My Featured Blogger this week is Benyamin Bensalah of Benyapoesy. Calling himself a “pocket poet” (I’m not sure what that means, but I like it), Benyamin is of Algerian/Hungarian extraction. By his own description he is “a strange production of human society, geek, language bug, and a bit insane.”
Benyamin’s pieces run from the melancholy (below) to the light-hearted. A student of poetry, he writes in various styles and motifs. Themes of faith, doubt, hope and despair dance through his poems (note the way Shakespeare’s words dance through this piece).
Visit and join the dance.
Hell will be one of the most well-known concepts ever:
is there anybody who needs to tell
empty feelings, pains and people who feed on each other,
and is there anybody to tell we are living hell;
all vain trials, hardships and sacrifices just to live happier –
the so-called gent are like the mademoiselle,
devils on Earth by sole purpose to hurt in- and exterior;
are not the lands better without us to dwell,
here, it is better to say, not us, but there are devils from hell.
(Hell is empty and all the devils are here – William Shakespeare)