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Memories

April 27, 2008

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“The leaves of memory seemed to makeA mournful rustling in the dark.”~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow It is often said, some memories are too sweet to be forgotten. Memories are what make our life worth living. Memories are like the light shining in the otherwise dark corridors of life. They are a nice reminder of the good […]

‘Abou Ben Adhem’ – an opinion

April 25, 2008

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‘Abou Ben Adhem’ (text)Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,And saw, within the moonlight in his room,Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,An Angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,And to the Presence in the room he said,“What […]

Give it a thought!

April 23, 2008

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“Never Blame A Day In Your Life. Good Days Give You Happiness. Bad Days Give You Experience. Both Are Essential In Life. All Are Gods’ Blessings.” I got this SMS a few days back. The message set me thinking. It is the universal tendency of human beings to blame something or the other for his […]

‘True Growth’ by Ben Jonson

April 18, 2008

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TRUE GROWTHIt is not growing like a treeIn bulk, doth make man better beOr standing long as an oak, three hundred yearsTo fall a log at last, dry, bald and sere.A Lily of a dayIs fairer far in May,Although it fall and die that nightIt was the plant and flower of light.In small proportions we […]

Man and His Destiny – II

April 17, 2008

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In my earlier post ‘Man and Destiny’ I talked about the relationship between man and his destiny. At that time I had not planned a second part of the post. But a few days back I heard a couplet that again set me thinking and I couldn’t stop myself from sharing it with my readers. […]

John Clare’s ‘I AM’

April 12, 2008

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I long for scenes where man has never trod;A place where woman never smil’d or wept;There to abide with my creator, God,And sleep as I in childhood sweetly slept:Untroubling and untroubled where I lie;The grass below–above the vaulted sky. (JOHN CLARE – ‘I AM’) What beautiful thought have been presented in these lines! They have […]

Of Childhood

April 9, 2008

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What peaceful hours I enjoy’d How sweet their mem’ry still!(WILLIAM COWPER) Sweet memories, especially those of childhood, never forsake us. Only diamonds are forever, but childhood memories too are. The latter contribute towards letting us stay a kid at heart for the whole of our life. The nostalgic aura of the cherubic childhood adds a […]