The Effulgence Within

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Seeded in Doubt we Remain ….

Seeded in doubt we remain which is always about The good and never about the bad, and none a non-devout! When I am happy it’s too good to be true; come bad But do I ever ask am I unhappy, am I really sad? Happiness, the stranger that rarely visits human soil Joy and bliss! Oh, they're plain words of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Desdemona’s Love for Othello — a Bitter Disillusionment?

Othello the Moor is the typical Renaissance soldier of fortune who for many years has had no home but the tented field and whose career has been a series of perilous adventures and exploits by land and sea. The romance of war and travel has filtered into his blood. This black African the Venetian... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Always confident of being right Emma is always embarrassingly wrong

Emma Woodhouse, the daughter of a rich country gentleman, is a beautiful, clever, snobbish young lady of twenty-one. She is the heroine of Jane Austen's Emma. Emma's fanciful mind, encouraged by ample leisure and a little willfulness, leads her to indulge in match-making. The novel is a study in... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

The Wild Swans at Coole

The setting of William Butler Yeats’ poem The Wild Swans at Coole (composed in 1916) is Coole Park, Lady Gregory’s estate in Galway, a county in thel West of the Republic of Ireland. The poem deals with the problem of ageing, and considers the changes in Yeats’ own life since his visit at Coole Park... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Oh No, Not So Soon, Not So Soon Dear …

Oh No, not so soon, Sir! I am not one to close The doors of my senses; they’re my repose Harbinger of delights, winds of desire, taking flights Taste, touch, smell, hearing, and my sights Playfully virginal, sinful, errant, but still beautiful Gaiety, indulgence, immoderation, all too bountiful How... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 7, 2024

Madame Bovary: The Irrepressible Obsession of Passionate Adulterous Romance

A while back, I finished reading Gustave Flaubert’s famous controversial novel, Madame Bovary. It struck me as an ingenuous work of art with a seminal depiction of the reality of the mid-nineteenth century French cultural mores and ethics, published in 1857, after the novel was acquitted by the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Death: Emily Dickinson

“Because I could not stop for Death”, reads the first line of the poem. It has been argued by various critics as to the exact meaning conveyed by the poem. All you readers out there may wish to have a look at this short poem, here. I present my interpretation along with a request to you fine poets... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Antony and Cleopatra: The Ecstatic Abandon of Shakespeare’s Poetry

The particular glory of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra lies not so much in its dramatic quality, as it does in its poetry. The play is the story of a man (Antony) who would lose his all for a woman (Cleopatra) who would take all. There obviously couldn’t be no room for moderation amidst the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

THE TRUTH-LIE SONNET (one of my very old ones)

Let’s have some fun today… Once upon a time came two lost travelers Upon dense forests of the Ape lands One spoke Truth, the other, only Lie; both revelers In their own unique brands … Perched on high trees, keeping companions Saw they Huge Ape, consorts, eating onions Caught by fright run they did... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Swami Vivekananda: Unfolding Man’s Latent Divinity to make it Patent

The late nineteenth century witnessed a mighty spiritual resurgence in Bengal. Swami Vivekananda, the illustrious disciple of Sri Ramkrishna Paramhansa played the leading role in spreading the message of his master all over India and abroad. To the teeming masses of India, Swamiji is known primarily... Sign in to see full entry.

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