The Effulgence Within

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Comedy lies in the artifice of Wit-Combat

Much Ado About Nothing is the nearest approach to the Comedy of Errors as practised by William Congreve, where sentiment or passion is conveyed either by indifference or downright contradiction. The hero and the heroine of Much Ado, Benedick and Beatrice, by their very bickerings, assume a social... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Love Lives In Many Forms

In As You Like It, love lives in many forms – in Orlando and Rosalind, Celia and Oliver, Silvius and Phoebe, Touchstone and Audrey. In the play, the lovers love one another at first sight. Dead shepherd, now I find thy saw of might Who ever lov’d that lov’d not at first sight It is the cry of Phoebe... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 24, 2023

The Birth of a New Religion - Christianity (A repeat on Christmas Day)

Christmas theme is the subject matter of T.S. Eliot's allegorical poem “The Journey of the Magi”. It starts with one of the three Magus' narrating to us the story long after the event has happened; the Magi symbolizing the three wise men of the east who come to Bethlehem to witness the birth of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Imbibe Yoga for Exercise and Mental Peace

Just as medicines are necessary to repair bodily ailments, so is 'meditation' medicinal for the mind to keep it perfectly healthy, peaceful and in a state of equanimous tranquil. The mind must be emptied of all toxins. Unlike the western concept that 'an empty mind is a devil's workshop', the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The World of Silence is always Alive

In this short poem I like For You To Be Stil l, Pablo Neruda addresses his beloved who is now gone very far, not physically near, yet very dear and unforgettable in his feelings and in memory. He yearns that he be able somehow to establish some communication with her, but that he is unable to, as... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Pablo Neruda’s Conveyance of the Mystical through Ah Vastness of the Pines

The true poetic genius of Pablo Neruda found expression in the conveyance of the mystical through his use of bold metaphors. In “ Ah Vastness of Pines ”, approaching a pine grove, the fading light of the evening sun along with the distant sounding of the Church bells and a babbling brook nearby,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 4, 2023

Do We Live in the Real or the Quasi-real

(This part is in continuation of the first part) Next to clouds even a stone seems like a brother, someone you can trust, while they are just distant, flighty cousins. Let people exist if they want, and then die, one after another: clouds simply don’t care what they’re up to down there. And so their... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Imprisoning Beauty — CLOUDS by Wislawa Szymborska

I’d have to be really quick to describe clouds - a split second’s enough for them to start being something else. Their trademark: they don’t repeat a single shape, shade, pose, arrangement. Unburdened by memory of any kind, they float easily over the facts. What on earth could they bear witness to?... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Lady Macbeth is as Fearsome in her Deeds as the Witches themselves

A rundown of the story so far: (Scotland is marred in battles. Macbeth tears to shards the defenses of Cawdor, a disloyal traitor of Scotland, and is returning home at sunset accompanied by Banquo, when suddenly, they are visited by three nightly hags materialized from thin air. They predict... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Macbeth: Drama of a Man Driven from Crime to Crime

MACBETH is the most subtle of Shakespeare’s tragedies enwrapped in the atmosphere of the supernatural, and the drama is of a man driven from crime to crime and its retribution by external forces. Shakespeare’s treatment of the central idea is manifested in the two characters of different natures –... Sign in to see full entry.

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