Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

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Jul 13, 2011

WHISPERS: Cuckoo's Song and smell of love...

Recently I have been invited my J H Poetry to host their Poetry Potluck beginning week 43 and hope to have some great time reading and writing ...

Below are some of my Haiku about Love, life and living... Hope you will all enjoy it. The main poetry of this week below ‘Cuckoo’s Song’ is about some times when you wake up, you realise that whatever life you have had, is not much about present or future but past... about learning from pain.... We almost always not able to still the ‘Past’ into beauty that is living, loving and the life that is ‘now’ – the present.
Sun set at Danube River in Vienna -  Where I spent some time in reflection
It inspired me to write some of the Haiku below....

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My love smells
Like earth, flowing softly in Danube River
To the end
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Only when I could find my sun
I can jump over my shadow
To ‘be’ – A reality
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All love that’s kept
Subdued in silence
Poisons heart
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Sunset in Poland - Krosno

CUCKOO’S SONG
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I wake up to
The cuckoo song
With the sunrise
Knocking on my broken window
As the sun rays tip-toed into an awakening
Bleeding all over the shards of life
Strewn across the floor of my living

And all my pent up living
‘Within’
Implodes
Like a perpetual slow motion
Of memories, stuck at the night
Of your living
‘Within’ me.
As my present explodes
Within my waking
Into fragments of past
Another beginning begins of another end.

I cease to exist
To be what I
Could have been

I dig at the grave of my living
To uncover what life
Could have been

Slowly I crawl out of living
To a life that
Could have ...

All that is left now
Is stillness of love
An unfathomed depth
A torrential pain
Not yet stilled into beauty
Of a life – living – love
It has, still, not learned the cuckoo’s song
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नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya

Submitted to Poetry Potluck WK 43 at Jingle Poetry and One Shot Wednesday WK 53 at One Stop Poetry. Please click on the names to read great poets and add your own...
 
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44 comments:

  1. Beautiful thoughts.

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  2. Very philosophical writing.

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  3. i dig at the grave of my living...nice line...also really like that first haiku...may you love keep its flow...

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  4. Nice series of haiku Shashi! // Peter.

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  5. The opening haiku are stunning, especially the third, but it's this bit from your longer poem that really speaks to me: "I dig at the grave of my living/To uncover what life/Could have been.." How often is that the object, when we should be digging, if we must dig at graves, to find out what our life should be. As always, a pleasure to read your words, Shashi.

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  6. Lovely Haiku, thanks for visiting me and the lovely comment. Soul Speak

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  7. I understood the Cuckoo's song, but loved your third Haiku.

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  8. cuckoo's song is cute to hear, love smells sweet when it is true.

    amazing entry.

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  9. Shashi, I love the Cuckoo's Song. There is so much emotion in such a beautifully written piece. So wonderful.

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  10. Magnificent poetry. That one line especially: bleeding all over the shards of life...that really got me.

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  11. Beautiful, insightful words, Shashi.

    Thanks for visiting & following my blog. I appreciate it.
    I am now your newest follower!

    Be well, friend.

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  12. Wonderfully written... very thought provoking poem..

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  13. Beautifully written - and congratulations on your first hosting!! You've done a great job! Look forward to many more!

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  14. Oh yes... those could-haves really have a way of getting on your nerves.. don't they!? And then they use up all our living time, and destroy the present... ughh!!
    I think you have expressed this feeling really well here, Shashi.. Bravo!!

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  15. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. Your poetry is lovely - overflowing with emotion.

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  16. As many others have already said, I especially enjoyed your third poem. I also empathize with the implosion in the Cuckoo's Song.

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  17. Wonderful poetry. Full of emotion and feeling. Very nice!

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  18. Dear Sashi,

    Thank you, first, for the beautiful comment you left on my blog. You brought out a smile!

    I love your middle haiku - To Be, I Am, obvious thought that are resonating with me lately!

    And in your Cuckoo's song,

    "I cease to exist
    To be what I
    Could have been

    I dig at the grave of my living
    To uncover what life
    Could have been"

    Sounds like we're both questioning where the path is going...

    Nicely written!

    Peggy
    Serendipitysmiles.com

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  19. Oh, how beautiful. I have found my soul within your words, for I have not yet learned the cuckoo's song.

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  20. Very beautiful pictures too!
    http://www.benjity.wordpress.com

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  21. That was lovely, the haiku was excellent and the last three lines of love subdued are indeed so true, thoughts are deep and full of wisdom.

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  22. Thanks for visiting and for this opportunity to read your work...

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  23. Absolutely stunning work!

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  24. the poem begin with philosophical sense.... that increase the curiosity, we challenged to read until the end, and wonder what kind moral value that want you tell?
    "Another beginning begins of another end"
    woow... that's surprising!
    and now I know the answer..
    shanti my friend...
    Sincerely, C.Sasmita

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  25. Wow - you write amazingly thoughtful haiku

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  26. Your words are lyrical and lovely. I love the ending of "Cuckoo's Song." Thank you for hosting!

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  27. Your words are lovely indeed.

    Haiku is still something I have to master/learn.

    Nice to meet you ~

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  28. Two particularly incredible stanza's which I enjoyed, were: "Only when I could find my sun, I can jump over my shadow, To ‘be’ – A reality" and "I dig at the grave of my living, To uncover what life, Could have been" Brilliant word phrasing; I enjoyed this tremendously! Cheers, David

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  29. i like that first stanza:

    "I wake up to
    The cuckoo song
    With the sunrise
    Knocking on my broken window
    As the sun rays tip-toed into an awakening
    Bleeding all over the shards of life
    Strewn across the floor of my living"

    creative and descriptive. (also really liked that first haiku)

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  30. I'm in awe of the beautiful way you have with words, Shashi--truly. And I always enjoy your photos too. Very meaningful posting.

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  31. Such beautiful, lyrical work.

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  32. Excellent - think prefer the short ones, such a lot packed in there

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  33. beautiful as always, particularly the 2nd one.
    Thanks for the visit, happy potluck!

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  34. Beautiful imagery at the Cuckoo's Song, and I could feel the emotions.

    I love your haikus! The imagery and choice of words are perfect. :)

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  35. thank you shashi...if you feel so inclined a few of us from one stop have opened a new venue dversepoets.com

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  36. i like both of them shashi but most of all i like...My love smells
    Like earth...this leaves me with a warm and earthy feeling and i can almost touch it

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  37. "I cease to exist
    To be what I
    Could have been"

    your haiku and long verse are all extraordinary!

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  38. So beautiful... the way you put the words to the poems and the photos as well... they make me long to be there. Your insights are so deep and transparent... thank you for inviting me to read here again.

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  39. Lovely haiku and verse!

    And thanks so much for participating in last week's Limerick-Off! I just posted a new one and hope to see you there. :)

    Mad Kane

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  40. loved your Haiku

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