The Effulgence Within

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Shackled

Unable to write anything new, here's a redoing of... you know what... Kings, monarchs, my dear even emperors all feel distanced, divorced from fear know not they are bound in unseen captivity! Exceptional conjurers they, the mystics, who have conquered their selves. Masters of their minds, Desires... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Mourn not my Love ... Adieu!

Just as the dying breath of a good man is silent and imperceptible, so should no violent sorrow show the world how much they loved; thus John Donne wishes in his poem A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning, one of his finest of metaphysical poetries. The mysterious indefinable love for his beloved,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sweetie my Joy that Dreams Destroy

Engrossed as I was, deep in my flippant cacophony Turning out images, one after 'nother, nary a funny Busy braining my wit stormy, while sculpting elite Thoughts of (untold) sketchy Hellenic delight Descending the flight of stairs was my sweetie, Her name, I must tell you sagacious readers, is... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Which is better: A Romantic Suicide or a Suicidal Romance?

Today I wish to give my take on 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.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Creating Faith with the Material of Doubt

The French philosopher René Descartes' search for an oasis of faith through the desert of doubt began with Cogito, ergo sum. I think therefore I am. "My very doubt proves my existence". Otherwise who will be the doubter? Doubt, in itself cannot exist. And so skepticism leads to one certainty. I am.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 5, 2016

The other Dimension of Love (a repeat, say, almost)

I am a fan of the metaphysical poets --- --- and was absolutely delighted to find ecstasy defined in one of John Donne’s poem by the same title. It is, he explains, the realization through a temporary disassociation of the soul from the body and what all happens thereafter that ecstasy descends. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Union of Love and Love's Soul

In the days of the old, it so happened that men on earth started paying homage less and less to the temple of Aphrodite; it went increasingly unprayed and its altar uncleaned from neglect. Many a times not even the incense sticks were burned. Venus, the goddess of beauty to the Greeks as Aphrodite,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Strength of the Resolute Unbending Spirit

If interested, you can see the poem here- http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/michael-a-pastoral-poem/l. I enjoyed these 484 lines classic. W ordsworth’s poem “Michael” occurs in Lyrical Ballads (1800). The poem’s sub-title “A pastoral poem” indicates that the poet is consciously rejecting the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 29, 2016

My Crush Deride

I was a child then, no, childish, not a child Adolescent, yes, but somewhat blunt and wild The maiden of my dreams, my neighbor Would often come over, no acknowledgments ever To cause my imaginings the most uneasy labor When gone, she’d leave behind a blazing fever Our house was ancient, she walked... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

INTROSPECTION: Dialogue with Self

Tethered I was in a strange kingdom A kingdom of the obscure Somber A hearty welcome greeted me from The recesses of a dank cave Cold and dark … ” Lemme outta here!” Cried I Oh no, said the voice “Remember The last Jan you came and I tried to show you your enclave? And Like a recalcitrant linkless... Sign in to see full entry.

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