Silent God

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You don’t need speakers…
To show your love for God,
For God is silence, silence God.
You can connect with the Almighty,
Through your thoughts,
Simply proffering your love to God,
Is more than enough.
You can do it inside your mind,
Offering your unconditional love,
Day in day out;
Like the one you have,
For your parents or your child.
You don’t need mikes…
To show your devotion.
For it portrays your devoutness
To your equals, and not the Lord.
For God is silent, our silent God.

Lost and Found

I looked everywhere
For the time that I lost.
And even thought of registering,
A report in lost and found.
There I found
Innumerable people; who lost theirs.
Those priceless hours,
In mourning for the time
Which like departed souls
Shall never return.
Enlightened…
I smiled at the present moment,
and greeted it like a new born
Cherishing  it, before it perished
Like those listless moments I lost before.

Solomon’s Ring

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Hurrah! said the little girl.
‘Look what I have found,
Its the ring of Solomon,
I’ll keep it safe and sound.’

Her friends gathered around her,
Curious to the core;
The see the ring of Solomon,
From the days of yore.

It was but a thin ring,
A mere plate of gold.
The ones that at jewellers,
Everyday was sold.
 
‘How do you know, Polly;
That the ring belongs to him?’
‘Ah!’She answered with a smile
‘It’s written on the rim.’

Sure enough in calligraphy,
Etched inside the ring;
Solomon‘ could be clearly read;
Though the band was thin.

‘I found it in the woods,
Behind the school in which we go’
Beside the rundown cottage
That is used no more.’

‘It was stuck between two stones,
It was stuck nice and hard;
It took me two hours to get it,
Now my hands hurt really bad.’

She passed the ring around,
For all her friends to see;
Each wanted to try the ring,
Each said,’ Give it to me.’

Bashful Ben came forward,
And had a look at the jewel,
He wondered whether the truth;
For the kids, would be cruel.

‘Solomon’s ring was a seal,’he said
‘Made of brass and  iron,
It had the power to summon;
The geine and the demon.’

‘It gave the power to its owner,
To talk to animal and bird;
Two entwined triangles it had,
In a circle with a dot.

It was the seal of the royals,
For stamping order and deals.
It had the power to save a life;
Or to have a person killed.

Poor Polly was so dismayed,
To hear that the ring wasn’t his;
If it were really Solomon’s ring,
She would’ve been mighty pleased.

So, they took it to the police,
Who checked the lost and found;
Yes, Solomon the mason working there,
Had lost his on that ground.

Review: Frankenstein (1818) by Mary Shelley

A Sky of Books and Movies

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, is the full title.

So much has been written about this novel over the years; so much has been analysed about Mary Shelley’s personal life and social circle she moved in and the psychological undercurrents of the novel, and its place in literary history and how it might be the first real science fiction novel and its engagement with both the romantic, gothic style and with ideas of the Enlightenment and scientific progress… that it is all a bit overwhelming. I will not try to be a perfect spokesperson for this novel and not present some academic synthesis of all this information. I have a life! I’ll just note some things that stood out to me.

The story of Frankenstein is all about knowledge and wisdom. What are these things, and are they safe pursuits? The story of the “monster” is set within the framework…

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Useful Tips for Self-Editing a Manuscript — A Writer’s Path

Whilst there is no substitute for hiring a professional editor, self-editing is an important skill for any writer to hone. For one thing, the more passes a manuscript gets, the fewer errors will remain in the final product. If you are using an editor, be sure to self-edit thoroughly first so they can focus on […]

Useful Tips for Self-Editing a Manuscript — A Writer’s Path

REPORTED SPEECH

English Literature and Grammar

DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH

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There are two ways of reporting the words spoken by an individual:

Directly – Ron said, “I will win the match.”

Indirectly– Ron said that he would win the match.

Direct speech – The actual words of the speaker is used within double inverted commas. (“ “)

Indirect Speech – When the words of a speaker are reported in our own words.

Reporting verb – In the direct speech, those words which appear outside the double inverted commas are called reporting verb. The reporting verb introduces the words of the speaker. This verb indicates who speaks to whom, how and when.

Reported speech : Those words which are used within inverted commas in the direct speech is called reported speech.

Direct speech example:

The teacher said, “The earth revolves around the sun.”

In this sentence…

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Fruits of Fortitude

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Sometimes life is a breeze,
Sometimes its the albatross;
Hung around the neck,
Making you gasp for breath.
Suddenly a mighty wind blows,
And the sails of your ship;
With the blessings of Vayu,
Filled with the purest air,
Propel you smoothly towards,
The destiny of your dreams.
Have patience…
For the best is yet to come.

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A Light In The Dark

English Literature and Grammar

By guest blogger Tripali.

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It was nearly midnight and I was returning home from my office, my brain weary and on tenterhooks from long working hours. A sudden faint rustling in the bushes made me jump, and a black cat stalked across the street, glaring at me as if I had done it grievous wrong. I shuddered and walked on.

I was new to this mysterious town, and as I walked down the cold pavement through the darkness that seemed to favour this place, I could not help but think about the town’s history. Once a haunt of British ‘babus’ because of its cold climate, these streets had seen both white men make merry and Indians dragged and whipped along it. Dark stone houses of the era still stood defiantly on the deserted streets, seeming to echo both laughter and screams; two sides of the Raj, two sides of…

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