The Fool Players: Judgement at the Golden Shovel by Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim

Judgement at the Golden Shovel A Poem on The Pool Players By Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim Below we have the original poem “The Pool Players by Gwendolyn Brooks, followed by the poem “The Fool Players by Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim”  Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks  (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the  Pulitzer Prize for Poetry  on May 1, 1950, for  Annie Allen , making her the first  African American  to receive a  Pulitzer Prize . One of her most celebrated poems is “The Pool Players” about the plight of black youth, led astray, and outcast.  The Fool Players by Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim  is inspired by the unfairness of the circumstances of the Pool Players. It is based on a conversation where the poet learns of a friend, who suffers domestic abuse in silence. However, unlike the Pool Players, the author alludes to the scales of justice be

The Seven Circles of Frost A Poem: By Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim

The Seven Circles of Frost A Poem on The Road Not Taken By Sharik Currimbhoy Ebrahim Introduction “The Road Not Taken” seems straightforward: a nameless traveler is faced with a choice: two paths forward, with only one to walk. But for a century readers and critics have fought bitterly over what the poem really says. Is it a paean to triumphant self-assertion, where an individual boldly chooses to live outside conformity? Or a biting commentary on human self-deception, where a person chooses between identical roads and yet later romanticizes the decision as life altering? Orr artfully reveals is that the poem speaks to both of these impulses, and all the possibilities that lie between them.  ----------------- The Seven Circles of Frost A Poem on The Road Not Taken By Sharik Currimbhoy  Reading Frost on a Frosty Day I begun to think What he had to say.          Two roads in front of him Equally lay… One looking worn, a little grey The other brand new, Shiny dared by a few