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Jul 19, 2010

WHISPERS: Love, Dreams and Imposter Hope


Hope is just an imposter
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I dream of her
She dreams of togetherness
I hope its me
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Om Namah Shivaya

Unconditional Love
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I love you
Not because of you
But because of me
Not because of your beauty
But because I am beautiful

I love you
Not because you need my love
but because I need my loving you

I love you
Not because yesterday or day before yesterday
But from ages
From many life times
Your soul and mine
Loved not you or me
But each other's togetherness in the heart

We have
Lived and died
On the banks of eternal river of various lives
On the clouds of moon lights
Among stars and its sunshine
Among the sea and its high tides
In each other's heart.
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Om Namah Shivaya


Shiva in My Dreams
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I have seen serpents
Running over your skin
Playing in your hair locks
Bathing from the rivulets of holy river ganges

That run down from your head





And then some one told me


That its me
Now I find them leaving you






and running across my blood
Slithering in and out of my blood vessels
Touching my senses
In cold touch


I have them making me feel





Gripped in coils
While my mind writhes
In shudders
Of coiled tightness
Of my life
Day in and day out 

Love





I find you

Probing my senses
with your flickering tongue

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Om Namah Shivaya

Die another Death
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Inside you
I die thousand deaths
Every time I don’t find you in my thoughts.
My love,
I spread myself in whole of the sky
Stake me with tall deodar trees
And I die thousand deaths

Inside me, there is a person
Willing to lie
To let you know that I am what I am
But not what I can be
And cry.
And you know my love
That person is not me
But I suspect its you
In my heart who is willing to die

To let me live
A thousand lives
Alone and hurt
Bleeding and blunt
No emotions and no feelings
Just a stone statue,
Where we loved
That we loved
That first day
And that we hugged
  
Why?
Why it has to be spread so thin
Thick in our love
That it has become so transparent
It hides nothing
It holds nothing
It does not even promise an eternity
But just our hurt feeling
And missed chances to be one

Why my love
You are so far away
To be loved
Even when you are just sleeping next to me
Why….?
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Om Namah Shivaya

Today is the birthday of Yevgeny Yevtushenko (July 18,1931- ), who was Russia's most popular poet in 1960's, often attracting thousands to his readings and has written more than forty books of poetry. His poetry was some of the first to overtly criticize Stalin. He has been politically active through his life, even serving in the first freely elected parliament of the USSR from 1988 to 1991. I was touched by this poetry from him so thought of reproducing it here.

You are great in love
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You are great in love
                                        You are bold
My every step is timid.
I will do nothing bad to you,
but can hardly do you any good.
It seems you are
                                     leading me
Off the beaten path through a forest
Now we're up to our waist in wildflowers
I don't even know
                                                       what flowers they are
Past experience is of no help here.
I dont know
                                                  what to do or how.
You are tired.
                                                                    You ask to be carried in my arms
Already you are in my arms.
"Do you see
                                                how blue the sky is?
Do you hear
                                                     what birds in the forest?
Well, what are you waiting for? 
                                                     well?
                                                                                     Carry me then!"
And where shall I carry you?...
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Yevgeny Yevtushenko (July 18,1931- )
Translated by Albert C Todd


Submitted to One Shot Wednesday Week 14

38 comments:

  1. Ok....finally I had some time to read for myself....something other than job or school related!
    I am not sure if i commented on this or if not but I think it was only about Vasudha's coming of age.
    now for the rest of postings.
    Lets see....
    the wander lust posting on Buddha's final resting place. Somehow, while reading it, I became calm in the process. Must be the effect of the Buddha. As always, the pictures are beautiful and enhance the blog. I understand what you meant about walking in the same place as Buddha once would have so long ago. It's the enchantment of very old places.
    As for the poetry, this time, i found they were captivating. I liked the lines. They were so bold...especially in "unconditional love." keep the posts coming. I am sorry it took this long to read it all.
    P.S...I also like the still life photos....that too is also fascinating

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  2. wow...some wonderful verses...i particularly like unconditional love...nicely done...great one shot

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  3. I like all of these...so universal...and earthy!

    Thank you for your wonderful poetry....brightens my thoughts.

    Lady Nyo

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  4. Thanks Brian ... Most of the times I write from the heart, but "Unconditional love" is from the deeper understanding of love and its meaning .. its from my inner depths,I guess... ;-) I like it too.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  5. Thanks Asobime, for your words of appreciation, it means a lot to me...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  6. Unconditional Love well expressed Shashi and thanks for stopping by my place always. My poems vary if you go through the archive but i have one muse that am focused on...why because he's my muse in more ways than i can explain so most of my poetry and stories are of us together :)

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  7. Beautiful poetry Shashi. All shared poems are beautiful, but I have to agree with the rest "Unconditional love" is the best!
    Thanks for stopping by my place, your comments always lift up my heart.

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  8. Shashi, great poems, in particular Unconditional Love and I was most amazed by the lines:
    "We have
    Lived and died
    On the banks of eternal river of various lives"
    You write beautifully. Happy One Shot!

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  9. Lovely verses! My favorites are the first two, "Hope is Just an Imposter" and "Unconditional Love."

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  10. that one totally blew my mind Shashi..that one of unconditional love is amazing.Because you write from my heart it reaches the heart profoundly :) thank you for stopping by at my sanctuary and for your beautiful words on my blog always feel welcomed my friend..namaste :)

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  11. Shashi, your poetry is beautiful, beautiful. Loved the Unconditional Love for going where many don't even think to look:

    I love you
    Not because you need my love
    but because I need my loving you


    The Shiva in My Dreams, very visual - the exploration picking at "me"-ness and "you"-ness and where does one begin and the other end.

    And I agree, Hope just is an imposter.

    Thank you.

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  12. Dear Wild Rose...

    Thanks for liking the "Unconditional love" and I have enjoyed my various forays into your world of love... and longing and passion at your blog.. its beautiful world. I enjoy my each visit.

    Yes I agree your world is full of different colors and styles and thoughts... I enjoy them on both forms of the world... blog and twitter...

    thanks for being here...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  13. Thanks Gabi for being here and enjoying my verses.. I appreciate your words and makes me feel good... thanks

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  14. Dear Dustus
    Thanks for your appreciative and encouraging words... and as usual, with your unusually canny and keen sense of poetry, you have picked one of the important thought from the poetry.. i.e the unconditional love is not about this life alone, its mostly a continuation from other lives ... playing and enjoying various hues and colors of th this all encompassing love...

    Well, at least this is what I believe in ... ;-)

    I have enjoyed reading you a lot these last few weeks.. thanks for sharing too.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  15. Thanks Pattiken
    For liking these verses.. the imposter hope is an important statement i guess letting people not rely too much on it... Thanks for being here.. and hope you will enjoy it more in exploring various ideas and thoughts... this blog carries within its pages..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  16. Dear Desert Rose

    thanks for your words and I am thrilled that you liked them...

    I loved your "Bruises of soul" very much.. I am thinking of trying to write one of those interestingly captivating intimate thoughts some time too...

    Thanks for the inspiration...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  17. Thanks for swinging by my blog! Always nice to meet more poets.

    Some great stuff here, absolutely beautiful. Unconditional love was particularly striking to me. Great verse, great sentiments, great flow. Fine work!

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  18. Dear Gospel Writer...

    thanks for liking most of my verses and I am happy that you picked out "Shiva" too. Its one of my thoughts about cleansing one's own soul / personality and within the being...

    You know Love is a process that is not looking for the end but the process itself is the beginning, middle and the end... so I personally believe true love does not exists in reciprocation but in the lovers own heart and to live, some needs that love filled heart.. like me... hence the words.. thanks for liking those verses...

    Yes Hope is just an imposter, giving hope....;-)

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  19. All very thought provoking. I enjoyed reading them. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

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  20. ..we have lived and died in each others heart...as unconditional as a love can be..some beautiful verses shashi!

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  21. Shashi...
    That is nearly an Epic Poem!
    Fantastic job My Friend

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  22. This blew my mind...awesome verses my friend and loved the unconditional love so very much...perfect Oneshot !! Hugs x

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  23. "Because I need my loving you"..like needing oxygen. So vivid and true..Terrific post..great!!!

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  24. @Madeleine: Thanks for enjoying them. I have enjoyed your posts too...

    @Claudia: thanks for liking the "Unconditional love" and appreciating my verses.

    @Eric: Thanks, I am too much sunk in love and longing I guess..

    @G-man: Thanks a lot for appreciating and enjoying my words...

    @Buttercup600: Thank you very much, I am happy that you liked them. Thanks and love...

    @Lyn: Thanks I appreciate your words.. and you picked out the most powerful line too..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  25. Extremely beautiful poems of love. I especially love Unconditional Love. These read so flowingly, a great river of beauty that must have bathed the recipient in bliss. Beautifully done.

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  26. These are beautiful poems, Shashi. This particular verse speaks to me:
    We have
    Lived and died
    On the banks of eternal river of various lives
    On the clouds of moon lights
    Among stars and its sunshine
    Among the sea and its high tides
    In each other's heart.

    I love how it all circles back to oneness.

    MAny thanks for sharing.

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  27. Thanks Belinda for liking this ... you picked the one that really talks about soul mates in love and is the essence of the poetry.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  28. Dear Sherry Blue Sky

    Thanks for liking and enjoying these verses. Your words of appreciation inspires me...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  29. All very poignant thought provoking and really deserve to linger and ponder each line each verse for there is much written that is profound.

    My favorite is "Die another Death" without taking up too much space here, this is what life is -- every moment we die another death, and in our 'love making' the most imitate of connections with another we die another death there as well the French say La petite mort, for "the little death", a metaphor for orgasm.
    The soul through earthly experiences like the trees in autumn the leaves falling to the ground and renewal in the spring we too come back again and again.

    Maybe this is not what you meant, and it is hard to say, but my limited take on this wonderful read, really should be a better exploration of thoughts.
    Cheers,
    Joanny

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  30. This was a wonderful read...the "Unconditional Love" piece spoke to me most...all were very good.

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  31. Dear Joanny

    thanks for your wonderful comment and enjoying it. You just made my day. Thanks.

    Your words about "Die Another Death" is so true and yes that is what life is. We die every moment for that moment. We diminish our material living every moment that we live. As you said about the most intimate moments of love making, its believed in Tantric practices that we are reborn once again.. so what you say is true too as well as in some form of Hindu ritual practices too. Soul as its said in our old scriptures like Veda/Purana's takes a life form to experience bliss, happiness and attain nirvana, freedom from life and birth and every day here is like a practice of living out of life and death... so that we can be released from that cycle.

    Every one has his interpretation of a poetry and I am glad that you found yours so beautifully in my words.... I would not like to say what I mean by those words as when words are written its for the reader to give meaning than the writer to explain... Every one sees through his / her eyes the meaning that is attuned to their own self... just like every one prays attuned to their own personal Supreme consciousness....

    Thanks for your wonderful comment and I am happy to have you here.. look forward to your thoughts more....

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  32. Thanks Tracyhsays for visiting and appreciating my verse. I am grateful and appreciate your words a lot. Look forward to your visit again.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  33. You have some very awesome pieces here! I'm not sure I clicked on the right hyper link for your week 30 rally piece but I loved what I read above thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my spot!

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  34. true words,
    we need it in life.

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  35. Thanks Peach for your words and I am happy that you are here .. as there is always a reason for taking the other path...
    The link to other post is here.. It will be great if you can visit that too..

    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2010/05/shadow-dancing-with-mind-monday-morning.html

    जय दुर्गा जी, जय काली माँ
    Jai Durga ji, Jai Kali Ma

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  36. Thanks Jingle for your nice and right words...

    जय दुर्गा जी, जय काली माँ
    Jai Durga ji, Jai Kali Ma

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  37. Hello Shashi. I focused on Die Another Death... the lines that really got to me were "To let you know that I am what I am / But not what I can be" Makes me think when one cannot feel that possible, and love seems a stranger even when so close, it does feel like dying again and again. thank you for sharing your thoughtful work.

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