The Effulgence Within

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Liveliness of a Silent World

( Today, I share a poem analysis of the Chilean Nobel Prize laureate in Literature 1971, Pablo Neruda, I read the other day; it moved me ). 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... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Reach of the Music Tranquil

"The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more." ( The Solitary Reaper ) In the course of one of his walking tours, Wordsworth once saw a Scottish Highland girl reaping and singing all alone in a field. Her song, which had a melancholy ring, filled the entire valley, and the poet was... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Poetry: The Image of Man and Nature

Wordsworth wrote the famous “Preface” to Lyrical Ballads in which he developed his view of the nature of poetic process, the origin and purpose of poetry, and the language most suitable for it. "Poetry", says Wordsworth is "an acknowledgement of the beauty of the universe" - a powerful media of... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Must we not find our Holy Grail?

“ What the Thunder Said ”, which is the fifth and final part of The Waste Land was written when Eliot was in trance while convalescing in Lausanne, and is the most difficult section of the poem to analyze. It begins with a description of the death of Jesus. After the death of the god, with the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

"Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand"

What is meant by 'repent', and why the Christian Faith believes it'll reach one to the doors of heaven? Here is what I could interpret. ( Excuse me for sounding somewhat preachy )... The Greek word for repent is 'metanoeia' - beyond the reach of the ordinary senses, or, that which cannot be known... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

An Astounding Facet of the Mystic Vedic Knowledge

The ancient Vedic astronomical findings and their conceptions of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva principles come so uncannily close to modern discoveries of science regarding creation and also of dissolution of our universe, that it is nothing short of mind-boggling. The galactic centre of the universe,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Waste Land

One of the ground breaking styles of the twentieth century fragmented kaleidoscopic poems, T.S. Eliot’s THE WASTE LAND is a projection of the psychological oscillations and conflicts which raged in the soul of man in the early twentieth century. He felt that Western civilization had become... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Welcome... My Sunlit Morn Woken up by a thunder steep... from my peaceful slumber deep Felt I someone shouting loud, wake up, wake up... a guest's there waiting out! Dead in the night groggy as I was, went back to my treasured cause. Morning came and I opened the door, saw none was waiting there:... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Reasons for Tennyson's Mariners Preferring Death to Worldly Life.

Today's blog is in response to some of the fine queries RPresta has raised on Tennyson's Lotos-eaters. She asks about the mariners "Do they wish death, or do they wish an end to boredom? And is Death any better? Or is boredom Death"? What could be the reason/s? (perhaps there are answers but they... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The beautiful poetic qualities of Tennyson.

Tennyson’s The Lotos-Eaters portrays a dreamy, languorous life where work has ceased and all incentive to work is non-existent. Once the mariners have eaten of the honey-sweet lotos they become enamoured of its half-life and turn away from all toil and obligation. They would prefer even death to... Sign in to see full entry.

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