The internet is full of rants.Help tip the balance:today,simply be thankful for something (or someone).
I am happy to write I like the WordPress prompts we get every day. It takes our mind away from ranting. I took up blogging to improve my writing skills, learn from others in the blogging world, there are some who are gifted their writing attracts many including me, it is witty and written well. They write once a week but their writing is worth reading.
I have come across some gifted bloggers who write excellent poems. I always enjoy reading them.
Some are excellent photographers, there is a variety of talent in this world of blogging, if anyone is interested they’ll find plenty of valuable writings to learn from.
I am thankful to WordPress for providing the prompts, and the poets, and writers who devote their time to entertain us.
Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for literature. It is the first Nobel prize won by Asia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
One day I started thinking of doing something to keep me busy. I surfed the internet and found out, Iqbal Academy was offering online courses on the poet and philosopher Iqbal. I was very happy. I thought it was a very good opportunity for me.
It would help me to know about the poet. You see when I was a student in college, there was nothing about him in our course of studies. I knew a few lines of one of his poems. They were awesome. I thought I’d be able to learn more about him.
I jumped at the opportunity and registered for the course. It was in 2011. I am still doing it and enjoying it. I am trying hard to go back and study as I used to. It is a very good course. It covers subjects like religion,philosophy. poetry, prose . We’ve also studied about Rumi , Goethe the German poet, Shakespeare and many others.
Studying about Iqbal has opened other doors,which I never would have tried. I started blogging, translating, the work of another great poet. Tagore. I knew a few things about him, now I know a lot more. I am never bored,I always have something to do.
I am also trying to write something for ,SPEAKEASY. My participation in SPEAKEASY is awesome. I am getting to know a lot of good and gifted writers.
I now feel joining the online course was the best idea for me. I came into contact with bright and intelligent people. I am enjoying interacting with a lot of interesting and friendly people. I am giving my brain enough work out to prevent it from getting rusty.