Update: we are already 37 poets at the moment - and I'm sure others will join us soon.. :)
Our Anthology ''POETRY AGAINST TERROR'' will be an ebook before Christmas, with you as one of the Authors and Critic. WELCOME!
Welcome! This is my comment on yur 1st Poem here ('For that, Marcus Aurelius, whenever you...')
'to the sages of the ages'
from your note - - and an interpretive key in the same time,
as Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was not just an emperor (a good one, as historians tell us) , but also an important stoic philosopher.
'Do not act as if thou wert going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over thee. While thou livest, while it is in thy power, be good.' - from his remarkable work 'Meditations' (Τὰ εἰς ἑαυτόν)
And so, here we have a philosophical and poetic meditation from you on human nature.. Not bad at all for the first lyric you've posted on PH, Leila. Good.
Keep on writing and thanks for sharing!
You will go blind soon I think Like the dead that squint Near strong light The victors at the end of all suns Who brought forth the octopuses on the shores Usually rising With a finger on the lip whispering.