Jump to content

AC Benus

Author: Signature Author
  • Content count

    3,406
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    31

Everything posted by AC Benus

  1. ...from Else to her beloved...

     

    Eva 
     
    I watch you lower your head close to mine, 
    Your head with the golden braids of a bride,
    And with your lips of rose, silky softness,
    Out blooming trees in Eden's garden-side.
     
    And germinating love is my spirit. 
    The displaced desire contained in my soul,  
    causing trembles where our loves inhabit --  
    ...Your moans crossing the edge of self-control.  
     
    For I weigh heavily where hearts reside, 
    A thousand-strong memory of the blameless, 
    And you, fresh as the fruit Eden supplied... 
    I watch you lower your head close to mine --
     
     
    1. Mikiesboy

      Mikiesboy

      Beautiful 

  2. Hi and Welcome! This is an open thread, intended for poets to help one another on GA. It's not tied to any one piece, but a forum where we can exchange ideas, get feedback on a project we're intending to post, or one that's already up. Questions and advice are always welcomed, so don't be shy about stopping by now and again to say 'hey.'
  3. *sniffs a couple times* ...What's that smell...? Oh, yes! It must be Monty Python and Poetry. Enjoy, but do watch the carpet; there's a good little chappie
  4. AC Benus

    Dead-Composers Society

    Following on the heels of our 'Live-Poets Society' over in the Writer's Corner, I thought we'd do something similar with classical music. The goal of this thread is to share videos on classical music we like. The idea is to introduce our fellow enthusiasts to pieces and composers we may or may not have heard of. Post a link to a video with a few words of introduction; mainly along the lines of who and how the piece interests you personally. Naturally, I encourage feedback on what others post, and suggest we all keep an open mind [[needless to say, the composers do not have to be deceased, lol, but it may help]]
  5. AC Benus

    Dead-Composers Society

    The Grave-Allegro finale from Handel's Organ Concerto no. 14
  6. AC Benus

    Going Home

    I love the developing friendship between Finn and Sam. It's great Sam loves bacon, but I do wonder if that Perrier has an intoxicating effect on him The intro -- awkward! -- of Finn to Christian was funny and charming at the same time. Great chapter
  7. AC Benus

    Eva

    Hehe, Lyssa already put me in touch with two more of Lasker-Schüler's poems. Now I guess I have no excuse, huh
  8. AC Benus

    Eva

    Thank you, Parker. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. This poet really appeals to me; she has a way with sensuality that appeals directly to my soul. I think we are kindred spirits
  9. AC Benus

    Eva

    Thank you, Def. This poem moved me and drew me in with its various facets the first time I read it. I tried to capture my emotions in the translations, so hopefully it comes through each time it is read. Thanks again
  10. AC Benus

    Eva

    Thanks for your thoughts, Mac. I happen to agree
  11. AC Benus

    Eva

    You're welcome, Molly. Thanks for reading my Eva. It think the original is a remarkable poem.
  12. AC Benus

    Bearded iris

    It's lovely though. A deep aubergine chocolate
  13. AC Benus

    Bearded iris

    ...surely it's an iris...
  14. AC Benus

    Mojo

    Well, yes. We should remember that the concept of religious freedom is about 200 years old, only. So, religious refugees have fled in all directions (like the Romani people exiting India and settling primarily in Romania).
  15. AC Benus

    Part Three: The Conclusion

    This is a great set of comments, Molly. I'm sorry it slipped my 'notices,' but no time like the present to make amends I love how you mention dark and light spaces, and then hidden ones too. Some of our most pleasurable memories reside behind those rustling curtains of private thoughts. I wouldn't want it any other way... Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Muah
  16. AC Benus

    Mojo

    ...Lyssa also tells me the Knights Templar were big fans of the cock...um, The Cock God, that is...
  17. AC Benus

    A Soldier's Guide 2.jpg

    gone antique shopping?
  18. AC Benus

    Mojo

    Carl Jung was genuinely drawn to the surviving material of the Abracax school of thought. His 1916 book Seven Sermons to the Dead is almost a love letter to this branch of Gnostic metaphysics. However, as far as "ancient" religions go, Abrican thought is new; even newer than Christianity. And it's origins are North African. It arose in that place and time as a direct answer to the Christian and John the Baptist school of Gnosticism. This was an era when Western thought itself was imperiled by a bunch of no-nothings of the slave class touting "Love your neighbor" stuff and "He who was first shall be last". Polytheism itself was under attack, and a band of rich and privileged thinkers took over the minor tribal worship of a mystical, magical rooster, to thereby transform "Him" into the ultimate example of polytheistic expression. I think at one point I even referred to Abracax to you as the everything-and-the-kitchen-sink god. He absorbed all of the elite's desires to show up the Jesus Cult as intellectually insubstantial and save their civilization. (It didn't work, lol.) In this process of ballooning up, the North African cock god gained lots of Eastern attributes, particularly those centered around Astrology, but these came from Persia. It's true that Zoroastrianism and Jainism spread south and east to India, but the cultural roots of all of them are in Iran. So, would the Cock God ever get the respect he deserves (...think of him as the Rodney Dangerfield of gods...) if he were featured in his own book? Idk, but I imagine such a book could only come from the hand of a magician or ventriloquist. But, remember -- you didn't hear that from me
  19. AC Benus

    Mojo

    I think you hit on something here. But I'd refer you to what Guy said (or, Guy Germaine the Germaine, as you are so fond of thinking of him ) : in chapter 19 he dismisses the entire Priapus phenomenon as being based on that "redneck" god. If ever there were an illustrating contrast between the branches of Nature Worship and Gnosticism, I haven't read it. If you think about it, Priapus represents the world outside of our physical bodies. The goosebumps we feel while walking in a shady wooded glen speaks to this perception of spirituality. Oppose that against the school of Abracax (pronounced Ab-ra-kock in Greek, btw) and you see the Gnostics are sit at home kind of guys. All their philosophizing is an exploration of inward spaces, meaning the mind and the powers to tap into what influences it from beyond the body. These two faiths are like oil and water, and hopefully chapter 19 goes a little way to 'showing' and not 'telling' the differences. So, blame me if you must
  20. AC Benus

    Chapter 19: Abraca…. Who?

    Wonderful comments, Lyssa. Thank you! Jung's interest in this brand of Gnosticism is truly astounding. I don't think too many followers of his want to explore this topic today, but the master was totally enthralled with the Alpha-Omega qualities of the Cock God. As for Kohl, he never does his homework lol We shall see if he's able to get away with his chicken costume antics. Thanks again. Muah
  21. AC Benus

    Chapter 19: Abraca…. Who?

    I like your comment in the forum thread about the Priapians being young and vital (outside converts), vs. the Abracans who are older (inherited faith from their elders). It's a good observation, and one quite frankly I did not think about. Love it!
  22. AC Benus

    Chapter 19: Abraca…. Who?

    Here are some comments from @Lyssa ----------------------- This chapter is so funny. Let me quote Jung on Abraxas: "Er ist unwirklich wirkend, weil er keine bestimmte Wirkung hat." (=His effect is insubstantial, because he has no determined effect.) I guess, this is, what Kohl experience first hand. Maybe he should have taken more effort to study before. lol I still snicker on "wand envy" And Would have loved to see Kohl in the costume like the hen "Tante Berta" goes Indiana Jones Thank you for writing and sharing this.
  23. AC Benus

    Thoughts In Quiet Moments

    Unfortunately, I think your final line speaks to a truth about people in general. This is sad but very well written.
  24. AC Benus

    Chapter 19: Abraca…. Who?

    We'll see if Kohl faces any repercussions for this adventurism. But at least he helped Claude and Domingo get fake 'gay-married' lol
  25. AC Benus

    Chapter 19: Abraca…. Who?

    It's one of my favorite moments in the book too; that and them tumbling into the fountain
×

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..