A Full Stop To Slavery - Ii

No one is really free in this world;
But nobody knows about the other world.
All are roaming round for peace, joy and liberty;
Where they are getting these
There they are settling to live;
That is the nature of any reasonable man;
But those who commit to any community
Are contrary to Nature in this world community.

It’s well if love and truth are the basis of world culture;
Community consciousness should not affect social activities;
Communal feelings should not spoil the social progress;
Communal differences do affect the functioning of the society,
Peace and unity of nations blocking one world moulding activity,
Which no cultured person can tolerate in the modern world.

Moon, the slave of Earth rotates round it;
It is the natural law it cannot escape from it.
So also Earth and other planets rotate round the Sun.
Tree anchored to the ground gives fruits and shelter;
If man, a moving being, stands still it is an achievement!

Bird cannot live in water and fish in the air;
But frogs, crocodiles and hippos can live in water or on land;
Tigers that hunt the herds cannot graze like the herds;
Cattle cannot hunt lions or tigers to live as lions or tigers.
This is natural justice they all have to follow for survival!

Then man is a slave of his own habits too;
He is a slave of his own emotion;
He is a slave of his own intellect;
He is a slave of his own spirit;
By his very nature he may have control over his habits
And can become a master of his own self;
But he can never become a master of his own fate.
Fate and fortune are framed by the laws of God.
But the laws of man can be changed by time!

by Ramesh T A

Comments (5)

On lines 2 and 3, he uses the word that as a conjunction.
This is the only sonnet of the 154 which is not written in the usual iambic pentameter (verses of five feet consisting of a short followed by a long syllable) but of the more jerky iambic tetrameter, or octosyllabic verse, which is thought to be more appropriate for epigrammatic and comic verse. It is a sonnet that is not highly regarded, being thought of as rather trivial, and most commentators would prefer to discard it. It has been suggested** that it might be a piece of juvenilia, written in 1582, which Shakespeare subsequently adapted to fit in with the sonnets. This involves a pun on Anne Hathaway in line 13, and possibly another pun, (suggested by Booth) in line 14, 'Anne saved my life'. (SB.p.501) .
Tempting though these suggestions are, I think they are overcome by the supreme difficulty of imagining how Shakespeare could have familiarized himself at this early stage with the sonnet tradition and its language and ideas. In 1582 he was only 18 years old, had just contracted what was probably a shotgun marriage with Anne Hathaway, was still living in Stratford, knew little of London and the literary set, and yet (we are asked to believe) was able to write a poem which anticipated the language of Sidney's Astrophel and Stella by at least nine years. The sonnet tradition did not really begin to flourish until after the posthumous publication of Sidney's work in 1591, which produced a flood of emulative literature. shakespeares-sonnets.com/
..............hate is totally at the opposite end of the spectrum from love....and I agree with you........let's not go there mr. shakespeare....
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