"THE ONAM RHYME AND OTHER PASSAGES FROM TIME" is a compendium of Traditional English Poetic Works (As opposed to Modern Poetry). This book is a meandering journey through a multitude of emotions and insights, ranging from the sublime and exhilarating, to the dark and depressing. This book, like life, is painted in shades of grey, where the light blends in with the shadows, and black merges into white forming shades of grey at the borders where they meet. There is nothing called absolute joy and neither absolute sorrow, no absolute victory and neither absolute defeat in life. Everything is relative and are governed by the laws f relativity as expounded by science too. Nobody is perfect and nobody is completely flawed too. Everything is ephemeral and temporary including our emotions too. The only thing that is permanent in this world is His Eternal Grace which is boundless and unending. The central message of this collection of poetry is the divesting of the self from the ephemeral and attaching the self firmly with the eternal, which is His Mysterious Grace. I sincerely hope that the readers shall find this collection to be worth their while.