An Analysis of the poem ‘Nature’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson is best known as the critical figure who sparked the social movement of Transcendentalism, an idealistic philosophical and social movement that developed in New England that taught that divinity pervades all nature and humanity. Its members held progressive views on feminism and communal living. Ralph often used poetry to spread his ideology about … Continue reading An Analysis of the poem ‘Nature’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fall

Standing at the edge The brink of existence, One foot up; the other at the edge One step forward, or a tilt in any direction Or a strong whip of wind or change of mind And I would tumble and crash Into the chasm; Fall and fall Faster, a weighted stone Burdened by limits and … Continue reading Fall

Transfixed By Tranquillity

By Arya Dixit My morning jog had me breathless; There was a stitch in my side, My shirt soaked through. And so My eyes and lungs rejoiced as I happened upon a lake. It was turquoise, green with a hint of grey (Reflecting the sky; it was a gloomy day) And yet, the lake was … Continue reading Transfixed By Tranquillity

Rain

Everytime my mind wanders to my innocent past of crayons and strict bedtimes, my secret pet- A grey and white kitten- always invades my thoughts. It still amazes me that even after almost 10 years, the existence of my pet is still a secret. I had found it in the park, muddy and tired. It … Continue reading Rain

Analysis of Ted Hughes’ ‘Crow Tyrannosaurus’

You can read the whole poem here. Edward James (Ted) Huges was born in Mytholmrod, in the West Riding district of Yorkshire. His childhood was quiet and dominately rural. The landscape of the moors of the area informed his poetry throughout his life. He attended Pembroke college and majored in archaeology, anthropology and studied mythology. … Continue reading Analysis of Ted Hughes’ ‘Crow Tyrannosaurus’

An Eagle’s view

The wind ruffled my feathers as I sat on the boughs of my favourite tree. It was the tallest one in the park, overlooking the rolling green land, children playing on swings and families stretched out on the grass, laughing, talking, playing games. I scanned the view below me when suddenly my senses heightened- I … Continue reading An Eagle’s view

A Burst of Darkness

Light. Dark. Isn't it absurd how people associate light with life and beauty and clarity? To me light seems to be a mirage in a desert of darkness. Light simply does not exist no matter how much we want it to, but we still look for it. We look for it and we then assume … Continue reading A Burst of Darkness

Footprints in the Sand

BY ANITHA CHAKRAVARTHY The sea could not touch her little feet, as she hopped back every time making it impossible for it to touch her. Her smile broadened every time she disappointed the wave. She chuckled in happiness about the little victory of her’s. The sea tried harder and harder only to fail every single … Continue reading Footprints in the Sand

Grey

It was one of those 'grey days'- The sky was grey, The clouds, the weather, my mood- All grey. I walked down the worn down asphalt, Its once crow black colour Now faded to dull grey. An old lady walked past me, Her back hunched, her deaf ears Sticking out of her lifeless grey hair, … Continue reading Grey

At the Break of Dawn

The water is Dark; It then turns a deep Red; Then Orange and at last A shimmering, calm Blue, Now matching the flawless sky. A flower blooms; Pearl white petals opening up To steal the Sun's warm kiss At the break of dawn. A bird stuck its neck Out of its little hole. It chirps- … Continue reading At the Break of Dawn