The Comfort Zone ~ 1

I remember my initial studies of Western literary traditions. The divide that stayed in my mind was compacted in the statement, “Poetry for Poetry’s Sake”. Later on, I began to write poetry anew. I too subjected myself to such entrapment. Life has been teaching me a different lesson for a while though. Or better yet, a higher level of consciousness has been educating me all over again. My physical and spiritual eyes and ears have opened up to the realities of fellow humans near me, but also in far-away lands. Awareness has come to my doorstep with a vengeance. Every time my emotions prompt me to compile words about my personal being, I pause and listen. Listen with my soul. To the unfoldings all around the world. The suffering of humans is immense. I know, I am physically not able to do anything about that fact. Writing about them, however, is in my power yet. “Poetry for Poetry’s Sake”? I don’t think so! For, there is so much more that I can do to serve as a reminder what each of us is capable. If not through writing, then by listening and reacting to pained voices all over the globe for sure.

(c) hülya n. yılmaz, 3.11.2019

*Posted previously on Facebook.


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4 responses to “The Comfort Zone ~ 1

  1. justbill12

    Beautiful you ❣💞💗

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  2. Bravo, Hülya ! And may all whose link with poetry thru their writing or their reading of it, by responding vocally or by whatever means they find fit, to be heard in support of your much needed outcry, do so with all the energy and candor they can muster, thus as to awaken the so-called human race to the suffering of our fellowman, so as to show the way that may somehow bring an end to man’s tricheries towards his said fellowman.


    • My dearest Jean-Jacques: How can I possibly thank you enough to do justice to your graciousness? To know of your presence here is a gift of life to me that I am still struggling to define succinctly. I must admit the fact that I had hesitated to post this write-up. Now that I have heard from you your incredibly sensitive and insightful commentary on it, I am utterly happy that I have gotten over that hesitation.


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