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by Rajender Krishan
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I have tried hard
to discover solitude           
but it remains elusive

My intelligence
however limited
constantly propels
my finite mind
towards the infinity of space

from one thought to another
       potent, pathetic
       oscillating, resolute
       pondering, perplexed
       serene, agitated
       sweet, sour
       passionate, enraged
within the known and unknown
realms of ideas
that constantly mingle 
in the eternal circle 

Untiring is the phenomenon
Yet unruffled remains the witness
to this incredible marvel
of pristine amusement                 

I cannot let go
this singularity of life
where I experience               
the essence of freedom
in the association
of your perpetual presence.   

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September 04, 2012
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Comment I understand the struggle to reach the elusive , perhaps that search is the core that gives meaning to life, it is the search for.the absolute truth..
At least to me. I believe that truly knowing yourself , is the right path.
Powerful and challenging poem. Love. Pili

Pili Pubul
07/18/2013 09:32 AM

Comment "I have tried hard/ to discover solitude..." the perpetual quest which leads to nowhere and everywhere, to all and nothing, to the mind and mindlessness. I sense the mystic notes and the intellectual space. Thank you for these lines.

09/10/2012 10:13 AM

Comment Solitude you seek is the power to detach the mind form this world and progress to higher realms. Mind is the enemy that won't let go of maya or the illusion that is this world. As you say, it keeps,"Hopping
from one thought to another..."
Just a passing comment also inspired by the teachings of Kabir and other great saints.!

My Word
09/07/2012 23:11 PM

Comment Thank you Shernaz, Dipankar and Amitabh.
For answer is "to each his own".

09/06/2012 16:40 PM

Comment Hopping
from one thought to another
potent, pathetic
oscillating, resolute
pondering, perplexed
serene, agitated
sweet, sour
passionate, enraged
within the known and unknown
realms of ideas
that constantly mingle
in the eternal circle

Wonderful Poetry Rajenderji, You have struck the unknown within the realm of a shuddering rain and a sharpening truth

Amitabh Mitra
09/06/2012 08:42 AM

Comment Who is the witness and whose perpetual presence do you feel? I have been wondering. Is it Solitude or is it God? Someone commented that the poem has a Tagore flavour. If it were Tagore, I am almost sure that Solitude and God would be synonymously used.

A good poem.

09/06/2012 00:14 AM

Comment After reading all these compliments and praise showered on your poem there is little left for me to say except that I enjoyed it and hope we will be treated to more such profound thoughts from you.

09/05/2012 06:48 AM

Comment Thank you all for your compliments.

09/04/2012 19:36 PM

Comment Very Tagoresque!! reminds me of Gitanjali! Beautiful..

09/04/2012 15:09 PM

Comment wise words, I have share this site to many friends. it contains rich seeds of Indian Culture. NRI, or Indians born abroad since 1880 due to drought monsoon are all spread around 5 continents, keep sharing to Unify all coming from the same Tree, strengh of Roots, keep through language, Gujrati. Express you Gratitude for all your great efforts by writing such so nice, Sant Kabir is the Great Soul . Would be more appreciated if you can also ad French language translation, for new Generations. Intent, Dream is to see "Clean India" "Green India" with New Trees Plants to maintain well balance Climate Change. Growth is in Asia for next 30 years, we need to prepare and receive in appropriate clean atmosphere, students in India for Health Care, IT and more opportunities ahead. Fragrances of Indian Perfumes, Indian Chocolates, Macarons Namaskar Amine Akh Tananarive- Madagascar " Indian Ocean Islands" Bollywood could lead "Green India" in movie. "Spirituality starts where Religions Ends" Silent Meditation with positive thoughts, attitudes to reach Goal in Life, realise divine brillant powerless, powerfull, flow particles within own Heart. Rajesh Khanna, Jagjit Singh... Avenues, Boulevards...

Amine Akh
09/04/2012 11:46 AM

Comment This is unique and also incomparable in so far as it provides an unconventional answer to a riddle. It is very thought provoking. Expressed so simply without any so-called poetic gimmick, its appeal is direct. And the choice of words couldn't be better. It helped me to discover a new Rajender! Hope to see him more often in this new incarnation.

09/04/2012 11:37 AM

Comment Your Solitude is Sublime!

These lines will remain with me for a long time:
I have tried hard
to discover solitude
but it remains elusive.


Ramendra Kumar
09/04/2012 10:34 AM

Comment So well crafted,sir.Sublime state of solitude is beyond description, it is an 'experience' as mentioned here.Many more gems from your quill awaited eagerly.Regards.

Sony Dalia
09/04/2012 10:02 AM

Comment Simple words, profound meaning, aesthetically presented Rajenderji...Congrats..expect more like this from you...

G Swaminathan
09/04/2012 09:33 AM

Your poem exudes sense of those moments which are very elusive to catch by human mind. Sir, I commit a mistake by giving my pinion on your poem which is to simply see and enjoy silently. The Image of the man seated in meditation before the roaring sea waves deepens the meaning of your poem .I think that symbolizes your mind at present. Thanks for a good poetic treat

09/04/2012 08:52 AM

Comment Marvellous.

V.K. Joshi
09/04/2012 08:18 AM

Comment A sublime composition, Rajender ji. You have chosen right words to express divine and elevating feelings. I enjoyed reading your poem. Thank you.

Kumarendra Mallick
09/04/2012 07:52 AM

Comment Its a wonderful poem on the theme of solitude. The final effect is so positive : "in the association of your perpetual presence" although this prosaic word 'association' might have been avoided. Yes , it is true that that essence of freedom is realised only in such an ambience. The image is also suitable to the poem. It makes a happy reading for all of us.

Dr.Ratan Bhattacharjee
09/04/2012 07:50 AM

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