Monday, May 07, 2007


Hello people, this is a poem of H.W.Longfellow , you can say that its my favourite poem.
I actully ,not only started liking & reading but also Writing poems only after our english teacher taught us this particular poem.
For me its a poem of great inspiration . Hopefully you people like ,and learn someting from it too..

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1807–1882

A Psalm of Life

TELL me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!—
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of Life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no Future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act,—act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Happy Birthday--Why The Hell ???

Last november.... A friend of mine had her birthday. She was a very close and a good friend..,as it is ..I didnt wish her...i remembered but i didn't wish her!!!! I was in a highly skeptical mood that day..also i was angry with her..she had a new boyfriend and as it is was romancing...but had started ignoring iam not jelous or anything (believe me ..iam way past that attitude)..but it was imparing her develpoment....on various levels...and i was being bugged by a new question...
Not just her but me too...what i really had done that i should celebrate the day i was it goes ...on my birthday i just relaise that another year has passed by ..and Have i really done something that i deserve to celebrate another year loss in my life...????? and when she called me next day and said "kya ree tu bhool gaya na mera birthday??" and i was like man i didnt forget it ..i seriously didn't feel like wishing you ...i mean ..what good have you done in the past year other than clearing your exams subjects???and now you are just fooling around with your boyfriend spending your money that your job is paying you ...whereas you should have looked forward to completing your graduation ..its a job you are doing..and mind well job is not a carrear.???....NOW MUCH BEFORE I COULD TALK ALL THIS ..she started crying...asking me why was i rude ..and what was matter with me..and stuff..she thanked me for not calling me on her Bday as my call would have spoilt her day..!!
NOW THAT WAS SO TRUE. But still my question was not being answered !!!!why do we celebrate Birthdays..??
Next day as i was reading "REIKI PRINCIPLES" the first one HIT ME in a new manner.
Yes bingo thatw as it ..GRATITUDE..celebrating birthday is a way of expressing gratitude to the existance, for making you exsist.what i did last one year isnt really important..when we enjoy our friends birthdays we are expressing our gratitudes too the existance or universe or god ..for being given the company of a wonderful person. Saying Happy Birthday is about giving the recognition of ones existance.!! and one must really do it..
and as far oas development goes ..YES..i still stand firm. only when you evolve and develop does the whole exsistance evolves and developes.its a moral duty to be continiously trying to evolve and develop...may be then only can we really be in attitude of gratitude towards the whole universe..and the whole universe will also be grateful for making us exsist.