This is one of Auden’s most beautiful but under-anthologized poems. The beauty of the poem is undercut by great sorrow since “our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought”.
The Apostle is an insensitive, cheap gore-filled movie which it is not even remotely what it is touted to be online: it is neither original nor material for cult horror.
Hopkins knew the fleeting/hardening nature of Samsara. In this poem, which is not very well known, Fr. Hopkins is at his best as a practitioner of Sprung Rhythm and as a follower of St. Ignatius of Loyola. The world turns, while the Cross is still.
In this 2nd part of the series on Tantra, we look at St. Augustine and the Postmoderns like Derrida and John Caputo to gradually frame a hermeneutics of Tantra.
Frost’s evokes Romeo and Juliet in this poem. This is one of Frost’s lesser known poems. But his legendary machismo intrudes upon the poem unlike Shakespeare who never intruded in his works.
Adultery, murder and anomie go hand in hand in this fast paced thriller. Like all works of popular fiction it is good in patches and demands only one reading. Nonetheless an essential reading if one were to understand today’s India.