Valley of Thoughts

11 May

It was just one of those solitary moments when I was immersed in the past – reminiscing and relishing. It often surprises me how the ‘self’ and the soul lay apart. It is this subversive conflict that palpates the drama which sometimes is fascinating and at others frustrating.

Nature at its bounty or when barren is capable of putting a mirror in front of us and make us look deeper into this conjecture of self-conflict. It is just impossible for poetry to not happen using nature and its elements as a metaphor. As I chanced upon this thought, a few lines came to my mind which I scribbled on a scrap paper near me. Here is the story which the valley in my thoughts told me…

Through the serpentine turns it lay,

With it’s arms open wide.

Is it yearning for ripples or rain?

Or just a mere tide?

The mountains surround with brawn,

Yet shorn of their pride,

Like the paradoxical challenges,

That keep the joy aside.

The clouds eclipse the Amber,

Turning it to the dark.

Igniting a fire somewhere within,

As elusive as reality stark.

And yet again the night recedes,

Breaking the spasm of dawn.

The twinkling dew drops witness,

The ruptured moments by gone.

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Photograph Courtesy –  Abhishek Bhattacherjee (The Oasis, Austin, TX)

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11 Responses to “Valley of Thoughts”

  1. Dhananjay Kulkarni May 11, 2012 at 2:13 am #

    exquisite exposition 😉

  2. Sowmini May 11, 2012 at 3:13 am #

    Beautifully penned boss! 🙂

  3. megzone May 11, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    oohh maannn.. brilliaantt 😀 😀 breathtakingly beautiful pic
    and awesome imagery of words concocting a wonderous poem 🙂

  4. Himanshu May 11, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    @ Dhananjay – Unbidden Creation 🙂 😉 Thanks a zillion quintal!!
    @ Sowmini – Thank you mommy boss!
    @ Megzy – I know right! The picture is so beautiful. And that is what you anyway expect when Abhihsek clicks it! 🙂 Glad you liked the poem. Your revival poem is on my list for today too..

  5. garfield19 May 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    In case you are wondering.. that was the fuse in my itsy bitsy brain! Like I said.. Questions galore… but will take it up on another platform!

  6. garfield19 May 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Weird… all my Phlut…Phlash..and Fooosh sounds were removed!!! GeeZ!!

    • Himanshu May 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

      And boy Praveen – Did you make me answer some questions or what!!

  7. Dishit D May 12, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    awesome buddy! your valley of thoughts do tell beautiful stories!

    • Himanshu May 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      Thank you Sir! My valley of thought is usually crazy and discombobulated.

  8. Sound May 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    whoa…awesome 😀 love the poem and pic,,wow,..my compliments to abhishek please 🙂

    • Himanshu May 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

      Sound – Your compliments would be conveyed for sure..Thanks a lot!

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