Blog Interview w/ Dialectics

shure_55s_microphone_by_uncledave

When I found Dante’s blog Dialectics I was immediately drawn to know more. Complete strangers yet not only do we share a name; we share passion for the art. We are the type of individuals you get to understand by reading what we write; no other way really.

Took a while to get everything in order but I’m happy I got the chance to have this interview. There are many things we’ve planned down the pipeline. But before we get to all that awesomeness, let’s check out some of Dante’s answers to my questions. Perhaps we’ll all get a chance to understand the man behind the mystery.

If you’re curious about my answers to his questions you can check them out here

 

What can you tell us about yourself and your blog?

I’m Dante, I love languages. Whether they be spoken or coded – I love learning them and using them. I really enjoy reading – poetry, literature and a lot of novels (sci-fi, horror, dark fantasy and some satirical stuff)

My blog is the truest representation of me and you will learn more about me from reading through it than you would from me telling you. It seems chaotic – the way my mind is – but there is a kind of order hidden within that chaos.

 

What inspired you to start your blog?

I would not necessarily call inspiration rather necessity. I have never had someone I can talk to openly – someone who will listen. I made my blog as a means to say the things I needed to and clear my mind. My thoughts get away with me and it’s a place I put them so they don’t flood my head.

 

How would you describe your blogging style?

Unfiltered. Because my blog is first and foremost about me – what I feel like sharing will usually wind up on there.

 

What are you aware of now that you wish you knew when you started your blog?

I am not restricted to writing about a single thing. I had a blog once – my first one – that was restricted to one subject matter. That did not go as well as I had thought. This may work for other bloggers, but my mind does not function like that – I understand that now.

 

Is there a particular message or theme you wish to evoke to your readers when blogging?

This relates to the quote that resonates with me – I would hope that they learn to appreciate the little things, the small wins. Everyone seems so concerned with being huge and flashy, they overlook that sometimes all you need could be as simple as a smile, a ‘hello, how are you’. Sometimes all you need is for someone to show they care and are there if you need them

 

How much time do you spend writing?

I’m always writing. It may not leave my head or get on the blog, but my mind is a constant stream of thoughts which most of the time I have no control over.

 

I hear many people say ‘blogging is easy’. As a blogger, what are your thoughts on this?

This all depends on the individual really. For some it comes naturally, others have to work harder at it. For me, I’ve always loved books and words so writing, blogging isn’t that difficult.

 

What are you looking forward to doing in the coming months?

The digital marketing course I started. It is out of my usual area of work, so that should be interesting. I’m also hoping to see a very good friend before the year ends, have not seen them since lockdown started.

 

What quote do you most resonate with?

  For the longest time it was 《 à petits pas, j’irai très loin 》 : With little steps I will go very far, which still holds true most of the time but I go back to this one more:

 

To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.”

 

It inspired this post Grain of Sand

 

Please check out his blog, plenty of interesting content waiting for you there. And Dante, thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, really appreciate it.

We will be back soon.

 

The Safety Of My Mind’s Prison.

Love?

I understand love

As the willingness

To eventually get hurt.

– O.D. ©2020

Art by: Gydw1n

The Heart-Key Swindle.

ddv0hva-242cc8b7-4487-49e9-b124-e55c898d6939.png

Kindling a romance,

Out of fear of being alone

….

And I thought I was selfish. 

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: Gydw1n 

 

I mean, the poem says it all right?

The Nine Year Bender.

ddj47iq-e5d6cb98-52c0-478d-9cd0-ac0287f6bc7a.png

I don’t want

To live in a world

Where loving someone …

Is simply,

Not enough.

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: Gydw1n 

 

Back to abstract poetry. Getting those creative vibes flowing again.

If you missed it, I recently finished the unnamed girl series. A short six-part story I encourage you to check out if you enjoy story-telling and poetry all bundled up into one. Also because I worked real hard on it, it would not go unappreciated. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments. You can check out all the parts here 

 

The Siren’s Song.

d6b5t53-bbbde652-cccd-4aa5-8b1b-d0452dd2c5c6.png

PART 6. The final part in the unnamed girl series. Thoroughly enjoyed writing this character’s story. I hope you enjoyed reading it too. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

For those that have yet to read the whole series,

Here’s Part 12 , 3 , 4 and 5

 

*

 

Red, Blue, Red, Blue,

So surreal, you see. But its all true.

Red, Blue, Red, Blue,

Spotlights on me, 

Honestly, you didn’t have to.

 

Red, Blue, Red, Blue, Red,

Ma… I should never have left.

Blue, Red, Blue, Red,

So much was left unsaid.

 

Blue, Red, Blue, Red,

But don’t you fret …

Blue, Red, Blue, Red,

Cause he’ll never lay his hands on you again.

 

Blue, Red, Blue, Red, Blue,

Now, this is a surprise I wish I could show you.

Red, Blue, Red, Blue, Red,

… If the shifting lights didn’t already give it away …

Red, Red, Red, Red,

That son of a b*tch is dead.

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: OptionalTypo

Pathing.

ddrs3tl-eb2c9eb4-8776-4800-94c5-73beff547754.png

The logic I find myself having to cater to

Runs in line with delegating a blind man

To address the overbearing elephant in the room.

Hell, I’m patient — but I’m not God — good too

‘Cause If I was,

Noah would have already built another ark.

 

Don’t be quick to adorn your robes eager arbiter

When it comes to the exploration of this medium

I express with the same finesse you’ve come to expect

When I inject — parts of me yet unseen

Onto the page, in a way, that pushes to motivate,

And encourage you, to have a better day.

 

I make it no secret, my frustrations have long since peaked

Appealing to my humanity means being open to an orbit of bad choices

Do we call it bad judgement or karmic justice?

When each attempt to connect

Threads with branches that carry values and reasons

As fleeting as each season.

 

 Tell me, is this the real world, or is this a simulation?

A rotation, of now and the time

It wasn’t a choice for me to be this clean-shaven.

Please excuse me, my mane has a habit of going all over the place

Much like the tendrils that latch onto my brain

All Cthulhu-like; stretching straight out of deep space.

 

I see patterns and symbols in my sleep;

Unfit for the terrestrial mind.

And when I wake, I’m hit by a pang of guilt

As I’m flooded by visions of a time when I still tried.

 

I don’t need platitudes to do the right thing

I need only look at what I am now and fear

What I will be if I don’t change my ways.

In the end, I don’t fight because you told me to,

I fight because I don’t have a choice.

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: Gydw1n 

 

 

 

 

Wisp.

ddqrha0-049110da-b214-4246-8a14-c1c3b978d512.png

Life isn’t free

You pay for it,

With time.

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by:  Gydw1n  

Creative (Collaboration)

dddvt9m-1061acaf-e690-4d1c-a79e-533bbc6b3edd.png

My collaboration with Tara from the blog Raw Earth Ink. I’ve always enjoyed her writing and how immersive it is, if you have not yet followed her I suggest you do. She has some amazing poetry, you won’t be disappointed.

 

******

 

To get the ink flowing, sating the creative in me

I could share a tale of how constellations first have to combine

Over the cosmos, in a way that forms an image,

Drawing the best of my imagination;

But – as always – I’d be getting ahead of myself,

After all, to begin writing,

I’d need not look further than anything around me.

 

Really, the first thing I do

Is look inside myself while I’m looking out

Sure, the world around me

Provides excellent inspiration,

Both good and dark,

But if I’m honest with myself

(And I have to be, to write)

It’s the inner things, 

My thoughts and experiences, 

That I really draw upon.

 

… And draw upon them I do

With such fiendish precision.

Thoughts and feelings curating,

Procedurally generating… Art,

Straight from the heart.

 

These thoughts, ideas, and emotions

Swirling and mixing inside me

Come pouring out in rivulets and swells.

They appear as nouns and axioms,

Run-on sentences and adverbs,

Semi-colons and hyperbole.

There are no rules, only the need

To release.

 

Raw Earth Ink & O.D. ©2020

 

Art by:  Gydw1n

HopePunk ^_^

dckxuj4-a4a8e455-4a49-4730-b830-2f0685e788d9

Part 5 in the unnamed girl series

Here’s Part 12 , 3 and 4

 

******

 

What do I want for my birthday? Pfft.

Come on Dad, we all know being coy isn’t your thing.

Right, Ma? My selection is easy …

It can be a dog,

It can be a cat,

Or, if you’re feeling particularly generous, 

It can be your lips kissing the end of my baseball bat.

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: superschool48

 

I was pleasantly surprised by the reception to this series. More for those who enjoy it 🙂 . Will only continue when there’s still a story worth telling. But the ending is surely coming very soon.

The Line That Divides Today From Every Other Day.

fazed___day__221_by_angelganev_dbzramh-fullview

Part 4 in the unnamed girl series.

Here’s Part 1, 2 and 3

 

*******

 

The thought of him no longer scares me,

His voice no longer gives me a glacial shiver.

Don’t get me wrong; I would never forget him …God, no.

It just so happens that the more I steer my vessel forward

I instinctively check the rear-view mirror;

And every time I see him, he keeps getting smaller,

And smaller.

 

– O.D. ©2020

 

Art by: AngelGanev