Wednesday, January 28, 2009

TAGGED

1. If your Lover betrayed you, what would your reaction be?

I'd be badly upset

2.If you have one dream which could come true, it would be?

Finish my thesis before June and get a job as a lecturer

3.Which one do you prefer-ice-cream or chocolate?

Chocolate flavoured ice cream.

4.What would you do with a billion dollars?

I would nt do anything as long as it is not earned by me

5.Can you fall in love with your best friend?

By all means

6.Who is more blessed-loving someone or being loved by someone?

Loving someone… Its better to give than receive

7.How long would you wait for someone you love?

I will not wait for someone to love me.

8.If the person you like is secretly attached, what would you do?

Cant say

9.If you could root for one social cause, what would it be?

Freedom of expression, especially the opnions and controversies abt what and how a girl or woman should wear. The stupid logic behind he did this bcos they way she dresses up should be eradicated.

10.What takes you down fastest?

When my loved ones dont understand me

11.What according to you is blogger in denial?

I dont understand

12.What’s your fear?

Lizards my all time fear factor.

13.Your opinion of the persons who tagged you with this?

My beloved

14.Would you be single & rich or married & poor?

Whats the point in being rich and nobody with you to spend it for. So i'd like to change the equation and make it Married & Rich.

15.What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

nothing consistent. probably rush to the loo before he gets to it.

16.If you fall in love with two people simultaneously, whom would you pick?

How can you do that? It only is attraction and not love!

17.Would you give all in a relationship?

YES

18.What’s eating you now?

Tummy cramps and indigestion

19.Do you prefer being single or in a relationship?

Of course in a Relationship

20.What is your occupation?

@ home for now

21.What color are your socks right now?

I have only a pair of socks and its white. Im not wearing them rite now

22.What are you listening to right now?

some blaring horns from the road

23.What was the last thing you ate?

Curd rice and bindi fry

24.Can you drive stick shift?

Yup, not tried auto

25.Last person you spoke to on the phone?

My hubby enquiring if he had lunch

26.Do you like the person who sent this to you?

Of course

27.How old are you today?

27

28.What is your favorite sport to watch?

Figure skating

29.What are your favorite drinks?

Cooled pot water

30.Have you ever dyed your hair?

No

31.Favorite Food?

Nothing particular, but Idlis my all time favourite

32.What is the last movie you watched?

Mounam samatham

33.Favorite day of the year?

Christmas

34.How do you vent anger?

Depends on who Im angry with

35.What was your favorite toy as a child?

Dont remember

36.What is your favorite Season?

Summer bcoz of summer hols in school and college days.. now anything is fine

37.Do you want your friends to email you back?

I think thats why you write in the first place

38.When was the last time you cried?

Yday when i could not apply for canara bank po post

39.What is on the floor of your closet?

X-rays, scans and other medical reports and medical bills for claim!

40.Who is the friend you have the longest you are sending to?

41.What did you do last night?

Had Orange Ice Candy

42.Plain, Cheese or Spicy hamburger?

Spicy…tho i dont like ham-burger pronounce it like Pink Panther

43.Favorite dog breed?

Labradors and mongrels

44.Favorite day of the week?

Wednesday (wow its today)

45.How many states have you lived in?

Tamilnadu. Home sweet Home

46.Diamonds or Pearls?

Pearls

47.What is your wish for the new year?

That there may be peace everywhere and in all homes

48.New year resolution?

Have nt made one.

All who care to take this tag!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Poem with a difference


Ode on a Grecian Urn

- John Keats


Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,

Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,

Sylvan historian, who canst thou express

A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:

What leaf-fring'd legend haunt about thy shape

Of deities or mortals, or of both,

In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?

What men or gods are these? What maidens loth?

What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?

What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?


Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard

Are sweeter: therefore, ye soft pipes, play on;

Not to the sensual ear, but, more endear'd,

Pipe to the spirit ditties of no tone:

Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave

Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;

Bold lover, never, never canst thou kiss,

Though winning near the goal - yet, do not grieve;

She cannot fade, though thou hast not thy bliss,

For ever wilt thou love, and she be fair!


Ah, happy, happy boughs! that cannot shed

Your leaves, nor ever bid the spring adieu;

And, happy melodist, unwearied,

For ever piping songs for ever new;

More happy love! more happy, happy love!

For ever warm and still to be enjoy'd,

For ever panting, and for ever young;

All breathing human passion far above,

That leaves a heart high-sorrowful and cloy'd,

A burning forehead, and a parching tongue.


Who are these coming to the sacrifice?

To what green altar, O mysterious priest,

Lead'st thou that heifer lowing at the skies,

And all her silken flanks with garlands drest?

What little town by river or sea shore,

Or mountain-built with peaceful citadel,

Is emptied of this folk, this pious morn?

And, little town, thy streets for evermore

Will silent be; and not a soul to tell

Why thou art desolate, can e'er return.


O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede

Of marble men and maidens overwrought,

With forest branches and the trodden weed;

Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought

As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!

When old age shall this generation waste,

Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe

Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," - that is all

Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.


One of the peoms i fell in love with. The discussions of this poem is given here.