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The StoryBench

We are a community of people who share a love of the written word. We meet to read stories, poems, songs… around a decided theme. This blog is a repository for all that is shared in these meetings.

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Our Second Meet. On `Loss’

1 Oct., 2016 The theme was Loss .... and boy, did we see different shades and interpretations of it in the selections presented! 1. Cinderella. By Roald Dahl I guess you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's... Continue Reading →

Yogi Aani Saasurvaashin

"योगी आणि सासुरवाशीन" by Bahinabai Chaudhari, a poet in the Ahirani language of Khandesh (Jalgaon) from a book of her poems, `Bahinabaichi Gani'. Yeshwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University has recommended the book as a part of their curriculum from June 2012.... Continue Reading →

Cinderella

This is the Cinderella fairy tale with a twist. A Roald Dahl twist. I guess you think you know this story. You don't. The real one's much more gory. The phoney one, the one you know, Was cooked up years... Continue Reading →

When Great Trees Fall

By Maya Angelou When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and even elephants lumber after safety. When great trees fall, rocks on distant hills shudder, lions hunker down in tall grasses, and... Continue Reading →

After Great Pain A Formal Feeling Comes

A poem by Emily Dickinson After great pain, a formal feeling comes – The Nerves sit ceremonious, like Tombs – The stiff Heart questions ‘was it He, that bore,’ And ‘Yesterday, or Centuries before’? The Feet, mechanical, go round –... Continue Reading →

The Lake

(Translated from the original French) The Lake By Alphonse de Lamartine Translated by A.Z. Foreman In 1816, at Aix-les Bains near Lake Bourget, Lamartine made the acquaintance of one Julie Charles. The following year, he came back to the lake,... Continue Reading →

The Ode Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood

By William Wordsworth There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparelled in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it... Continue Reading →

Say Not In Grief

Say not in grief that she is no more but say in thankfulness that she was A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come. - Rabindranath Tagore (Contributed... Continue Reading →

Story Of Blind Love

There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she’s blind.  She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend.  He’s always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend. One... Continue Reading →

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