In Bliss

ilusion

There are moments when I have it all…

Silent, gentle psychoses  –

Beautiful stories about dreams of roses…

Moments when I have it all.

 

Here are moments when I have it all…

Life ends with a string of words

A song from then on… towards…

Moments when I have it all.

George Bacovia, In fericire

The Victory of Thought

Philosophy is the effort to light, the aspiration to last or supreme clarity because it is heading towards generalizing notions through which science and consciousness, theory and practice, world and life are unified or totalized.

victory-thought

Philosophy is not just an analytical research of fundamental notions or principles, but it is also the most lacking bias or predetermination research.

“What abstraction and removal of life and concrete !”, it will be said. On the contrary, we have the right to say that we are closest to life. I believe that the successful act, the winning action knows to combine the attachment and detachment of the real, the concrete attention and the passion for the sensitive things.

Our ability to dethrone ourselves from reality, to rise above the concrete allows us to create an “internal immunity” that shelters us from the blows of reality and of disappointment and failure.

Exclusive attachment of real, slavery for sensitive-material data are a mortal danger for active life and lead to exhaustion of interest in things, to tired of attention, to disgust for reality and, ultimately, to despair or, more seriously, to absorbtion in small but imperative realities until brutalization and fall below human level.

To avoid this fall man needs a revival, a refreshment of powers, a recharge of depleted or degraded energies in his struggle with physical realities. Except for the use of physiological sleep, most people get this energy recharge through the so-called “fun” of all kinds where art takes a special place.

But the fun is ephemeral, and by accumulation leads to annoyance of the will and spiritual imbalance. A safer way opens through which we can free ourselves from the spell of reality and obtain a lasting immunity: it is the will to rise over the parts and reach the springs of the world, to Unity and Totality. The orientation towards Unity and Totality is the pathos of philosophy, the dream of supreme clarity…

In the calculation of the conjuncture, the one who struggles for the triumph of an idea must take into account the possibility of defeat, immunizing himself against failure and discovering a last refuge.

The thought was victorious”, the chronicler said. The victory of thought often comes after the defeat of the thinker or after a long and systematic ignorance of his efforts. The triumph of the idea is often paid by the martyrdom of its thinker.

from Mircea Florian, Misticism și credință

Fagged

anime

Darling, I came again…

But today I barely go  –

Open the piano and play to me

A song for the dead.

.

And if I fall on carpets

In the sad, silent salon, –

You still play, darling,

Slowly, monotonously.

 

It’s a really sick century,

I’m not surprised I’m sick too;

Open the piano and sing to me

So that I fall into delusion.

George Bacovia, Trudit

translated from Romanian by Marcel Rus

Traveling to Impossible

It was an indefinite day of March or April and I went unsteadily to the boyar’s palace. Here, in a room covered with wainscoting, the teacher was waiting for me. He has started a  strange lecture on impossible. It was the turn of the utopian. While I was going to the meeting place I was wondering if it was a farce of my original friend.

autopica

 Starting from almost any word, a spiral can be lifted and rounded a thought. But the impossible, being so dry and devoid of sap, remains a no-body notion. Imagination doesn’t even try to make it a profile. In our rushed century, who has time to meditate on such a non-substantial term ?

The question was rhetorically. Even in our fast-growing world, thousands of creators give life daily to a few specimens of impossible in the form of books, movies, plays and TV productions, and millions of people demand and consume the essence of impossible in all aspects in which it is offered. In the past, fleeing for chimeras, as bold as in our modern age, created Olympus and passed the Styx.

Flee in search of the impossible is somehow a general human trait ? A saying said nothing was worth doing except the impossible. Utopian applauds. He is ready for any concession: if the impossible cannot be reached, it must at least be imagined.

The notion of uncertainty indicates the fragility of the boundary between possible and impossible, giving us a picture of the relativity of our knowledge. Getting here, we are looking for the words: “Under certain conditions it is possible…”. The subjective factor that oscillates the status of any concept finds here a vast area of influence.

The unlikely is the uncertainty of the impossible. Situations favorable to the manifestation of phenomena excluded by known laws may be built, but that could be justified by laws that are still unknown.

Remains impossible. It is not an empty space and even less an amorphous space. The solutions that fit here contradict everything that is known, seem fancy, chimeric, absurd. It is known that there is a fantasy literature, the chimeras could never be removed from art, and the term absurd defines today a well-defined literary category.

The history of science also reminds us that many hypotheses first appeared in the area of impossible before they were fixed in the space of great certainty.

from Horia Arama, Insulele fericite

ULYSSES

aulysses

As I sit alone in the darkness of the night,

Listening to that song coming from the sea,

A nostalgic longing of journey comes to me

Wrapping me like a whirlwind, raising me up

And take me away, away…

 

Oh, since then I have been looking for the way home,

Without recognizing it, finding it anymore…

Mircea M. Pop, Ulysse

translated from Romanian by Marcel Rus

 

Waiting in Memories

Now I’m waiting, what should I do ? Of course, I’ll work further. However, I don’t say that what I write now is just as well, as full of life as it was when I was in the blossom of power when my head was filled with ideas like the waters of a spring river.

amemo

Because I’m a creature that lives the thoughts – why do I say “creature” and not “man” ? – I’ll continue, while waiting, to do what I do. I’ll console myself with good wines and food, but not to drunkenness or saturation, make sure to keep my old friends, those who have stayed my friends.

Do you now think I told you the happenings of my life ? I just gave you news of events in my life as I did best.

Life is made up of passing events that touch our nerves and organs of perception, and which man, whatever he strives, cannot integrate them in his own evolution. The work of a painter may well be closer to the result of an intense creative hour. Jackson Pollock had the ability to show the ecstasy as it cannot be expressed in words. Van Gogh was able to capture the beautiful, indescribable moments of falling into madness…

Rimbaud is the only poet who has brought the word so high that he could catch, movingly, the meanings of the incandescent moments of existence. And there is also Hart Crane. The two poets lit a fire that burned during their lifetime. And perhaps we, the people who write, can truly mediate for you the whole truth of our ego, within the limits of our books, by sacrificing us.

from Tennesse Williams, Memories  – adaptation

From Times

awinter

It’s cold, winter…

I want to think about my desolate years –

I don’t expect anyone anymore,

No hope.

No one is free…

I want to think about my desolate years  –

Close anywhere,

Close the door, it’s cold, winter.

George Bacovia, Din Vremuri

translated from Romanian by Marcel Rus