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‘God’s Footprints’ by Ken Brown

June 26, 2008

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It has been very long since I first read this poem ‘God’s Footprints’ by Ken Brown. But I have never been able to forget it ever since. So I wanted to share it with my readers. ‘God’s Footprints’By Ken Brown One night in deepest sleep, I dreamed, Upon the beach I walked. The Lord was […]

Happiness

June 21, 2008

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image src: http://www.successandhappiness.net/images/success_and_happiness.jpg “It is so simple to be happy, but so difficult to be simple.” When I heard this line I couldn’t help marvel at the depth of the meaning of this line. Often in our life we tend to ignore the simple and momentary happiness, the moments that give us immense joy. Probably […]

‘Ode to the West Wind’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

June 19, 2008

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‘Ode to the West Wind’, published in 1820, is one of the most powerful odes in english literature. It is remarkable and inspiring in its excellent structure and imagery that is full of passion. I O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like […]

‘London’ by William Blake

June 15, 2008

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LONDON I wandered through each chartered street, Near where the chartered Thames does flow, A mark in every face I meet, Marks of weakness, marks of woe. In every cry of every man, In every infant’s cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forged manacles I hear: How the chimney-sweeper’s cry Every […]

Preface to the ‘Lyrical Ballads’ – Wordsworth

June 14, 2008

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In the ‘Preface to the Lyrical Ballads’, William Wordsworth has revolted against the poetic principles of the eighteenth century saying that the life of a poor man can serve as a fit material for the poetry. The diction should be drawn from everyday speech and he wants to through a colouring of imagination over the […]

Wordsworth – Coleridge Collaboration

June 10, 2008

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Wordsworth and Coleridge were the founders of the Romantic School of Poetry. They collaborated to compose poetry in accordance with their definition of poetry and with ideas to enrich it, by adding strangeness to beauty. They were disgusted with the artificial poetic composition of the poets of the Neo-Classical School of poetry. They added emotion […]

John Milton’s ‘On His Twenty-Third Birthday’

June 9, 2008

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How soon hath Time, the subtle thief of youth,Stol’n on his wing my three-and-twentieth year!My hasting days fly on with full career,But my late spring no bud or blossom shew’th.Perhaps my semblance might deceive the truthThat I to manhood am arriv’d so near;And inward ripeness doth much less appear,That some more timely-happy spirits endu’th.Yet be […]