Archive for the ‘Просветление’ Category

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Sometimes… You’re sure of your brilliance,

scintillating wisdom obvious.

Sometimes… Banality tips the balance,

and you realize yourself an empty vessel,

drained by drudgery,

as you grope in the dark,

no hope …

… What chance light switch?

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

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Seeking some meaning,

I read until my arm hurts…

drifting into peace.

(To be continued…)

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

 

 

 

 

Doyarka, 1959

Seeking some kind of essential,

I milk bricks, daily.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

Krichat ot boli (Screaming, noise assualt)

 

I’m trying to hear the voice within,

words sweet, nourishing and wise,

but too many voices without

are clamoring,

jabbering,

deafening

the vibe.

What hope,

enlightenment?

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

I shut my eyes

(people, place, confusion, mess)

and find I see

with much

greater

clarity.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

People.

And shit.

People

are shit.

They come and they go.

Inconsistently, annoyingly, capriciously,

like ants in the sun and rain.

O’ if only they would stay (gone!).

Then, perchance, peace for me.

We meditate

(strive for enlightenment)

best alone.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat

 

It rings so fucking hollow,

why would I choose to follow

your banal cacophony

into the abyss?

You don’t remember,

let alone mourn or miss,

the lost Jews of Salonika.

I, therefore, spit in your eye

and choose my own,

nobler way,

I try,

I strive,

I hope,

enlightenment.

 

©SvetkaSamizdat