People press toward the light not in order to see better but in order to shine better.We are happy to regard the one before whom we shine as light.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 663, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Wanderer and His Shadow, aphorism 254, "Toward the Light," (1880).)
'Poetry Against Terror' is a contemporary tragedy which must be written, the choice to live free of fear is an easier option for free spirit poets, than some sections of the public paralyzed with fear, therefore the decision to refuse fear; to accept the cards will fall as they may is accepting life as it comes; it is not the duration years in our lives which matter, it is the quality intensity attempts at living dreams which determines our bright our stars shine, on the darkest nights even a single star shining on an overcast night shines hope bright.
(Terence George Craddock January 2016 on the 10th of January 2016.)