The Effulgence Within

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

CELEBRATION by Wislawa Szymborska … a repeat

Birthday, by Wislawa Szymborska - if one were to describe it in one word, it is simply a most exquisite poem, so full of exuberance, so full of the gifts of God's bounty, so full of happy gaiety, so full of marvel, that it is natural for the poem to be a hearty outburst in its lyrical note and the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022


W.B.Yeats’ poem A Bronze Head is addressed to a bronze-painted plaster cast bust of Maude Gonne in the Dublin Municpal Gallery. In her earlier years she was an intense passionate nationalist; eloquent and domineering, a beautiful-looking English-born Irish revolutionary, suffragette and actress.... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Changing, yet Changeless; illusion of Eternity 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,... Sign in to see full entry.

Surviving Old Age Agony through Spiritual strength

W.B.Yeats (1865 - 1939), referring to the country, Byzantium, he has left, says that it is “no country for old men”: it is full of youth and life, with the young lying in one another’s arms, birds singing in the trees, and fish swimming in the waters. Written when he was 61, "Sailing to Byzantium"... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Language conveyed through Emotions, Reasoning and Expression

Emotion is a distinct feeling of consciousness, such as joy, sadness, anger, that reflects the personal significance of an emotion-arousing event. Emotions are central to the issues of human survival and adaptation. They motivate the development of moral behaviour which lies at the very root of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 14, 2022

First search the Man within you

Urged by the body and the mind Forgetting all sane, good teachings behind Our sense organs again and again follow Helplessly, committing sins after sins shallow Manifestations of our boggy innards Tendencies - those craggy cowards Generations of wombs violent Sired by consciousness somnolent... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 11, 2022

Bacon tells us the real truth behind Truth.

Bacon is first of the English essayists. He uses the word essay in the sense of ‘assay’, that is, to asses. Bacon emerges as versatile genius in his essays. Of the renaissance age covering the entire 15 th and 16 th century, the age was a transitional one from the Middle Ages to modernity. As a... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Knowledge befools us: Ignorance is Wisdom

It is difficult to translate the Sanskrit word ajnana (ignorance) for a lack of its English equivalent, hence the ambivalence.To the Western way of thinking the word 'ignorance' conveys a state of stupor or a "blanking out of the mind". But it is not so. All knowledge is of the mind - accumulation... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

When Facts Coalesce with Fiction or Overlap the other way round

The Theatre of the Absurd gained much popularity as a medium of dramatic expression, although indistinct in its conveyance but one of relief all right, of the inner conflicts of Man to which he found no answers, especially when the world was passing through a phase of transition – uprisings against... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Different Kinds of Loves in As You Like It

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.

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