Genova Maaa my mother

When The Mystical Instinct Awakes - Poem by Genova Maaa my mother

When the mystical instinct
awakes in someone,
the subject slowly discovers
certain tastes or qualities,
that interrupt the development
of that mystical and godly instinct.

Such tastes and qualities
are a drain upon the energy
of the self, preventing her from
attaining that intenser life
for which she was made
and which demands
all her interest and energy.
(The feminine is used to interpret the seeking soul)
(Graphic: Daughters of St. Philip Neri: May 2015)

Topic(s) of this poem: mystical love

Comments about When The Mystical Instinct Awakes by Genova Maaa my mother

  • Marie Shine (5/22/2017 12:46:00 PM)

    As the drive towards the mystical journey begins, the subject detects certain traits which impede the continuity of development the mystical and committed urge. In turn, this drains the energy of 'the self' and halts her from reaching the mystical heights for which she was made and which requires all of her attentiveness and vivacity.
    Mystical love so finely penned in this superbly crafted poem. Mystical philosophy explained in the simplest terms for all to understand. So inspiring as well as informative. Excellent choice of graphic complements the words of the poem. Applause, with gratitude for sharing, dearest Tonyyyyy...
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    Marie Shine Marie Shine (5/23/2017 12:14:00 AM)

    Jefferson, it is ok to disagree. Rumi is one of my most favourite poets and visual detail was his forte, but while his poetry is of a mystical quality, Rumi was not a mystic unlike Genova, on the other hand I have heard people say that all poets are mystics and this I disagree with, because not all poets are spiritual and spirituality is a necessary ingredient in being a mystic. You and I disagree, but let's agree to differ. Each is entitled to their own opinion and I, thank you for sharing yours with me today. Blessings for a very nice day ahead...

    Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter (5/22/2017 7:21:00 PM)

    Marie, I disagree. Some of the best mystical poetry (Rumi) derives its power from being rooted in graphic, physical details. Otherwise, it's just floating gas.or a vague life lesson.

    If you'd like, check out my new website for some strongly grounded semi-mystical poems:

    Tell me what you think of it. Yrs, JC

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  • Jefferson Carter (5/19/2017 10:58:00 AM)

    Genova, most of the time, it's better to show than tell. Your lack of images weakens this poem.

    Check out my new website:

    Let me know what you think. Yrs, JC
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    Marie Shine Marie Shine (5/22/2017 12:52:00 PM)

    It is not possible to show in imagery the journey taken by a mystic to the divine, it can only be depicted through visualising the detailed words which the mystic has written. The journey is different for everybody, though the conditions are the same. Nothing could weaken this poem, because all of the necessary ingredients are present to give strength through knowledge to the readers who may wish to embark on a mystical journey themselves. We are each entitled to our opinion...

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 19, 2017

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