Summer Silence

CINÉMONDAYS WITH HARDIK SUMMER INTERLUDE Dir. Ingmar Bergman (Sweden) Voice is the first thing they lose when their first love’s gone. It is always too late when they realize this: it is innate for the first to leave and make room for the second. The first love always leaves, the voice leaves first. And when […]

The Inferno and the Combatant

Floetry Fridays with Nicole This week’s poem is called “A Ballad of Hell” written by John Davidson, and was one of my personal favorites growing up in a horror-obsessed household…Thanks dad. Anyways, the themes of this poem are around betrayal, self-identity, but most importantly strength. A woman is led to believe that by committing a […]

A Living Hell

Thursday Verseday with Arlinda With Obscura’s card making event for Veterans fast approaching, this week’s blog will feature a poem from Obscura’s Spring 2013 edition depicting the struggles veterans face coming back home. Mary Ann Castle wrote “And Now Cerberus Snarls at the Door”, a powerful poem conveying the nightmares veterans face after arriving home. […]

The Island of The Day Before

A Violent storm in the South Pacific, in the year 1643, leaves Roberto della Griva shipwrecked. He finds refuge on the ship Daphne, which is anchored by an island, and  he finds the ship to be abandoned yet mysteriously filled with provisions. As he explores the abandoned ship he also remembers the past as he […]

Get Out, Get In

CINÉMONDAYS WITH HARDIK GET OUT Dir. Jordan Peele (United States) Last night, I went into the city to watch Jordan Peele’s Get Out with two of my friends from Lehman’s ACE program. I had picked the movie even without having watched the trailer. (There is so much I am afraid the trailer will spoil for […]

Transitory Nature

Floetry Flashback Fridays with Nicole       On this week’s “Floetry Flashbacks”, we are looking at a poem by Claribel Tejada called “I Wait For My Time To Go” published in Obscura’s Spring 2013 magazine issue. This poem is centered around mortality and the narrator’s stance on how he/she is embracing death, rather than dreading […]