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About Grief by Tagore

Say not in grief that she is no more
but say in thankfulness that she was.
A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
but the putting out of the
lamp because the dawn has come.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

Joy and Sorrow | Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Joy and Sorrow

Then a woman said, “Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow”.
And he answered:
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s over?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed out with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Some you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow”, and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.


Extract from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet from CBSE 10th English Textbook.

For Anne Gregory by W B Yeats

This poem is a conversation between a young man and a young woman. What are they arguing about?

“Never shall a young man,
Thrown into despair
By those great honey-coloured
Ramparts at your ear,
Love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.”

“But I can get a hair-dye
And set such colour there,
Brown, or black, or carrot,
That young men in despair
May love me for myself alone
And not my yellow hair.”

“I heard an old religious man
But yesternight declare
That he had found a text to prove
That only God, my dear,
Could love you for yourself alone
And not your yellow hair.”

~ WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) was an Irish nationalist. He was educated in London and Dublin. He was interested in folklore and mythology. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.


This is an excerpt from CBSE 10th English Textbook.

Shine brighter to find the unseen !

With a beautiful heart and soul
It’s difficult to behold
With the precious dreams
And priceless beliefs
In the material world
Looking for an angel
Is like in going into the ocean
And searching that pebble
In the deepest darkest depths
But hope is on
For with your own glow
The magic can turn things flow
You may see your own reflection
Across the sea in the perfection
So glow as bright as you can
As you are searching to be loved
There is someone looking to love
Looking for that sparkle out of you



Answers are all hidden within us
Our wishes are tied with our limitations
When we truly let go of them
We enter into the land of accomplishments
So I hope and wish
What you seek
Comes to you
In ways you may even not realise.

Mind your thoughts and steer them

Sometimes it is about taking a break and not doing much
While waiting for things to stitch on by selves

While other times it may be of a thing or two, to gather some courage to what to do

Break the prejudice
Tell yourself a new story
And follow the narration

Whatever is pulling you down
Is meant to let you go
And if it’s just your thoughts
Then let them go !


You have some amazing thoughts as well.
Let them come out
Sometimes it’s about writing completely opposite of what we want to
And then see how they become our masterpiece!


We must ignite our minds and spread the positivity.

Share the enthusiasm and encourage our kin.

Let your thoughts spread like the light in the dawn and touch every corner so there is no more darkness !


You are the radiance of life
And the spark that lies in you
Oozes to come out blue
Yes there is something different about you
And that’s what makes you special too
For if we do what we faced
We will all be left with no place
So spread your wings wide
For you have to fly over the tide
Carry away all the gloom
So every flower will bloom.