My Poem of the Day


That Sinking Gut Feeling©

By Felina Silver Robinson

The feeling that you get

In the pit of your stomach

When you know somethings wrong

But you can’t put your finger on it

When everything suddenly goes silent

Then there is a ring of the phone


The doorbell rings

And you’re met with an even more awkward silence

Then the words you dread hearing

After the caller or the person ringing the door bell

Has identified themselves

“We regret to have to tell you”

You want to slam down your phone

You want to slam your door

Hoping that it was all just a dream

But the voice you dreaded

Calls out asking

“Did you hear me,

Is there someone I can call for you?”

And you just collapse

Wishing you were in fact just dreaming

But of course you’re not

Oh how I dread that sinking gut feeling

Nazi symbol found at International Village dorm Sunday

Diviner (n.)

Diviner means witch, sorceress, magician.  Diviner is cited in William Shakespeare’s play Comedy of Errors (CE III.ii.148) Dromio spoke of Syracuse to Antipholus about the kitchen wench: “This drudge or diviner laid claim to me.”

The Comedy of Errors

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Taken from the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

As You Like It


ACT V, SCENE I. The forest of Arden

To SILVIUS I will help you, if I can:

To PHEBE I would love you, if I could. To-

morrow meet me all together.

To PHEBE I will marry you, if ever I marry

woman, and I’ll be married to-morrow:

To ORLANDO I will satisfy you, if ever I

satisfied man, and you shall be married to-


To SILVIUS I will content you, if what

pleases you contents you, and you shall be

married to-morrow.

To ORLANDO As you love Rosalind, meet:

To SILVIUS as you love Phebe, meet: and

as I love no woman, I’ll meet. So fare you

well: I have left you commands.

Sil. I’ll not fail, if I live.

Phebe. Nor I.

Orl. Nor I.


SCENE III. The forest.


Touch. To-morrow is the joyful day, Audrey;

to-morrow will we be married.

Aud. I do desire it with all my heart; and I

hope it is no dishonest desire to desire to be

a woman of the world. Here comes two of the

banished duke’s pages.

Enter two Pages

1 Page Well met, honest gentleman.

Touch. By my troth, well met. Come, sit, sit,

and a song.

2 Page We are for you: sit i’ the middle.

1 Page Shall we clap into’t roundly, without

hawking or spitting or saying we are hoarse,

which are the only prologues to a bad voice?

2 Page I’faith, i’faith; and both in a tune, like

two gipsies on a horse.

(On 3/31/15 – Join me in the continuation of Shakespeare’s 

“As You Like It”

Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religious topic is as follows:

“Banarsidas”, (b. 1586—d. 1643), Jain mystic and poet (see JAINISM) who is credited with writing one of the first autobiographies in India, his Ardhakathanaka, or “Half a Tale.” It is invaluable for information on daily life in urban north India during Mughal times.

Banarsidas was born into a family of SVETAMBARA Jain merchants n Agra. As a youth he was a libertine and an author of erotic Hindi verses. At age 19 he underwent a change, eventually becoming a wealthy merchant who followed all the forms of ritual and personal conduct expected of a pious, upright Jain. At age 35 he underwent another change, this time rebelling against all outward ritual forms, which he came to see as empty of any spiritual meaning. He was drawn toward a group of layman, of a generally DIGAMBARA leaning, known as Adhyatma (“Innermost Soul”), who engaged in study and discussion of spiritual matters. This group also rejected the authority of all monks. In this context he was introduced by a Digambara lay scholar to the 9th-century Gommatasara of Nemicandra, which explained the 14-rung (GUNASTHANA) path to liberation. This allowed Banarsidas to re-accept image worship and other outward forms of ritual as lower stages on the spiritual ladder. He also encountered the Samayasara of the 2nd-3rd century Digambara mystic KUNDAKUNDA, which explains a two-truth vision of reality as perceived from the worldly (vyavahara) and absolute (niscaya) perspectives. Banarsidas wrote a Hindi version of it. He became a leader of the Adhyatma movement While the movement itself died out within a century of Banarsidas, its principles live on in the Digambara Terapantha, which is still an influential sect in north India.

The 17th-century writer Banārasīdās casts his poem ‘Navarasa’ on the waters of the river Gomati after he rediscovers the Jain beliefs of his family.

(Comeback on 3/31/15 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn more about “Banda Singh Bahadur”.

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