Category Archives: Literature

Book Review – The Tower by W.B. Yeats

  The Tower by W.B. Yeats My rating: 5 of 5 stars Best of Yeats with all classics like – “Sailing to Byzantium” “The Tower” “Meditations in time of civil war”, “A man young and old” and many more View … Continue reading

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Be not afeard!

“Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not.Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices,That, if I then had waked after long sleep,Will make me … Continue reading

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Book Review – Notes to Self by Emilie Pine

Notes to Self by Emilie Pine My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of the best confessions that I’ve read, it needs real courage to expose yourself so honestly to the world. The writing is lucid and readers just flow in … Continue reading

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Time to be Slow

 

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Book Review – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel My rating: 4 of 5 stars It’s a masterful account of Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power. Hilary Mantel has captured the essence of the time and has presented the readers a truthful journal of Tudar period. … Continue reading

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Everything Is Going To Be All Right

How should I not be glad to contemplatethe clouds clearing beyond the dormer windowand a high tide reflected on the ceiling?There will be dying, there will be dying,but there is no need to go into that.The poems flow from the … Continue reading

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Love After Love

The time will come when, with elation,you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror,and each will smile at the other’s welcome,and say, sit here. Eat.You will love again the stranger who was your self.Give wine. … Continue reading

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White Towels

I have been studying the differencebetween solitude and loneliness,telling the story of my lifeto the clean white towels taken warm from the dryer.I carry them through the houseas though they were my childrenasleep in my arms. – Richard Jones

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Book Review – Zero Road by Nasira Sharma

  Zero Road by Nasira Sharma My rating: 4 of 5 stars Zero road is the latest novel from the popular Hindi novelist Nasira Sharma. Its story starts from a backward and static mohalla Chak in Allahabad (now PrayagRaj) and … Continue reading

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‘To Do List’ by John O’Leary

To Do List: 1. find dragon and slay2. exorcise cat3. prove conclusively the identity of Beauty and Truth. 4. watch, fast, pray5. sail Atlantic single-handed6. write name in water 7. return Teach Yourself Waltzing Tape8. weep for Adonais and feel … Continue reading

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