On this day :
1884 Washington Monument completed, 1777 Whitemarsh skirmishes turn in Americans favor, 1976 Deaf stuntwoman Kitty ONeil sets womens landspeed record, 1865 13th Amendment ratified, 1987 Protests against Soviet treatment of Jews take place in Washington and Moscow, 1868 Train robbers reach the end of the line, 1917 Ships explode in Canadian harbor, 1907 The Monongah coal mine disaster, 1917 The Great Halifax Explosion, 1921 Irish Free State declared, 2005 Brokeback Mountain premieres, 1933 Ulysses is ruled not obscene, 1969 The Altamont Festival brings the 1960s to a violent end, 1749 FrenchCanadian explorer La Verendrye dies, 1884 Monument to Washington completed, 1992 Jerry Rice scores recordbreaking touchdown, 1961 Operation Farm Gate combat missions authorized, 1972 Fighting continues in South Vietnam while negotiators talk in Paris, 1917 Munitions ship explodes in Halifax, 1941 Roosevelt to Japanese emperor Prevent further death and destruction,



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The kingdom of ‘curiosity’ invites you,

For an exploration of uncertain duration,

At an age when interest presides over rationalism,

An enticement of your conscience in a ‘terra incognita’.

(Or rather a world unknown.)


A world where ignorance is a boon,

As well as a requisite,

To relish abysmal amusements.




You begin in incognito

With no bag and baggage,

In a boat, built of thoughts and actions,

A paradigmatic mean of transport,

For discoverers en-route ‘Curiosity’.


Your boat gets moored,

By the banks of river ‘fantasy’.

The river assuring you,

A flux of freedom’s free flow.


The adjacent island will render you plots-

Of obscure delicacies,

Which you are entitled by fate, to discover.


Here you shall find the ideal space,

To revel and prosper,

To cultivate an intricate base,

Of inner self’s thirst for philosophy.




You begin your expedition in this kingdom,

Hoping to encounter fertile lands,

And to confiscate them to your mind’s advantage.


Obscurity, is the fertile land,

Where dauntless discretion roots itself,

Deep, beyond the core of reasoning.


Also, there are the ‘other lands’!

The realms which were once appalled by you,

Hitherto, for their eeriness,

Exposed through exanimate yet dreaded scarecrows,

Rumours of primeval origin,

Of a direful land of fatal illusions.


But a liberal approach guides you in-

Conquering these barren lands,

(Where an encroachment of fear-

By conscience and wisdom occurs)

Where the birth of your new self occurs,

Where the disgorged placenta of

Daunting memories and superstitions,

Embraces the soil and-

Conveys the secret of fertility to it,

Before its death.


Your empire thus expands,

Your fields of discoveries,

Opulently covered by a foliage of-

proliferating crops-deep rooted ideals and ratiocinations.


Thus you,

Turn out to be an invincible emperor,

The supreme commander of your subjects-thoughts and actions.


This land,

Where the flesh defers to the mind’s urge,

Paving the path to insouciance,

(A state of unfathomable freedom in thoughts and actions,)

Fills you with a new substance-knowledge,

And with gratification of a productive expedition.


You’ll reign this kingdom

Until thy audaciousness fail to meet,

The intended explanandum –

For obscure plots and random thoughts.


This land will indeed,

Cater thee with new dimensions.


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