P S Remesh Chandran’s Articles Volume I
SBT-AE-074. P S Remesh Chandran’s Articles Volume I. Articles English Downloads Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum.
P S Remesh Chandran’s Articles Volume I
Editor, Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum
By PSRemeshChandra, 5th May 2017. Short URL http://nut.bz/2ca-zvmi/ First Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Essays Link: http://sahyadribooks-remesh.blogspot.com/2017/05/074-p-s-remesh-chandrans-articles.html
Articles written by P S Remesh Chandran, Editor, Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books Trivandrum, published at reputed platforms including Wikinut, Linked In and Internet Archives which are of interest to students, researchers and general readers are brought here at one place as part of a series of articles to make them accessible to all. Those available only in his sites and blogs, or only as books, and his video songs, speeches and single line drawings are all linked here.
Ten earliest essays are reintroduced here with useful links.
The ten articles reintroduced here are: 001 Solitude: Alexander Pope. 002 Sophist: P S Remesh Chandran. 003 The Forsaken Merman: Matthew Arnold. 004 The Leech Gatherer: William Wordworth. 005 The Lake Isle Of Innisfree: W B Yeats. 006 Leisure: W H Davies. 007. Song To The Men Of England: P B Shelley. 008. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening: Robert Frost. 009. Two Famous Death Poems: Shirley And Shakespeare. 010. Leave This Chanting: Rabindranath Tagore.
Links to Articles, Free PDF Downloads and Flip Books are provided.
When these articles were first released, there were only the articles. Now there is Free PDF Downloads and Flip Books to these articles which would be of immense help to students, so their links are provided here. Students are perfectly free to download them for their studies. It is the author’s and his Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum’s wish for them to be of use to the world student community. Remember that the pictures used in these articles may have restrictions on reuse but the text of these articles is perfectly free to be downloaded for academic purposes.
001. Solitude. Alexander Pope Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
Alexander Pope was born a Catholic in Protestant England, was forbidden to live in London City and was liable to pay a double taxation. Moreover, he was suffering from a series of diseases. ‘To combat these handicaps’, he possessed more than the courage of a lion. His poems were acrimonious attacks on society, and in a few cases they were against authority. He mentioned names in his poems, leaving dashes in places, which his contemporaries happily filled in to the embarrassment of adversaries.
First Published: 7th Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/281k669t/
002. Sophist. P S Remesh Chandran Poem.
The ancient Sophist saints in Greece were exceptionally clever with the use of their tongues. Don’t play with them- they can bind us cunningly with their tongues. And don’t corner them- we will never forget what hit us. Here in this poem, one sophist saint is tried in Court for crime when Judges get stung. Classical sophists were well-versed in paradoxes, understanding the meaning of which won’t be easy. So, here, the court had to let him go free.
First Published: 2 Sep 2010. Short URL http://nut.bz/oth.p1gi/
003. The Forsaken Merman. Matthew Arnold Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
Matthew Arnold was a severe critic of literature. Essays In Criticism was his monumental work in which he let no great poet go unscathed. Usually such critics would be asked a question: why don’t you write a great poem? The Forsaken Merman was Arnold’s answer to this question in which he proved not only could he create poems with hilarious themes but incorporate multi tunes also into a single poem. After creating a few more poems, he returned to academics and criticism.
First Published: 13th Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/1ljtosiw/
004. The Leech Gatherer. William Wordworth Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
William Wordsworth’s poetry has no style because nature and life has no style. The perfect plainness of his poems gained him popularity. He mostly wrote about nature and man and is considered the world’s greatest nature poet. The world was very late in recognizing his merit. However, glory found its way to his grave. The Leech-Gatherer, alternatively titled ‘Resolution And Independence’ is the universal symbol of eternal human labour.
First Published: 15th Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/134a-2vx/
005. The Lake Isle Of Innisfree. William Butler Yeats Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
Poets are accused to be unrealistic day-dreamers who are given to fancy. Day-dreaming and fancying all do and take off, but only a few can safely land also. W B Yeats was a perfect poet who could do both. Not many have expressed fancy in more beautiful words than he did, and fewer still have reminded the world of its duties and responsibilities as effectively. This poem has always been a sensation among the poetry-reading public and is the international song and manifesto of solitude-seekers.
First Published: 16th Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/19ed-hvz/
006. Leisure. W H Davies Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
Man is always eager to observe and enjoy the beauties of nature. Only that he does not get enough time for rest to elate and thrill his mind by soaking up the magnificent spectacles Mother Nature has created around him. It was in the midst of and from these beauties that man was created. Therefore, his wish to always be with them is only natural. Whenever he has to leave the beauties of nature behind, he pines in his heart as if leaving his homeland.
First Published: 16th Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/qp4j6ml6/
007. Song To The Men Of England. Percy Bysshe Shelley Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
A revolutionary is a person who causes constant changes around him wherever he is. In this sense, Shelley was a revolutionary poet. Song To The Men Of England opened up world’s eyes to the torture, brutality and exploitation workers were subjected to in England during the time of her colonial prosperity and raised the question: Why can’t they revolt? Karl Marx predicted workers’ revolution in England as follow up of the Industrial Revolution but it never happened. The English workers were inert.
First Published: 18th Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/21kpi-9l/
008. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening. Robert Frost Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
Nature creates many beauties for man to observe but man, being burdened with the multitude of tasks of running a family, cannot spare his time for sharing the pleasantness nature imbues. In his rush of life he is forced to abandon the easy solaces nature offers which if accepted, would have served as a balm for his mind in flames. Robert Frost’s poem ‘Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening’ shows a glimpse of what treasures man has lost. True, what man forgets first is the beauty of his mother.
First Published: 19th Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/eslzz8m7/
009. Two Famous Death Poems By Shirley And Shakespeare. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
Death is the end of all earthly cares and the beginning of eternal things. It is believed that the moment we die, we are born in another universe. With it begins a new way of being. More number of songs and poems has been written on death than on birth. It is considered an important event in man’s life. In many communities throughout the world, death is an occasion for rejoicing and celebration. Shakespeare’s Fear No More and James Shirley’s Death The Leveller are appreciated here.
First Published: 21st Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/evi23ktc/
010. Leave This Chanting. Rabindranath Tagore Poem. Appreciation By P S Remesh Chandran.
God was the most beautiful creation of mankind, created in his exact image- man’s own image- playful, lovely and comely, so that he can easily identify himself with God. So why not love him ardently and affectionately, and respect him beyond everything? After creating mankind, God did not wish to leave them alone but decided to stay with them, which was a great sacrifice on His part. Leave This Chanting is one of the most read poems of Rabindranath Tagore, with the most universal message.
First Published: 22nd Mar 2011. Short URL http://nut.bz/1zdohpx2/
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01. Happy to breathe his native air in his own ground By Robert.
02. Athens in 1832 By Martinus Rørbye.
03. We will gaze at the lost town By Daderot.
04. Marshes, beauty spots of nature By Ivan Shishkin 1890.
05. The mid-lake abode of loneliness and quietness By Eibsee.
06. Guardian of the gateway in leisurely vigil: A heron By Pauline Eccles.
07. Sow seed and reap but let not the idle heap By Bernard Gagnon.
08. All a winter’s work By Böhringer Friedrich.
09. A burial painting By Enrico Pollastrini 1851.
10. Tagore reading to others 1925 By Unknown.
11. Author Profile of P S Remesh Chandran By Sahyadri Archives.
Meet the author: About the author and accessing his other literary works.
Editor of Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum. Author of several books in English and in Malayalam. And also author of ‘Swan, The Intelligent Picture Book’. Edits and owns Bloom Books Channel. Born and brought up in Nanniyode, a little village in the Sahya Mountain Valley in Kerala. Father British Council-trained English Teacher and mother university-educated. Matriculation with High First Class, Pre Degree studies in Science with National Merit Scholarship, discontinued Diploma Studies in Electronics and entered politics. Unmarried and single.
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Alexander Pope, Bloom Books Trivandrum, English Articles, Free Student Notes, James Shirley, Leave This Chanting, Leisure, Matthew Arnold, P B Shelley, Poem Reviews, Poetry Appreciations, P S Remesh Chandran, Rabindranath Tagore, Robert Frost, Sahyadri Books Trivandrum, Solitude, Song To The Men Of England, Sophist, Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening, The Forsaken Merman, The Lake Isle Of Innisfree, The Leech Gatherer, Two Famous Death Poems, W B Yeats, W H Davies, William Shakespeare, William Wordworth,
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First Published: 05 May 2017
SBT-AE-074. P S Remesh Chandran’s Articles Volume I.
Articles English Downloads Sahyadri Books & Bloom Books, Trivandrum.
Editor: P S Remesh Chandran