Valentine’s Day: A Day To Honour Love

Valentine's Day: A Day To Honour Love !

To say something about love in confused and distorted times of ours is not an easy task. The generation dependent on money, social networking sites and exhibitionism treats love as some sort of fast food- easy to prepare and quickly consumed. It has no patience to see it blooming in all its colour. No wonder one of my colleagues treats arrival of Valentine’s day as arrival of mating season of dogs.

One of the recent Supreme Court verdicts has made it clear that tendency on part of well educated girls from good families to enter in prostitution is quite alarming. I mean having sex in the guise of love has become one of the easiest mode to attain richness. I cannot avoid quoting such recent trends as it’s necessary to make it clear that with such murkier shades in existence the love with its gentle shades has been pushed to the fringes.

One of the controversial books released shortly that deals with sexual appetite of women suggests once again that love is nothing more than release of chemicals ” dopamine, norepinephrine and phenylethylamine ” and when women fall in love it’s more management of “resource benefits’ and “genetic benefits” than bonhomie with romantic attributes. Now who will dare to love with such sort of horrible revelations? When it’s all biology the heart of lover seems to have become a frog ready to be dissected by the sharp razor in soft hands of lady love!! It’s a tough time for people who are in real love with someone for whom” absence from those we love is self from self – a deadly banishment” (Shakespeare)

Valentine's Day: A Day To Honour Love !

Imagine the plight of lover who is in tine with ancient instincts -the idealistic instincts- which perceives his beloved a mean to knock at the door of bliss. When I refer to idealistic sense I am referring to vision which perceives love in its old mode- a gateway to totality. This totality is the result of complete identification with the beloved. To have glimpse of these idealistic portrait one needs to read the short poem by Shelly named ” To Jane”:

The keen stars were twinkling,
And the fair moon was rising among them,
Dear Jane.
The guitar was tinkling,
But the notes were not sweet till you sung them
Again.

As the moon’s soft splendour
O’er the faint cold starlight of Heaven
Is thrown,
So your voice most tender
To the strings without soul had then given
Its own.

The stars will awaken,
Though the moon sleep a full hour later
To-night;
No leaf will be shaken
Whilst the dews of your melody scatter
Delight.

Though the sound overpowers,
Sing again, with your dear voice revealing
A tone
Of some world far from ours,
Where music and moonlight and feeling
Are one.

The poetic beauty attributed to Jane makes her gain timeless appeal. This sublimity is direct result of being in love with greater emotions, which allows one to imbibe unheard emotions, enabling one to carve larger than life portrayal of the lover. This sort of attachment is missing in our times as so called notions of realism have made us away from the realm of purer emotions.

Valentine's Day: A Day To Honour Love !

Loving with animal instincts closes the opportunity to trace better perceptions. However, in our times loving the beastly way is normal now and it , in fact, has attained some sort of legitimacy. The story of break-ups, deception, cheating and torture are some of the glorious happenings that one hears whenever love makes its presence felt. By love I mean the romantic relationships which exists between two young hearts. Love has many other variations but it would not be appropriate to discuss them at this point of time as I have not seen that frequently young people buying roses for their parents as spending huge amounts of money on beer and girls on Valentine’s Day.

Well, being incapable of honouring the beastly version of love in our times, I place myself on road to refined love, abandoned by all, which takes me to days when it was easier for the heart to sense the true love often. I am recollecting those days with some classic love songs from bygone days:

1. Kabhi Kabhi Mere Dil Me Khyal Aata Hai

2. Tere Mere Sapne Ab Ek Rang Hai

3. I Will Be There

4. Nothings Gonna To Change My Love For You

5. Tere Mere Beech Mein

6. Tere Dar Pe Chale Aaye Sanam

7. Tumhe Pyar Karte Karte

8. Sad Lisa Lisa

9. Dheere Dheere Se Meri Zindagi Mein

10. Bade Achhe Lagate Hai

Valentine's Day: A Day To Honour Love !

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7 responses

  1. Excellent list of songs about love and its expression. I am soon doing a similar list on my blog. Do check it!

  2. @Personal Concerns

    Thanks buddy..Your appreciation means a lot..I would definitely lend yours to your songs.

  3. What a hypercritical species that can glorify a feeling that they don’t live with or by (love) and invent a day devoted to (love) when man’s wars, killings,terrorizing fellow humans,watching the poor starve, while owing pets, playing child man sports and buying silly false meaning (love songs) have never stopped since humans formed in groups!
    Now this may seem like a hateful thing to say but logic has neither (love) or (hate)but just tells truth as it unfolds!
    (Love) would be appropriate if this species could feel another humans pains and joys as much as they could feel their own (love or joys)but nature needed humans to be narcissistic in order to care more about their own survival than their neighbor human’s survival.
    Humans live by the number one emotion (hate) and (hate) has always found beating up on (love) not much of a fight!
    Now sing and dance the so called (love songs) of the human species that are living in a fairytale world of pretends –while logic can only stand by and logically reflect to itself, what a silly emotional species that —wants what logic can’t give!

    1. @Just Me Again

      The world is interplay of opposites. Light cannot exist without darkness. Take it that way Just Me Again. The more you talk about hate, the more becomes presence of love.

      Read the article. I have focused on the falling level of purity. In other words,I have also unfolded hypocrisy. Let’s begin to love. I am sure hate will lose its kingdom.

      Thanks a lot for paying the visit.

  4. @Corey Jordan Boothji

    Thanks for reading this post….Thanks also for turning into my follower..I love to mention that you write good poems. So please keep it up…

  5. @Dharmendra Sharma said on Facebook:

    Dharmendra Sharma for unmarried it is valentine day, for married ones – it is belan tine day.🙂

    **********************************

    My response to Dharmendraji:

    So Happy BELANTINE’S Day To A Married Guy…

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