Dragon’s Hoard

 

My mom makes the most amazing bead jewelry. So, we decided to name her collection, Shantanu Creations. To check out more of  her designs, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/shantanucreations/

Just send a message on Facebook or leave a comment here if you wish to order something and we will get back to you 🙂

Extravagant

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

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I know that I shall meet my fate,
Somewhere among the clouds above;
Those that I fight I do not hate,
Those that I guard I do not love;
My country is Kiltartan Cross,
My countrymen Kiltartan’s poor,
No likely end could bring them loss
Or leave them happier than before.
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,
Nor public men, nor cheering crowds,
A lonely impulse of delight
Drove to this tumult in the clouds;
I balanced all, brought all to mind,
The years to come seemed waste of breath,
A waste of breath the years behind
In balance with this life, this death.


This a poem by William Butler Yeats, a great poet and Irish nationalist. The sentiment expressed here is stark, yet hauntingly elegant. The moment before his death seems to have accorded the Airman such startling clarity, that he met his end with complete equanimity.

Pleased

The Blue Sky Tag

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I would like to start by thanking poetrylover for tagging me. It’s a nice opportunity to get to know one another.

My Answers:

1. What’s your favorite song?
‘Stand by Me’, the John Lennon version. There is also a Hindi song ‘Jab Koi Baat Bigadjaye’, with remarkably similar lyrics set to the tune of ‘500 miles.’
I love both the songs.

2. One food you can’t live without?
Hyderabadi Dum Biryani.
Anyone from that city would agree.

3. What inspires you?
Suffering.
To be precise, Buddha said ‘All life is suffering’. He is probably right. I would like to help get rid of as much of it as I can.

4. Do you prefer summer or winter?
Winter.
The best season for curling up with a book or cuddling, depending upon my inclination 😛

5. What are your hobbies?
Reading and animation

6. Do you participate in any sports?
Not unless binge watching netflix is a sport. I suppose I do cycle once in a while, but strictly for fun.

7. Do you regret anything you’ve done?
No. Regrets can only feed the Cocytus, they accomplish nothing.

8. What motivates you?
The thought of leading an enjoyable life.

9. Who’s your favourite celebrity?
Bill Clinton

10. What makes you happy?
Reading and animation 😛

11. What makes you sad?
Broken dreams.

I Tag:
  1.  MovieJoltz
  2. BrewNSpew
  3. Unexpected in Common Hours
  4. From Pyrenees to Pennines
  5. My Art & Me
  6. Cafe: Chill, hang out… whatever!
  7. Epiphany
  8. Michel Montecrossa
  9. 冒険 Vibes
  10. Juantetcts
The Rules:
  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer their questions.
  3. Tag people.
  4. Give them questions to answer.
My Questions For You:
  1. What is your favorite song?
  2. What do you like to do in free time?
  3. What movie genre are you into?
  4. If you had a time machine, where would you go?
  5. What is at the top of your bucket list?
  6. Are you afraid to live or are you afraid to die?
  7. Who is your hero/heroine?
  8. What helps you get out of bed in the morning?
  9. What do you think of pornography? Do you think it should be banned? (Indian Govt. tried to do just that)
  10. Which blog do you read every day?