PHILOSOPHY OF HAPPINESS

 

 A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL EXAMINATION BY MARTIN JANELLO

wayward words

of grief and beauty

like tears and kisses

thrown into the wind

still it’s important i can hear them

 

 

 

Poetry is the most intimately and successfully reproduced art form. Most humans know and recite spoken or musically enhanced poems.

 

 

 

We look to poetry to make a rhyme of the world or to wonder about the absence thereof.

 

 

 

Philosophy and its derived sciences describe and speculate about what we can rationally comprehend. Poetry also addresses what lies beyond.

 

 

 

Poets attempt to reflect themselves in a code they hope kindred minds can understand. For both, knowing such understanding is like coming home.

 

 

 

Poetry permits expression we might not be able or dare to state or hear in prose. It may hence be one of the best media to inspire changing the world.

 

 

 

Poetry becomes bad when you try to impress somebody - even yourself.

 

 

 

Poetry is the light of reality passed through the filters, lenses, mirrors, and prisms of our senses, thoughts, and emotions. A clear view is science.

 

 

 

in poetry

worth our attention

truth love life beauty wisdom hope

and pain of their absence

reach out to us

undisturbed by time

 

 

 

Poetry only gives outward symbols we each must interpret with experiences. All language functions like that. But references to emotions are subjective.

 

 

 

You cannot force creating poetry. It arises and reveals itself to you on its terms, or you are just knitting words.

 

 

 

one day soon

computers will write

poems that are

random or trite

leaving the art to humans

 

 

 

Poetry is the language of dreams touching tips of our waking mind.

 

 

 

sincere words pierce

every two-dimensional surface

reaching us in depth

 

 

 

dance poet

hand out free chocolates

you will change nothing

 

 

 

Poetry writes me.

 

 

 

As everything in the universe, art is frequency and amplitude. Its clarity, distortion, melody, randomness, harmony, and dissonance at various levels illustrate universal concepts.

 

 

 

There is not much poetry in words unless they make room for readers’ imagination.

 

 

 

poetic words

are little hammers

fit for ringing bells in us

in hope we recognize the music

 

 

 

Some poetry must be written and read without too much thinking.

 

 

 

poets resent lost love

for taking their muse

but cherish it

for granting them another

 

 

 

some day all

poems may be written

music composed

depictions prepared

stories told

science unveiled and applied

 

 

 

in poetry like any art

our dream mind

gets to speak

 

 

 

materialists ridicule poets

while seeking riches

that turn to dust

 

 

 

he finally had enough

stumbling over

the same rocks

dug them out

tossed them in a bucket

called them poetry

 

 

 

poetic love is truest

it reigns among those

whose souls converse

 

 

 

words in rhyme

ruthless competition

for harmony

 

 

 

Poetry does not have to meet rules or make sense, but must strike a nerve.

 

 

 

Poetry is emotional communication.

 

 

 

Trying to define art is a mostly futile exercise because art attempts to represent what cannot be defined.

 

 

 

Poems are little traps for consciousness to catch itself.

 

 

 

poetry like any art

gives imagination flight

 

 

 

he is gone

all his poetry now a lie

 

 

 

Then one day they had exchanged all distant impressions and yearnings and decided to resolve them together.

 

 

 

Where my poems come from is as inscrutable to me as where they go.

 

 

 

Not all rhyme is poetry.

 

 

 

the greatest pain about writing

is taking time out

of a life wanting to be lived

 

 

 

If words do not naturally flow in your mind, you can never be a great writer.

 

 

 

You have nothing to write unless you have something to say.

 

 

 

words and rhymes

like frequently used shopping bags

i should only pick meanings

i carry inside my head and heart

 

 

 

Art helps motivate our mind.

 

 

 

music people like

or dislike

tells much about

their state of mind

 

 

 

my guitar lets me

proclaim to you

what my body and words

don’t yet dare to express

 

 

 

Good music arises when it follows the sounds and emotions of language. Everything else is just mathematics, bombast, or empty noodling.

 

 

 

all my colors run and blended

into muddy blues

she is love in spectral chroma

painting coats of lively hues

 

 

 

Find your music within and search for harmony beyond.

 

 

 

Music proves harmony is not stasis.

 

 

 

playing unconsciously

an out-of-body experience

 

 

 

I love cello and guitar for their mimicry of human voices, resonance with the human body, tactility of play, and likeness to a woman’s back.

 

 

 

i want to be a composer

since as a muse i chose her

or rather she chose to be

her music composes me

 

 

 

it was a dark stormy night

a start that sounded too trite

chose a bright calm day instead

still nothing that would be read

 

 

 

art asks for states

short of fulfillment

and abhors saturation

 

 

 

they loved the same music

and tried to avoid it

after their dance had ended

but echoes of love

kept playing on

striking them unattended

 

 

 

birds have the impulse

of wanting to sing

regardless of whether we hear

 

 

 

a sudden creak

from my guitar

it’s trying to unwind

 

 

 

every artist’s nightmare

that inspiration will stop

 

 

 

good art proposes honesty

to its maker and consumer

 

 

 

art may dispense us from being real

still shows us reality in how we feel

 

 

 

art is an attempt

to point to harmony

or a lack thereof

 

 

 

nature is not an artist

it is the model

an artist tries to emulate

or from which he tries to deviate

just like a scientist

 

 

 

art is a reflection

of external or internal nature

in reproduction

of actual or imagined perception

 

 

 

Art is an attempt to bend reality to our will, if only in our mind.

 

 

 

Distortions of reality can point us to its essence, purpose, or possibilities.

 

 

 

Not knowing is not the death of art. It and the desire to know are conditions for artistic undertakings.

 

 

 

We call nature art when it reflects our emotions.

 

 

 

Exploratory parallels between art and science are considerable. To progress, both must venture into outer reaches of human grasp. But art transcends evident and speculative facts in the direction of purpose or its absence.

 

 

 

Owning art objects is pointless and ultimately impossible because their true value lies in their message, which can only be hidden or shared.

 

 

 

Each human is a complex work of art arising from self-reflective work.

 

 

 

The two aspects of art can be both described as interests in artificiality: The emulation of natural facilities and a rise to unprecedented heights.

 

 

 

Initially, art flows from love and admiration for the complexities and harmonies of nature, its creation of us, and the ready support it provides.

 

 

 

Art also flows from humans’ self-love as a desire to be free from and surpass nature, to use and determine nature instead of staying subject to its order.

 

 

 

Venturing into secrets of nature to capture them as our reality, take its helm, and conceive its expansions or alternate courses, we increasingly take on its identity and faculties.

 

 

 

As we mature, our loves for nature and ourselves are bound to merge. Our highest ideal is the harmonious joinder of artificial and natural realms representing the entirety of our love.

 

 

 

Art and science characterize the constructive essence of humanity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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