MOONLIGHT
SANDY RODELLA

Thel vision of the Black Panther
POET KHALIL GIBRAN
جبران خليل جبران
Love and Death in the History of Art
sacred fire   The Song of Afterlife  sacred fire

   Lebanon - Beirut
A seeker of silences am I,
and what treasure have I found in silences that I may dispense with confidence.
Night of the Wolf - Full Moon Wolf Poet Khalil Gibran
You would like to know secret of death, but how shall you find it,
unless you seek in the heart of life ...

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And to love life through labour is to be intimate close to its secret the most deep ... I tell you life is truly darkness if in it there is no drive. But drive is blind if there’s no knowledge.
 

And everything one does is void if there’s no love. To do anything you do with love means to weave the cloth with threads drawn from your heart, even as if your beloved were to wear that cloth and to know that all the blessed dead are standing about you and watching.


Everything dies to return to whence it came.
Life is a way and death is a way back.

But what excels is life and death together!
MAHABHARAT - The Bhagavad Gita is the advice given to Arjuna by Krishna.
MAHABHARAT

Stopp ... because we arrived at a crossroad where the death embrace the life!
And I will not be left over of another step until my spirit will reveal the intentions of your spirit and
 my heart will clear the hid treasures kept in the safe inside your heart. Perhaps I will see in your eyes
mysterys of your heart and perceive through your features the secrets of your spirit!

YOU ARE FREE IN FRONT OF THE FACE OF THE SUN     AND YOU ARE FREE WHERE IS NO SUN
NO MOON, NO PLANETS. BUT YOU ARE SLAVE OF WHOM YOU LOVE, BECAUSE YOU LOVE HIM

I can’t walk away from life. Even if my eyes shall become drunk,
I'll enjoy listening to the songs of love and the melodies of beauty.

If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide
 unto the body of life. For life and death are one even
as the river and the sea are one.

               
              
   Like dawn my soul rises within me, naked and unencumbered.
               And like the unresting sea.
                      I would not cling to that clings to me
                             but unto that rises beyond my reach
                                    I would arise.

Open the eyes of the heart and see the spirit,
let love light up your life turning you into pure gold.

Shiva is the supreme God in the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism. In the Smartha tradition, he is one of the five primary forms of God.
SHIVA

And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains
which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour.
In truth, that which you call freedom, is the strongest of these chains
though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle the eyes.

Exploring "the Sea of Death" from which nobody escapes.

The sea that calls all things unto her, calls me
and I must embark... And you, vast sea, sleepless mother,
who alone are peace and freedom to the river and the stream- And then
shall I come to you; a boundless drop to a boundless ocean. And the day of parting shall be
the day of gathering. And it shall be said that my eve was in truth my dawn.

The Storm of Love Illusions at Gipsy Life Train in Cuba
 Love knows not its own depth - until the hour of separation ...

When love beckons you - follow him!
Though his ways are hard and steep! For even as love crowns you, so shall he crucify you.
He threshes you to make you naked. He grinds you to whiteness. And then he assigns
you to his sacred fire that you may become sacred bread for God’s sacred feast.

Love possesses not - nor would it be possessed!
And let there be no purpose in friendship, save the deepening of the spirit.
Love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery ...
... is not love!

The hindu god RAM is the great hero of the Ramayana epic
RAM

When you crush an apple with your teeth,
say in your heart: Your seeds shall live in my body,
the buds of your tomorrow shall blossom in my heart,
your fragrance shall be my breath.

And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.
I wish you could live on the fragrance of the earth
and like a plant be sustained by the light,
and so let all this be an act of worship!

THE EXTREMIST

Be the spirit of the highest, soaring between the hearts of men and the infinity. Life is summer enchanted by the warmth of its own nostalgias and winter enhanced by the violence of its storms. The extremist only shall make his own life long and dignified, full of peace, love and freedom.

BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO WERE CRUCIFIED BY THE MODERATE

They say the jackal drinks from the self-same stream where the lion comes to drink. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night; to know the pain of tenderness, to be wounded by your own understanding of love,

AND TO BLEED WILLINGLY AND JOYFULLY
Let there be a moving sea of love
between the shores of the souls.

In thy mouth the breath of life blows and in thy heart thou sow the seeds of death;
thou has planted in my heart a white rose, and around the rose thou let the thorns grow ...

Doubt in love is a sin!
It is life in quest of life in bodies that fear the grave ...
... but there are no graves here!

When love speaks to you - believe in him!
And when his wings enfold you, yield to him, though
 the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the wind lays waste the garden.

So he shall descend to your roots
and shake them, in their clinging to the earth.
He kneads you until you are pliant, and like sheaves
of wheat he gathers into himself.

ALL THESE THINGS SHALL LOVE DO UNTO YOU

THAT YOU MAY KNOW THE SECRETS OF YOUR HEART

AND IN THAT KNOWLEDGE BECOME A FRAGMENT OF LIFE’S HEART

Love gives naught but itself
and takes naught from itself
Yellow Flower gif.

But if in your love you must desire,
let these be your desires:

to know the pain of too much tenderness,
to be wounded by your own understanding of love,
wake up at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for
another day of loving, to rest at the noon hour, meditate love’s
ecstasy and sleep with a song of praise upon your lips.

And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often-times filled with your tears;
the deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
 You are suspended between your sorrow and your joy like scales.

Krishna playing Flute - Hindu GOD

You are good when you are one with yourself.
Yet when you are not one with yourself you are evil.
For a divided house is not a den of thieves, it is only a divided house.
And a ship without rudder may wander aimlessly among perilous isles,
yet sink not to the bottom...

Cow in Bombay. Foto S. Rodella

What streamlet is that witch lost its course, without going to the sea?
You are good when you walk to your goal firmly and with bold steps!

Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. A heart enflamed and a soul enchanted an image you see and a song that was heard – a garden forever in bloom and a flock of angels forever in flight. Beauty is life that unveils her holy face. But you are life and you are the veil. You are the eternity and you are the mirror ..


Laxmi Laxmi, also called Lakshmi, is the goddess of wealth, fortune, power, luxury, beauty, fertility, and auspiciousness.
LAXMI

THE HEARTS KNOW IN SILENCE
THE SECRETS OF THE DAYS AND THE NIGHTS

THE HIDDEN WELL-SPRING OF YOUR SOUL MUST NEEDS RISE
AND RUN MURMURING TO THE SEA

AND THE TREASURE OF INFINITE DEPTHS WOULD BE REVEALED TO YOUR EYES
AS THE SOUL WALKS UPON ALL PATHS AND UNFOLDS ITSELF
LIKE A LOTUS OF COUNTLESS PETALS

The heart that loves, does not need search for God and to pray!

أنا كنت منذ الأزل, وها أنا ذا, وسأكون إلى آخر الدهر وليس لكياني انقضاء
سبحت في فضاء اللانهاية وطرت في عالم الخيال
واقتربت من دائرة النور الأعلى, وها أنا الآن سجين المادة
سمعت تعاليم كنفوشيوس, وأصغيت لحكمة براهما, وجلست بقرب بوذا تحت شجرة المعرفة
وها أنا الآن أغالب الجهل والجحود


GANESHA - The son of Shiva and Parvati. The Lord of Success.
LORD GANESHA


شاهدت وسمعت كل ذلك وأنا طفل, ولسوف أشاهد وأسمع أعمال الشبيبة ومآتيها, ولسوف أشيخ وأبلغ
الكمال وأرجع إلى الله أنا كنت منذ الأزل, وها أنا ذا, وسأكون إلى آخر الدهر, وليس لكياني انقضاء

Taj Mahal at Agra, India is one of the wonders of the world.

The veil that clouds your eyes shall be lifted by the hands that wove it!

There are no boastful in the woods, boastfulness is the frailty of the vain.
The river waters sometimes seem to taste like nectar, yet in those there
is such strength as to push stones and rocks to the sea.

AND DEATH IS THE END TO HIM WHO IS SON OF THE EARTH,

BUT TO HIM WHO IS SON OF THE AIR IS THE BEGINNING OF TRIUMPH

HE WHO DREAMS HOLDING THE AURORA IN HIS ARMS IS IMMORTAL!
Death is like sea. He who passes away lightly, safely
 ploughs the waves - he who goes encumbered, sinks.

THERE IS NO DEATH IN THE WOODS!
The secret of immortality is nothing but a song and
the flute’s voice goes beyond the borders of life.

Gypsy Woman Playing Flute

SO GIVE ME THE FLUTE AND SING!
Words are but sand in the wind,
but tell me about your happy times ...
 
 The CEDAR TREE is the national symbol of the Lebanese Republic.
Beirut  Weather

I am a wandering poet, a somewhat crazy one;
yet an admirer of the white clouds
rising up in the blue sky
to dissolve in the infinity
without leaving traces ...
Sandy Rodella



What will be of my life, who knows, maybe nothing, but tomorrow we shall see, and whatever will be will be ...

Gate of Death
Fight against Mafia

The Mafia is not invincible,
and like all human facts, has a beginning and will have an end.
It is something deadly serious and this battle can be won
by committing all the best forces of the institutions!
Giovanni Falcone


Giovanni Falcone was an Italian magistrate who specialised in prosecuting the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. ...

c o n t i n u e ...

The Wanderer in the Love Storm
ENTRA

 III. THE WANDERER  IV.  THE STORM  V. TEMPLE OF LOVE  VI.  THE WISDOM OF INNOCENCE