VOL. 20 NUMBER 1 JUNE 2020
- Edited By : Dr. Santosh Kumar Binding: Paperback Publisher : Cyberwit.net
Warm Greetings to all creative artists including poets, short story writers published in this latest edition of Taj Mahal Review. Welcome to the June 2020 edition of Taj Mahal Review. I am quite thankful and indebted to all authors across the globe published in this issue.
The latest issue of TMR features haiku, poems, book reviews, short stories and several other interesting things.
No doubt, the world of poetry opens the door to the divine sanctuary. The poems and haiku included in this edition reveal a remarkable lyrical intensity. Some of these masterpieces written in a simple style full of cadence and simple harmony will certainly attract all readers due to their spontaneous way of composing and vivid power of imagination.
It is really very sad and tragic that due to dangerous coronavirus an increasingly large number of people have died. It is true that our beloved earth has suffered a lot due to our greed and cruelty toward plants and nature. We have failed to experience the 'ancient rapture' in the world of nature.
It is always beneficial if we do our duty sincerely.The fact is that our happiness depends on doing our duty. It is wrong to describe duty as a 'troublesome master'. It is difficult to agree with the following lines by Emily Dickinson, "Forbidden Fruit":
Forbidden fruit a flavor has
That lawful orchards mock;
How luscious lies the pea within
The pod that Duty locks!
All of us are aware that tasting the forbidden fruit created death and mankind's sorrows as aptly described by John Milton in the opening lines of Paradise Lost:
Of Man's First Disobedience, and the Fruit
Of that Forbidden Tree, whose mortal taste
Brought Death into the World, and all our woe,
With loss of Eden
It is necessary to remember that to William Wordsworth Duty is 'the Voice of God', ' a light to guide, a rod To check the erring, and reprove'. The poet reveals that Duty is
Victory and law
When empty terrors overawe;
From vain temptations dost set free;
And calm'st the weary strife of frail humanity
I shall be failing in my duty if I don't express my sincere thanks and deep gratitude to all creative artists published in this newest edition of Taj Mahal Review. Without their kind support and help, this publication was not possible.
We are shocked and struck with grief due to death of so many people from the outbreak of the Coronavirus. I along with Karunesh Kumar Agarwal and all Cyberwit staff convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.