Sunday, September 14, 2014

Exclamation

Six Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
[ ex·cla·ma·tion ˌ /ekskləˈmāSHən/ noun
a sudden cry or remark, especially expressing surprise, anger, or pain.]

He exclaimed,
"How do we fight this ugliness?!,
How do we fight this ugliness?!"

"With beauty!",
She exclaimed.

- Neha

Friday, September 12, 2014

Birches

Birch Forest by Gustave Klimt 

So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.
It's when I'm weary of considerations,
And life is too much like a pathless wood
Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs
Broken across it, and one eye is weeping
From a twig's having lashed across it open.
I'd like to get away from earth awhile
And then come back to it and begin over.
May no fate willfully misunderstand me
And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
I don't know where it's likely to go better.
I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree,
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

- Robert Frost

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Infinite

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety: other women cloy
The appetites they feed: but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies; for vilest things
Become themselves in her: that the holy priests
Bless her when she is riggish.

- From Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, 1606

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ishrat-e-qatra




- Mirza Ghalib 

Still

Singing lines by K.K. Hebbar 

At the still point of the turning world.
Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards;
at the still point, there the dance is…

- T.S.Eliot