Monday, September 05, 2005

Daphnis & Cloe

The first greek book of Romance by Longus: Daphnis and the Cloe always stood grand in my Library shelf (Oxford's World Classics) and hardly did I care to go through until recently,the great classic romance written by the medieval authors dating late back in 1700s when romance flourished. Latin was the official language in Roman empire and Romance came from the Latin adverb that referred to speakers of Latin who were said to 'Fabulare Romance' - means to speak in roman way.

Since years, some things never change! They are pains and joys of Young Love. As long as there are young lovers, there will be Daphnis and Cloe. The novel by Longus tells about the charming love of a boy and a girl. The teenage love is guided to mystery of love by the mischievous Love of God 'Eros' - sensuous and religious initiation. Various incidents involving pirates, kidnapping, inter-city war between Mytilene and Methymna, and the suit of Chloe by a host of lusty young men, provide interesting reads from the main love story. We also see the impertinent male slave, Gnatho, make advances toward the clueless Daphnis, a case of very casual cultural attitude towards homoerotic love. Daphnis's run-in with Lycaenium, a married woman of Mytilene, is also an episode of note in the complex sexual plot of the greek novel.

A relationship between Humanity and Nature! And here....having read this one, there's lot of Romance authors I read like Barbara Cartland (My fav), Judith Macnaught (My second fav), Danielle Steel, Harold Robins, more and more, of coz Mills and Boons too....and yeah, here I slog to write one short Romance tale! Undoubtedly, the title would be 'Blossoming Dreams' - by Blossomsmile!

Monday, December 06, 2004


Ugh oh...The whole month of November is gone and here I freeze - dreaming and plotting to blog a novel! Yeah, and Nanoblogmo has already figured me in their list as Story teller! Oops, now I am trapped coz I will have to think n think n start blogging a novel. There, I am impressed with so many Bloggers writing tales untold and yep, there is Uber's posts at and I got captivated..Ohhh...could a journalist, educationist, pianist, book lover and web designer like me turn into a story teller??? well, well, well..This is a challenge. I gotta try! n sure I would..let's say 'Romance soup for soul'? O yeah, got the theme...this is one topic I never touched 'Romance' to pen why not try! Guess, till the end of time, Romance never dies in the minds of people who stay young whooosh, here I go....Wait till I set my Plot and come back to see a bubbling romance writer coming up...LoL

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

If Dreams Had Wings!

I ever said 'If Wishes were horses, beggars would ride' but now on the world wide web, as I explore high and low, I guess 'If Dreams had Wings, I would fly : reach for the moon and we land up picking up the stars!

My ever dream was to be a Journalist and lo, God granted me the gift! My ever dream was to play a Piano and lo, I self learnt my Yamaha and Casio 61 keys Portasound Synthesizers and performed on Stage Shows! I wanted to be a Pop singer and sing like George Michael on the Stage and oops, I'd have to wait for a nex Birth and be there in UK or US and here's Blogger tempting me to be an Author! Whewwww....Lemme Try!!!

Hey, folks out there, help me, guide me, wish me well: Yeah, I can Dream and if dreams had wings, I can Fly.....

-Blossomsmile ilaxi