Posts Tagged ‘ joy ’

Peace & Joy – MUTTS Daily Email

Source: MUTTS Daily Email

Patti Smith and Joan Baez ‘ ‘People Have The Power’ Stockholm Music and Arts 20160731 – YouTube

“On Joy and Sorrow” by Kahlil Gibran

On Joy and Sorrow

by Kahlil Gibran


Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.
And he answered:
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.

Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.


Source: “On Joy and Sorrow” by Kahlil Gibran

A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

It’s a revolutionary act, to experience and portray the fat body as something you can live in and sit inside without working toward another form. – Samantha Zighelboim

The poet on confronting societal limitations about the body, navigating the language of fatness, and celebrating friendships that embrace the joy of food.

Source: A Revolutionary Act: Samantha Zighelboim – BOMB Magazine

Joy of missing out – Ana Božičević – vengodalmare

Locus solus

I remember as when we trusted each other
We hay the possibility of a tree
It was neat to vibe like a newly discovered god
Whose places of service
Had not been imagined yet
But we tried
We said disco wood
Friend bonfires
And it was easy to spot them in the night summer air
That gathered like the perfect soundtrack
I still hear
Piped in from a small wound
In the side of my mountain
When I’m happy I know I’m in a poem


da Joy of missing out –
Ana Božičević

Source: Joy of missing out – Ana Božičević – vengodalmare

April 22 2018, Sunday Comic Strip



Thank you, Earth, for this, life. – word pond

Source: April 22 2018, Sunday Comic Strip

Stranieri – Francesco Sassetto – vengodalmare


Natale 2014 Dovrei smettere di fumare, ho due stent piantati nel cuore e il fumo fa male e anche questo mattino di luce imprecisa, andare e tornare ogni giorno uguale stanca e fa male. Accanto una …

Source: Stranieri – Francesco Sassetto – vengodalmare

Writers Should Maintain a Certain Distance with the World: Anita Desai – The Wire

One works on two levels. At the subconscious level one is not working with an agenda, one is working out of a compulsion to tell your story, to put words on paper, to keep something from disappearing. And the joy of using language ought not to be forgotten. – Anita Desai

Source: Writers Should Maintain a Certain Distance with the World: Anita Desai – The Wire

Rebecca Solnit: How to Find Hope in a New Era of Darkness | Broadly

Photo courtesy Rebecca Solnit

“Hope in the Dark” is about the reality that we don’t know what will happen next, and in that uncertainty is room to act. But what’s going to be really difficult, and what I saw in the nuclear freeze movement in the early 80s, is that people think if we don’t win tomorrow or we don’t achieve exactly what we’ve set out to do then we’ve achieved nothing or we lost. Success often takes years or decades and often a number of extraordinary benefits take place along the way that are indirect or unanticipated and those absolutely matter.”

Source: Rebecca Solnit: How to Find Hope in a New Era of Darkness | Broadly

Suzanne Gardinier, Iridium and P.O.P (Poets on Poetry)