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The Past Is The Present
Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar. (June 15,1942 / Aravayal, karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, South India)

The Past Is The Present

If external action is effete
and rhyme is outmoded,
I shall revert to you,
Habakkuk, as when in a Bible class
the teacher was speaking of unrhymed verse.
He said - and I think I repeat his exact words -
"Hebrew poetry is prose
with a sort of heightened consciousness." Ecstasy affords
the occasion and expediency determines the form.

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Insightfil thanks for sharing such deep message.
A perspective that is both powerful and practical!
well composed and a nice advice for all.
Verily, being grateful and helpful are the qualities required to remain as a human being.
be helpful - that is the value forgotten by many and by me myself often also! Thank you very much for reminding!
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