install theme

tolteka:


Xochipilli represents the concept of enlightened understanding.The best way to do this is through study and observation, in the scientific tradition of our ancestors. Xochipilli is associated with flowers which is a metaphor for poetry, where truth and big ideas are summarized in words and song.  The art of poetry was the highest art form in Mexico Tenochtitlan and all over Anahuac.

Poetry was not just spoken, it was sung.

The idea was that “art made things divine”, and only the divine was true.

There were different kinds of poems, like war songs, moral, and philosophical works.

Nezahualcoyotl (“Fasting Coyote”) of Texcoco is considered a pre-eminent poet-ruler of the 15th century. One of his most famous works describes life as temporary - and beautiful - as flowers.

The theme of “flowers” was regularly used: to symbolize the temporary fragility and beauty of existence.

The poet Cuacuahtzin used this theme of flowers: “I crave flowers that will not perish in my hands! / Where might I find lovely flowers, lovely songs? / Such as I seek, Spring does not produce on earth;”

The Nahuatl expression for poetry was in xochitl, in cuicuatl (“flowers and song”).

, #art of poetry

Graveyard Rain

therosesign:

Drops of gold,
Dreams
In an ocean
Of peaceful sleep.
To ink in a ladder
Out of the splash,
The descent
Into the graveyard
Of dragons.

~Aya Al-Hakim©

My Sun-God

His eyes
Blue like the sky
But inside it lies the sun!
Golden light, secretly, lying
Beneath the blue that begotten
Me. And I know why…
So that the sun could rise
Inside of me. In my sky.

~Aya Al-Hakim©

, #poetry #personal #gods

Passion in a World of Steel

therosesign:

Steel made to be
the only reality.
To the point
where passion
is being crushed
by its demand
for slavery.
Until what’s
in-between my legs
is no longer mine, but
to the fire of steel-making
alone.

~Aya Al-Hakim©

I hate how some men use their “sexual privileges”, in society, against women. For example, lieing about your “virginity” because you “don’t have a hymen” (heard that alot) does not give you the excuse to lie to your partner just because you “don’t feel comfortable about it.” Don’t fuck her and tell her after. I’ve seen many girls get hurt for being lied to over this issue. She gave you her TRUST. So, be comfortable and honest about your sexual history. Losing your “virginity” doesn’t make you any less. Lieing does.

, #feminism #virginity issues #feminist as fuck #rant

Love, a Dream Tonight

Do not steal me
from the silence
of pain after it found
death in turning love
into a dream that speaks
prophecies. So, I sleep
and awake. Sleep and awake
until nothing around me
is the same anymore.

~Aya Al-Hakim©

, #poetry #love #death #spilled ink
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