Sri Aurobindo has written many plays of which only five are complete: Perseus the Deliverer, Vasavadatta, Rodogune, The Viziers of Bassora and Eric. We also find the impact of Sanskrit playwrights like Bhasa, Kalidas and Bhavabhuti on Aurobindo. He was a great philosopher and seer. One of
When a samurai gets a taste of poetry, you would never guess what happens! With the samurai’s passion for poetry and ambition to become the best, you can guess what happens. The master of the haiku, Matsuo Basho is one of the most celebrated Japanese poets from the 1600s. Basho met Yoshitada as a kid, who helped him publish his first poem in 1662. Later in life, Basho became ill, but continued to live out his dreams of writing and teaching.
In the beginning, one should force oneself to be silent. But then from our very Silence is born something that draws us into deeper Silence. May God give you an experience of this 'something ' that is born of Silence. If you practice this, inexpressible light will dawn upon you." - The monk’s spiritual directions do not show Silence as a noncompulsory side of the Christian life but as an essential component of it.
This book was considered one of the “major texts of Japanese literature” and is in the form of several haibuns. The haibuns explain the internal and external feelings and scenes that Matsuo Basho experienced such as images in the nature around him and the imaginations of his mind along the way. The long trip deeply contributed to Matsuo Basho’s love of nature that he expressed in his writing and he aspired to reflect the environment and his emotions in his haikus. Basho hoped to bring readers to special mental states valued by Zen Buddhists and he did this through writing about themes of nature, peace, and simplicity such as flowers and the weather. Basho also wrote about different types of transitions of life such as the ever-changing and fleeting aspects of human life, such as life and death.
This structure was very compelling on succeeding Japanese poetry and keeps on having an effect even to the present day. The Kokinshū additionally contains two prefaces, one in Chinese and one in Japanese. These are noteworthy for the basic hypothesis they advance with respect to the idea of value poetry (The Heian Period, p-151). The first of a long arrangement of imperially-charged Japanese poetry
What is noteworthy in his poetry is that he doesn’t try to create Indianness in the mention of traditional Indian images of tigers, snakes, snakes-charmers, jugglers, crocodiles etc., but he is sensibly Indian. This sensibility and maturity is best seen in his poems about Orissa, where he creates the level of universalism by dealing extensively with the local and regional themes. Poems like ‘Orissa
One becomes the immense solidity of the absolute, totally still and inactive, while dispassionately witnessing the play of all phenomena. [One] witnesses all phenomena as the dynamic transformation of a cosmic and boundless consciousness, which consciousness arises in [its] silent immensity as a surface phenomenon. In the vastness of silence, the world arises in all its multiplicity, but all the world is made out of a conscious presence, a Presence which is a consciousness that can reflect on itself. Clement of Alexandria Silence is the mother of everything that has come out from the Depth. And Silence kept quiet about what she was unable to describe: the Unspeakable.
Pablo Neruda was critical of any kind of political or social oppressions. His poem ‘Keeping Quiet’ is a call for introspection for all human beings who have divided themselves on the basis of race, language and nationalities. The poem is presented in the form of an exercise for meditating in silence. In these moments of silence one can break the shackles of discrimination, hatred, violence and create an exotic moment of togetherness. In such inactivity and silence we can feel the strength of humanity.
Sur 's poems are more about Krishna 's amorous adventures. These are traditionally grouped under the heading madhurya bhava and are poems having to do with the sweet, literally ' 'honeyed ' ' emotions that lovers feel. Here again Sur projects himself into the persona of a gopi lost in love for Krishna. These poems are attractive love poems in their own right, but they are at the same time piercing expressions of the painful emotions
Indian English poets are basically lovers of English poetry. When Grief Rains was published in 1982. Vasudeva Reddy dedicated his first collection to his father who, he tells us, taught him English and instilled in him the love of poetry.