The Effulgence Within

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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.

Monday, November 20, 2023

Glamis thou art, and Cawdor; and shalt be what thou art promised

ACT I, Scene V, begins at the Inverness, Macbeth's palace, with Lady Macbeth entering the stage, alone, reading a letter she has received from Macbeth, while still on his way home returning victorious from the battlefield, informing her the news of his strange meeting with the three Witches and of... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Tennyson: Since Death is the End of Life, Why should Life all Labour Be?

The long-drawn ten years’ war in Troy has ended. The ship of Odysseus (that is, Ulysses) sets sail for homeward journey. The mariners sight land. A few of them go to explore the region. The air, languid, all quiet reigned. The streams seemed slumberous in movement. It was a land where nothing... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 10, 2023

Joy can Make One to Break into Pieces

Did you know that whenever the heart breaks out in sheer delight, these moments I'm sure you must have experienced at times, when you are really joyful, when joy is at its pinnacle, then joy becomes unbearable. It may even, ironically, produce pain - as in Keats' Nightingale Ode - "It is not through... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

What is Wordsworth’s The Lucy Mystery

Of the five Lucy poems composed by Wordsworth between 1798 and 1801, four were printed in Lyrical Ballads of 1800. These four poems, all in the lyrical vein, are sober meditations on the death or apprehension of death of a girl who was the object of a deep and tender love. The love is not... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Kindness that kept a Shell of a Man Alive

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.

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