Growing up livelyLoving Life

Posted by Daniel Graziadei 2018-03-02 22:29:54

I observed these ornamental branches
bought from one of those shops
that sell rapidly decaying
beauty reaped from

but this time it was
were falling
no heads slowly
curving towards the top
of an ornamental table towards
the bottom of an ornamental vase or even
towards the surface of the floor we scuttle upon

this time
the vase sported branches
from dragon's claw willows
and those dragons's claws
don't faint
when they are cut from their roots
instead they sprout
into hope

light green like foresight
fresh green like spring
these leaves are sprouting
against the greyish white
of those snow-colored walls

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I dreamLoving Life

Posted by Daniel Graziadei 2017-05-22 13:02:35

on another exasperating busride from Italy to Germany

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I dream of a world

where bus drivers

do not play border

control and police

their velocity instead

of people desperate

to leave a mess

or just happy

to travel the continent

they reached

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I dream of that

while the fences rise

and the far right

has entered the center

against the votes

of the population

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I dream of change

against the direction

the tabloids proclaim

and propagate against

reason and hope

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I deam of waking

up and finding my

dream to be life

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Difficult to Deep (About a Tweet)Loving Life

Posted by Daniel Graziadei 2017-03-17 01:04:59

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An acclaimed poet twittered

a memo not to himself

but to poets

and that


had a


it was #14

and fourteen read

“Difficult” does not necessarily mean “Deep”.

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That tweet somehow spoke to me

even though I had

never asked

for it


why I’ve

got to answer it

with a sort of question

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Yes, professor

I have to agree with your fourteen

‘cause I myself found it a little difficult

to take your order and your lore

did not feel deep

at first sight

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But even though I cannot capitalize




I do agree

that difficult

is no necessity

for the whisper or rumble

to cross all protective plating

around our adaptations to insanity

and resonate where

simple sincerity



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Wondering about deep in there out there and somewhat somewhere

between blown up emotions quartered thoughts and pressing silence

I find my guts long enough to foretell a connection

and the birds circling above press for a question

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That is why I have to ask you about opacity

and where denseness lies

in your charting

of the deep

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Times like theseLoving Life

Posted by dada 2017-01-31 04:04:52

"This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper." (T. S. Eliot „The Hollow Men“ 1925)

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Times are dire she said

Times always now especially here are totally dire her opposite exclaimed

Times what are times in the eye of destruction the fraction opposed

Time runs out for us but it does not run out for it

self laughed an old man every one should have listened to

before the time of Period!

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Indeed that fullstop sounded hysterically historical

and all press smiled in recognition

they had it in HD and everything

They repeated and repeated

they repeated fumed and giggled

from hesitant to hypocritical to pressed

unsure if they could ever share

a measurement as bending and expanding as time

will tell if they could ever ever share

anything again


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Not now not right

now because right now every one has to admit

across the politrickal split

that not even one denomination

not one single designation

not even a name

shares the same ring

between bling-bling

and clang


truth and


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Even a hug has a hard time and a foul breath

when the hearts turn fuming cores of deadly planets

entrenched against anything but the self-fulfilling wetness

of that sad old dream of total

domination and salvation upheaval sanctification

benediction conviction and heroic death

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We are not supposed to be alarmed

This is how the new world ends

not with a good bang

but with a lying whimper

Istanbul Karada and Medinacritique

Posted by Daniel Graziadei 2016-07-05 02:55:47

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Istanbul Karada now Medina

The architects of horror

are pounding hatred

without mercy

onto the playing

and the praying

people of peace

ful preparations of celebrations

of charity and happiness

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While people of peace prepare

their houses and their hearts

for the breaking

of their fast

mass murderers try to break

them fast and furiously

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I read death-counts and latest news helplessly

like back in 2003

I turn

and breathe and ground myself and open up

and then I pray

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May the children and their parents, may all the women and all the men rest in peace.

May all victims of terror and hatred and fear rest in peace. May the survivors find peace in their hearts.

May we overcome all divisive ideologies of hate and greed with new acts of kindness and peace.

May we allow ourselves

to turn from reaction to action

allow ourselves to overstand

allow ourselves to overcome

in love and peace

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No borders - no nations - just flows of migrationsLoving Life

Posted by Daniel Graziadei 2016-06-29 20:35:15

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And one day

those apes with their ties

those apes in their cocktail dresses

who call themselves humans

and think themselves better

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something vague and possibly even nonexistent

something they dream of and call


they forgot that they had just jumped

from the tree the other night

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and covered the earth with their footprints at dawn

and moved on and on and on through midday

because the grass

on the other side of the river

on the other side of the mountains

on the other side of the desert

just seemed a little bit greener and wider

than where they stood

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But wherever some of them settled

down all turned night

and they instantly forgot

about all that movement

and all the hardship

and pissed into all corners and margins

raised some flags and some borders

and in the process started to feel

proud of themselves

better than others

their brothers

and sisters

in the eternal


of migration

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BrennerO: Refugees welcome!::ON STAGE::

Posted by Daniel Graziadei 2016-06-29 19:05:50

I have read in no man's land.

I've read on the Brenner Pass. During a manifestation for open borders and open hearts for all people who are forced to flee.

I've read texts against borders and discrimination while I felt the eyes of the states in my back.

But when I looked up from my words - black ink on white paper - I saw colorful people and a green hill under a blue sky.

I felt wonderful to be part of this message of hope and peace and unity against the violence, hate and authoritarianism that spreads like a cancer. We spread love and art instead.

For pictures of the event click here.

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This singular miracle called nowLoving Life

Posted by Daniel Graziadei 2016-04-11 23:56:11

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is now

and this

is all light

Now shines bright

a moment of tumbling

in exchanging connections

wide open and growing

into the shiver of a truth

all grinning and thankful

for this single miracle here


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"This singular miracle called now"

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