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An Experiment With Allusions

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To know thyself through aesthetic
Turn every act into an augury,
Only then you can see
‘The world in a grain of sand,
Or a heaven in a wild flower'.
The ‘auguries of innocence' become boundless.
The eyes that appreciate the ‘Brilliant Golden Lid
Covering the Truth',
Aren't too far away from the Truth.

‘All the World's A stage'
Each of our act presents an opportunity
For its finest playing, a finer eye needed
To appreciate the essence of bliss
Running through it.
Aesthetic is the way the Director of Life
Looks at our roles in his creation.
We mortals are the one touched and moved
By its grief and joy.
‘Too hard for us is heaven's indifference.'

Note: Few days back I was inspired to write the first sentence of this poem. Later it was forgotten. A day or two later I came across an article about Allusions and all of a sudden I was inspired to turn the above sentence into a short poem. Bellow are the Allusions that I used for my first experiment with Allusions.

‘The world in a grain of sand
Or a heaven in a wild flower'
Auguries Of Innocence
William Blake

‘Golden lid covering the truth'
Esha Upanishad

All The World's A Stage
Shakespeare' As You Like It'

‘Too hard for us is heaven's indifference.'

Sri Aurobindo's Savitri Book VI Canto I

Savita Tyagi
3.12.2021
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COMMENTS
Captain Cur 17 March 2021
You have chosen interesting and insightful allusions and filled the body of your poem with your own unique thoughts and ideas!
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Anyhow the allusion has so beautifully been applied.To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. Beautiful
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M Asim Nehal 17 March 2021
Excellent poem..Indeed, We mortals are the one touched and moved By its grief and joy.
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Top stars dear Savita ji, for your poem of 'An experiment with allusions.'
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A poetic delight combining of brilliant minds of William Blake- Auguries of Innocence, Shakespear's 'All the world is a stage', Upanishad and Aurobindo's Savithri - makes this poem a shinning gem.e
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Delusion when your eyes see only the dazzling lid. Truth lies hidden inside.
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A poem filled with high philosophy, 'Hiranmayena paatrena satyasyapihitam mukham'
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Varsha M 16 March 2021
Indeed ma'am allusions make poem look good. Your try is awesome. Inspiring me too to try one.
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me poet yeps poet 16 March 2021
‘The world in a grain of sand Or a heaven in a wild flower' Auguries Of Innocence William Blake EXCELLENCE TO HIM CNVEY KINDLY FOR THIS ILLUMINATION AND YOU ALLUSION BASIS OF REMEMBRANCE
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Dr Dillip K Swain 16 March 2021
A great philosophocal write that puts spotlight on the established truth that was once advocated by the great Shakespeare through his timeless creation..so brilliantly presented. Top score!
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