Sunday, June 29, 2014
A strange frenzy
"All writing is a love letter, said the great Deleuze. Reading is also an act of love, and, sometimes, this love, in reading writes."
A Strange Frenzy includes 17 poems by Dom Gabrielli. Each of these poems was written in response to a quotation by Rumi. Dom Gabrielli feels an intimate connection to Rumi's verses.
Rumi's writings had lingered in his life over the years and they inspired him to write these poems that create a dialogue.
This conversation explores the beauty of the universe and the mysterious moments of our existence; it is about those instances that leave us in awe because we cannot comprehend the underlying strings and motions that draw us together.
"What is the body? That shadow of a shadow
of your love, that somehow contains
the entire universe."
Rubi's and Gabrielli's voices slide into the mystic heart of love.
"Love has taken away my practices and filled me with poetry."
"i have nowhere to run
amid these wheat fields of lost words
all I know is i am far
far from you
from the smiles i love
i have nothing left of me
nothing of a body
to espouse the moment of blue
which brings green taste to my earth."
"The inner secret of that which was never born,
you are that freshness, and I am with you now."
"There's a strange frenzy in my head,
of birds flying,
each particle circulating on its own.
Is the one I love everywhere?"