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TWILIGHT CALL

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At the twilight’s quiet call I walked
towards the shoal; in trance; in haze
possessed by the dim dusk’s spilled grace
and stood alone like a dumb rock.


When back to my senses, I lied
on the sandy bed and peered inside
the pond to find its rock bottom
and my image in that fluid prism.


Fickle are the waters by the waves
ficklest the mind is, fazed by thoughts.
They rouse even to the slightest
of stir; just slaves to all the knaves.

 

Hey Ram, hey Raam, I called and cussed;
demurred, implored, billowed and cursed
the one in whom I keep my trust;
the one in whom my doubts are worse.

 

Flustered, I kept pelting pebbles
into the pool; melting the calm.
Between my wish and the impulse
I swayed alike a lamp in the storm.

 

I’m still out there at that sand shoal
waiting to see the waters still
to find its rock bottom and my
image, the true and mystic ‘I’.

8 Comments

  1. Vishvnand says:

    Very beautiful & elegant poem for pondering
    Interpretations bit difficult, various and calmly intriguing
    Liked the poem very much & its style of penning

  2. Kusum Gokarn says:

    Fine connectivity of the small human self with the Universal infinite Self.
    Kusum

    • anuradha says:

      @Kusum Gokarn, and Visvnand ji,
      Many thanks for your kind comments. Twilight indicates here advancing age, when mind matures and starts focussing more on the divine; which is nowhere other than in oneself…’the true I’ indicates the ‘Atman’ or the ‘Jeevathma’ which is nothing but ‘Parama Atma’ the eternal bliss, the God, the ‘Hiranya Garbha’.

  3. Kusum Gokarn says:

    Anuradha,
    Thank a lot for your very fine explanation.
    Deep study of Hindu philosophy obviously.
    Kusum

  4. parminder says:

    Very very beautiful. Could imagine myself asking invariable questions when entering that zone. Lovely! Deep.

  5. medhini says:

    Deep and meaningful and your
    explanation or interpretation did
    the rest, Anuradha.

  6. Gion Gion says:

    “….peered inside
    the pond to find its rock bottom
    and my image in that fluid prism.” – a very enjoyable read. Worthy of return and reflection.
    Fergus

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