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.
This is one of those love poems which never leaves the heart. What use if we call poetry texts? What use if we forget that poetry is what makes us human? What use to know that the Big Bang occurred if one has not felt abject in a sky afire with stars?
This is an interrogation of the Valley of Words’ nominated book, Buddha at Work through a Nichiren Buddhist hermeneutics. In this process the review proves Jim McGuigan and Harold Bloom correct in their invectives against cultural populism.