Sunday, October 31, 2010

Birthday''' today: John KEATS...

Hey people. I am back on my page after a while this time. I don't like it. Feel I 'll have to pen a song dedicating to myself. And the way it goes, it will have no other title than, 'My Lazy Dreams'.
And so I thought I will mark today as the day of my return to the page. Let me jot down some of my favourite quotes as essenatial echoes of the poet who died young but will live forever through his words...
We remember John Keats today... and feel the power of words in our faces... once again.


I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
~  John  Keats

I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute.

~  John  Keats

My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
~  John  Keats

Now a soft kiss - Aye, by that kiss, I vow an endless bliss.
~  John  Keats

The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing, to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts.
~  John  Keats

There is nothing stable in the world; uproar's your only music.
~  John  Keats

Friday, October 1, 2010

The Things we can do...

It is October. A fresh start to the final phase of the year.
This time marks few occasions worth remembering...
England will celebrate Children's Book Week. Countries as far as Cyprus and Nigeria share the Independence day today. It is the International day for Non-violence tomorrow. On the 5th, we have International World Teachers' day. For the United States, October is the National Arts & Humanities Month.
In India, Rajasthan gears up for the International Folk festival, while Bhutan celebrates Jampa Lhakhang Drup Festival later this month.

I guess that will do to let people 'go out' and celebrate; to mark the occasions with colours and smiles. We will talk and resolve, teach the young and join hands with the old. We commit ourselves to the nation, and revere the Arts.
Each occasion is valued and marked by the community followers.

While these events and more take place, I would like to enthuse our genial spirits, trying to infuse our sense of actions and thoughts alike, with words woven thus:

"To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do. "
                                                                     — Hermann Hesse