From “Alchemy : Another Name For Love” (Hela Tekali, the poet of Alchemy enshrined in art) / By: Albert V. Nikolla

Hela Tekali
From “Alchemy : Another Name For Love”
Hela Tekali, the poet of Alchemy enshrined in art
Tunisian poet Hella Tekali has her own style of writing distinctive poetry, among thousands of other poems. The poetic Queen of Carthage uses the long philosophical style of poetic verse, to present her thoughts, within the structure. This reminds you of the verse used by the poets of pre-Greek antiquity, such as Homer, Hesiod … But philosophical technique, and modern thought, bring us to post-modern times … This journey through time gives the Poetry of Hela Tekali, a pleasant universality. This kind of poetry cannot be easily left to an ordinary reader, but also predestined for philosophers and thinkers.
“Practiced in Alexandrian Egypt, then in the Arab-Muslim world from the 1st century AD, alchemy was originally a technical-practical discipline, operative, with the aim of transmuting base metals, such as iron and lead… in noble metals, such as gold and silver. According to Mircea Eliade, who devotes several books to him, in particular How I discovered the Philosopher’s Stone, Blacksmiths and Alchemists or The Myth of Alchemy, it would be wrong, however, to reduce alchemical research to a proto-science, emanating from irrational and pre-logical beliefs”. – tells us Grègory Jouanneau-Damance in an article voted in the magazine “Passeurs de Textes”, dedicated to the poetry of Charles Baudelaire, 17 Juin 2019. “In Search Of Alchemy Of
Golden Love”
I am a weaver of words, a lover of Alchemy
Under your spell, I turn raw metals into refined poetry
I mix gold with silver, then, I melt them down
Both fuse into the mystery of your aesthetic crown.
Her modern poetry is based on “alchemy”,
not only of matter, but above all that of the human soul.
The hypnotic concepts of the word find a meaning between value and fusion in the selected phrase … philosophical thought is present. We feel the soul of Avicenna, we feel the power of Saadi’s Sufi poetry, the revolt of Omar Khayyam’s love, and the genesis of a poem that begins with the free spirit of Carthage. Her poetry is filled with references to the ancient Greeks, to references to scientists who have marked their era. It seems like we want to create that big Carthage library which was burned by the Romans when they conquered and burned this Far Mediterranean city of the ancient Mediterranean. She is not like the ancient queen who committed suicide and sacrificed herself. but it is like an Artemis seeking to revive the poetry of her country, giving it the proper modernity through Alchemy … It is no coincidence that while the Christian Churches of the Dark Ages burned the ancient Greek writings, Arab scholars and scholars preserved them, to restore to humanity once again the great knowledge of ancient Greece, what was left of the burnt libraries of Carthage and Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great…
In poetry “My Mystical Science”
we encounter this instinctive tendency of the poet … the demand to preserve and judge the great personalities of the world, and their thoughts … judging by the beautiful taste of a poet Hela Tekali takes us to a new dimension
Albert V. Nikolla
Albert V. Nikolla is a Belgian-Albanian philologist, born on 16 November 1968 in central Albania, Province of Mat. It is simultaneously writer, linguist, literary critic and philosopher.
In 1995, he published his first volume of story entitled: “The last lover”, published by the Ligue des Ecrivains. Following: “The colors of madness”, Stories, Toena-editions, Tirana 1997; “The game of Tulips”, -story, Dita-editions, Tirana-1998, “The depth”, – surrealist novel, the Encyclopaedic-editions in Tirana-1999. “Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Migjeni and the genesis of poetry modern Albanian”, Poems and philosophical essays, editions Globus -R, Tirana 2007, “Golgotha ”, -Roman, ILAR- editions, Tirana 2009. “Kanun”, Roman, ILAR- editions , Tirana-2009, “Dance above the stars”, – Roman, ILAR-editions, – Tirana-2011, “The Genius and the Killers”, Roman, ILAR – editions , Tirana 2011; “The loser of oneself”, Roman, ILAR-editions Tirana 2012, “The Voyage of the Pelicans”: Literary Studies, Hypotheses linguistics – mythologies, ILAR- editions , Tirana 2012 editions: “Love-Explosion”, Poèmes, ILAR-editions Tirana 2013, “The shores of the soul”, -Roman, ILAR-editions, Tirana 2014 , “In the name of love”, Poems, ILAR-editions Tirana 2015
French language publications:
“Chronicle of mafia assassinations”, Roman –The eagle spirit – editions, Brussels 2010, “The banks of the soul”, Roman, editions Edilivre, Paris-2014, “Love-Explosion”, the poetic volume, Harmattan-editions, Paris 2014. (Collection: The Poets of the World.) LE CELTE PRÉHISTORIQUE : GUÈGUE, LA LANGUE–MÈRE DU MONDE “Prehistoric etymology » Volume 1 dhe volume 2” The eagle spirit -Editions, Bruxelles 2020

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