Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

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Nov 1, 2010

Whispers: Modern Halloween


SPIRITS

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They tell me about life and death
I talk to them too, constantly
When I am awake, I dream
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Image curtsey wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com
TSUNAMI 2004
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Like an enchantress, Sea gathered her skirt 
The waves moved away from the shore 
And I thought she will fly 

Some followed her on the open sea bed 
Lured as she tentatively revealed her bare thighs 
and then she unleashed her naked fury 

A big wall of rage swept across, in all consuming terror 
A few survived the surge but then many died inside 
Engulfed in her passionate cries

Few days later, I found a little girl curled up on the beach 
Small hands holding some sea shells 
as waves lapped her dead smile.... 
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Written after Tsunami in 2005, 
While working with an NGO near Chennai, India



911
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Nine is divine
One is one
Humbled in collective pain
We stand in silence
While the world calls 911
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A tribute to the victims of 911
@2010

नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Submitted to Jingle Potluck WK 8 

51 comments:

  1. Such sad and powerful images.

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  2. Nature's wrath is truly fearsome.But humans who hurt with just pure seflfishness is more fearsome!!

    Thanks for sharing these.The images gave justice to your words!

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  3. The tsunami poem especially is so powerful, powerfully written. Reading it I felt almost as if I were there. The final stanza, about the dead girl holding seashells, is just heartbreaking.

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  4. Thanks All Hallow Eve for liking this as well as those images...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  5. Thanks June for your nice words...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  6. Very sensitively written. Makes one feel the emotions....

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  7. Thanks Gospelwriter
    I appreciate your comments.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  8. thanks Shail for your comments, yes it was an emotional moment for me as well...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  9. Chilling and sad truth here Shashi...you did an excellent job putting this together.The little girl must have been hard to take. It is something that no one is prepared for and it is something that not everyone could handle. Peace be with your heart...I know somehow that you did all that you could in that situation.

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  10. Such sad events, truly heartbreaking, you wrote these with such sensitivity and emotion. good job on the poems.

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  11. Few days later, I found a little girl curled up on the beach
    Small hands holding some sea shells
    as waves lapped her dead smile....


    super sad ending,
    the image makes powerful impact on what you intend tom convey, fears are obvious at these moments.

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  12. Nine is divine
    One is one
    Humbled in collective pain
    We stand in silence
    While the world calls 911...


    love every word of it,
    divine piece,
    lovely entry.....

    Thanks for the reminder of horrible moments in life. That's authentic and heartfelt, unlike Halloween, all creepy stuff is subjectively made to have fun.

    Happy November!

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  13. Shashi this is awesome...what a way to write a tribute!!! this is beautiful thanks for sharing and happy potlucking

    http://peachpitproduction.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/hallows-eve/

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  14. So powerful and thought provoking!

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  15. Dear 2Zpoint

    Thanks for understanding, it was a long time ago but it still pains some of the times...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  16. @SuziCate
    @Jingle
    @kathew
    @PeachPitProduction
    @Fiveloaf
    @thoughtsnotlost

    Thanks all for liking this one... I appreciate it..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  17. Powerful images here, and words. I like your modern take on halloween. I also love the idea of you talking to the spirits! So, I'm not the only one who does!

    http://jessicasjapes.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/halloween-fright/

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  18. This is heavy stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thanks Jessica... I am happy that you enjoyed it. Look forward to your visit again..
    Every one talks to the spirits, at least their own... its just that they do not realise it... call it co-incidence or illusions...
    I liked your verse too... thanks for sharing...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  20. Thanks Awitchtrying... its not only heavy on our conscience but sad as well.. I wish peace to all those victims, every day still..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  21. Great and powerful tributes to the victims of Tsunami and 911.....
    Lovely haiku :)

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  22. you've captured this moment in time well. Events felt world wide. Thanks for remembering.

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  23. This is an enlightening post...I have to agree with the others...the Tsunami piece is a gripping write...definitely tugs at the heart strings...thanks for sharing this at Potluck...powerful indeed.

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  24. I love the metaphors in the one about the Tsunami. All powerful pieces.

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  25. A powerful, haunting tribute to the victims of two truly terrible events--showcased by two equally haunting images. These wrench the heart, as the emotion spills through.

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  26. Dear Sumit,
    Dear Eric,

    Thanks for the appreciation and I look forward to your visit again... Your comments mean a lot to me.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  27. Dear Missy

    Thanks for your words and appreciation. Those times were very powerful and stuck with me for forever.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  28. Dear Dasuntoucha
    Thanks for your words, if means a lot to me...Tsunami verse is still stuck in my heart... look forward to your visit again..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  29. Dear Theron

    Thanks for enjoying this one... the image was out there tugging at my heart...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  30. Shashi, your Tsunami piece is awesome, stunning and so sad.
    Your 9/11 tribute moving. :)

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  31. Dear Cianphelan

    Those two images are still stuck in my heart, even after all these years I can still see it vividly.

    thanks for the comment and visit to my blog and look forward to seeing you again here..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  32. Your words conjure up some haunting images.
    As for dreams, we can bring to reality only the ones we see with eyes open wide.

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  33. Dear Eaton
    Thanks for your inspiring comment. I appreciate you visit and look forward to your visit again..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  34. Dear Nimaruiche
    Thanks for your wonderful comment, I appreciate it so much... Look forward to your visit again...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  35. Powerful, deep poems.
    Excellent post

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  36. Please help giving (belated) birthday wishes to 3 or 4 fellow poets:

    http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/11/03/happy-birthday-eric-dom/

    Thanks a lot for the support.
    Happy November!
    Your presence adds light to our space, keep shining!
    xxx

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  37. Tsunami was just too touching and sad... and so was 911..
    They were honorable tributes indeed!

    AS for the spirit talk, ooohhh... kinda spooky.. but I liked the imagery... It's nice to see someone put it in words! Very nicely done!!

    Thanks for joining us at Poetry Potluck, Shashi!!! Also, thanks for all the kind and encouraging words you have been leaving on my blog... it's very nice of you...

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  38. Dear Artswebshow

    Thanks for liking this one and appreciations. I look forward to seeing you again...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

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  39. Dear Jingle

    I have visited the Happy Birthday boys and girls and enjoyed their posts... Thanks for the shout out....

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  40. Dear Kavisionz
    Thanks for your nice words and comments, I appreciate it so much...
    I have enjoyed joining in at the Potluck and its my pleasure to read so many great talented poets at one place... It opens up my mind and thoughts.... thanks is due to you and jingle and team for putting this much effort. I am deeply impressed with you all... thanks for the opportunity to share all that crowds my mind....

    Look forward to your visit again..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  41. Such tragic yet powerful imagery! Very moving!

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  42. Stunning, Shashi! Thank you for a fine contribution to my day and to Potluck. Poem on...

    JamieDedes

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  43. Moving words. Truly powerful! Thank you!!

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  44. Dear Dakshi

    Thanks for your visit and appreciation... thank you.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  45. Dear Artandwhine
    Thanks for your appreciation. I am happy that you liked it. Look forward to your visit again...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  46. Dear Jamie

    Thanks for your beautiful comment. I value them so much and look forward to your visit again...

    Thanks

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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  47. Dear Azfree
    Thank you so much. I appreciate your visit and look forward to it again..
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

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