Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
About The Heart Drive Press:
Main influences and inspirations are multi-lingual and include: 1) the european existentialist literary movement, 2) the italian hermeticism poetic movement, 3) american modernism and free-verse, 4) wisdom writing, 5) life.
Literary influences include but are not limited to: Robert Frost, T.S Eliot, Albert Camus, Rumi, Kahlil Gibran, Samuel Beckett, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Mahatma Gandhi, Lao Tzu, Pablo Neruda, Federico Garcia Lorca, Edgar Allan Poe, Eugenio Montale, Umberto Saba, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Salvatore Quasimodo, Hafiz, Dante Alighieri, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Giacomo Leopardi, Francesco Petrarca, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolo Machiavelli, Dante Alighieri, Luigi Pirandello, William Blake, e.e.cummings, Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Shelley, Oscar Wilde, John Keats, Antonio Machado, Gabriela Mistral, César Vallejo, Walt Whitman, Rudyard Kipling, Leonard Cohen, Anaïs Nin, Efrain Huerta, Jaime Sabines, Julio Cortázar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Octavio Paz, Jose Saramago, Eminem, Canserbero, Tool, Andrea Balt, my precious beloved teacher Chögyal Namkai Norbu Rinpoche, Acharya Malcolm, my family, my heart tribe, and too many others to mention. I bow in gratitude to the brave who don’t give up yet surrender gracefully to the all-ravaging nature of living a lifetime, composed of finding new losses for every gain.
Without the help of so many walking the line together, invisibly holding my hands, it would have taken me a much longer time to practice how to assimilate the constant ache of wanting: food, sleep, to be right, money, bliss, laughter, love, peace, security. Every desire calls for an urgency of its own, to be satisfied. Every urge with an action has a consequence, whether or not intended, and it is a discipline to act according to the responsibility of owning ones own actions.
It would have been a greater struggle to comprehend through the pain of all the tragedies growing up requires of the tiny mighty self. The further I the more I find that compassion is intrinsic to understanding. Through the integration of letting go, I grow outside that shell of my importance. We’re come and gone so fast.
To you I dedicate my heartfelt words.