Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Good Moon by Theodor Enslin (Michael)

Guter Mond, du gehst so stille
Durch die Abendwolken hin;
Deines Schöpfers weiser Wille
Hieß auf jener Bahn dich ziehn.
Leuchte freundlich jedem Müden
In das stille Kämmerlein!
Und dein Schimmer gieße Frieden
Ins bedrängte Herz hinein!


Good moon, you go so quiet
Through the evening clouds;
Your Creator's wise will
Was called on the track you pull.
Light friendly to everyone tired
In the quiet little room!
And your shimmer pour peace
Into the beleaguered heart!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Land of my Ancestors by Laridian

The idea of living in the land of my ancestors tempts me. It sings to me of self-reliance, of open spaces empty of people, of stark beauty.

The reality is that I am no longer cold-tolerant, and self-reliance is a lot of work; that a place empty of people can mean loneliness and a lack of help in times of trouble.

But oh, that fantasy! Of living in the wild, of dangerous freedom! How it calls to me!

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

A Man by Joey

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.

- Henry David Thoreu

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Soaring high by Telenn

Over mountains of thoughts
The memories fly
A moment of attention caught
Soon to fade away
Lingering over lakes of emotions deep
The reflections of the peaceful skies
Soon soothing them to sleep
Fluttering by forests of ideas
Spirit of imagination plays
The wandering mind floating free

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The butterfly-effect by Ninja

I was running through life chasing all those stars, looking for my happiness in all the wrong places. I had been told all my life that everything would get better once I finished school, once I got a good job, once I had a family of my own. I had been told that my life would be perfect once I was the very best at everything I did and accumulated so much wealth like no other had before me. For so long I had been running. It was now as I ran through a field of beautiful flowers that I stopped for a second to catch my breath and realized that all this time I hadn't been running towards these goals but from them.

Tired and exhausted I sat down in the soft grass and looked up at the clear blue sky. The sweet smelling wind caressed my cheeks. The lovely songs of birds filled my ears. A butterfly sat down on a flower next to me and whispered: "Happiness is all around us, we must only open our eyes. Joy will fill your heart once you learn how to open your eyes and see the beauty in the little things. So many people have been running through here and no one saw me, but you."
From then on I walked slowly with my eyes wide open. And let me tell you, I saw wonders, I saw miracles and I saw magic. And so will you.