Post #4: Story or Poem Analysis

There were three poems so I will summarize them all. Poem 1 (The perfect night); being alone doesn’t mean you have to be “lonely” it mentions a sense of inner-peace. It shows a sense of security. It shows that being left alone to ponder our thoughts humbles us. 

In poem 2 (walk with me); it has the same kind of pondering feel as the poem above. But it’s in more of a religious sense. That there is something beyond us. It focuses on things that are out of reach like eternity. 

Poem 3 (our troubles); this was definitely the longest poem. Still very existential. Feels similar to poem 1 as well. In the poem it says “life swings like a pendulum” life goes from positive to negative almost instantaneously. Then it goes into eternity and religion and how you can choose to stay optimistic. 

None is hopelessly condemned to eternal misery”

I will sail to the infinite Sea;”

“Life swings like a pendulum,”

are all good examples of word choice as well as imagery.  in the first quote it uses the colorful yet grim words “condemned and, eternal misery”. I also like how they used the word hopeless. it gives you a point of view.

in the second quote you can almost visualize the “infinite sea”  the sea that looks as if it as no end . like when you’re on a boat or driving by a lake. you can’t really see where it stops once you get out far enough.

“life swings like a pendulum” life has a rhythm. life keeps going. it has it’s ups and downs but you chose how to handle them.

“Walk with me, I will guide you onto the moon;” Each sentence in this poem starts with a sentence that ends in a colon. There are no periods, the rest is commas. this is one of the sentences that has a semi-colon. 

Maintain the peace in our mind Don’t allow people or troubles to drain energy away, Since it is ourselves who creates our happiness not others.” this was the shortest sentence in poem three. yet it is extraordinarily long. I think the writer is trying to make a point with their writing. 

There were three poems so I will summarize them all. Poem 1 (The perfect night); being alone doesn’t mean you have to be “lonely” it mentions a sense of inner-peace. It shows a sense of security. It shows that being left alone to ponder our thoughts humbles us. 

In poem 2 (walk with me); it has the same kind of pondering feel as the poem above. But it’s in more of a religious sense. That there is something beyond us. It focuses on things that are out of reach like eternity. 

Poem 3 (our troubles); this was definitely the longest poem. Still very existential. Feels similar to poem 1 as well. In the poem it says “life swings like a pendulum” life goes from positive to negative almost instantaneously. Then it goes into eternity and religion and how you can choose to stay optimistic. 

 

What we can learn about the culture from this is the focus on optimism, humility, and religion. 

 

Blog Post #3

Bhutan concretes path towards an organic agriculture.

Bhutan has taken notice in their need for agriculture.

Bhutan has had agriculture be a huge part of communities for a long time. for a while it had gone unnoticed by the government and there wasn’t as many benefits as there could have of been. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forests (MoAF), Bhutan and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has stepped in and changed that. they will be using their sources and resources and start

“focusing on how the HKH countries can develop appropriate institutional mechanisms and innovative project and programme management structures, improve local capacities for responding to the needs of organic producers, and create interest among all stakeholders to ensure the sustainability of organic agriculture.” (quote taken from the article linked above in the subtitle)

in doing so they have set an example for the world. they have taken this opportunity to help their environment and their people.

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blog post #2 (Research)

Population:  small. remote. not hugely connected with the outside world.

Capital:  Thimphu, with a population of 114,551.

Language:  the main language spoken is Dzongkha.

stats: Check sources, mainly the BBC country profile.

main religion: Buddhism

significant dates: 1958 – Slavery Abolished, 1974 – first tourists allowed in, 1999 – limited internet, tv.

new facts: their refugee issue.

 

sources:

BBC Country Profile.

WHO Statistics.

PBS

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