William Blake: A Complete Artist

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William Blake, a Poet and an Artist, was one of the largely unacknowledged artist of his era but now he is one of Britain’s most celebrated artist. He is known to be from the “Romantic Age” era and has composed many many beautiful pieces of art works( whether poems or visual art).

I’ve been a fan of his poetry lately and few of my favourites are, The Chimney Sweeper, The Little Black boy, The Divine Image, The Earths Answer, The Eternity and so on. I’ve written down a few of them below for your perusal. Not many poets have the power to attract and capture the fellow art lovers in their philosophical interpretations through the use of mere words in form of poetry but William Blake definitely has this skill.

Eternity
He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sun rise.

A Divine Image
Cruelty has a human heart,
And Jealousy a human face;
Terror the human form divine,
And Secresy the human dress.

The human dress is forged iron,
The human form a fiery forge,
The human face a furnace sealed,
The human heart its hungry gorge.

For a deeper insight into the world of William Blake please download the link below,where you’ll find his other blissful works.

William Blake Poems(PDF)

I would love to know that which such Artist has been close to your heart and then perhaps i will find them intriguing as well.

Happy Writing!

Spirits-101

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Wine, Whiskey , Scotch or Beer,

Some are translucent, sparking or crystal clear,

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Getting a bottle of Champaign,

Costs almost like a campaign.

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Dinner with some Wine,

Shows that you are doing just fine.

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Beer if had more than a pint or two,

One can solve any problem through and through.

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Small quantity of good old Whiskey,

Even makes talking seem risky.

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Few sips of some nice Scotch,

Takes your thinking up a notch.

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Give me some tasty Rum,

I’ll even disco to the beats of drums

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Go ahead have some Gin,

Checkout a mirror, you’ll see yourself Grin

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Have some of these from time to time,

But making it a habit is a crime.

-Self

Our Little Journey Of Love

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The day i first saw you,

It was love at first sight,

My heart just fluttered,

Like it was a bird’s first flight.

I knew you were with someone,

Of whom i didn’t approve,

But when i saw you were happy,

I was happy for you too.

The days turned to months,

And months turned to years,

But i couldn’t express my love to you,

Out of hopelessness & fear.

But one day your world went upside down,

That day i still remember,

Watching you crying somewhere,

My soul did nothing but tremble.

I could take it no more,

How could the world be so cruel,

Fire of my love became stronger,

Because the world just gave it more fuel.

At last i gathered some courage,

To speak out my love to you,

I woke up one whole night,

Just to prepare the words i’d say to you.

Next day i waited for you,

Fighting my urge to flee,

But the moment i saw to coming,

My captured soul was freed.

I slowly spoke to you,

Slipping some word here or there,

Just then i saw in your eyes,

Some beautiful memories it bears.

I decided right then,

I would make you my life,

If the all mighty so wished,

Someday i’ll make you my wife.

Again the days turned to weeks,

Weeks turned to months,

And the dreadful day came,

Our love just crumbled in all fronts.

We couldn’t stand the test,

The test of our fate,

Our love had to fall and drown,

In the world of misery & hate.

Now all those days are behind,

They are replaced by many years,

You disappeared into the dark shadows,

And i am left alone here.

I wont blame you ever,

I wont blame anyone else,

Because it was me who was weak,

Atleast that’s how i felt.

Now again you are with someone else,

It doesn’t matter if i approve,

But when i hear that you are happy,

My restless soul feel happy too.

I wish you all the luck,

And i wish you Happy Birthday too,

May God Bless you and you family,

May all the world’s happiness be with you.

-Self

Good Life

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By One Republic…….I really really missed this song. After almost a depressing & tiring year i am back friends, i hope i’ll be able to give you something nice to read again.

Too High Spirited To Lose

We humans are “Too High Spirited to Lose” was what came into my mind when i was watching the latest sci-fi flick “Battleship”. The humans or more precisely the US navy fleet of three destroyer ships were not only out gunned but also they were technologically far far outdated as compared to the battleships of the aliens known as residents of “Planet-G”. The three navy ships  could not gather any support from outside because they were trapped inside this magnetic field or something and within the first few minutes of the encounter with the aliens, two navy ships were reduced to mere scrap pieces of metal. But still the one ship which was left or moreover the people who were left on this ship kept trying and were able to not only defend themselves but eventually strike back causing fatal blows to the alien battleships. When they lost their last ship too, they went to a island within this magnetic field and got this ship started which was actually an old ship turned into a museum or something. The current navy staff didn’t know how to operate this ship as it was like “world war” old ship and guess who came to their rescue? None other than US navy veterans who actually worked on the ship or this museum maintaining it or something. And then it was like old dog doing new tricks. The veterans and the other navy team kicked the aliens out with awesome group effort. Then all was fine and back to normal as we see in every other movie.

I am not writing a  review on the movie BTW. The movie was good no doubt but i was once again really inspired by the reality of our daily life shown so clearly in a fiction movie. We all are carrying a non-extinguishable spirit within us which no matter what wont go off.  It may waver a bit during the strong winds like natural calamities or terrorist attacks or some personal loss. But then it is driven by such a incalculable desire to fight back that we get back up with even greater will to survive. Nations fall from time to time due to many political or economic reasons but we the citizens of these nations get back to our normal life without even questioning anybody. It’s our life which has been our greatest teacher and truest case studies. We learn from others and our self. Decoding our life itself is toughest of the tasks but we do it effortlessly and patiently.

I am glad that i am witness to such a marvelous species and be one of them as well.  And as far as life is concern i guess you would agree ” we are high spirited for life”.

If I Had Super Powers

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With great power comes great responsibility!!! Rings a bell? Of course it will. After all at one time or another in our life we all had some superhero icon whom we followed through cartoons & comics etc and our friendly neighbour ” Spider Man” cannot be forgotten. Then there is Superman, Batman, Ironman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Wonderwoman…..and the list goes on & on. Some of course were god gifted like Thor; some became what they were due to the circumstances they were put through like Batman; some got help from their alien cousins like Superman & Green Lantern and some were just made out of technological experiment like Wolverine,Captain America & Hulk. And yes, some like Iron Man were just crazy enough to do it just for fun( i mean after saving himself once before). But all in all they all had only one agenda in common and that is saving the mankind from their archenemy.

I’ve always dreamed during my school days that how amazing a life they would be leading and what would it be like being one our self. I know some of us had different dreams like becoming Prime Minister, Pilot or Doctor & stuff but secretly we all were deeply inspired by one super hero or another, not just because they had super cool powers or gadgets but because it helped us thinking that the righteousness always prevailed and unlike our school days, where we were bullied by some kids, the villain/bully no matter how powerful loses the final battle.

I think every now and then that what would we do if we were bitten by a genetically transformed spider or teleported to Mars like John Carter where we could be Superman of Mars or given enough wisdom and wealth to build our self an Iron Man Suit/ a Bat Mobile? Just think about it. At first i thought we will do exactly what the superheros did i.e fall, break some bones and get injured trying to get accustomed to our new job and then once our archenemy is ready to beat the hell out of the innocent people, realize our true potential and strike hard. Of course it has some perks like a sexy girlfriend whom you can’t show the other side i.e human side of you and the enormous fan following taking$ Hulk as one of the exceptional case. But the question is, are we really in for that? I know the latter part seems to be equally rewarding but can we assure our self that we will work for the common cause without any retaliation? Get up again n again after being continuously beaten up by the Villain and moreover, can we stop our self from the feeling of pure hatred and revenge towards the enemy? and in the end no matter how bad they have been on you, leave them to the law knowingly/unknowingly that they will return for sure. Well, i don’t think so!!

We as mortal being are prone to various mental and physical provocation but many times as we know we are weak, we fail to fight back out of fear. Then we wish someone was there to help us out of this trouble and then we go on fantasizing about these Superheros and we are lost in the world of fantasy. I think it is better that these Super Powers don’t exist in any of us as i know it for a fact that it will be more often misused than used for a good cause and similarly in fiction like our Superhero fantasy every Superhero has many many villain because with great power not only there is great responsibility but greater urge towards the thing we couldn’t get otherwise and now is within hand’s reach. And also, some people just live with pure hatred towards the society and they just want to see the world burn( i’ve heard this line in some movie but i can’t remember) and giving a super power to them means ultimate mayhem.

I think we are better left as humans and given a chance fight our own battle. In this way we won’t just wait for a miracle man/woman to come and save us from tyranny of  people like Saddam Hussain or Osama Bin Ladin(already gone i know) and help us be responsible for all the good and bad we bring upon our self. Hope you all agree with me in one way or another. I am happy to be a human and live life as it comes. After all, everything is Super about just being HUMAN!

P.S: Sorry to any Superhero fan if i provided any false credential about any of their ICONS. :-P

Life Is Inexpensive But Living It Isn’t

Money!! Money is something that everybody is working for whether just to sustain themselves/their family or to indulge in expensive hobbies. Some people are working to just get their kids through school/college whereas some are working towards buying a BMW or a beach house or something like that. But all of them know one thing for sure, any amount of money is not enough no matter who you are or where you are or what you do.Needless to mention, i am not talking about Steve Jobs(RIP) or Bill Gates or Tatas etc as these people seem have no measure of money they are piling up. This discussion is all about people like you and me, who have big dreamers but narrow pockets,as of now.

I remember that during my first job i used to make very little money and i used to spend all of that having party with my friends, watching movies every week at nearby movie theater or buying novel/books as part of my book collection hobby. At that time i thought that if i could make even a little bit more money somehow, i will be able to make some saving. Next thing i knew, i landed in a job which was giving me 50% more salary than my previous employer. But unlike my expectations, my expenses rose and my savings were again nil. I started having more parties, watching more movies and buying more books.

Its not that i couldn’t control the money i had but instead when you have more money to spend, better things start showing up. For example, you might be listening to music at home or buying DVDs for watching recording of previous concert but when you start making money, you start going to those concerts rather than watching them at home and hence you start spending more. Similarly, you switch from Soft Drinks to Health Drinks and cheaper phones to expensive blackberries. These situation leaves you wanting for more n more and better n better. And you end up with an empty wallet before the end of the month.

Is it only me or do you also have this issue?

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