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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Song of Silence




No sound, no clamor, or blare,
  It is a song of revered silence.
Quiet and still, not a move,
  Prevailing hush begins to soothe.
No cacophony, no mirth, not a whisper
  Unending stillness n hush are sisters.
In chasing wild dreams of passion
  We forgot to savor peace as a nation

PS: Image Kind courtesy Google

68 comments:

  1. It's a stunning piece of poetry. Well done!

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  2. As much as music is good to the years, sometimes silence can work wonders. The last line summed it up beautifully. In the midst of everything, we forgot something very fundamental.

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    1. Exactly whhat I wanted to convey, Ashwini:)

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  3. When you talk about chasing wild dreams in passion, I feel like passion is momentary and that we are idiots to be spending so much of time and thought and effort in attaining something apparently lopsided. If we as individuals are not at peace with ourselves, then no doubt, the family or the community or the nation will not be at peace.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head KK! Thanks for reading!

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  4. Beautifully written Rahul :) truly we have forgotten to savour peace as a nation ...

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  5. That's such a beautiful composition.

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  6. And unless we learn to savor this peace, we can never succeed in our passions. Such a beautiful piece!

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  7. I was in Bodh Gaya recently praying & meditating at the sanctum of Buddha. The place was as you profoundly describe in your poem.I could meditate in total peace quite & solitude.

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    1. A high five Rama! I too have been to the place and my thoughts resonate the same feeling!

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  8. Very nicely expressed. Complete silence has become a rare thing nowadays, though...This is the reason we go for our morning walks very early in the morning,,,I love the sound of just the birds...sometimes they too wake up late!

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    1. One has to really look for places of solitude especially for those like us who live in crowded cities, Sandhya!

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  9. This poem has many layers and each one is better than other. Beautiful read, Sir.

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    1. A poetess like you can only write such a comment Saru:) Thanks a lot!

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  10. A mind blowing poem , so so beautiful!

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    1. What a delight to read such a comment coming from an artist! Thanks Padmaja!

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  11. This is such a beautiful and deep poem Rahul and the picture suits it perfectly.

    Btw, have crushed the candy addiction, now my book and writing is getting most of my attention :)

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    1. I know whom to bank on when it comes to praise, Rachna! BTW I hope you did not take that 'Candy Crush' thing seriously:)

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  12. I want to go to that state of mind of silence and that place where there is no clamor and sirens. such peaceful and serene lines ...

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    1. True Latha, we all want to find some place like that to soothe the nerves! Thanks a lot:)

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    1. A Japanese bow to express my thanks, Purba:)

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  14. So beautiful piece! I also confront myself in the stillness and want to thank the enjoyment of peace.
    Have a nice day!

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    1. True Sarah! Enjoying peace is most cherished:)

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  15. Just the last line is the soul,real soul

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    1. Thank you Mr Chowla ! We still have miles to go before we can understand the true'peace' and 'ahimsa':)

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  16. A beautiful piece of poetry dear Rahul.
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Thanks a lot Dianne ! Nice to see you back!

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  17. Your lines are so beautiful rahul sir... :)

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    1. A big thanks to you, Noopur for your kind appreciation:)

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  18. This is such an enigmatic and beautiful piece of poetry Rahul, silence is truly golden!

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    1. Sometimes Silence brings the greatest solace and a big thanks Sam, for liking:)

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    2. Your comment meant a lot to me...Thank you.

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    3. I really like those Friday posts, Sam:)

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    1. Thanks a ton, Ash, and nice to see you back:)

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    1. Thanks a lot Rachna for your kind words of appreciation!

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  21. Brilliant...the words expressed define silence at its best. Coming back to your blog for more such profound pearls of wisdom.

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    1. Welcome back Viyoma and thanks a lot for your kind words!

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  22. The last lines take on a different note. Lovely poetry there Rahul. Sometimes stillness is so enjoyable that even the smallest of noise can irk you.

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    1. Thank you Jaishree for such a nice comment:)

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  23. When I read the first few lines I thought it was peaceful and then the last part kind of confused me to think hmmm...what is he saying. But true we forget as a nation
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    1. A peace of mind and a peace all around is a dream, Asamptha which I hope to see come true one day:) Thanks a lot!

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  24. The voice of silence is very strong!

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    1. True Kusum, sometimes silence conveys more than noise:)

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  25. Amazing Rahul sir... I sort of was engulfed in silence reading these lines though the noisy crowd was around me... loved it :)

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  26. :) A comment like this can come only from you Ramya! Thank you:)

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  27. Thanks for participating in my last post, it was great to hear your thoughts.

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  28. Hello Sir..

    Lovely read..
    How have you been? I missed reading your posts..had been busy with work
    Hope you're doing great and rocking as usual with your fantabulous posts :-)

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    1. Delighted to see you back Puji! Hope all well at your end too:)

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  29. The last two lines....Just awesome and so true! Lovely poem :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Valli and great to see you here after a while!

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  30. Stopping by to say Hi and wish you a wonderful week!

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  31. Its an irony, isnt it? Music is like "music" to our ears, yet silence speaks and conveys a lot more!

    Here's wishing you wonderful new year sir :)

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