The Master and Margarita

The epigraph from the novel The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. As an all time favourite of mine, the work interrogates the importance of needing compassion for everyone, even for what the worst of humanity has to offer.  The plot revolves around the mischief the Devil and his entourage wreck in an audaciously accurate picture of Soviet Russia. However, Bulgakov redefines what the Devil is, not necessarily the fallen angel whose ‘evil is thou good’, but instead one who teaches by provocation.

Please go read it! (i recommend the Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor translation)

Looking For Writers!

Aesthetic Empire is looking for writers! Preferably students with interests in the arts who would like to share their artwork, literature or would like to review or discuss topics. Pretty much as long as it comes under the arts,media or even music. I would greatly appreciate it so that this blog uploads content more regularly.

If anyone is interested email me at aestheticempire@hotmail.com or message me on social media. Your work would get credited (obviously) and after a while you’d probably get admin privileges as well (if you want).

Poetry: Affection

The clouds come loiter together again,
a sapphire blue veiled so discreet,
now drained to sustain the coming rain.

Shelter not in front,
only dusk plains ahead.
Behind, shimmering,
waves open yawning
with inescapable safety
but numb.

The horizon then;
tumbling in lachrymose,
or rumbling timidly.
Peaking or falling;

I can’t tell yet.

 

Poetry: Untitled 1

Jogging against the sunset appears to thrill,

Until you reach the ocean and cant swim

Fast enough. To escape the hollow black hue

Endure the tormenting shivers of sombre Siberian nights

and wallow giddily with the creatures of light.

 

 

 

 

Haiku: Desire

         A sweet way with words,

an addiction to strangers.

                         

                          Oh to be alone…

Haiku: The Ocean

Despair is drowning.

But in the depth of the sea,

Worries drift away.

 

Haiku: Love Is Hate

                                    Wedding ring for sale,

                                   clean only on the inside.

                                    Found in post-mortem.