As I stand on the sea-shore
With waves washing my feet
I drown into my pensive lanes
As I see them retreat
Million forms of the formless
And yet they are the same
Million colours of the colourless
Playing the same old game
Thousand waves that strike a day
Trying hard to gain some land
Endless efforts go in vain
Invincible stands the rule of sand
And then to roaring seas I ask
“What do you boast of all day
There is no song of glory to sing
You try in vain, the world does say”
Smiling at me the giant said
I seek no songs, no glories, no praise
All those are transient, they come and go
It is the joy that forever stays
Where is the joy you talk about
In this never ending game?
Never shall you gain an inch
The land shall forever be same
What do you think of the sand below
Lying beneath your innocent feet?
Weren’t they rocks, years ago
Smashed by the game of approach and retreat?
From rocks to stones to pebbles to sand
And all the snow in all the land
With stories untold, come to me
To loose themselves and merge with the grand
One day, to me, you too would come
As a part of this unending game
And so would everything under sun
But I shall still remain the same…
March 21, 2015 at 3:19 pm
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March 22, 2015 at 1:25 pm
Excellent! Thank you Maria for sharing this masterpiece.
March 22, 2015 at 1:55 pm
Thanks Sonya for calling it a masterpiece 🙂
March 25, 2015 at 11:57 pm
My pleasure. 🙂 I loved reading this myself and couldn’t not share it. 🙂
March 21, 2015 at 10:37 pm
Absolutely stunning. The use of best words at best places as always. And the scene you have created in our minds, the scene of sea shore and sand and standing there, oh it is just so perfect for me these days. When I go there to talk to water, it tells me stories too. It tells me how feel one with the One. It tells me how tiny yet how important I am. It tells me too that this never ending game is all about searching and observing, to attain eternal joy and peace. I am again on my feet Arindam, on the way to truth. Tum soch rahay ho gay ye tu apna shuru hogae 😛 It was your poen urging me to feel its essence. I Love it. Thanks for writing and please keep writing.
March 22, 2015 at 11:04 pm
Sea shore ke paas hai aapka ghar? 🙂 (Reminded me of sea, sand, pearl, oyster analogy)
Thanks for the compliments 🙂
March 22, 2015 at 11:28 pm
Gher k bilkul peechay hai sea. Kabi kabi khawab aise bhi pooray hotay hain 🙂 love you brother.
March 22, 2015 at 5:05 am
We come from Nature and to return to it for Wisdom is beautiful just like this.
Nice to see you back, friend..:)