Author Archives: Jason Youngman

About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night's sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.

A Trail Of No Return

This poem is about entering the enchanted domain of the faeries. The title was chosen in light of the various times I’ve been tempted to follow the trails that break off from the main path during hikes through the forest. … Continue reading

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Temperance – The Essence of Beauty

Temperance is a means for health & well-being A base for the other virtues to take root & grow By providence her goal is to achieve purification To relinquish the superficial by simply letting it go Click on the image … Continue reading

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O Fortuna (Poetry)

O Fortuna Translated into English Adapted and narrated by Jason Youngman O Fortuna is a 13th century medieval Latin Goliardic poem which expresses displeasure about Fortuna; a grim fate that subjugates both gods and men in Greek and Roman mythology. … Continue reading

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Justice – The Luster of Virtue

The luster of virtue excels through justice Awakened in conscience and equanimity Through the release of pretence & wrongful gain Trust in providence; the gift of anonymity Immediately above resides the eighth stanza of nine from my poem titled The … Continue reading

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Fortitude – A Castle of Endurance

This poem was articulated with a view to linking the various aspects of fortitude with a visual image for the purpose of aiding the reader in recollecting the whole through the part. To re-collect, i.e. to re-connect the aspects of … Continue reading

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Lose yourself in Eternity

Some find their way through it all; others abide their long days amiss No concern for metre and rhyme; emptiness their refuge and bliss Long the night with hidden star; longer still a lonely meander am I To grapple this … Continue reading

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Winter’s Faith – Poetry

Each winter greeted with a promise of enthusiasm Snow forts, downhill sliding & a good snow ball fight Our mouths open wide to catch the falling snow flake Such moments as these cherished for its own sake Come the spring … Continue reading

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WINTER EMBRACE

Cyclic this journey through which existence spreads her wings To embrace the all and the nothingness that allows it to encase Accept the pull of meaninglessness while here in the final rings And let courage be thy grounding stand for … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings – 2017

Wishing you all a very merry and warm holiday season! Here in my area of the globe each day now comes with more light and the snow fall affords the opportunity for cross country skiing. An awesome way to keep … Continue reading

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What is Ethics?

What is ethics and why do we need it? It’s not an exact science and neither can it be successfully used to control or predict behaviour. What does it do and how is it useful? ethics (n.): Reflective and systematic … Continue reading

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