Poetry

Mario Quintana and Poetic Horizons

Poetry
Poetry deals with the fundamental questions of human nature. I believe that love and freedom are undoubtedly among the most important. Real poetry is never out of date. Mario Quintana, a Brazilian poet, was sensitive and introspective. His lyric can easily be placed in the tradition of romanticism. Quintana's poems reflect on existence. He reveals the conflict between freedom and destiny.To be an authentic work of art, a poem must speak of the metaphysical situation of the human being in the world. Poetry describes reality with force and conciseness. Reading poetry, we can have a unique appreciation of the power of language. It forces us to confront new ideas. It questions our conception of the world. For this reason, poetry gives us a new and vital way of seeing the world and our place in...

100+ Christmas Greetings

Poetry
we will be giving you complete details about Christmas greetings! We are sure that as you are waiting for the Christmas arrival you would surely be searching for the best Christmas greetings, Christmas Cards, Christmas images, Christmas wishes, and amazing Christmas story to share it with your friends and family members. But wait! Yeah, You do not need to search around the Google anymore because here we are providing you the complete details about the Christmas importance and about the best greetings to share it with friends and family.Christmas is a religious festival celebrated every December 25 by billions of people around the world mainly by Christians to remember the birth of Jesus Christ. According to Christians, Jesus Christ is the son of God. Christmas day is the day on which famil...

The Heart Does Not Feel Less – AND – Life Is Like the Sky

Poetry
THE HEART DOES NOT FEEL LESSThe heart doesn't stop feeling what your years would defy. Age, is just a counting of years. But what your heart feels is innumerable and not applicable to any period in time.The heart does not feel less, the childlike joy of a gift that brings a happiness that makes our spirit want to jump up and down with glee.The heart does not feel less, the excitement one feels when a particular person lights that teenage-like thrill that sparks our inner teenager with infatuation. Though our age tempers the infatuation of our young-hearted being, it does not dim the thrill.The heart does not feel less, the glorious splendor of Yosemite; the rejuvenating power of its sanctity and magic. Though our bodies may no longer be capable of trekking its trails or climbing its high m...

Life Is Rolling on

Poetry
Life still goes on and the bright sides are the target for everyone. No matter what and belief it or not, there are no negative thoughts that could refrain oneself to obtain these feelings. Seems all of us, sooner or later have to deal with lots of changes that are fun, seriously hard, sad, happy and they are apt to be difficult too. Yet something must be added to colour the life that we endure. Either we sacrifice or just let go and pick up the pieces shall we, later on. Well, a very deep breath had to be let out then, right! Thanks, for life is good to me in everything that matters. I believe the good parts always lead, sort of giving back things that had once been given to others. Thats why we had to do all the good deeds in future so as to receive no bad consequences much later. Just ...

A Peep Into English Poetry

Poetry
Poetry of John Dunne and MiltonThe period from John Dunne to Milton spans just half a century. Both poets are considered among the foremost English poets and have an assured place in the history of English literature. John Donne lived from1572 - 1631, while Milton lived from 1608-1674. For some time the life of both poets overlapped. Both poets have made a mark in English literature. Milton became famous earlier and the value of John Donne as a poet was recognized much later. In fact a good 200 years later.John DunneJohn Dunne was a satirist, lawyer and cleric in the Church of England. He is considered one of the foremost exponents of metaphysical poetry. Metaphysical when applied to poetry means poems with love, science, romance and sensuality integrated with man's relationship with God. ...

Towards Understanding, Through Poetry

Poetry
In Towards Understanding, her first book of poetry, Lillian was able to share her real life journey of growing up on her own, struggling to survive, breaking the chains of inner conflict and finally growing "towards understanding" of her value and purpose in life - but not quite reaching it. Readers witness her survive childhood trauma, learn that her life does indeed have value and discover a passion for the environment, animals, gardening and writing. The collection of 125 poems is arranged chronologically in order to walk the reader through her experiences over a 17-year period (1988-2005). Many of those poems won awards and literary recognitions for Towards Understanding were published in a wide variety of online and print publications in Africa, UK, US and Canada.SOMEWHERE DOWN DEEP B...

From This Pier of Mine: The Poetry of Mario Quintana

Poetry
Poetry clarifies life's confusing blur with words and music. It is a surprising fact about human nature that we could perceive the existence of an imagined world alongside the real physical world. The real source of human creativity is poetry. Poetry reveals important truths about human life and the world. The poet meditates on our experience and the language of poetry allows dialogue as a free exchange of intimate thoughts.Clearly Quintana's poetry is rich with observational truths. As a great poet, he is the mentor who teaches a way of seeing and feeling. Think of Zorba, the Greek: "Zorba sees everything every day as if for the first time," wrote Nikos Kazantzakis in his famous novel. The voluptuousness of living! The great poetry recalls us every time the importance of living. Quintana'...

Mario Quintana’s Contribution to Literature

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Mario Quintana's greatest legacy is contained, of course, in the writing he left behind him. Quintana, one of the most distinctive of Brazilian poets, was born in Alegrete in 1906. He began his literary career under the influence of French Symbolism, but he had a wide acquaintance with Iberian literary tradition which also influenced his thinking and writing. French was his second language and he translated French and English classic novels into Portuguese language. He worked many years as a translator for Livraria do Globo in Porto Alegre, one of Brazil's largest publishing houses. He also worked as a journalist for the newspaper Correio do Povo, where he wrote a column titled "Caderno H". Author of many volumes of verse, he wrote with remarkable economy and almost no rhetoric.At Alegrete...

Love Notes on the Wind, I Love To Walk the Land (2 Poems)

Poetry
Love Notes on the WindI send you fragrant blossoms... the smell of growing grain. I send you music flowing free to float like falling rain. A singing brook that tumbles with adventures great to tell Conveys to you the merry notes of nature's crystal bells.Horses grazing peacefully glance up to hear the sound Then patiently resume their day on open sacred ground. Circling hawks wheel gracefully as dancers of the wind While ravens play their own ballet, these brothers and my kin.Children's laughter dancing innocently in the sun As proudly do the elders praise fair deeds of every one. The whispers of descending leaves surrender to the season As each and every living thing exists for its own reason.Silent spiral of drifting snow which soothes the frozen night While deep within the spirit rests...

Embracing Change Through Poetry

Poetry
The Brummets began writing professionally back in 1999 and wanted to use this as a tool for sparking positive change and motivating readers to lead more proactive lives. ?According to Lillian: ??"?Poetry has the unique application of allowing the writer to express their own hopes, dreams or pain, and to explore creative use of words, rhythms, fantasy, truths and rhymes?".T?he couple? team?ed? up ?to share their poetry in ?the book Rhythm & Rhyme. Their different writing styles are at their best in this incredible? collection - celebrating nature, questioning society, expressing grief and embracing love.? ?Some of the poetry in this book reflects on the emotional turmoil of ailing parents, long-term caregiving, the gut-wrenching waiting period of knowing the end is coming, and eventual grie...