The Sleeping Nymph

The title, brief, and location of the art piece
The above marble sculpture named the ‘Sleeping Nymph’ was made by Edward Hodges Baily. The Sleeping Nymph is a beautiful marble sculpture of a female figure which lay down on its side at the entrance of the Plassey House in the University of Limerick. Baily was a famous English sculptor and he was the acknowledged master of ideal and poetic sculptures, he made few different nymph sculptures during his artistic career, but the Sleeping Nymph marble sculpture is spectacular. The sleeping nymph is a motif that entered European art during the renaissance era, and there are speculations that this motif emanated from the ancient Romans. The motif was the idea of a statue of a nymph sleeping in a grotto, near a spring, or a river. Also, there are poems written allegedly describing a nymph sleeping near the fountain, and this motif became influential among artists and poets during the renaissance era.

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Life Force

Everything around us is made up of energy – be it positive or negative. Therefore, we must be mindful when selecting the kind of energy we allow to influence us in life, as such energy will determine our life experiences.

Be the Best You Can Be

Discovering your true self in life requires a great courage, for this feat is a lifelong process. The very first step you must take to know who you are is to take control of your life. Once you have reached your age of accountability, do your best in taking responsibility for your thoughts and actions, don’t be a slave to religions, traditions or foreign ideals. Just do that which suits your soul, nobody have the right to stop you as long as you’re not hurting anyone. Some people may call you Sherlock Holmes if you say you knew who you are but you’re still trying to find out more about yourself, take no offence if you ever get caught in such situation. In fact, knowing who you truly are is a continuous process as long as you live. So, it is your responsibility to develop yourself, and you can do so by practicing more of what you like doing to find your true self. Finally, take control of your life and be the master of your own destiny, start living intentionally and stay positively alive. Always remember, the only way you can be your best self is to constantly portray yourself confidently.

The Bird with the River Fever

A bird vitalized by anodyne creeps out
of a quilted fabric of elegant style
this bird gaits into a hot water pan
sheds the feathers of yesterday
flap its wings, garbed and hit the road

Flew into the house by the river, drown its liver
in eau de vie. Stagger out of the jacks
with single capezio and keeps the ball rolling
knocked into oblivion by sparkling
lightning and roaring thunderstorm

Its wobbly legs can’t hold the ground
like chopsticks in the noodles bowl
dropped its last quid into the wishing-well
jivin’ in the deep, jammin’ like a villain
in a portal within unending bliss and pain

Adoring the company of the lost
souls with various petrifying heads
as the night progresses, things grey out
its memories of dusk till dawn petered out
the next morn falls into a gentle ruin.

For a Better World

The great predicaments that befell humankind can be traced back to unreasonable fear, greed, hatred, and ignorance. It’s high time we turn the table around, let’s incorporate reasonable courage, generosity, love, and knowledge into our daily lives to make our world a better place.

The Parable of a Nation

A child born centuries ago was captured and raised by foreign parents. This child was officially liberated to be independent decades ago after she has been defiled, molested and exploited by her foster parents; while this child was still immature and also malnourished. The said child grew up through pain and suffering in all its forms. She weds and divorces husbands every four or eight years, for that’s the kind of life she was taught to live by her foster parents. So, when one husband treat her better than the previous, she will cry and shed tears of joy that her previous husband never treated her this good. But if another one comes and treat her bad, she will cry again and shed tears of pain and agony, complaining that her ex-husband never treated her this bad. Those who has been chosen to be her crown are nothing but bloodsuckers, they’ve got nothing to offer in making her life better but to steal from her and add to her problems.

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