nine o’clock commented that pounescu was a poet with a strong desire for power, obsessed with dictatorship and without political morality. His reputation is based on the popularity of those rather superficial poems. Nostalgia for the Romanian people of the past is obvious, but nostalgia for today.
thousands of Romanians poured into the streets of Bucharest on Sunday to bury Adrian paunescu, a famous poet.
enjoy all the joys and sorrows
pounescu is one of the most famous poets in Romania. During his lifetime, he wrote amazing hymns for Nicolas Ceausescu, but the people didn’t care about it. Over the past few days, people have been going to his former apartment, lighting candles outside the door, putting down bouquets, unfolding the national flag, and then standing still. More people, including the president and the former president, went to the dead writers’ Association auditorium and the Romanian concert hall to see their remains, or followed the hearse on foot on Sunday to pay tribute to the dead poet. Among the followers, some held his portrait, while others held a wooden cross nearly two meters high.
Romanian news agency mediafax reported that due to cardiac arrest and liver and kidney failure, pounescu died in the hospital at the age of 67.
“at 7:15 a.m. on November 5, the master’s heart stopped beating. All efforts to save him failed. The master died.” Dr. selban bratishtianu of floresca hospital in Bucharest announced.
the government buried him with a military instrument. The coffin was covered with the Romanian National Flag. The funeral was broadcast live on television for several hours. There were also newspapers published on the same day, which used all pages to catch up.
according to the Romanian daily “nine o’clock”, pounescu was buried in the tomb No. 9 of the writers’ gallery in the Beilu cemetery in the south of the city. Among the neighbors are the great Romanian poet and writer Mihai eminescu of the 19th century.
on October 31, on the hospital bed, pounescu wrote the last poem of his life.
reality is far more complex than poetry, and so is life. Adrian pounescu was born in Moldavia (now the Republic of Moldova) under the rule of the Soviet Union in 1943. He moved to Romania with his family since childhood. His father was not trusted because he joined the National Liberal Party before the war. Later, he was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment for “anti Communist activities”. Despite being implicated and discriminated against, pounescu eventually won the University, joined the league, the party, promoted to the post, and entered the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Romania, becoming a national poet highly valued by Ceausescu. He wrote many odes for the ceausescus, which were widely spread, and critics believed that these works contributed to the personal worship of leaders. His other poems are rarely flattering, but mostly focus on love and death. Besides being catchy, they are also filled with a sentimental tone, which can quite resonate with the hearts of the people and make him widely popular with Romanians. According to the November 8 issue of nine o’clock, pounescu has a genius for improvisation and recitation.
he began poetry creation in 1960. He is extremely prolific and has published more than 50 poetry collections and reportage works. In the time of Ceausescu, he was in charge of flacara, the most famous literary magazine in China, and learned from Woodstock’s experience in capitalist countries. He launched the annual flame Music Festival in 1973, which had a great impact on the youth at that time. Although the concert is dominated by folk songs and sweet honey pop music, which is far less ferocious than western rock and roll, and is not supplemented by drugs and sexual chaos, in terms of the official color of these activities, the flame movement is rare in Romania in the time of Ceausescu and even in the whole central and Eastern Europe. The poetry and music in those stadiums have become the collective memory of a generation and made pounescu one of the most famous people in Romania in the old era.
in June 1985, the concert was held in proyesti. It rained heavily on the way. The electrician warned pounescu that the rain might cause a short circuit. It’s best not to open the meeting. But pounescu announced to the audience: we are a flame, we can overcome everything, and there is no fear of storms. The short circuit happened as expected. The power was cut off, and the crowd was in chaos in the dark. They trampled on each other, killing five people and wounding dozens of people. The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Romania, which was alert to the flame’s alleged incitement to public opinion, later gave a warning to pounescu and soon ordered him to hand over the leadership of the flame. This movement was extinguished in the stormy era.
a few months later, pounescu wrote a long letter with a sonnet entitled “to the beloved Comrade Nicolas Ceausescu… A genius, an outstanding hero and the Savior of our country”. Although he complained about his “persecution”, he vowed to be a “loyal soldier” of Ceausescu until his death.
in 2007, Romanian newspapers published for the first time a long letter written by pounescu to Ceausescu on May 28, 1982, full of flattery. “The more I write, the more I love you. You are my father…” he wrote. “I used to love you, now I love you, and I will love you in the future. I will never change my heart.”
at the end of this letter, he proposed to organize a new flame Music Festival and turn it into an international youth poetry and music competition.
after 1989, he once admitted that it was a mistake to praise the Qi and his wife, but said in an interview last year: “I won’t take back anything I wrote. He (Ceausescu) has made a great contribution to the history of our country.”
in the great turmoil of 1989, pounescu was also impacted, and it was reported that he once fled to the U.S. embassy for refuge. After being neglected for two years, he turned to active politics, joined the social labor party and the Social Democratic Party successively, and ran for president on behalf of the far left camp in 1996, but lost with only 0.69% of the votes.
the commentary of nine o’clock holds that pounescu is a poet with a strong desire for power and a person who is obsessed with dictatorship and has no political morality. His reputation is based on the popularity of his rather superficial poems. Nostalgia for the Romanian people of the past is obvious, but nostalgia for today.