Carpe Diem / Aprovecha el día / Seize the Day

by Walt Whitman [English version below]

No dejes que termine el día sin haber crecido un poco,
sin haber sido feliz, sin haber alimentado tus sueños.

No te dejes vencer por el desaliento.

No permitas que nadie te quite el derecho a expresarte,
que es casi un deber.

No abandones las ansias de hacer de tu vida algo
extraordinario.
No dejes de creer que las palabras
y las poesías, sí pueden cambiar el mundo.

Pase lo que pase nuestra esencia está intacta.
Somos seres llen@s de pasión.
La vida es desierto y es oasis.
Nos derriba, nos lastima, nos enseña,
nos convierte en protagonistas de nuestra propia historia.
Aunque el viento sople en contra,
la poderosa obra continúa:
Tú puedes aportar una estrofa.

No dejes nunca de soñar,
porque sólo en sueños puede ser libre l@s Human@s.
No caigas en el peor de los errores:
el silencio.
La mayoría vive en un silencio espantoso.
No te resignes, huye…

“Emito mis alaridos por los tejados
de este mundo”,dice la/el poeta.
Valora la belleza de las cosas simples.
Se puede hacer bella poesía sobre pequeñas cosas,

No traiciones tus creencias.
Porque no podemos remar en contra de nosotr@s mismos:
Eso transforma la vida en un infierno.

Disfruta del pánico que te provoca
tener la vida por delante.
Vívela intensamente, sin mediocridad.
Piensa que en ti está el futuro
y encara la tarea con orgullo y sin miedo.

Aprende de quienes puedan enseñarte.
Las experiencias de quienes nos precedieron,
de nuestros “Poetas Muert@s”,
te ayudan a caminar por la vida.
La sociedad de hoy somos nosotr@s:
L@s “Poetas Vivos”.

No permitas que la vida te pase a ti
sin que la vivas …

Carpe Diem
Don’t allow the day to end without having grown a bit,
without being happy, without feeding your dreams.

Don’t be defeated by discouragement.

Don’t allow anyone to take away your right to express yourself,
which is almost a duty.

Don’t abandon the desire to make something extraordinary of your life.
Don’t stop believing that words and poetry can change the world.
No matter what happens, our essence is intact.

We are beings filled with passion.
Life is both desert and Oasis.
It knocks us down, it hurts us, it teaches us,
it turns us into the protagonists of our own stories.
Even if the winds blow against us,
the powerful masterpiece continues:
You can add a stanza.

Never stop dreaming,
because in Dreams Humans can be free.

Don’t fall into the most fatal of errors: Silence.
The majority live in a frightful silence.
Don’t resign yourself to this, flee…..
“I emit my screams from the roofs of this world”, says the poet.
Value the beauty of the simple things.
One can make beautiful poetry about little things.

Don’t betray your beliefs,
because we can’t row against our own selves:
That turns life into hell.

Enjoy the panic provoked by having your life in front of you.
Live it intensely, without mediocrity.
Remember that the future is within you,
so face your duties with pride and without fear.

Learn from those who can teach you.
From the experiences of those that preceded us,
our “Dead Poets”,
They will help you walk through life.
The society of today is us:
The “Living Poets”

Don’t allow life to get by you
without living it…..

Walt Whitman : Poeta estadounidense, ensayista y periodista. Was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. El padre del “Canon Estaudonidense. Father of the American Canon. Su propia vida fué atacada por su presunta homosexualidad. His own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality.

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About awakinOAK

Intentionally located in East Oakland -- to, on the one hand, overcome institutionalized violence and on the other hand, be showered by the multicultural love and wisdom from neighbors-- this small community strives for integral nonviolence and supports activities that foster fearlessness, courage, autonomy, unconditional love and compassion for all beings. Every Friday for the last 8 years, the anchors of Awakin Oakland -- whose main door is unlocked 24hrs, all days of the week -- host "Wednesdays on Fridays", an open-house meditation night that was inspired by a family in Santa Clara who has been doing this for close to 22 years [2019]. Also, for the last three years, these Awakin circles in Oakland have been hosted every other week in Spanish as a way to invite sharings closer to the heart from the large Spanish speaking migrant community in this neighborhood.
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