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Johan Maltesson

"Only Goodness and Love Can Pass Through a Rose Arch"

Kristianstad, Scania, Sweden
male
single
Speaks: Swedish, Danish, English, Norwegian
Joined Dec 24, 2003
What I Want to Do: Contribute to a better world


 
THE ROSE ARCH


CLICK HERE to visit the new site for my poetry under
The Rose Arch!
 
I am currently looking for a serious publisher willing to print some of my poems in book form! If you're interested, send me a mail at the mail address found at the site!

I am now working on a fantasy novel in Swedish, set to hopefully be ready for publication before the end of 2015!

Also, I am looking for new experiences and wish to do field work within for example natural conservation, animal protection or the like, so if you have or know of any such positions open somewhere in the world, please contact me!







                



Beauty...

  

 
          
Me and Horses (2008)

Lives in...

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pisces
Pisces - the Sign of Dreams

Welcome to visit the Maltese Zodiac Website!   

 
 

Fantasy...


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     Ashima Goddess
Ashima Goddess - Phoenician Deity, Personification of Pure Love
(Read her story here)

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... and in the Miracle of Life...


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The Timber Man and the Tree (Old Taoist tale)

Shi the Timber Man was on a journey with his disciples. One day they came upon a town in which a mighty oak stood next to an altar. The oak was so large that  it could hide a whole ox - it was more than thirty metres in circumference. Many came to admire the tree. But the Timber Man did not care about it. "Master", said his disciples, "not since we began our journey have we seen such a fine material. And you do not even look upon it, but just continue walking. Why?" The Timber Man answered: "Because that tree is not good for anything. If you make a boat from it, it will soon sink. If you make a coffin from it, it will soon rot. If you make a pillar from it, it will be plagued by worms. No, that tree is useless. That is why it has been allowed to stay for so long." But on the way home from the city, one night the tree came to Shi in a dream. "What do you wish to compare me to?", asked the tree. "Do you wish to compare me to fruit trees of pears or oranges? When these trees have ripened, they are abused. The big branches are broken off and the small branches are cast aside. It is because they are useful that their lives are so short and painful. That is why I have always strived to be utterly useless. For this is what brings happiness. Had I ever been reaching this size if I was useful? And when it all comes down to it, what are we both other than things? And what may things decide about each other? What  do you, a mortal, useless human, know about a useless tree?"


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Let every state be simple like a small village with few people. There may be tools to speed things up ten or a hundred times yet no one will care to use them. There may be boats and carriages yet they will remain without riders. There may be armour and weaponry yet they will sit collecting dust. The people must take death seriously and not waste their lives in distant lands. Let them return to the knitting of the cord. Let them enjoy their food and care for their clothing. Let them be content in their homes and joyful in the way they live. Neighbouring villages are in sight of each other. Roosters and dogs can be heard in the distance. Should a man grow old and die without ever leaving his village let him feel as though there was nothing he missed.

- Tao Te Ching, verse 80  

                                                 
       

                                                 

 

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"We are nothing, you and I, except exotica in the Savage Garden. When the world of men collapses in ruin, beauty will take over. The trees shall grow again where there were streets. The flowers
will again cover the meadow that is now a dank field of hovels. The wild grass and the dense forest will cover up all trace of the once great cities until nothing remains. And the Savage Garden will cover the world."
 /Gabrielle de Lioncourt

("The Vampire Lestat" by Anne Rice)






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Hometown Kristianstad, Scania, Sweden 
Homepage http://johanmaltesson.wix.com/the-rose-arch  
Birthday March 01  
Languages Swedish, Danish, English, Norwegian  
About Me I am a shy, quiet and introverted dreamer. A philosophical and spiritual seeker. My passion is to write and create. I feel most at home among the wild, pristine and unspoiled. Among animals and in nature's beauty and stillness is where I am happy.
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  Lifestyle
Pets Have none, am no one's either  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Norse Pantheism  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me I am actually not very wild, mostly
My Philosophy I am what I am, and if you don't like what you see, then close your eyes and let me be
What Gives Me Hope Love, nature's beauty, and people who are actually concerned about all that is wrong and unfair in this world.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Fight for animal rights and for saving nature and the environment. Fight poverty and injustice, and make sure that not one single person in this world ever have to go hungry or freezing.
What/who changed my life and why My most life-changing experience was the first time I experienced being in love.
What Bugs Me Arrogant and inconciderate people  
Passions Romance, Fantasy, Poetry, Books, Nature, Animals, Starry Skies, The Full Moon, Darkness  
Inspirations Love, Animals, Nature, Dear friends, My family, Good people  
What Scares Me Fundamentalist Religious Conservatism, Raw Capitalism, Evil, Selfishness, Violence, Anger, Ignorance, Narrow-Mindedness, Arrogance  
  Favorites
Role Models Wangari Maathai, Vandana Shiva, Ashima Goddess, Lestat de Lioncourt, Ashoka, Lao Tzu, Buddha, Jesus of Nazareth  
Quotation "Where our hearts truly lie is in peace and quiet and good, tilled earth. For we share a love of things that grow. And, yes, to others, our ways seem quaint. But today of all days, it is brought home to me: It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life."
/Bilbo Baggins

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me, and be my friend."
/Albert Camus

Guard well within yourself that treasure: kindness. "Know ho to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness."
/Amantine Dupin

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true."
/James Branch Cabell

"One for whom the pebble has value must be surrounded by treasures wherever he goes."
/Par Lagerkvist

"Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your own intense obsessions mercilessly."
/Franz Kafka

"Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial to creation, and the exponent of breath."
/Emily Dickinson
Interests Love, Philosophy, Spirituality, Animals, Nature, Literature, Poetry  
Books Candide, The Vampire Lestat, White Oleander, Troll - A Love Story, The Book of Ashima  
Music Lunatica, Amon Amarth, Tacere, Wolfhorde, Blind Guardian, Wendy McNeill, Vanilla Ninja, Savage Garden, Sahara Hotnights, H.I.M., Pink, Jem, DIdo, Lisa Miskovsky, Katie Melua, Pet Shop Boys  
Movies The Last Unicorn, Princess Mononoke, Casablanca, The Hobbit, Priscilla - Queen of the Desert, Spirited Away, The Last Samurai, The Lord of the Rings, Secretary, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain  
TV Shows Seinfeld, Family Guy, The Amazing Race, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Simpsons  
Favorite Foods Chocolate, Crisps, Fruits, Vegetables, Pasta, Veggie Burgers, Pizza, Fruit Pie  
Favorite Places The Forest, The Plains, The Seaside  
Can't Live Without Love, Faith, Hope  
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