Sunday, August 14, 2011

hinder the tremors

one day when ocean becomes nether
I pledge to tread on it
I will let the tremors enter into me
as I want to feel the sacred sea
it will get enmeshed into darkness
no plaster separates it from that tuft
if the fish hinder its sporadic ventures

if it is possible, 
I will remove the stigma of the sea
it too has a right to move forward
I can listen to its whisper
even when it laughs out loud
I don't need an eye for an eye
the world is already blind.

"the deep can never go away, it only enhances"


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44 comments:

Daydreamertoo said...

Complex yet beautiful in its complexity. A voyage of self discovery. Lovely use of the wordle words.

brenda w said...

Gautami, I am so glad that you have joined us at The Sunday Whirl. Your final stanza is astounding; it resonates a sad truth.
~Brenda

Jo said...

oh ... this leaves me shaking ... such sad truth, no matter how badly we want it to change

Susannah said...

I love your final stanza, it is really wonderful! You used the wordle words to good effect here.

Karen S. said...

Such a lovely poem you wrote, great centus for laugh out loud! Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Been a while, my friend. Glad to see you here and doing what you alone can do, and with the wordle words, no less. The ocean has a call like no other, and your poem reminds all of us of that reality,

Elizabeth

keiths ramblings said...

A remarkable piece. Thanks for your coninued support of Carry On Tuesday - this weeks prompt, 'an eye for an eye' was the perfect finish to a perfect poem!

Whitesnake said...

Ahh yes another wave of futility.

Kelly said...

Wow - this one took a few readings to sink in, and I like that. Powerful and beautiful.

gautami tripathy said...

This is in no way futile, dark or sad. For me it is a positive reinforcement. However, poetry is interpreted in the reader's mind. He/she perceives what he/she wants to. It depends on the mood of the reader...

lynnaima said...

Nice way of discussing the yearning to learn about the depth and secrets of the sea :)
enjoy the potluck!!!

http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/words-not-spoken/

Mama Zen said...

I like this!

flaubert said...

The last stanza is awesome, Gautami. Nice to see you over at the wordle site.

Pamela

Jingle Poetry said...

amazing.

Teresa said...

This is a lovely poem.

magiceye said...

brilliant

Mike Patrick said...

The sea has the right to move forward, and we have the right to oppose it, though opposition is futile.

oldegg said...

I love poetry about the sea and of giving it feelings like ourselves. For me it laughs out loud often, luckily I can see and hear it, as you can too.

You beautiful poetry emphasizes the complexity of our lives and all its influences.

Thank you for your visit.

irene said...

A mesmerising read..

Mary said...

I enjoyed this greatly. Such a gentle poem with a profound message!

jaerose said...

Sometimes it is necessary to endure the tremors..to find a control of the sea..captivating words..Jae

mjshorts said...

A great poem.
I particularly liked those last two lines,
'I don't need an eye for an eye
the world is already blind' - how very true.
Thanks for a great read

Nonna Beach said...

A lilting, moving piece told using one of my favorite things, the ocean in a very symbolic way...I love it !!!

Nanka said...

Mind blowing !! You did this so easily!!....and incorporated so many prompts to good effect too!!

Ames said...

I really like the last stanza. ~Ames

Willow said...

Beautiful flowing poem of the flowing sea, much wisdom, and it feels peaceful.

Ramesh Sood said...

You know Gautami, coming here and commenting to appreciate your poetry is akin to appreciating the beauty of someone hugely blessed with it everyday... I mean your creations always leave me wondering... a very unique style this.. and you encourage me to keep on adding new words to my thoughts.. keep weaving magic.. thanks!!!

Traci B said...

To understand the sea - a journey of a lifetime. Your poem captures that desire well, and the quote and photos at the end work well with it. Reminded me of a quote from the Bible: "Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me." (Psalm 42:7)

withgraceandgratitude said...

Guatami, I couldn't help but think of tsunamis and monsoons when I read your poem. Beautiful image. Thank you.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful! The last line is so thought-provoking. laurie

Morning said...

love it.

Scribbler said...

Stunning poetry. Gorgeously written!

cj Schlottman said...

Very moving, indeed.

Namaste..........cj

Isadora said...

Excellent .... WOW ...!!!
Isadora

sharplittlepencil said...

Lovely work, Gautami, and your paraphrase of Gandhi at the end makes it all the more poignant. Great take on the Wordle! Peace, Amy
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/forward-march-special-ops/

imnotaverse said...

A thought-provoking last line.

Bone said...

The opening line is amazing, outdone only by the closing two lines.

Jessica Prescott said...

Final lines are fabulous. Great way to use the quote.

jeff campbell said...

Deep, abiding poetry...you are blessed with a gift...Peace...Namaste

beccagivens said...

Great use of the prompt!! Well done!

Cathy said...

Excellent poem, especially the last stanza.

Marbles in My Pocket said...

Beautiful finish to this one. Very nice!

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trailsofthepen said...

"The world is already blind" indeed. Powerful something here makes me pensive again. :D

Jenny said...

I loved the line about the world being blind. This is so lovely and complex. Your imagery, as always, is brilliantly wonderful.