Hi Bill!

This was not a piece of written by me but by Calderon de la Barca.  
It is part of a play with the tittle "La Vida es Sueno" Which was 
created in the Spanish Barroc Literature. I think in XVI century but 
I am not completely sure about exactly time (I forgot!). It is part 
of the legacy of Spanish literature.  The reason because this piece  
was inserted here was due to the brilliant glimpse of illusion of 
life and the questioning about it by Segismundo.  Segismundo is in 
jail at that moment. The jail simbolices our jail the body and the 
mind as a source of confussion and illusion.  At the same time in 
solitude and silence in the jail, Segismundo starts to have very deep 
thoughts about the nature of things.  He becomes an observant of 
everything that is going on.  What appears to be is not what appears 
to be.  Nothing is what appears to be. He is having a glimpse of the 
ultimate dimension and because of that sees life like a dream.  At 
the very least this is how I understand this Soliloquio with the 
whole play.  Spanish literature is inmensely rich but unfortunately 
is not well known. Most of the world knows from our literature just 
Cervantes and his Quijote de la Mancha and a little bit more. There 
are not translations.  
  
Thanks for your feedback
With respect
Mayka




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--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Smart" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Mayka,
> 
>  
> 
> ¿Es este sueño el sueño del este persona solemente ?  ¿Tu tienes un 
sueño y
> yo tiene otro ?  ¿O es este sueño el sueño del todos gentes ?  Y si 
claro,
> quien esta suenañdo ?
> 
>  
> 
> (Ahora Mayka puede ser que yo escribe bien o no bien.)
> 
>  
> 
> Espero que tu tienes un buen sueño…Bill ! 
> 
>  
> 
> Mayka escribi:
> 
> Sueña el rey que es rey, y vive
> con este engaño mandando,
> disponiendo y gobernando;
> y este aplauso, que recibe
> prestado, en el viento escribe, 5
> y en cenizas le convierte
> la muerte, ¡desdicha fuerte! 
> ¿Que hay quien intente reinar,
> viendo que ha de despertar
> en el sueño de la muerte? 10
> 
> Sueña el rico en su riqueza,
> que más cuidados le ofrece;
> sueña el pobre que padece
> su miseria y su pobreza;
> sueña el que a medrar empieza, 15
> sueña el que afana y pretende,
> sueña el que agravia y ofende, 
> y en el mundo, en conclusión,
> todos sueñan lo que son,
> aunque ninguno lo entiende. 20
> 
> Yo sueño que estoy aquí
> destas prisiones cargado,
> y soñé que en otro estado
> más lisonjero me vi.
> ¿Qué es la vida? Un frenesí. 25
> ¿Qué es la vida? Una ilusión,
> una sombra, una ficción,
> y el mayor bien es pequeño: 
> que toda la vida es sueño,
> y los sueños, sueños son. 30
> 
> Calderon de la Barca
>




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