Saturday, May 10, 2014

that time of the year 1861

that time of the year 1861

It is that time of the year….the civil war fought on this land, now known as USA-”land of the free and home of the brave”,

that lasted from

April 12, 1861 – May 10, 1865 (by declaration)
(4 years, 3 weeks and 6 days)
(last shot fired June 22, 1865)

Emancipation Proclamation

“It made the eradication of slavery an explicit war goal, in addition to the goal of reuniting the Union.”

“It proclaimed…

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Friday, May 9, 2014

feeling generous

I have spare eye-glass frames and when I read that @Lions club May is Recycle for Sight Month! , I searched for more information before deciding what to do with them.

I decided to read opinions on yelp, ask.com, yahoo voices

and discovered links to few organisations and their missions….

http://lions-sight-and-hearing-foundation.org/

http://onesight.org/How

BUT

reading online opinion from Bloomber…

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Saturday, May 3, 2014

may trilogy

may trilogy 2014

may tiara…..http://www.churchilldowns.com/calendar/day/2014-05-3

The good old Kentucky Derby, the world famous horse race in Louisville,KY.,USA is on May 3rd in 2014.

may force…..http://www.businessinsider.com/original-star-wars-casting-announcements-from-1977-2014-4

When the casting for 2015 Star Wars movie was announced, I reminisced about that year not tooo distant in past. I…

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Saturday, April 26, 2014
spring IS…

spring IS… in the air, on my walls, patio and walkways too! Spring cleaning… I should begin with outdoors,

spring IS…

spring IS… in the air, on my walls, patio and walkways too! Spring cleaning… I should begin with outdoors,

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

prelude

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http://ebooks.gutenberg.us/Coradella_Collegiate_Bookshelf_Collection/wordsworth-theprelude.pdf

right here under your nose, online, forever….

and here for you to understand Wordsworth’s life the way HE sees it!!

“Prelude” William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850)

PS: add to your reading list for Earth Day (April 22-2014)

 

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Monday, April 21, 2014

so you are a poet

so you are a poet

so you are a poet,

POETRY

VIJAY SESHADRI

you know it, you win and YOU are awarded Pulitzer….

“3 Sections” (Graywolf Press)

NOW WHAT??!!

It is upto me to read/ understand/ connect

with what you have written!!

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prelude of things to come

prelude of things to come

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Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress. Mahatma Gandhi
quality of “anivut.” (do read here on NYT about …Monday night was the start of Passover)
Anivut, Rabbi Norman Lamm once wrote,
“means a soft answer to a harsh challenge; silence in the face of abuse; graciousness when receiving honor; dignity in response to humiliation; restraint in the presence of provocation; forbearance and quiet…

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The blog Writers Houses is dedicated to “the art of literary pilgrimage”, and to documenting all writers’ houses open to the public around the world — no small task, there are said to be 290 in France alone.

Visiting writers’ houses: who’s at home? | Books | theguardian.com

and on the blog there is a box for suggestion. I submitted mine for Thakurbari, Jorasanko.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
What if the poetic has left the poem in the same way that Elvis has left the building? Long after the limo pulled away, the audience was still in the arena screaming for more, but poetry escaped out the backdoor and onto the Internet, where it is taking on new forms that look nothing like poetry. Kenneth Goldsmith writes about how the Internet has altered poetry: http://nyr.kr/17fE236 (via newyorker)
Friday, October 18, 2013