Sunday, 7 March 2010

Meeting Me


The sea calls out to me-
As I walk beside its waves;
Washing away imprints I leave-
Temporal, I know I am, yet still...?

In my arrogance, I wait
And as the tide ebbs-
I walk again, pressing close,
Digging in my heels, causing
Tiny wells and pools-

I gloat, and look in askance
At the sea.
It still calls, unperturbed.
All-knowing.
It calls, mesmerizing,
Melting away my dregs of self.

And I surrender.
As I knew I would.

The sea calls-
As I step in,
From the water's edge...

To meet the endless, limitless me.





15 May 2009

Pic Courtsey: http://thehighsign.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/humoresque153.gif

19 comments:

  1. Good one!
    "Ans as the tide ebbs-.." should be "And as..."

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  2. This is such an awesome write!!! All about discovering and knowing oneself...and well...the sea is one of the most beautiful and inspiring things on this earth:) You ve described the moment o perfectly...i feel like going and walking on the beach right now!!

    "It calls, mesmerizing,
    Melting away my dregs of self."

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  3. hmmm - nice poetry -
    The sea is truly hypnotic - and it's a great inspiration for poetry - reading your poem reminded me of my own musings on the beach...

    http://anubhavb.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/solitude/

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  4. Wow !! what a way to meet one's endless, limitless self. Selection of picture is most appropriate.

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  5. Trinath, Aayushi, Anubhav and Balvinder Sir, thank you all for your prompt responses and kind words :)

    Trinath, indeed a typo there, which, thanks to you, has now been edited and corrected!
    Ayushi, if you can find that beach, lucky you :) I shall continue to fantasize about it!
    Anubhav, I did read it, but somehow could not post a comment there. Wl get back to it, tomorrow perhaps. Thanks for sharing it :)
    Balvinder sir, I did sort of fall in love with the picture too :)

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  6. This is special for me for reasons more than one.
    1. You are posting after so many times (default case now)
    2. It refers to sea. And I AM madly in love of, in, about it anyway.
    3. I will like to share a quote of a person who have influenced me in many ways.

    "The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women."

    -Swami Vivekananda.

    On the eve of Women's day perhaps there couldn't have been a better realization than this.

    Esp coming from you, its always so.

    Treasure.

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  7. Soumya, what a delight to hear from you too. And the beautiful way you have shared your views on why you liked this :)

    Thanks so much. That quote from Swami V. is so apt, for the occasion :)

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  8. Very beautiful Usha..:-) The last line is times exquisitely.....thanks for sharing....

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  9. I saw the picture, the calling waves and I was rapt. They seemed to fill me with their infinity, take me along with them to the far off place, where they originated from. But as I breathed out, I realised the reality. So ironic :)

    The picture is a poem :) 1024 words a picture can say!

    Regarding the poem :) Do I even need to say anything?

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  10. wow!!! this onez simply divine!! loved it! :)

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  11. Great blog!!!!
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    Thanks,

    Pablo from Argentina

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  12. Yes, indeed :) :) A small part of our identity always lies in the things we love :) :)

    The last line said it all. :)

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  13. This one echoes within! Sea is a solace; she touches you takes you to her..! And the surrender.. Ah!! How beautiful!

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  14. The unknown beckons so inviting
    but it is our ego that is limiting
    or maybe what is known is comforting
    and what we are unaware terrifying.

    Usha simply wonderful. I was in Myanmar when I read this on my reader but couldn't comment as we can't access blogging sites there.

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  15. Just one word -Mesmerising.. :)

    As I step in,
    From the water's edge...
    To meet the endless, limitless me..

    There's so much of depth and beauty in your writings.. Loved reading your poems.. :):):)

    Am a fan now.. :)

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  16. Like that accompanying B&W picture.

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  17. wow ! this ones calls the heart out.
    beautiful

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