che vigila sui suoi pensieri, discernendo quelli buoni da quelli malvagi per coltivare quelli buoni e rinnegare, dissolvere, dimenticare quelli malvagi);
la ripetizione (cioè l’atto della volontà che dà inizio ad un ciclo ripetitivo di brevi invocazioni o preghiere ben conosciute, che l’uomo ripete dentro di sé fino a formare un tappeto morbido e robusto sul quale l’anima si stende e si rilassa per poi entrare nella contemplazione);
la contemplazione (è la forma di preghiera considerata più santa, in quanto comunione stessa con il Santo, essendo stata definita dall’uomo la santità come la natura stessa di Dio; la contemplazione è la presenza viva di Dio nell’uomo che ispira direttamente pensieri, parole, immagini, azioni, per cui nella contemplazione l’uomo vede ciò che Dio vede, sente ciò che Dio sente, fa ciò che Dio fa);
la meditazione (è il fluire o il sorgere di pensieri che vengono suggeriti, stimolati, ispirati dalle fonti più diverse: ricordi, incontri, discorsi, letture, fatti, immagini, simboli, etc. Essendo immenso il bacino di spunti per la meditazione, essa è probabilmente la forma di orazione più praticata di ogni tempo).

Bibliografia

Jörg Zink, Come pregare, Claudiana, Torino 1988.
Giordano Berti, Preghiere di tutto il mondo, Vallardi, Milano 1999.
Gérald Messadié (a cura di), Il piccolo libro delle preghiere, Armenia, Milano 2003.
Catechismo della Chiesa Cattolica (di cui la Parte Quarta è interamente dedicata alla preghiera)

Prayer

Prayer is a form of religious practice that seeks to activate a volitional rapport to God or spirit through deliberate practice. Prayer may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It may involve the use of words or song. When language is used, prayer may take the form of a hymn, incantation, formal creed, or a spontaneous utterance in the praying person. There are different forms of prayer such as petitionary prayer, prayers of supplication, thanksgiving, and worship/praise. Prayer may be directed towards a deity, spirit, deceased person, or lofty idea, for the purpose of worshipping, requesting guidance, requesting assistance, confessing sins or to express one’s thoughts and emotions. Thus, people pray for many reasons such as personal benefit or for the sake of others.
Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while others teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.
Scientific studies regarding the use of prayer have mostly concentrated on its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The efficacy of petition in prayer for physical healing to a deity has been evaluated in numerous studies, with contradictory results There has been some criticism of the way the studies were conducted

Forms of prayer

Various spiritual traditions offer a wide variety of devotional acts. There are morning and evening prayers, graces said over meals, and reverent physical gestures. Some Christians bow their heads and fold their hands. Some Native Americans regard dancing as a form of prayer. Some Sufis whirl. Hindus chant mantras. Orthodox Jews sway their bodies back and forth[10] and Salah for Muslims (“kneel and prostrate as seen on the right”). Quakers keep silent. Some pray according to standardized rituals and liturgies, while others prefer extemporaneous prayers. Still others combine the two.
These methods show a variety of understandings to prayer, which are led by underlying beliefs.
These beliefs may be that
the finite can communicate with the infinite
the infinite is interested in communicating with the finite
prayer is intended to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, rather than to influence the recipient
prayer is intended to train a person to focus on the recipient through philosophy and intellectual contemplation
prayer is intended to enable a person to gain a direct experience of the recipient
prayer is intended to affect the very fabric of reality as we perceive it
prayer is a catalyst for change in oneself and/or one’s circumstances, or likewise those of third party beneficiaries
the recipient desires and appreciates prayer
or any combination of these.[citation needed]
The act of prayer is attested in written sources as early as 5000 years ago. Some anthropologists, such as Sir Edward Burnett Tylor and Sir James George Frazer, believed that the earliest intelligent modern humans practiced something that we would recognize today as prayer.
Friedrich Heiler is often cited in Christian circles for his systematic Typology of Prayer which lists six types of prayer: primitive, ritual, Greek cultural, philosophical, mystical, and prophetic

The act of worship

Prayer has many different forms. Prayer may be done privately and individually, or it may be done corporately in the presence of fellow believers. Prayer can be incorporated into a daily “thought life”, in which one is in constant communication with a god. Some people pray throughout all that is happening during the day and seek guidance as the day progresses. This is actually regarded as a requirement in several Christian denominations,[15] although enforcement is not possible nor desirable. There can be many different answers to prayer, just as there are many ways to interpret an answer to a question, if there in fact comes an answer.[15] Some may experience audible, physical, or mental epiphanies. If indeed an answer comes, the time and place it comes is considered random. Some outward acts that sometimes accompany prayer are: anointing with oil;[16] ringing a bell;[17] burning incense or paper;[18] lighting a candle or candles;[19] facing a specific direction (i.e. towards Mecca[20] or the East); making the sign of the cross. One less noticeable act related to prayer is fasting.
A variety of body postures may be assumed, often with specific meaning (mainly respect or adoration) associated with them: standing; sitting; kneeling; prostrate on the floor; eyes opened; eyes closed; hands folded or clasped; hands upraised; holding hands with others; a laying on of hands and others. Prayers may be recited from memory, read from a book of prayers, or composed spontaneously as they are prayed. They may be said, chanted, or sung. They may be with musical accompaniment or not. There may be a time of outward silence while prayers are offered mentally. Often, there are prayers to fit specific occasions, such as the blessing of a meal, the birth or death of a loved one, other significant events in the life of a believer, or days of the year that have special religious significance. Details corresponding to specific traditions are outlined below.


Pre-Christian Europe

Etruscan, Greek, and Roman paganism
In the pre-Christian religions of Greeks and Romans (Ancient Greek religion, Roman religion), ceremonial prayer was highly formulaic and ritualized.[21][22] The Iguvine Tables contain a supplication that can be translated, “If anything was said improperly, if anything was done improperly, let it be as if it were done correctly.”
The formalism and formulaic nature of these prayers led them to be written down in language that may have only been partially understood by the writer, and our texts of these prayers may in fact be garbled. Prayers in Etruscan were used in the Roman world by augurs and other oracles long after Etruscan became a dead language. The Carmen Arvale and the Carmen Saliare are two specimens of partially preserved prayers that seem to have been unintelligible to their scribes, and whose language is full of archaisms and difficult passages.
Roman prayers and sacrifices were often envisioned as legal bargains between deity and worshipper. The Roman principle was expressed as do ut des: “I give, so that you may give.” Cato the Elder’s treatise on agriculture contains many examples of preserved traditional prayers; in one, a farmer addresses the unknown deity of a possibly sacred grove, and sacrifices a pig in order to placate the god or goddess of the place and beseech his or her permission to cut down some trees from the grove

Germanic paganism

An amount of accounts of prayers to the gods in Germanic paganism survived the process of Christianization, though only a single prayer has survived without the interjection of Christian references. This prayer is recorded in stanzas 2 and 3 of the poem Sigrdrífumál, compiled in the 13th century Poetic Edda from earlier traditional sources, where the valkyrie Sigrdrífa prays to the gods and the earth after being woken by the hero Sigurd.
A prayer to the bigger god Odin is mentioned in chapter 2 of the Völsunga saga where King Rerir prays for a child. His prayer is answered by Frigg, wife of Odin, who sends him an apple, which is dropped on his lap by Frigg’s servant in the form of a crow while Rerir is sitting on a mound. Rerir’s wife eats the apple and is then pregnant with the hero Völsung. In stanza 9 of the poem Oddrúnargrátr, a prayer is made to “kind wights, Frigg and Freyja, and many gods,” although since the poem is often considered one of the youngest poems in the Poetic Edda, the passage has been the matter of some debate.[26]
In chapter 21 of Jómsvíkinga saga, wishing to turn the tide of the Battle of Hjörungavágr, Haakon Sigurdsson eventually finds his prayers answered by the goddesses Þorgerðr Hölgabrúðr and Irpa (the first of the two described as Haakon’s patron goddess) who appear in the battle, kill many of the opposing fleet, and cause the remnants of their forces to flee. However, this depiction of a pagan prayer has been criticized as inaccurate due to the description of Haakon dropping to his knees.
The 11th century manuscript for the Anglo-Saxon charm Æcerbot presents what is thought to be an originally pagan prayer for the fertility of the speaker’s crops and land, though Christianization is apparent throughout the charm.[28] The 8th century Wessobrunn Prayer has been proposed as a Christianized pagan prayer and compared to the pagan Völuspá[29] and the Merseburg Incantations, the latter recorded in the 9th or 10th century but of much older traditional origins

Abrahamic religions

Bible
In the common Bible of the Abrahamic religions, various forms of prayer appear; the most common forms being petition, thanksgiving, and worship. The longest book in the Bible is the Book of Psalms, 150 religious songs which are often regarded as prayers. Other well-known Biblical prayers include the Song of Moses (Exodus 15:1-18), the Song of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10), and the Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55). But perhaps the best-known prayer in the Christian Bible is the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13; Luke 11:2-4).
See also: Tanakh, New Testament, Prayer in the Hebrew Bible, and Prayer in the New Testament

Judaism

Jews pray three times a day, with lengthier prayers on special days, such as the Shabbat and Jewish holidays. The siddur is the prayerbook used by Jews all over the world, containing a set order of daily prayers. Jewish prayer is usually described as having two aspects: kavanah (intention) and keva (the ritualistic, structured elements).
The most important Jewish prayers are the Shema Yisrael (“Hear O Israel”) and the Amidah (“the standing prayer”).
Communal prayer is preferred over solitary prayer, and a quorum of 10 adult males (a minyan) is considered by Orthodox Judaism a prerequisite for several communal prayers.

Rationalist approach to prayer

In this view, ultimate goal of prayer is to help train a person to focus on divinity through philosophy and intellectual contemplation. This approach was taken by Maimonides and the other medieval rationalists. One example of this approach to prayer is noted by Rabbi Steven Weil, who was appointed the Orthodox Union’s Executive-Vice President in 2009. He notes that the word “prayer” is a derivative of the Latin “precari”, which means “to beg”. The Hebrew equivalent “tefilah”, however, along with its root “pelel” or its reflexive “l’hitpallel”, means the act of self-analysis or self-evaluation. This approach is sometimes described as the person praying having a dialogue or conversation with God.

Educational approach to prayer

In this view, prayer is not a conversation. Rather, it is meant to inculcate certain attitudes in the one who prays, but not to influence. This has been the approach of Rabbenu Bachya, Yehuda Halevy, Joseph Albo, Samson Raphael Hirsch, and Joseph Dov Soloveitchik. This view is expressed by Rabbi Nosson Scherman in the overview to the Artscroll Siddur (p. XIII); note that Scherman goes on to also affirm the Kabbalistic view (see below).

Kabbalistic approach to prayer

Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) uses a series of kavanot, directions of intent, to specify the path the prayer ascends in the dialog with God, to increase its chances of being answered favorably. Kabbalists ascribe a higher meaning to the purpose of prayer, which is no less than affecting the very fabric of reality itself, restructuring and repairing the universe in a real fashion. In this view, every word of every prayer, and indeed, even every letter of every word, has a precise meaning and a precise effect. Prayers thus literally affect the mystical forces of the universe, and repair the fabric of creation.
Among Jews, this approach has been taken by the Chassidei Ashkenaz (German pietists of the Middle-Ages), the Arizal’s Kabbalist tradition, Ramchal, most of Hassidism, the Vilna Gaon, and Jacob Emden.

Christianity

Main articles: Prayer in Christianity and Christian worship

Christian prayers are quite varied. They can be completely spontaneous, or read entirely from a text, like the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Probably the most common and universal prayer among Christians is the Lord’s Prayer, which according to the gospel accounts is how Jesus taught his disciples to pray. Some Protestant denominations choose not to recite the Lord’s Prayer or other rote prayers.
Christians generally pray to God or to the Father. Some Christians (e.g., Catholics, Orthodox) will also ask the righteous in heaven and “in Christ,” such as Virgin Mary or other saints to intercede by praying on their behalf (intercession of saints). Formulaic closures include “through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, through all the ages of ages,” and “in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
It is customary among Protestants to end prayers with “In Jesus’ name, Amen” or “In the name of Christ, Amen”[34] However, the most commonly used closure in Christianity is simply “Amen” (from a Hebrew adverb used as a statement of affirmation or agreement, usually translated as so be it).
There is also the form of prayer called hesychast which is a repetitious type of prayer for the purpose of meditation. In the Western or Latin Rite of Catholic Church, probably the most common is the Rosary; In the Eastern Church (the Eastern rites of the Catholic Church and Orthodox Church), the Jesus Prayer.
Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as acts of reparation which do not involve a petition for a living or deceased beneficiary, but aim to repair the sins of others, e.g. for the repair of the sin of blasphemy performed by others

Pentecostalism

In Pentecostal congregations, prayer is often done by speaking in a foreign tongue, a practice now known as glossolalia.[36] Practitioners of Pentecostal glossolalia may claim that the languages they speak in prayer are real foreign languages, and that the ability to speak those languages spontaneously is a gift of the Holy Spirit;[37][38] however, many people outside the movement have offered alternative views. George Barton Cutten suggested that glossolalia was a sign of mental illness.[39] Felicitas Goodman suggested that tongue speakers were under a form of hypnosis.[40] Others suggest that it is a learned behaviour. Some of these views have allegedly been refuted

Christian Science

Christian Science teaches that prayer is a spiritualization of thought or an understanding of God and of the nature of the underlying spiritual creation. Adherents believe that this can result in healing, by bringing spiritual reality (the “Kingdom of Heaven” in Biblical terms) into clearer focus in the human scene. The world as it appears to the senses is regarded as a distorted version of the world of spiritual ideas. Prayer can heal the distortion. Christian Scientists believe that prayer does not change the spiritual creation but gives a clearer view of it, and the result appears in the human scene as healing: the human picture adjusts to coincide more nearly with the divine reality. Christian Scientists do not practice intercessory prayer as it is commonly understood, and they generally avoid combining prayer with medical treatment in the belief that the two practices tend to work against each other. (However, the choice of healing method is regarded as a matter for the individual, and the Christian Science Church exerts no pressure on members to avoid medical treatment if they wish to avail of it as an alternative to Christian Science healing.) Prayer works through love: the recognition of God’s creation as spiritual, intact, and inherently lovable

Prevalence of prayer for health

Some modalities of alternative medicine employ prayer. A survey released in May 2004 by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health in the United States, found that in 2002, 43% of Americans pray for their own health, 24% pray for others’ health, and 10% participate in a prayer group for their own healt

Islam

Muslims pray a ritualistic prayer called salah or salat in Arabic, facing the Kaaba in Mecca, five times a day. The command to pray is in the Quran in several chapters. The prophet Muhammed showed each Muslim the true method of offering prayers thus the same method is observed till date. There is the “call for prayer” (adhan or azaan), where the muezzin calls for all the followers to stand together for the prayer. The prayer consists of standing, by mentioning -àllàh o -àqbàr (God is great) followed by recitation of the first chapter of the Quran. After the person bends and praises god, then prostrates and again praises god. The prayer ends with the following words “peace and blessings be upon you”. During the prayer a Muslim cannot talk or do anything else besides praying. Once the prayer is complete one can offer voluntary prayers or supplicate -àllàh for his needs. There are also many standard duas or supplications, also in Arabic, to be recited at various times, e.g. for one’s parents, after salah, before eating. Muslims may also say dua in their own words and languages for any issue they wish to communicate with God in the hope that God will answer their prayers.[20] Certain Shia fiqhs pray 3 times a day.

Bahá’í

Main article: Prayer in the Bahá’í Faith
Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and `Abdu’l-Bahá have revealed many prayers for general use, and some for specific occasions, including for unity, detachment, spiritual upliftment, and healing among others. Bahá’ís are also required to recite each day one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh. The believers have been enjoined to face in the direction of the Qiblih when reciting their Obligatory Prayer. The longest obligatory prayer may be recited at any time during the day; another, of medium length, is recited once in the morning, once at midday, and once in the evening; and the shortest can be recited anytime between noon and sunset. Bahá’ís also read from and meditate on the scriptures every morning and evening.

Eastern religions

In contrast with Western religion, Eastern religion for the most part discards worship and places devotional emphasis on the practice of meditation alongside scriptural study. Consequently, prayer is seen as a form of meditation or an adjunct practice to meditation

Buddhism

n certain Buddhist sects, prayer accompanies meditation. Buddhism for the most part sees prayer as a secondary, supportive practice to meditation and scriptural study. Gautama Buddha claimed that human beings possess the capacity and potential to be liberated, or enlightened, through contemplation, leading to insight. Prayer is seen mainly as a powerful psycho-physical practice that can enhance meditation.[48]
In the earliest Buddhist tradition, the Theravada, and in the later Mahayana tradition of Zen (or Chán), prayer plays only an ancillary role. It is largely a ritual expression of wishes for success in the practice and in helping all beings.[49][50][51][52]
The skillful means (Sanskrit: upaya) of the transfer of merit (Sanskrit: parinamana) is an evocation and prayer. Moreover, indeterminate buddhas are available for intercession as they reside in awoken-fields (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra).
The nirmanakaya of a awoken-field is what is generally known and understood as mandala. The opening and closing of the ring (Sanskrit: mandala) is an active prayer. An active prayer is a mindful activity, an activity in which mindfulness is not just cultivated but is.[53] A common prayer is “May the merit of my practice, adorn Buddhas’ Pure Lands, requite the fourfold kindness from above, and relieve the suffering of the three life-journeys below. Universally wishing sentient beings, Friends, foes, and karmic creditors, all to activate the bodhi mind, and all to be reborn in the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss.” (願以此功德 莊嚴佛淨土 上報四重恩 下濟三途苦 普願諸眾生 冤親諸債主 悉發菩提心 同生極樂國)[54]
The Generation Stage (Sanskrit: utpatti-krama) of Vajrayana involves prayer elements.[55]
The Tibetan Buddhism tradition emphasizes an instructive and devotional relationship to a guru; this may involve devotional practices known as guru yoga which are congruent with prayer. It also appears that Tibetan Buddhism posits the existence of various deities, but the peak view of the tradition is that the deities or yidam are no more existent or real than the continuity (Sanskrit: santana; refer mindstream) of the practitioner, environment and activity. But how practitioners engage yidam or tutelary deities will depend upon the level or more appropriately yana at which they are practicing. At one level, one may pray to a deity for protection or assistance, taking a more subordinate role. At another level, one may invoke the deity, on a more equal footing. And at a higher level one may deliberately cultivate the idea that one has become the deity, whilst remaining aware that its ultimate nature is shunyata. The views of the more esoteric yana are impenetrable for those without direct experience and empowerment.
Pure Land Buddhism emphasizes the recitation by devotees of prayer-like mantras, a practice often called Nembutsu.[56]:190 On one level it is said that reciting these mantras can ensure rebirth into a sambhogakaya land (Sanskrit: buddha-kshetra) after bodily dissolution, a sheer ball spontaneously co-emergent to a buddha’s enlightened intention. According to Shinran, the founder of the Pure Land Buddhism tradition that is most prevalent in the US[56]:193[57] “for the long haul nothing is as efficacious as the Nembutsu.”[56]:197[58] On another, the practice is a form of meditation aimed at achieving realization.[citation needed]
But beyond all these practices the Buddha emphasized the primacy of individual practice and experience. He said that supplication to gods or deities was not necessary. Nevertheless, today many lay people in East Asian countries pray to the Buddha in ways that resemble Western prayer—asking for intervention and offering devotion.

Hinduism

Hinduism has incorporated many kinds of prayer (Sanskrit: prārthanā), from fire-based rituals to philosophical musings. While chanting involves ‘by dictum’ recitation of timeless verses or verses with timings and notations, dhyanam involves deep meditation (however short or long) on the preferred deity/God. Again the object to which prayers are offered could be a persons referred as devtas, trinity or incarnation of either devtas or trinity or simply plain formless meditation as practiced by the ancient sages. All of these are directed to fulfilling personal needs or deep spiritual enlightenment. Ritual invocation was part and parcel of the Vedic religion and as such permeated their sacred texts. Indeed, the highest sacred texts of the Hindus, the Vedas, are a large collection of mantras and prayer rituals. Classical Hinduism came to focus on extolling a single supreme force, Brahman, that is made manifest in several lower forms as the familiar gods of the Hindu pantheon[dubious – discuss]. Hindus in India have numerous devotional movements. Hindus may pray to the highest absolute God Brahman, or more commonly to Its three manifestations namely creator god called Brahma, preserver god called Vishnu and destroyer god (so that the creation cycle can start afresh) Shiva, and at the next level to Vishnu’s avatars (earthly appearances) Rama and Krishna or to many other male or female deities. Typically, Hindus pray with their hands (the palms) joined together in pranam. The hand gesture is similar to the popular Indian greeting namaste.

Jainism

Although Jains believe that no spirit or divine being can assist them on their path, they do hold some influence, and on special occasions, Jains will pray for right knowledge to the twenty-four Tirthankaras (saintly teachers) or sometimes to Hindu deities such as Ganesha.

Shinto

The practices involved in Shinto prayer are heavily influenced by Buddhism; Japanese Buddhism has also been strongly influenced by Shinto in turn. The most common and basic form of devotion involves throwing a coin, or several, into a collection box, ringing a bell, clapping one’s hands, and contemplating one’s wish or prayer silently. The bell and hand clapping are meant to wake up or attract the attention of the kami of the shrine, so that one’s prayer may be heard.
Shinto prayers quite frequently consist of wishes or favors asked of the kami, rather than lengthy praises or devotions. Unlike in certain other faiths, it is not considered irregular or inappropriate to ask favors of the kami in this way, and indeed many shrines are associated with particular favors, such as success on exams.
In addition, one may write one’s wish on a small wooden tablet, called an ema, and leave it hanging at the shrine, where the kami can read it. If the wish is granted, one may return to the shrine to leave another ema as an act of thanksgiving.

Sikhism

The Ardās (Punjabi: ਅਰਦਾਸ) is a Sikh prayer that is done before performing or after undertaking any significant task; after reciting the daily Banis (prayers); or completion of a service like the Paath (scripture reading/recitation), kirtan (hymn-singing) program or any other religious program. In Sikhism, these prayers are also said before and after eating. The prayer is a plea to God to support and help the devotee with whatever he or she is about to undertake or has done.
The Ardas is usually always done standing up with folded hands. The beginning of the Ardas is strictly set by the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh. When it comes to conclusion of this prayer, the devotee uses word like “Waheguru please bless me in the task that I am about to undertake” when starting a new task or “Akal Purakh, having completed the hymn-singing, we ask for your continued blessings so that we can continue with your memory and remember you at all times”, etc. The word “Ardās” is derived from Persian word ‘Arazdashat’, meaning a request, supplication, prayer, petition or an address to a superior authority.
Ardās is a unique prayer based on the fact that it is one of the few well-known prayers in the Sikh religion that was not written in its entirety by the Gurus. The Ardās cannot be found within the pages of the Guru Granth Sahib because it is a continually changing devotional text that has evolved over time in order for it to encompass the feats, accomplishments, and feelings of all generations of Sikhs within its lines. Taking the various derivation of the word Ardās into account, the basic purpose of this prayer is an appeal to Waheguru for his protection and care, as well as being a plea for the welfare and prosperity of all mankind, and a means for the Sikhs to thank Waheguru for all that he has done

Taoism

Prayer in Taoism is less common than Fulu, which is the drawing and writing of supernatural talismans

Animism

Although prayer in its literal sense is not used in animism, communication with the spirit world is vital to the animist way of life. This is usually accomplished through a shaman who, through a trance, gains access to the spirit world and then shows the spirits’ thoughts to the people. Other ways to receive messages from the spirits include using astrology or contemplating fortune tellers and healers. The native religions in some parts of North, East and South Asia, America, Africa, and Oceania are often animistic.

America

The Aztec religion was not strictly animist. It had an ever increasing pantheon of deities, and the shamans performed ritual prayer to these deities in their respective temples. These shamans made petitions to the proper deities in exchange for a sacrifice offering: food, flowers, effigies, and animals, usually quail. But the larger the thing required from the God the larger the sacrifice had to be, and for the most important rites one would offer one’s own blood; by cutting his ears, arms, tongue, thighs, chest or genitals, and often a human life; either warrior, slave, or even self-sacrifice.[63]
The Pueblo Indians are known to have used prayer sticks, that is, sticks with feathers attached as supplicatory offerings. The Hopi Indians used prayer sticks as well, but they attached to it a small bag of sacred meat

Australia

In Australia, prayers to the “Great Wit” are performed by the “clever wapmen” and “clever women”, or kadji. These Aboriginal shamans use maban or mabain, the material that is believed to give them their purported magical powers

Neopaganism

Adherents to forms of modern Neopaganism pray to various gods. The most commonly worshiped and prayed to gods are those of Pre-Christian Europe, such as Celtic, Norse, or Graeco-Roman gods. Prayer can vary from sect to sect, and with some (such as Wicca) prayer may also be associated with ritual magick.

Theurgy and Western Esotericism

Practitioners of theurgy and western esotericism may practice a form of ritual which utilizes both pre-sanctioned prayers and names of God, and prayers “from the heart” that, when combined, allows the participant to ascend spiritually, and in some instances, induce a trance in which God or other spiritual beings may be realized. Very similar to hermetic qabala, and orthodox qabala, it is believed that prayer can influence both the physical and non-physical worlds. The use of ritualistic signs and names are believed to be archetypes in which the subconscious may take form as the Inner God, or another spiritual being, and the “prayer from the heart” to be that spiritual force speaking through the participant.

Meher Baba

The Indian spiritual teacher Meher Baba emphasized both the beauty of prayer as praise and the power of prayer as petition:
“The ideal prayer to the Lord is nothing more than spontaneous praise of His being. You praise Him, not in the spirit of bargain but in the spirit of self-forgetful appreciation of what He really is. You praise Him because He is praiseworthy. Your praise is a spontaneous appreciative response to his true being, as infinite light, infinite power and infinite bliss.”[66]
“Through repeated sincere prayers it is possible to effect an exit from the otherwise inexorable working out of the law of karma. The forgiveness asked from God evokes from Him His inscrutable grace, which alone can give new direction to the inexorable karmic determination

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer

Ricerca



Ricerca

Trovi l’approdo
nei giorni trattenuti
in incisi ricordi
di vento ed ali
nel seguire voli
d’aironi e sogni
che respirano piano
proiettando scie
nel tuo infinito cielo

Trattieni colori
in memorie lucenti
che restituiscono tempo
a passi affondati
in polvere e deserto
e di ogni ruga
baciata dal sole
trovi enfatiche ragnatele
che hanno senso e valore

13.05.2004 Poetyca


Search

Find the port
days held
etched in memories
of wind and wings
in following flights
of herons and dreams
breathing plane
projecting trails
in your infinite sky

Hold color
memories in bright
that return time
steps sunk
powder and desert
and every wrinkle
sunny
are emphatic cobwebs
that have meaning and value

13.05.2004 Poetyca

Canto solitario


Canto solitario

Canta solitaria la voce
che conosce note d’infinito
e in un assolo che conduce lontano
si staglia la luce che spezza ombre

Intreccio di passi per un destino
– eterno presente –
in vortici d’anima
che sovrastano il silenzio

04.11.2004 Poetyca

Lone hand

Alone sing voice
who knows notes of infinity
and a alone that leads away
stands that breaks the light shadows

Interweaving of steps to destiny
– Eternal present –
vortices in the soul
overlooking the silence

04.11.2004 Poetyca

The Clash – Full Concert – 03/08/80 – Capitol Theatre (OFFICIAL)


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I Clash sono stati un gruppo musicale british punk britannico. Attivi dal 1976 al 1986, furono uno dei gruppi più acclamati dalla critica del periodo. Formati principalmente da Joe Strummer (voce, chitarra ritmica), Mick Jones (chitarra solista, voce), Paul Simonon (basso, voce) e Nick “Topper” Headon (batteria, percussioni). Headon lasciò il gruppo nel 1982, e Jones nel 1983, il gruppo proseguì con nuovi membri negli anni successivi, ma all’inizio del 1986 si sciolse definitivamente.

I Clash erano famosi per la loro varietà musicale (nel loro repertorio trovano posto reggae, dub, rap, rockabilly e altri generi), per la sofisticatezza lirica e politica che li distingueva dalla maggior parte dei loro colleghi appartenenti al movimento punk e per le loro esibizioni dal vivo particolarmente intense. Inseriti al trentesimo posto nella classifica degli artisti immortali stilata dalla rivista Rolling Stone, i Clash sono anche noti come The Only Band That Matters (l’unico gruppo che conti).

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clash

The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae,dub, funk, ska and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky “Topper” Headon (drums, percussion). Headon left the group in 1982, and internal friction led to Jones’s departure the following year. The group continued with new members, but finally disbanded in early 1986.

The Clash achieved commercial success in the United Kingdom with the release of their debut album, The Clash, in 1977. Their third album, London Calling, released in the UK in December 1979, earned them popularity in the United States when it was released there the following month. It was declared the best album of the 1980s a decade later by Rolling Stone magazine. In 1982 they reached new heights of success with the release of Combat Rock, which spawned the US top 10 hit “Rock the Casbah”, helping the album to achieve a 2× Platinum certification there. Their final album, Cut the Crap, was released in 1985.

The Clash’s politicised lyrics, musical experimentation, and rebellious attitude had a far-reaching influence on rock, alternative rock in particular.[2] They became widely referred to as “The Only Band That Matters”, originally a promotional slogan introduced by the group’s record label, CBS. In January 2003, shortly after the death of Joe Strummer, the band—including original drummer Terry Chimes—were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Clash number 28 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

Critic Sean Egan summarised what made them exceptional by writing, “They were a group whose music was, and is, special to their audience because that music insisted on addressing the conditions of poverty, petty injustice, and mundane life experienced by the people who bought their records. Moreover, although their rebel stances were often no more than posturing, from the Clash’s stubborn principles came a fundamental change in the perception of what is possible in the music industry, from subject matter to authenticity to quality control to price ceilings.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clash

Non dimenticate!


Non dimenticate!
(Giornata della Memoria )

Senza rispetto
e solo una parola
Lontana
oscurata per sempre
stracciata
Senza freno
“libertà”
che non ebbe ascolto
che non ebbe senso
per chi ha tolto la vita
di gente innocente
Senza motivo
e solo potere
che ha calpestato
graffiato l’anima
di un intero popolo
Non si resta a guardare
ora
non si lascia grondare
altro sangue innocente
Tutti sapevano
tutti avevano compreso
Olocausto
che ha disperso ceneri
che ha tranciato vite
con una sola colpa
– Stella di Davide
gialla sul petto –
e incrostate lacrime
piaga che
non si rimargina

26.01.2004 Poetyca

Do not forget!
(Memorial Day)

Without respect
and only a word
Far
obscured forever
torn
Without brake
“Freedom”
who did not listen
who had no sense
for those who have taken the life
of innocent people
No reason
and only power
who trod
scratched the soul
of an entire people
No one is watching
now
does not let pour
Another innocent blood
Everyone knew
they understood all
Holocaust
that has scattered ash
who sliced vine
with one fault
– Star of David
yellow on the chest –
encrusted and tears
wound that
does not heal

26.01.2004 Poetyca

Ci sei anche tu


Ci sei anche tu

Ci sei anche tu
tra miliardi di stelle
che portano la luce di un attimo
rapito dall’oblio
tra sogni interrotti
e gettati nel fuoco
da una vita cruda
che brucia i desideri

Ci sei anche tu a levar la voce
per chi resta muto
per te stesso
e per chi vorrebbe ancora credere
ad una bugia o è in ricerca di realtà
da colorare o da spogliare
per essere pronti a vivere
oltre la Storia che imprigiona
senza dover poi raccogliere
colpe o condanne

04.07.2004 Poetyca


Where  are you

Where are you
with billions of stars
leading light of a moment
kidnapped from oblivion
between broken dreams
and thrown into the fire
a harsh life
Burning desires

Where are you to raise your voice
those who remain silent
for yourself
and for those who want to believe
a lie or is in search of reality
Coloring or strip
to be prepared to live
History beyond the imprisoning
without having to collect
guilt or convictions

04.07.2004 Poetyca

My “Best Of… Elvis Costello And The Attractions” Compilation



Elvis Costello, pseudonimo di Declan Patrick MacManus (Londra, 25 agosto 1954), è un cantautore, chitarrista e compositore britannico. Ha iniziato la sua carriera negli anni settanta come esponente della scena pub rock londinese, prima che il suo nome venisse associato ai movimenti punk e new wave della seconda metà degli anni ’70.[1]

Il suo acclamato album d’esordio My Aim Is True è stato registrato nel 1976. Poco tempo dopo ha formato il gruppo The Attractions, che lo ha accompagnato negli anni seguenti.

Nel corso della sua carriera ha vinto numerosi premi, incluso un Grammy Award ed ha ricevuto due nomination ai BRIT Award nella categoria “Best British Male”. Elvis Costello e The Attractions sono inclusi nella Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Nel 2004 Costello è stato inserito nella lista dei 100 artisti più grandi di tutti i tempi secondo Rolling Stone alla posizione #80.[2]

Tra le sue canzoni più celebri vi sono Alison, Everyday I Write the Book, I Wanna Be Loved, God’s Comic, Shipbuilding, I Almost Had a Weakness, The Man Out of Time, She e Almost Blue.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello

Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick MacManus, 25 August 1954) is an English singer-songwriter.[3] He began his career as part of London’s pub rock scene in the early 1970s and later became associated with the first wave of the British punk and new wave movement of the mid-to-late 1970s.[4][5] His critically acclaimed debut album, My Aim Is True, was recorded in 1977. Shortly after recording his first album he formed the Attractions as his backing band. His second album, This Year’s Model, was released in 1978, and was ranked number 11 by Rolling Stone on its list of the best albums from 1967–1987. His third album, Armed Forces, was released in 1979, and features his most successful single “Oliver’s Army”. His first three albums all appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[6]

Costello and the Attractions toured and recorded together for the better part of a decade, though differences between them caused a split by 1986. Much of Costello’s work since has been as a solo artist, though reunions with members of the Attractions have been credited to the group over the years. Steeped in wordplay, the vocabulary of Costello’s lyrics is broader than that of most popular songs. His music has drawn on many diverse genres; one critic described him as a “pop encyclopaedia”, able to “reinvent the past in his own image”.[7]

Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has twice been nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.[8] In 2003, Costello and the Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[9] In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Costello number 80 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis_Costello

Il tuo silenzio


Il tuo silenzio

Non so dire parole
che tu non sappia

Era l’ascolto
anche nel silenzio

– la tua voce –

ed ancora la sento
e questo mi basta

“Sperare è dei poeti”
tu sempre hai detto
e ci crediamo in due

Sarà il tuo viaggio
ed allora sarò forte
e non dico nulla

– perché lo sai –

La vita è con te
a n c o r a
e non lo sanno vedere
cercano lacrime
che non so far sgorgare

– perché non vuoi –

Ed è tua la storia
che volevi conservare
nella dignità
del tuo silenzio

17.02.2004 Poetyca

Your silence

I can not say words
you do not know

Was listening
even in silence

– Your voice –

and still feel
and I just

“Hope is the poets’
you always said you
and we believe in two

Will your trip
and then I’ll be strong
and say nothing

– Because you know –

Life is with you
s t i l l
and do not know see
try tears
I do not know to gush

– Why do not you –

And it is your history
that you wanted to keep
in dignity
Your silence

17.02.2004 Poetyca

ERIC CLAPTON Live at Budokan, Tokyo, 2001


Eric Patrick Clapton (IPA: [ˈɛɹɪk ˈpætɹɪk ˈklæptən]; Ripley, 30 marzo 1945) è un cantautore, chitarrista e compositore britannico.

Soprannominato «Slowhand» («Mano lenta») e «God» («Dio»), definito da Chuck Berry «The Man of the Blues» («l’uomo del blues»), Clapton è annoverato fra i chitarristi
blues e rock più famosi e influenti.

Nell’arco della sua lunga carriera, ha collaborato con altri artisti acclamati e ha militato in numerosi gruppi (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream,
Blind Faith, Delaney & Bonnie, Derek and the Dominos) prima di affermarsi come solista, sperimentando nel corso degli anni svariati stili musicali, dal blues di matrice
tradizionale al rock psichedelico, dal reggae al pop rock.

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential
guitarists of all time.[1] Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”[2] and fourth in Gibson’s “Top 50
Guitarists of All Time”.[3] He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of “The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players” in 2009 [4]

In the mid-1960s, Clapton left the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed the power trio Cream
with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce, in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop”.[5] Furthermore, he
formed blues rock band Blind Faith with Baker, Steve Winwood, and Ric Grech. For most of the 1970s, Clapton’s output bore the influence of the mellow style of JJ Cale
and the reggae of Bob Marley. His version of Marley’s “I Shot the Sheriff” helped reggae reach a mass market.[6] Two of his most popular recordings were “Layla”,
recorded with Derek and the Dominos; and Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads”, recorded with Cream. Following the death of his son Conor in 1991, Clapton’s grief was expressed
in the song “Tears in Heaven”, which featured in his Unplugged album.

Clapton has been the recipient of 18 Grammy Awards, and the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. In 2004, he was awarded a CBE at Buckingham Palace for
services to music.[7][8][9] In 1998, Clapton, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering
substance abusers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Clapton

Processo involutivo


Processo involutivo

Cogliendo in ascolto
la traccia sottile di affinità
cambio spesso itinerario
di viaggi ad ali aperte
verso rotte sconosciute
per asciugare il pianto
e raccolgo speranze
libere di essere
libere di donarsi
senza freno e fraintendimenti
libero la mente
libero le scelte
ed ora sarò sempre me stessa
contro le barriere coralline
di estuari e decadimenti
del processo involutivo
di un tempo prigioniero

05.03.2004 Poetyca

Retrogressive

Seizing listening
track subtle affinity
often change route
Travel with open wings
routes to unknown
to dry the tears
and gather hope
free to be
free to give himself
without brake and misunderstanding
free your mind
free choices
and now I’ll always be myself
against coral reefs
estuarine and decays
of retrogressive
a prisoner of time

05.03.2004 Poetyca

Tempeste


Tempeste

Le tempeste, a volte, siamo noi a farle nascere in un bicchiere d’acqua,
a caricare di un peso, non necessario, la vita, gli altri ,
per quel che ci aspettavamo :
traditi,dai sogni stracciati nel vento e nella tormenta della nostra anima.

Vita crudele che strappa tutto senza preavviso, ed è per questo
che sarebbe importante comprendere che quel che lacrima
non è solo dentro di noi, che potremmo donare più che prendere
perchè siamo tutti ” figli fragili” di una realtà che non accettiamo.

29.07.2004 Poetyca

Storms

The storms, sometimes, we are born to them in a glass of water,
to load a burden, unnecessary, life, others,
for what we expected:
betrayed the dreams torn in the wind and blizzard of our soul.

Cruel life ripping all without notice, and that is why
it would be important to understand that what tears
not only within us, that we could give more than take
because we are all “fragile children” of a reality that we do not accept.

29.07.2004 Poetyca

Angoli remoti


Angoli remoti

Angoli remoti
di un tempo
che non esiste
per sconfinati confini
per sempre abbattuti
solo luce e colore
d’infinito

Avvolge il senso
del sogno
realizzato ora
che tutto è possibile

28.03.2004 Poetyca

Remote corners

Remote corners
a time
that there
for endless boundaries
forever killed
only light and color
of infinite

Enveloping sense
dream
made hour
that anything is possible

28.03.2004 Poetyca

Come vento


Come vento

Sarebbe come vento
che accarezza le ali
sempre controcorrente
– trafitture opulenti –
di chi non legge oltre le parole
da sgualcire in sommessi voli
tra rotte tutte da inventare
alla ricerca di suono
che abbia odore di vita
che sia tracciato in divenire

Sarebbe abbattuta prigione
in cantilene senza senso
per essere canto che libera
e respira ancora
nel ritmo scatenato del cuore
che inebria e schiaccia
le rinuncie certe della ragione

Sarebbe essere
contro un binario certo
nell’apertura di porte
che chiamano in eco
– distinte voci –
contro la danza di ombre
nella scommessa
della vita

21.08.2004 Poetyca

As the windIt’s like the wind
That Shakes the wings
always against
– Wounds opulent –
of those who does not read beyond the words
crease in subdued by flight
among all routes to be invented
looking for sound
I have the savor of life
that is tracked in the making

Prison would be demolished
chants in the senseless
chant for free
and still breathe
unleashed in the rhythm of the heart
that intoxicates and crushes
certain waivers of reason

It would be
against a certain binary
in opening doors
they call eco
– Distinct voices –
against the dance of shadows
in bet
of life

21.08.2004 Poetyca

Ci sei anche tu


Ci sei anche tu

Ci sei anche tu
tra miliardi di stelle
che portano la luce di un attimo
rapito dall’oblio
tra sogni interrotti
e gettati nel fuoco
da una vita cruda
che brucia i desideri

Ci sei anche tu a levar la voce
per chi resta muto
per te stesso
e per chi vorrebbe ancora credere
ad una bugia o è in ricerca di realtà
da colorare o da spogliare
per essere pronti a vivere
oltre la Storia che imprigiona
senza dover poi raccogliere
colpe o condanne

04.07.2004 Poetyca

You are  too

We’re here too
billions of stars
who carry the light of a moment
kidnapped from oblivion
between broken rebels dreams
and thrown into the fire
a harsh life
burning desires

There you are also to raise his voice
for those who remain silent
for yourself
and for those who would still believe
a lie or is in search of reality
coloring or stripping
to be ready to live
History beyond the imprisoning
without having to harvest
guilt or convictions

04.07.2004 Poetyca

Dove trovi dolore


Dove trovi dolore

L’amore si ancora lì dove c’è il dolore
la forza nasce dopo tante cadute
ma siamo solo noi a dovercene accorgere
a spostare una lacrima e vedere il raggio di luce
che lascia un sorriso: scia di stelle verso il cielo

16.01.2004 Poetyca

Where to find pain

Love is still there where there is pain
the force was created after many falls
but we are the only ones who notice it dovercene
to move a tear and see the ray of light
that leaves a smile trail of stars to the sky

16.01.2004 Poetyca

Senza parole


Senza parole

In alcune situazioni anche le parole sono importanti,
permettono infatti, attraverso la frequenza e il modo con le quali sono usate
di trovare le origini del disagio in alcune persone.
Le parole sono spesso il suono di sottofondo per fuggire il silenzio,
per non fermare la mente e attraversare noi stessi.
Un vero lavoro di ricerca supera tuttte le parole, dimenticando il passato
e non temendo più per il futuro e la sete di sensazioni.
Quando tutto cade e non ha importanza è il momento di vivere l’attimo presente con intensa partecipazione. Senza ostruire la porta del Cuore
ma facendo un grande salto che ci fa tuffare nell’Amore Incondizionato.

30.07.2012 Poetyca

Speechless

In some situations also the words are important,
allow in fact, through the frequency and the manner with which they are used
to find the origins of distress in some people.
Words are often the background sound to escape the silence,
not to stop the mind and through ourselves.
A real research work over tuttte words, forgetting the past
and no longer fearing for the future and the thirst for sensations.
When everything falls and it does not matter it’s time to live the present moment with intense interest. Without blocking the door of the Heart
but making a great leap that makes us dive in Unconditional Love.

30.07.2012 Poetyca

L’antico linguaggio


L’antico linguaggio

L’unico linguaggio possibile che possiamo dirottare a noi stessi è la riflessione,
ma se tu credessi tutto vero o possibile quando senti esserlo o quanto è
frutto di elaborazione mentale senza mai “ collaudarlo” con un riscontro che
solo gli altri potrebbero dare, ti chiuderesti solo nella tua isola magica dove
non vivrebbero mai le frustrazioni e tu, piccolo Dio saresti arroccato
alle tue piccole verità plasmate nell’argilla dell’orgoglio.

A chi servirebbe?
e se le tue piccole idee o i tuoi piccoli sentimenti avessero la linfa
preziosa per la vita di chi cammina nella nebbia, per chi è deluso
e sente sempre più la solitudine che affonda ogni certezza di contare
per qualcuno e tu non te ne servissi per farne dono, per conferire
realmente un valore,per fare di quella piccola goccia una fonte
che estingua la sete di chi è assetato, non avresti compreso
la più grande lezione che la vita ti sta insegnando: Amare!

23.01.2004 Poetyca


The ancient language

The only language that we can divert ourselves is a reflection
but if you believe all true or can be when you hear or what has
result of mental processing without “testing” with a response that
others may only give you just shut your magical island where
no never would live and the frustrations you, baby God’d perched
to your little truth molded in clay pride.

Who needs it?
and if your little feelings, ideas or your children had the lymph
precious life of those who walk in the fog, for those disappointed
and feels increasingly lonely sinking any certainty count
for someone and you do not you serve as a gift, to give
really a value, make that a small drop source
quenching the thirst of those who are thirsty, you would not have understood
the greatest lesson that life is teaching: To Love!

23.01.2004 Poetyca