Destăinuiri flămânde

ce lungi sunt distanţele
în colţuri de văi
acolo unde soarele
flămânzeşte de Noi!
de noi destăinuiri
pe valuri de somn
al unui miel rătăcit
cuibărit într-un domn.
mai ţipǎ ei nevǎzuţi, tǎcuţi
în aerul restrâns
de viscere plǎcuţi?
pe căi de miresme
se pierd iubiţii-n iubire,
-n flǎmânda şi frageda limpezire.
al unor nebuni destăinuiţi
de dor ei mor încremeniţi.
o, ce de dor în zare!
flămând în destăinuiri
pierdut în frăgezite chefuiri
din lunǎ plină
smulsă şi velinǎ
cu hieroglife albe, dalbe
ana nedelcu
cu venin înveninatǎ
de plată şi vată.
ce-au mai fost cândva
granule în punţi aidoma
în calea nebuniei febrile

ale cerurilor late
ṣi-mbufnate.

despletitǎ în craterele mulţimii
unor gânduri
repezi ca apele vânturi.

nemâncate oprelişti
prin vene se frâng

ca şi glezna de cal
coboarǎ-n cuget de crâng.
sonor de fier pe buzele iubiţilor
ard perpelite frunzele căliţilor.
de aer, apă, vânt, potop,
în destăinuiri profunde… flămânziţilor.
călcam în strechini
ṣi-n destăinuiri, -n baldachini.
flǎmândǎ rămâne iubirea
în ardoarea crustelor călite
ṣi-n tezaur pietruite.
în ceas de-apus
destăinuiri flămânde
zac pe clape de pian moscolite

curg în valuri cernânde
ṣi-n snopi ramolite.
împiedicate-n gânduri de-apus
către tine, iubire-n presupus
reduse-n destăinuiri crescânde
ṣi-n cǎutǎri flămânde.

(©Ana-Lucretia Nedelcu/LiterAnART)

Letters on Rhythm

do you ever fall in love
over and over again
with a drop of dew and glam
collapsing from your lover`s kernel
into your depths of flames and jam
freezing your existence
at a blink of your subsistence
that remains uncovered flesh
in the face of reality`s trash?
take your eyes off from these viewpoints
and rewind the dreams and joints
where you left your sweetheart
hanging on the inside dart of tart
where love is genuine and breaths tunes
like your complexion in the mirrored fumes!
love the ardor of your admired
as they enwrap up their tenderness
in your womb dearly treasured in gentleness!

(©LiterAnART 2015)

Where are you, lost word?

I keep missing the rain
That you poured on my sensitive letters
Making them wonder…. about some of the pain…

What would I look for
In your luggage of exhilaration
But lighting letters and ineffable words
Screaming and striving
In the sheets of love, completion and alienation?

I keep messing my own self among skin and sound
Bones and words, fingers and letters…
Looking for your lost word that cannot be found

Where are you?
Are you safe and steady?
Are you eager and joyful?
Are you here and there?
Or just … around and playful?

When have you collapsed over time?
Are you near my blank virgin paper
Or smashed in the middle of novels
That are keep crying like drops of tears
All over your poems?

What are your words,
Dear letter from near?
Are you wrapped up
As a gift for someone dear?

Are you lost in desert moon or in chili seas?
Why are you so far without your letters
Being pushed into their place and overseas?

What`s the temperature out there?
Are your lungs above the shadows?
Answer me like there`s no today
But only this moment with no delay –
How old is the Past?
Are there any castles on your shore
Or it only remained empty bottles
Of endless breathtaking beauty
Taken from clusters?

Are you petrified on a single drop of fire?
Are you a river flowing above and beyond
Like the stars that once shined from your desire?

Answer me with your touch
Blended in this ancient river of… reflection as such.

Dear lost word,
Are you willing to write on your own
Or you let me be still on my own?…
Still your creation machinery and bone?

Instantly, I feel blocked in writing your story…
Do not keep quiet and gory!
Give me the essence of freedom and brilliance
The essence of your prison and significance
The essence of

Yourself.

(Copyright©2015 All rights reserved LiterAnART@World Anthology of English Poetry~Poetry Society of India)

~ Modern Leadership ~ What are the characteristics of effective leadership for the 21st Century?

From the very start, this essay focuses on two major aspects related directly to the modern, effective leader/leadership ->

I. A leader`s profile and the differences between a Leader and a ManagerP1130328
II. Youth – A Leader as a Social Entrepreneur
Nowadays, when we talk about leadership among young people, we relate to leadership through the eyes of sustainable initiatives.

I. But, first and foremost, what is actually a Leader?
Myles Munroe (Becoming A Leader, “Everyone Can Do It” ~ author and president of the International Leadership Training Institute) offers you the following definition – Leaders are ordinary people who accept or are placed under extraordinary circumstances that bring forth their latent potential, producing a character that inspires the confidence and trust of others.
So, a leader is mostly a visionary creative thinker, a change maker and an avant-garde persona and … can be anyone!
In the process of really understanding and commit to a leadership position, we ought to analyze the differences between a leader and a manager directly related to a project structure .
Leader vs. Manager ->
1. Essence –> leader = change ~ manager = stability
2. Rules -> leader = breaks them (in a constructive, positive way) ~ manager = makes them
3. Approach -> leader = sets directions ~ manager = plans details
4. Culture -> leader = shapes it ~ manager = executes it
5. Conflict -> leader = uses it ~ manager = avoids it
6. Direction -> leader = plans new paths ~ manager = uses already exiting paths
7. Credit -> leader = gives it ~ manager = takes it
8. Decisions -> leader = facilitates/builds them ~ manager = makes them
9. Vision -> leader = sells it ~ manager = tells it
10. Style -> leader = transformational ~ manager = transactional

All these characteristics inside the structure offer us a concrete/simple overview of a team-working frame, put us on thinking about our (possible) role that we already have or want to have for an amazing project.
II. What about a young individual? Does he/she has this dream of becoming a Leader? Is it necessary? Why and how? Of course is beyond than necessary that we see more and more young people active socially, getting involved in communities` issues and development.
Is it happening everywhere? Unfortunately it doesn`t happen in every country, because it depends on each national educational frame and the potential that this particular system can bring into the learning process. Only innovation in education can form a healthy system, a conscious and active citizen, great leaders and amazing projects.
Even though youth is the main character in this equation, societies are still having problems in understanding and committing to an optimal development of this generation.

Why do we need young leaders and active youth communities?
~ Because youth is probably the first resource societies are wasting and in order to change this, young people need to take their future in hands.
~ Because young people are the best observers, seeing the Global crisis as not only economic, but also social, political, environmental, educational and of identity.
~ Because young people consider that social and ecological issues are the keys to understand the present and the future to build. Science and technologies have to be considered in this respect, but they have to relate more to people, to citizens becoming part of development.
~ Because young people refuse to continue being spectators of their time, but rather persue in being actors, part of the decision-making process and actions that affect their lives and societies as wholes.
~ Because young people have understood that change can only happen collectively.
~ Therefore, along with becoming a leader/actor/accomplished citizen, naturally comes the dialogue with other individuals, organizations, networks … a dialogue that needs to be actively sustained and supported.
Related to these main social characteristics/needs, the contemporary leader CAN NO LONGER BE OUT of the `sustainable frame` … the contemporary leader becomes a social entrepreneur.

Here are the features of a social entrepreneur/leader –>
• The contemporary stamp of the present global transition times is now shifted towards sustainability and conscious consumption.
• This is contemporary business, a new economical model.
• At global level, more and more already existing businesses are shifting their pattern to the new sustainable one that is contributing to societies` optimal development and are acting more in favor of a social impact rather than on making profit.
• Therefore, unlike traditional business entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs primarily seek to generate a social value to their societies and a long-term change.
• A social entrepreneur is a conscious citizen that recognizes a social issues and provides new innovative ideas and solutions to deal with that issue.
• A social entrepreneur sees opportunities that others are blind at and, throughout their visionary thinking, they improve systems, they invent, develop and disseminate new methods and approaches that are creating social values.
• A social entrepreneur is a determined, committed and persuasive individual that is following his dream by directly taking care of himself, his environment and clearly his people and future generations.
• A social entrepreneur aims to produce a considerably measurable social impact.
• A social entrepreneur develops paths to wisdom in the social context, by both acting for the marginalized and disadvantaged categories and encouraging creativity and visionary thinking by seeing and `attacking` the full potential of a society.
• Simply said, a social entrepreneur/leader/enterprise seeks to serve a community’s interest more than maximizing the profit.
• A social enterprise can develop in all social sectors ~ education, environment, arts and culture, disadvantage people etc. by contributing to social employment, cohesion and inequalities` reduction.
• A social entrepreneur is a change maker, a LEADER.
Social entrepreneurs identify resources where people only see problems. They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they’re serving. ~ David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas.

(©Ana-Lucretia Nedelcu/LiterAnART)