Spontaneous Love

A new series in 2018, after some 60 odd pieces of prose and poetry at Essays to a Swan

  1. Boyfor Tejas - 5th Mar 2018
  2. Field of Truthon Religion - 13 Mar 2018
  3. Dear Ladylove song medley - 6th April 2018
  4. Killing Timequoting a few love songs - 6th April 2018
  5. What Time Remainsfor Pater - 6th April 2018
  6. Friends Oughtnt Fightfor MSV - 6th April 2018
  7. First Touchfor F - 8th April 2018
  8. Lord Scampon Animals - 11th April 2018
  9. Teach Us You DidO master, my master - 16 April 2018
  10. The Memory of Youfor F - 23 April 2018
  11. Teaklinessfor T - 25 April 2018
  12. The Bhaktasfor RK - 16th May 2018
  13. In My Lifefor A - 2nd June 2018
  14. No More Cloudy Daysfor E - 3nd June 2018
  15. AngelsI never wanted it to die! (for MSV) - 6th June 2018
  16. Turn That PageOn Peace! (for Eugene) - 6th June 2018
  17. Wella well of love - 23 June 2018
  18. All My Lovingfor Tracey - 24th June 2018
  19. Babblefor F - 30 June 2018
  20. Kinniefor JRR Tolkien (Niggle) - 4th July 2018
  21. When To Dreamfor M - 14 Jul 2018
  22. Fudgefor N - 14 Jul 2018
  23. Cosmic Shivafor shivA, vishnU, Maheshwara (AUM) - 20th Jul 2018
  24. Miscreantsthe spirit of a future forgiving (on Rape) - 20th Jul 2018
  25. Resiliencefor Anusha - Aug 26th 2018
  26. 20182018 and it's 5 preceding years - for Sahlan, Imran, Biraja & Simon - 26th Aug 2018
  27. Joyfor F - 15th Sep 2018
  28. Starburstfor F - 30 Sep 2018
  29. Sadnessin search of Bliss - 19 Oct 2018
  30. Womanfor A - 5 Nov 2018
  31. Beatenbut back again - 6 Nov 2018
  32. Lightfor Diwali / Tolkien - 6 Nov 2018

Essays to a Swan

Shasa is the pseudonym of me, Imran. An African bushman (San) word for Good Water, Michel Shasa de Thiry Courtney is a character from The Burning Shore and Power of the Sword.

Essays to a Swan was conceived circa 2013 though some of its essays are older.

Swan, for that is the translation of Hamsa, the ‘royal swan’ of the soul that floats in the cosmic ocean, beholding both its body and the ocean as manifestations of the same Spirit. And its also a play on Soham.

My older work can be seen here (pre 2016). Divine, Dear Brother and Charted are some of my most inspired ones.

In 2016, I began writing short pieces of blank verse and in 2017, to make them rhyme. These are listed below. Prose I began writing again in 2017 August and these can be found here.

Vol I

  1. Amore / Love – March 2004
  2. Thank you (to God) – Saturday, 26 March 2016
  3. Sara (2 lovers) – 13 April 2016 (thought of 20 Nov 2015)
  4. Wishes – Birthday wishes, Nov 2016
  5. Sandra (girl and boy) – Nov 2016
  6. Mother – 12 Nov 2016
  7. Son – 19 Nov 2016
  8. Sasha / Teacher – 15 Dec 2016
  9. Ebbs and Flows – 23 Dec 2016
  10. Infants – 31 Dec 2016 – for N
  11. Hope – 31 Dec 2016
  12. Brother – 31 Dec 2016

Vol 2 (Jan – Mar 2017)

  1. Cousins – 14 Jan 2017 – For SA
  2. Mentors – 15 Jan 2017 – for Jayan
  3. Nature – 22 Jan 2017
  4. Muse – Male – 22 Jan 2017
  5. Doing – 4 Feb 2017
  6. Friends (rhymes) – 8 Feb 2017 – For S
  7. Love – 11 Feb 2017
  8. Teeming with Life – 12 Mar 2017
  9. The path to God – 12 Mar 2017
  10. Dauntless – for Bethany Nikka – 18 Mar 2017
  11. Perfection (rhymes) – 19 Mar 2017
  12. Acres Wild (rhymes) – 19 Mar 2017

Vol 3 (Mar 2017 – July 2017) – Rhymes

  1. A friendly Nod – 25 Mar 2017
  2. Wistfulness (rhymes – alternately) – 25 Apr 2017
  3. Touched (by His hand) – 3 Jun 2017
  4. Cycle – 3 Jun 2017
  5. Inspire – 3 Jun 2017 – for Uma
  6. Eros – 19 Jun 2017 – for B
  7. Mademoiselle (French, doesnt rhyme) – 23 June 2017
  8. Tether – 15 Jul 2017 – for SS
  9. Sivam – 23 Jul 2017 – for Uma’s Father Sivaraman
  10. Once (partly rhymes) – 25 Jul 2017 – for F
  11. Light – 25 Jul 2017 – for F
  12. Glimmer – 29 Jul 2017 – for S

Vol 4 (Aug 2017 – ) – All Rhyming unless mentioned otherwise

  1. Friends II – 6 Aug 2017 – for Veena and Rahul
  2. Notables – 6 Aug 2017 – For Tolkien et al.
  3. Striving – 7 Aug 2017
  4. Dwell – 13 Aug 2017 – for A
  5. For Maa – 23 Aug 2017 – for Vasantha
  6. Music – 2 Sep 2017 – for Vasantha
  7. Toi – 9 Sep 2017 – for SA and MA
  8. Fate – 29 Sep 2017 – for F
  9. Stormy – 2 Oct 2017 – for Richard Bach
  10. 123ABCDEFT – 9 things I learned by loving (doesnt rhyme) – 3rd Nov 2017
  11. To [have and to] hold (doesnt rhyme) – 12 Nov 2017
  12. Go Back for Pater – 24th Dec 2017

I also have now, 4 prayers.

The Book of Sophia

Sophia is a fictitious being that lives on this website. Her name means Wisdom. She is the voice of our key contributors. This book is being collaboratively written by 4 people and will take a year to complete.

If you are interested in contributing, please contact shasa@cselian.com.