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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Delight in Disorder

(Here's another of Robert Herrick's poems I enjoyed interpreting). Robert Herrick’s Delight in Disorder, is one of his most famous poems published in 1648 in a collection of poems, called the Hesperides. The title of the poem is itself an oxymoron, dedicated to the praise of disorderliness. In a... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The Night Poece to Julia

A metaphysical poet, Robert Herrick, conjured up incoherent imageries and streamlined these threads into a fine fabric of mannerly poetic diction. Herrick's The Night Piece, to Julia (1648), is a five-line, four-stanza lyric poem where Herrick implores the woman of his desire, Julia, to visit him at... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Today is Diwali, the Festival of Lights, celebrated across India with great verve and fun and frolic, firecrackers Et al. So I thought of contributing something which, I believe, will bring light to yours... The mind is perfectly capable of repeating the Known: with the Unknown, it is powerless,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

I Claim but only a Memory of the same

Born in 1812 in Camberwell in England, Robert Browning has been regarded as one of the stylist litterateurs of the early Victorian era. He found the true channel of his poetic genius in the dramatic monologue. A dramatic monologue is neither soliloquy nor meditation, but is a series of remarks,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Be Thou Me O Ecstasy !

The starry night's twinkling towers And the daylight's dancing hours The birds and trees and skies and flowers Benevolent rains of sweet monsoon showers O Ecstasy, you sovereign almighty Empress Pure, and in the image of perfect gladness Without the tinge of any gloomy sadness Nature's all-embracing... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Significance of the Epilogue in Shaw's Saint Joan

Joan of Arc’s burning at the stake in 1431, is depicted in the last scene of Shaw’s Saint Joan. But the Epilogue which is a dream-fantasy, completes her life-story by showing her rehabilitation in 1456 and her canonization in 1920. On one dark and stormy night in June 1456, King Charles VII of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Trial Scene of the Maid of Orleans

In Shaw’s Saint Jones, while the opening scenes depict Joan of Arc’s coming and triumph, the last scene depicts her trial on the charge of heresy and her death. She is handed over by the secular authorities to the ecclesiastical polity to decide on the ‘how’ and the brutal ‘medievality’ of her... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Soul's Inner Calling versus Religious Fanaticism

The familiar conventional view of Joan of Arc (1412 – 1431) pictures her as a romantic heroic soldier done to death by cruelly unjust repigious fanatics. Shaw’s Joan is still a simple unlettered country lass in her teens, a virgin soldier-saint, still the called-of-God, still the martyred-by-men.... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Touching Narrative of Kindness

Wordsworth’s poem “ The Old Cumberland Beggar ” was composed in 1798 and published in Lyrical Ballads (1800 edition). It is a touching narrative of kindness keeping a shell of a man alive; while also an exhortation against the legislative measures to get beggars into poorhouses. Scoffing at the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Different Brands of Communist Ideologies

I was reading about the three brands of revolutionists, namely, Karl Marx, Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Each one of them was a radical zealot in their own right, but were also different: Karl Marx was non-violent; Stalin, violent; and Trotsky, violence personified. The Marxist revolution thrived... Sign in to see full entry.

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