Faculty Academic Discourse #3 (10.03.2021)

Poetry is the rhythm of one’s heart. The words of poets are an imprint in history because it brings new perspective into one’s life but also provides and understanding of life in ancient times.

Prof. Sagar brought that rhythm into our hearts when he presented two poems on the concept of life and the ethereal feelings associated with it. He took us through John Keats’ wonderful poem named “Ode to a Grecian Urn” wherein he took us through Keats’ and his own version of what the poet tries to convey regarding the value of life being lived in memories and not as an experience of reality.

In contrast to Keats, Prof. Sagar uses HW Longfellow’s poem “A Psalm of Life” to provide the narrative of life as a lived experience and how we must enjoy and leave our marks in life.

The presentation was appreciated by all as it helped in individuals discuss language and the use of language and also put all the faculty close to their philosophical best.