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Friday, September 10, 2010

Stop to Live a Little

There is so much life has to offer but do we have the time to stop and live a little? Little things that can give us great joy...simple things like blowing bubbles to watch your child play with them. Nature and closeness to her is healing like nothing else. Do we have the time? Stop to live a little! Click







Time flees on motored wheels
And I flirt on trivia surfeit
Wheels fitted firm underfoot
Breezily whizzing through time
Out of breath, out of my depth
No time to stop to live a little.

Will there be time another time
To behold clouds fold unfold
And offer the blue or darken up
To lay awake under open skies
And catch a wishfilled falling star
Will there be time another time?

Will there be time another time
To watch weaver ants sew the leaf
Or the tailor bird start from scratch
To sit with feet in a shallow stream
And let fingerlings nip my toes
Will there be time another time?

Will there be time another time
To hide behind a sheer rain curtain
And eavesdrop on songs of frogs
To coax the koel to coo and tut
And chortle in joy as others join
Will there be time another time?

The Pandora box spilt wide open
Lament the regret that falls out alien
Life not meant to be lived swindled
Break out, cut loose, fettered soul!
Nature beckons you sweet and true
Into her welcome arms amorous run.

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10 COMMENTS:

Rajlakshmi said...

speechless ... by the beauty and meaning of each line... its so wonderfully penned and expressed...
/To behold clouds fold unfold
And offer the blue or darken up
To lay awake under open skies
And catch a wishfilled falling star// loved these...
the poem made me feel how much I am missing out on life...
amazing poem .

Purba said...

For the longest I lead a clockwork precise life. Not anymore.

I really liked this compostion of yours, profound - it makes you think, question your choices.

zephyr said...

Reminded me of William Henry Davies' Leisure! Very wistful and true.

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Shri Ram Ayyangar said...

We have lost the time to appreciate the beauty of nature God.

Hari said...

The MJ song was a nice choice. The only time I live is when my wife is not around ... Just kidding :)

Ana_treek said...

We have to make time! :)

Shrinath Vashishtha said...

I'm profoundly touched... Splendidly articulated feelings about the mundane world of today...

Md. Muddassir Shah said...

Beautiful.
Very well written :)

A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart! said...

Will there be time another time
To hide behind a sheer rain curtain


beautiful... yet makes u think.