P. Sidney’s Moon: “With how sad steps­­…”

These are the first words of Sonnet 31, which belongs to the collection “Astrophil and Stella” (c. 1582) by Sir Philip Sidney, begins. This is the first major sonnet sequence written in English, which tells the story of Astrophil and his hopeless passion for Stella.Sidney actually is reflecting on his unrequited love for Penelope Devereux… Read More P. Sidney’s Moon: “With how sad steps­­…”

Jealousy

    “O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” ― William Shakespeare, Othello (Act 3, Scene 3) Iago is warning Othello not to be a jealous man because jealousy (the green-eyed monster) will interfere with his mind (his imagination is what feeds it)… Read More Jealousy

Journeyman

“Running on Faith” appeared on Journeyman, the 1989 album by Eric Clapton. which was considered the artist’s return to sobriety. During the 80s he had developed a heroin addiction and had become an alcoholic, and had also had suicidal thoughts. He is reported to have  said “the only reason I didn’t commit suicide was that… Read More Journeyman