The Effulgence Within

Thursday, April 9, 2020

That Night Windless

Tonight’s the darkest of windless nights Up there, in boundless heights Sat twinkling stars burning bright Utter silence! Yet they seemred To converse in hushed whisper Rapt in attention saw them flicker listened intently what they beamed The void separating each zillions of miles, Converged; a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Pope’s use of the Supernatural Machinery in The Rape of the Lock

Dr. Samuel Johnson remarked about Alexander Pope that “If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?” Pope’s The Rape is a social satire as well as a mock-heroic epic. Here, he mocks at the “little unguarded follies” of the fair sex, and at the artificial social life of 18th Century London as... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Fashionable World of the early 18th Century London

The ‘Rape of the Lock‘ portrays the fashionable world of early 18th century London. Pope’s world gains reality partly from the lavish detail in which he invests the customs, favourite meeting-places, manners and interest of the fashionable society of the age. His readers would know at once that the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The enduring nature of Mutablity

Shelley’s ‘Mutability’, unlike his other poems, is somber and romantically philosophical, with clear and vivid imaginative details drawing a parallel of human experiences to that of Nature’s. This poem was first published in 1816 in the collection, Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude: And Other... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Poetry and its Language

Wordsworth wrote the famous “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads in which he developed his view of the nature of poetic process, the origin and purpose of poetry, and the language most suitable for it. The “ Preface ” is at once a recoil against the stilted and imitative poetry of the eighteenth century and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 9, 2020

The Essential Being of Man is Never Tarnished

Here is an account and a glorious illustration of how even the most sinful man can become righteous, and attain the highest illumination and peace though the grace of the Supreme Spirit is seen in the life of Girish Chandra Ghosh, the famous nineteenth century Bengali musician, playwright, writer,... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Give yourself to breaking into pieces

Whenever the heart breaks out in sheer delight, those moments you must have experienced at times, are the moments you are really joyful, when joy is at its pinnacle, then joy becomes unbearable. Ironically, it produces pain. The extremes of any feeling, be it of the negative or the positive kind -... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Understanding Violence

Being healthy is natural. So is being non-violent intrinsic to man. Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Have you ever wondered sickness is a visitor that comes and goes, but is not within us. It comes from outside. Similarly, all violence is acquired from outside. Therefore, our striving to be non-violent too,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Repair in a moving cry of despair?

Many of the English hymnodist William Cowper’s poems are a mental record of his mood swings of severe depression. He yearned that his torrid love affair with his first cousin Theodora be culminated in marriage. It could not, because of his father’s strong opposition to an unsociable alliance. This... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Hell is to be Separated from God

Satan was born in heaven. Remember, he is a fallen angel, most dynamic, resourceful and at one time the highest of all angels who nurtured the desire to be God himself instead of being God’s servant. His thought of waging a rebellion against God caused the birthing of Sin, daughter of his brain. So... Sign in to see full entry.

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