Om Namah Shivaya

Om Namah Shivaya

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Aug 16, 2010

WHISPERS: Of desires, conflicts and shattered dreams...

Far away
The sea crashes
On empty beach

Between my mind and heart...

The tremors that my hand felt

From her fingers
Travelled to the heart
Within my smile
Holding her silence within
My lips
I felt my love
Flutter in her Arms

"Wait - hold me before you leave"
Hung somewhere between my mind
And  her Heart

Shattered Dreams...
The touch that lingers

Like phantoms of my mind
The feelings
That sieves out of my passion
Just hold me closer to you
Than your body scent
That lives within my own thoughts

The more passionate thoughts

Coils my mind, gathers all around
More pain,
That breaks out in my heart
Like the grip of your slender legs
Squeezing out pleasure
My last drops

How can I hold you more firmly?

In my thoughts
When your passions
Flutter, even with soft winds of change
While a storm is looming large
Around me and my thoughts
Leaving behind, in its wake
Many a shattered dreams.


She Skipped....

I find her

Oriented to the Sea
Like a magnet drawn to it
Finding her moment of solitude
In the expanse of blue depth
Precipated from the sky

She left me alone
The moment the sea unfolded before her eyes
Skipping like a small child
That she still is
To reach out to her soul
Merged within the waves
Like her lover's call

Stopped before the sea engulfed her
and the sheer vastness of her
She finds in her lover
The same depth and expanse
Of emptiness
That she finds within

And I watched from a distance
Her framed outlines in the evening sky
and within the depths of her bond
Still reaching out
Om Namah Shivaya

Gabriel Garcia Marquez said of Pablo Neruda," The greatest poet of 20th century - in any language" and here is one of his interesting and beautiful verse called "Body of a Woman". This verse as one of the writer said is an introductory text to the poetry of desire.

Body of a woman
Body of a woman, white hills, white thighs,
You look like a world, lying in surrender
My rough peasant's body digs in you
And makes the son leap from the depth of the earth

I was alone like a tunnel. The birds fled from me,
And night swamped me with its crushing invasion.
To survive myself I forged you like a weapon,
Like an arrow in my bow, a stone in my sling

But the hour of vengeance falls, and I love you.
Body of skin, of moss, of eager and firm milk.
Oh the goblets of the breast! Oh the eyes of absence!
Oh the roses of the pubis! Oh your voice, slow and sad!

Body of my woman, I will persist in your grace.
My thirst, my boundless desire, my shifting road!
Dark river-beds where the eternal thirst flows
And weariness follows, and the infinite ache.
Pablo Neruda
Translated by W
S Merwin


  1. A wealth of exquisite poetry, so beautifully written.

  2. closer than the scent of your that is close...very nice journey through your poetry...glad you linked up to one shot.

  3. From the very first line I knew this was a poem about loss. And loss and aching permeate the words. Beautiful poem.

  4. Thanks RN Sane, I am happy that you liked it. I have more posted in the previous editions of the blog, have a look if you have time...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  5. Dear Brian
    Thanks for appreciating and yes some times, one gets closer to the lover than the scent she/he carries within, as I am sure you know. Thanks for taking this journey with me and hope you will find time to explore other poetry on the blog and join in to follow my posts later on. Another post coming up this Sunday.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  6. Thanks Gautami, for liking these verses.

    Hope you will explore through few more I have on the blog... in the previous posts. I would appreciate it very much if you follow this blog so that I dont have to send out emails informing the new posts...
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  7. Thanks Glyn
    I appreciate your words. Look forward to more of your comments on other poems in the blog.
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  8. An engaging, aesthetic tour of passion and beauty; the depth of which is beautifully scribed with rich verse. The Neruda poem is a nice finale. Reminds me of another of his tantalizing poetry:

    'Carnal apple, woman filled, burning moon'

  9. Thanks Collective Epiphanies, your words make me happy and fulfilled. Would appreciate when you have time to reach out to my other whispers to the love, longing and desire in the previous posts of this blog.
    And thank you for reminding me of another great poem from Neruda, which in itself is so exquisite... that I could not help but post it here... for both us and our friends who are here to enjoy....

    Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,’
    Carnal apple, Woman filled, burning moon,
    dark smell of seaweed, crush of mud and light,
    what secret knowledge is clasped between your pillars?
    What primal night does Man touch with his senses?
    Ay, Love is a journey through waters and stars,
    through suffocating air, sharp tempests of grain:
    Love is a war of lightning,
    and two bodies ruined by a single sweetness.
    Kiss by kiss I cover your tiny infinity,
    your margins, your rivers, your diminutive villages,
    and a genital fire, transformed by delight,
    slips through the narrow channels of blood
    to precipitate a nocturnal carnation,
    to be, and be nothing but light in the dark.
    Pablo Neruda
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  10. Enjoyed reading your poetry. The line that sticks foremost in my thoughts is "I felt my love flutter in her arms" from Between my Mind and Heart. Well done I like your style. Cheers

  11. Thanks Dustus for liking the verses. I appreciate your words and I have enjoyed your poetry a lot...

    When you have time, Checkout some more of the previous posts in Whispers in the blog or other stuff that I do in this shadow dancing within my own mind... with my mind.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  12. Nice One Shot, Shashi!

    And thank you for sharing "Body of a Woman" by Pablo Neruda - good stuff!

  13. Sensual and bittersweet. I enjoyed this. Many thanks for sharing.

    Be well,

  14. I enjoyed your poems very much. And I lost myself in "She Skipped" - such beautiful imagery and emotion throughout. Lovely writing!

  15. Beautiful series of poems. Love's feelings pulse strongly throughout the world.

  16. Love the ways that the poems resonated each otherThanks for reading and commenting on my poem. Hope your week goes well.

  17. elegant of everything,
    love the images
    perfect poetry.

  18. @Eric, Thanks for your words and I have enjoyed "The Body of Woman" too. ;-)

    Thanks Belinda, I have loved your writings too... at your halfway point. It was very sweet.

    @Talon - It was about a friend who was attracted to sea and about one evening when few of us went to the sea, she just moved on to be with the sea.. it was a beautiful moment to see.

    @MM: Thanks and yes the thread in all these poetries are love, longing and desires...

    @John: Thanks for your words of appreciation and they are all connected through love, longing and desire thread which some times does end up in shattered dreams.

    @Jingle: Thanks for liking as well as noticing the images too. Your words mean a lot.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya.

  19. A treasure trove. Thank you for sharing. Now I simply have to google Pablo Neruda!

  20. Pablo Neruda my friend, is an amazing poet and if you like more recommendation from me, then try googling another one poet I love "RUMI"

    You can also find some interesting stuff in my blog too, in the whispers section, Poetries, In still life, Images taken over the year from across the world and also in Yogi Baba Section, few excerpts from one book that I am writing...

    Loved most of your English blogs. Thanks

    Enjoy and Cheers!!!

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  21. Beautiful verses- poetry, all things related to the matters of the heart, love,loss,yearning, desire, sensuality. Beautifully penned, simplistic words, powerful impact, well chosen. One can only write like this if they have experience in such matters and true understanding of these forces. Pablo Neruda a special poet, yes,
    So glad you joined One Shot and I got to read your poetry.


  22. Thanks Joanny, yes these kinds of experiences one gains oneself and then only can bring it out of the heart to thought and then to the verse on the paper. But does not necessarily mean that one has to has love as in women and men, which most of the times gets confused with lust ... but mostly its love in its absolute terms and around us, nature and people and love as the process... not as reciprocation and expectations of it...
    Pablo Neruda is a great master of words, thoughts and feelings... he had a different eye in the mind to pen such wonderful thoughts...
    I am glad that I joined the One Shot too as I am learning amazing things... here with friends and great poets here like you...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Join me at Twitter @VerseEveryDay

  23. Shashi:

    I do not consider my self a 'great' poet, or even a poet really, just one who is writing from the heart as it needs expression, and yes I agree with what you say, if you read some of my writings, they are often connecting with a source through love not lust, and not always a love for the known but for the unknown and unseen world.

    thanks for the link to Secret Garden, yes I did read that book years ago, a lovely read, I am not on Twitter, barely able to keep up with my own everyday world, blogging and commenting....

  24. hi shashi...i am so glad you found One Shot..perhaps not think of it as a rally but as a place to share and hone your gain confidence....its certainly helped improve my the way this was wonderful..cheers pete

  25. Thanks Pete for liking. Yes ofcourse, One Shot Poetry is a great place to share, learn and enjoy poetry... as well as to hone skills and gain confidence.
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  26. A lovely story, albeit sad..
    You have written it with such simplicity, that it was a treat to read! It just flowed through... so easily..
    Very well played, Shashi..
    Keep up the awesomeness, my friend.. And thanks for sharing Pablo Neruda's lovely piece here!

  27. I enjoyed your poems and style immensely. Look forward to new post. Cheers, David

  28. I am happy that you have liked this one and look forward to your comments on the other posts under the heading of "Whispers" I have about my poetry...

    I will be posting new one's shortly... It will be great if you join in as follower, so that you get the update when its up...

    Thanks for visiting...

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  29. Shattered Dreams - such a sad topic!

  30. Thanks Anacronk
    For reading and visiting here and yes, dreams if shattered,is sad state of affairs...
    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya

  31. Your poetry is great and I really love reading it all. I am glad you shared it with people around the world. Have a blessed day always!


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