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Poets And Astrophysicists

Someone, once said:
"there is a great difference between those 
"who, like in a cave, were shut up in themselves,
and only saw the shadows of the world,
and those who, with their senses
- connected with the wonders of technology,
in the light of thought explore the universes,
to be able to describe their discoveries in scientific works 
to be able to describe their discoveries in scientific works".

Those who say this have not understood
that through inheritance and karma from the world,
which every living being receives,
the images of the Universe are written in man,
and all that the Earth has produced.
Hence the knowledge of the world available to poets.

It is enough to have an inner mirror, 
or a third eye, in order to be able
to know and explore what is available to astrophysicists.
You only need your own senses, 
reason, imagination - to listen,
just as the Vedic soothsayers did,
and also Hesiod, Homer and Słowacki when he wrote
- "Genesis from the spirit".

But these same bards listened attentively,
what the witches, witches talked about
and astronomers discovered in the sky. 
Inner vision and outer knowledge,
they put into stanzas to tell everyone
about what they had learned from birth,
of the world both near and far.

They called the stars and planets gods
And bound human destinies to them,
Therefore their works, rulers and priests,
have made them sacred, claiming to them
inalienable rights.

Socrates read the works of the soothsayers with great attention,
That's why he could argue with the sophists
and fight the dogmas instilled by the priests,
such as the one well known from Euthyphron and Antigone:
that "he who obeys the gods cannot err",
even when he acts against reason
and the voice of his own free conscience.
For which, for "godlessness" and "corruption of youth"
- he was accused.
He was sentenced to death by drinking hemlock.

No wonder that Plato
had the poets expelled from the state,
so that the pious people would not be confused.
And Aristotle accused them of making up
or that they hide the truth in metaphors.

The pope imposed censorship on free poetry and thought,
to keep the people of God in obedience,
on rebellious scholars and poets
and poets, he cursed them and condemned their works,
and if they did not improve, he had them burned at the stake.

But when those dark times were over,
Poets and astrophysicists made a new alliance,
to speak openly and honestly
to speak openly and honestly,
hiding nothing of what
what physics has discovered on earth and in the Universe,
rejecting dogmas and what "Metaphysics" taught us.

Krakow 30.01.2022

Physics Of The Naive

"Errare humanum est"
"To err is human".

Apart from Aristotle, no one was born a wise man,
Although everyone has "divine wisdom" by nature,
"We learn from our mistakes, at school, from our neighbour;
by observing nature, in which small creatures
often solve not easy tasks.
Finally, he asks "the eternal - man,
[...] for he does not envy [...] without lust he waits
and without passion'[1],
for he does not call anyone a "fool",
but like Socrates, seemingly naive
- questions in order to find out calmly
what is the motive of human action:
love or hatred? 
Seeking revenge or justice?
Pride or humility? 
If necessary, he listens to the voice
of a free conscience, which in him is "the voice of god",
without name or face, but sensitive
to the good of nature and the good of man.

Aristotle called himself a sage,
recognising that he possessed "divine wisdom", he proclaimed:
"... it should not be that the wise should be commanded to do something, but that he should command, and that he should not have to acknowledge the view of another, but that he should be trusted by the less wise."[2]
Thus he called the poets naïve,
He rejected the views of Plato, whom he disliked
and the Pythagoreans - he rejected,
in "Physics", he stated that the structure of the atom was not complex,
in the "Metaphysics", he considered God to be the cause of motion.
Thus he returned to the views of Democritus and sophists.

This is how he proved with the effort of thought 
how to create "eternal truths",
in order to put an end to man's curiosity,
because it only "leads to hell".
One should therefore trust the sophists and believe in their dogmas.

Henceforth, throughout the long centuries of the Middle Ages,
who, searching for an answer to his curiosity,
and violated the above rules, had to
- confess them in confession and wait for absolution,
or else the court of inquisition awaited him and here on earth
- to experience hell.

[1] To: C.K. Norwid, "Promethidion".
[2] Artstoteles, "Metaphysics", transl. T. Żeleźnik, Lublin 1986, vol. I, book I, p. 3

Krakow 30.01.2022

The Mystery Of Yellow

"Not all that glitters is gold",
but yellow, after all, attracts not only
searching eyes,
yellow is also recognized by touch.
Hence it marks the thresholds for the blind
and shows the way.
Yellow warns of what can be harmful.
Yellow lining the tunnels of the Cosmos,
through which the smallest particles travel,
that feed or poison celestial bodies.

The spot in the eye is yellow.
Its cones and rods open the tunnels
through which the karma of the outside world
reaches the senses, excites, tempts
or it warns, repels, holds back.
Because yellow opens the gates between beings.
It connects them with each other, but also separates them.

If in a fertilised egg,
the "corpus luteum" does not appear,
to open the way to the uterine wall,
- it will die and be thrown into the rubbish.

When it appears, it will find an anchor,
it will open an umbilical tunnel for the fetus,
through which the karma will penetrate,
nourishing what is developing.

Spring yellows please our eyes.
They attract insects and hungry bees.
It is with birds singing, insects making music,
The mating of spring begins
revealing the secrets of life's birth.

Gold forsythia chases away Marzanne.
Buttercups and marsh marigolds light up the nights.
Late in the day, the rape fields turn golden
And golden goldenrod pampers our eyes.

When yellow pollen penetrates
Into the pistil's depth - the fruit is set,
which with its flesh and juice
will be a treat to all.
The bees take the yellow pollen to the hive
And fill with golden honey
The wax granaries.

The grains of wheat will sparkle with gold,
From which when we grind, we'll bake breads.

When the yellow rapeseed yields,
The golden oil will caress the palate.
And the yellow bile will ease your digestion.

But yellow also holds 
- Other secrets
which do not bring it glory at all.
For when eyes gaze into gold
they inspire not only admiration, 
but also desire,
then there are those who are
- ready to leap into the fire,
or send out troops
- to fight long wars.

There is also poison in the golden cup,
which, like a surfeit of bile that spills out
- brings bitterness and also kills.

Thus yellow is a sign of disintegration:
the human community into those who have gold
and those who strive for it in vain,
their strength, and sometimes even their lives;
the family, if jealousy appears in it
and an excess of bile, which brings out bitterness,
that breaks the ties;
In the Roman church, where the white and yellow flag
separates the hierarchy that dips in gold,
from the people who offer sacrifices,
and covers itself in white, so as not to bring shame
to the priests - not to God.

But also in nature yellow decay begins,
for they shimmer with gold in autumn: the feathers of grasses,
the leaves of many trees, especially birches,
before they fall to the ground and decompose in the soil.

No wonder, then, in what the people believe,
that for merit on earth, a crown of gold awaits
you in heaven,
for evil deeds you will breathe yellow sulphur in hell.

Cracow 23.01.2022


- radiated from proton nuclei,
which the most skilful eye cannot see,
they carry information on them.

Like chromosomes in the body of a mature hen,
they gather in the egg and form DNA
There they calmly wait
- for a photon that carries RNA,
 will pair it up
so that they can create the potential of life.
This is how neutrinos circulate in the Universe,
which the cosmic wind sweeps away.

They are thrown from "black holes" 
- into space,
like tiny pixels that create images,
they bind with atoms, which find similar
- molecules form.

These, in turn, in order to survive
or burn out, they look for a karma
which will feed them, or into a bright flame
their building blocks,
so that the neutrinos, where they came from.
- could return.

Hence there is more matter in the Universe,
than life on Earth;
than the celestial bodies that shine at night
and the elements in the great black holes,
because neutrinos are blown by the cosmic wind.
So they are there, where apparently they are not.
Like DNA and souls in every living being.

Cracow 31.01.2022

©Copyright by Marian Dziwisz

MARIAN DZIWISZ b. 1943 in the village of Michałowice near Kraków. He graduated from the Primary School in Wola Zachariaszowska; Little Theological Seminary of the XX Missionaries in Krakow (1961). He completed his Polish studies at the Pedagogical University in Krakow (1966, currently the Pedagogical University) and a PhD in philosophy in the field of philosophy (1980). He was the editor and secretary of the editorial board of: socio-cultural monthly magazines: “ZDANIE”; “LITERARY AND ARTISTIC WRITING” and “FORMUM OF THOUGHT FREE” in Krakow; assistant professor at the Institute of Teacher Education of ODN in Krakow; a Polish language teacher in high schools and technical schools; lecturer of philosophy at Krakow universities. He debuted with poems in Nowa Wieś (1978). He published his poems, among others in the pages of: “Zdania”, “Okolic”, “Pisma Literacko-Artystyczny” until 1990. His output includes volumes of poetry, among others “Ergo sum” 2007, “Madonna” 2011, “Categorical Imperative” 2014 [available at the Jagiellonian Library], in the years 2015 – 2017 three volumes of the story “Semper in altum – Always up” at LSW. He has published: a series of articles in scientific and socio-cultural journals. Since 2020, at the invitation of Thadddeus Hutyra, Konrad Stawiarski and Marija Najhefer, Popov has been publishing his poems and essays on the websites of national and international Poetry Groups.


Curtea de Arges – the city of kings and poets

Curtea de Arges is a charming Romanian town located approximately 180 kilometers from the capital. The town is a real gem for historians and architecture lovers. According to archaeological research, today’s Curtea and its immediate vicinity were inhabited by Dakish tribes as early as the 3rd century AD. The city reached its peak of splendor in the 14th century, when it became the seat of the Wallachian hospodars. Witnesses to these wonderful times are its monuments, including two very significant churches, namely: the church of St Nicholas, known as the “princely”, and a real miracle of architecture – the metropolitan church. In this city, annual poetry festivals are held, attended by invited poets from all over the world.

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Poet Santosh Bakaya Talking on Poetry With Maria Miraglia

MARIA MIRAGLIA: When did you approach poetry?

SANTOSH BAKAYA: Till the sixth standard, I had no idea I could write poetry.  Then there came a girl in mid-session who would sit on the last bench in the class and scribble away. This stoked my curiosity, so I dared to ask her. “What do you keep writing?” She told me that she was writing a limerick. I did not know what a limerick was, so I went home and asked my dad. He told me that it was a five line verse with the rhyme scheme of aabba. Then there was no stopping me and I started churning out one limerick after another. So it was that girl who started me on my writing career, and the first poem that I wrote was about a haunted fort, where owls hooted and the trees rustled eerie tunes.  I was so fascinated by the limerick rhyme scheme that I wrote my poetic biography of Mahatma Gandhi in aabba rhyme scheme.

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NILAVRONILL: Do you think literature or poetry is really essential in our life? If so why? And how does it relate to the general history of mankind?

BASUDEB CHAKRABORTI: Poetry as we understand it in conventional and traditional ways is in no way essential to our life. A man can survive without reading a poem throughout his life. Writing or reading habit for poetry is not the instinct for self-preservation. There is no apparent relationship between the Survival of the fittest and poetic sensibilities. I do refer in this context not only to the Biological evolution but also to the Social evolution or Social Darwinism. Human life is a relentless struggle not only at the physical and environmental level but also at the ethical, intellectual and social level.  Let me refer to Herbert Spencer’s ethical evolution and particularly Spencer’s pure Laissez-Faire ideology that is of minimal governmental interference in the financial and societal relationships among individuals in a society.  In this connection let me refer to the name of Leslie Stephen who was an offshoot of Comte’s Positivism in England. The Science of Ethics Stephen wrote. This overwhelming policy of the 19th century England also influenced the other side of the Atlantic. For example, we can refer to the deregulation of the postal services in the Unites States. The implementation of this policy has result in the all-out growth and the development not only of individuals but also of society. It is the ideal Government “that governs least”. Apparently, it has nothing to do with poetry. I do hereby underline the adverbial word ‘Apparently’. Continue reading TALKING WITH POET BASUDEB CHAKRABORTI


NILAVRONILL: Do you think literature or poetry is really essential in our life? If so why? And how does it relate to the general history of mankind?

AMPAT KOSHY: Literature and poetry are definitely essential to life. They sharpen our skills of expressing things better using language and also help us to socialize better thereby as well as feel less lonely. This is clear from the general history of mankind where one started with verse and poetry and prose was only a later development. Poetry was considered in Greece as either something that made you godlike, a sub creator as Tolkien puts it later, or a problem for rulers with a subversive nature in its being primarily imaginative thus, creative. Every country or language and region has it favourite poet and traces the beginning of its entry into world culture with that figure’s works usually be it Homer or Pushkin or the sages who wrote the hymns of the Rig Veda. These poets and their work begin civilization, and build its culture and define it. The same with the writers of the Bible for the Hebrews or Chaucer, Spencer and Shakespeare for England etc. All poets.



NILAVRONILL: Do you think literature or poetry is really essential in our life? If so why? And how does it relate to the general history of mankind?

JERNAIL SINGH ANAND:  Poetry is a part of the refining process of human soul, which elevates human perceptions, and finally ends up improving the quality of thought and social interaction. Literature has always stood for higher values of life. History is only half the truth, as it records only the happenings which took place at the empirical level. Literature deals with what happened in the mind of men, who suffered through the ages.  I believe that poetry, like any other art, represents its times. It is a byproduct of the social and political stratosphere. Therefore, it is a powerful source to understand any epoch of history. Finally, it can be said that literature is the unedited version of the history of an epoch.



NILAVRONILL: Do you think literature or poetry is really essential in our life? If so why? And how does it relate to the general history of mankind?

GOPAL LAHIRI: Literature or Poetry is like a mirror. It reflects the poet’s thought process, state of mind and ideas. At the same time, it also helps identify the state of society. The opinions, beliefs, dogmas and feelings shared through verse, each with a different interpretation, collectively, paint a larger canvas of the state of the society. Yet, at the same time, poetry can be both abstract and thought-provoking. In my opinion, a poet should be truthful with oneself and express his or her views without fear. One of the poetry’s most appealing elements can be the mixture of observations and ideas. Here the poet reaches out to the world and poetry. Poems are not really written; they just happen as a reward of listening to inside and the surrounds. The sensory images that arrive and stay when we are open to the world around us. One can appreciate poetry from a moment in time. That moment when finally, instead of being asked to heal and forgive, they are allowed the vengeance, the rage that is rightfully ours. Since time immemorial, the poets are conscientious souls of the society persuading a vision, a reverie, a passion, inspiring the commoners and encouraging them to cross any hurdle or to provide solace.



NILAVRONILL: Do you think literature or poetry is really essential in our life? If so why? And how does it relate to the general history of mankind?

ASHOK K. BHARGAVA: Literature has allowed us to step outside our sentiments, release our minds, and move in the expansive world created by words. The history of mankind becomes alive only when looked at through the prism of a poem, a song, a dogma of our tenderness, otherwise it is just a ruthless story of selfish conquests and destruction of the vanquished.