The Effulgence Within

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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.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Lycidas: Milton’s Masterpiece in Poetic Styles

“Lycidas”. by John Milton (1608 – 1674) is technically speaking, a pastoral elegy. Death is the inspiration and sole theme of an elegy, and one of its subtype is the pastoral elegy originated by the Sicilian Greek poets – Theocritus, Bion and Moschus, their funeral dirges being known in antiquity as... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Causes and Nature of Hamlet’s Misery

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, melancholy shows itself to us as the dominant trait of Hamlet’s character. Alone amidst the gay glitter is the pale, black-robed Hamlet mourning. When first we meet him, his words point the essential inwardness of his suffering. “But I have that within which paaseth show... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 15, 2024

Ozymandias — The Short-lived Nature of Absolute Power

Shelly’s Ozymandias (1817), is a commentary in sonnet, on the eventual short-lived nature of absolute power. Shelley, the Utopian, believed that tyrants, monarchs, dictators, no matter how powerful, do come to meet their nemesis on the day of their reckoning, and the language runs perfectly in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, March 8, 2024

A Delightful Literary Quarrel full of Satire par-excellence

Dryden's Mac Flecknoe (written 1678, published 1682) was the result of a literary and personal quarrel between Dryden and Thomas Shadwell, a minor playwright. The poem is full of allusions to literary figures, plays, poems and publishers. Mac Flecknoeis a mock-heroic satire. This is literary a mode... Sign in to see full entry.

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