Poetry is technology; it creates a loop between what we behold and our minds.
Poets see the whole in the tiniest things in the universe. William Blake has a vision widely than anyone, Goethe the most fabulous poet of humanity and Matoub Lounes may you don’t know who he is, a poet, a singer, a musician, and defender of human rights. We can just sum them in a great artist. He was courageous, noble, honest, wise and tolerant. Poets are people who fit the universe, emotions, passions, desires, and thoughts in verses, in words. They give what they behold a meaning; they become one with what they behold. They heal us by their poems, they understand us by giving us some signs to understand the wisdom of life, they are philosophizing through poems, and they are the greatest linguistic creator of world, then giving the world more and more meaning.
They give things that we are turned off of them to look at them learn and understand. Poets sometimes surpass their time and the thinking of people. Having a wise and well vision wide and comprehensive of what is the world and going beyond what it is. They deserve to sit with Socrates and Seneca as philosophies shape our thoughts after illustrations, poems shape our thoughts rapidly with more admiration and keeping them as wisdom and practicing them. Poems don’t stay in their grammatical form but they surpass and shape the world through human experience. We understand poets more than philosophers because they stick to people, however they’ll not be understood from the first time and maybe they’ll be persecuted for their cause, visions and the new ideas that they carry.
They never give up and they find a way to overcome, they aren’t afraid from difficulties they know what is the purpose of human being is to overcome, they understand this existential crisis that humanity should rage as Dylan Thomas says “do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage against the dying of the light.” Poets call us to challenge our beliefs as philosophers to think critically and to appreciate life. They are higher beings; they climb the dangerous mountains and challenge human conditions. They accept suffering and they overcome all these difficulties by poems. Matoub Lounes is the poet who overcomes difficulties by poems, his calls is to be who we are, to strife to be who we are he reminds us to what is valuable in our life, freedom, life, toleration and happiness. Poems are the best to remind us to our humanity to overcome the darkness and to rage against death it’s all about to notice the beauty and the magic of the world. To let the beauty heals us in its linguistic form, not suppress the suffering but to live in the suffering to be super versions of ourselves.
Matoub Lounes is also a singer and musician. The power of music is that it touches our souls. Jason Silva says music makes room for our pain. It heals us, listening to music is a therapy, because we are all full of pain. Music comes to heals us, with its beautiful lyrics and rhythms. People like to lose themselves with the signals, being a poet and musician joining the two arts of words and signals is the greatest creative art, going inside the minds and taking the selves of many people and becoming one with the whole. We become one with the singer that we listen to him/her. We engaged with him/her in their emotions and thoughts. We rage and cry because we aren’t sad but it’s so beautiful, we cry because it’s beautiful as Alain de Botton says.
Blake and Matoub are in the eternity, maybe they meet each other, writing poems about eternity and we can’t read their poems about it. But there all our best poets enjoy it, letting to the new poets to rise up to add new ideas, to update the poems, to heal us and to overcome existing difficulties. To understand the wisdom of life, few poets do and few people understand them.
Poets burn our hearts of enthusiasm, love and passion and because they follow their passion, they overcome the hard moments and situations, seeking not to end the suffering but looking for new difficulties to be higher than they were.