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Monday, May 14, 2012

Into the Ganges...


Dear Body,

For all my life,
I lived for you;
Though,
I died on numerous counts.
Saddening... it was for me;
For you,
You never lost ground.
You washed your sins everyday.
Bowing down at your needs,
When I was nearing my decay.
Fearing I will perish,
In the oblivion,
Today, I set myself free,
Into the Ganges...

Your Soul.

Muddled soul in a tyrant body seeks recourse.
Prisoner for thirty odd years can survive no more.

* This poem is published in Rousing Cadence 


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126 comments:

  1. Why such a sad one, Saru? Good writing of course!

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    1. Ah Rahul Sir, you just stole my Moment of Pride! :-(. Anyway, there is always a next time :-)

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    2. Saru, please treat Ashwini to be the first one as she wrote a longer comment than me:)

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    3. @Rahul Bhatia- Nothing Sir, I just wanted to write something with the phrase 'Into the Ganges' and this thought came up. Thanks for reading Sir. Also, I think you and Ash share the top spot here:)

      @Ashwini C N- No, not at all, we are sharing the spot this time...:)

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    4. @ Saru, Now that sounds great :-)
      @ Rahul , Thank you Sir :-)

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  2. Wow Saru. I am totally blown away by the poem. The Soul and the body are so well differentiated here and how true, The Soul undergoes so many ups and downs and despite what the body undergoes in the course of our life time, it is the soul which is affected even more.
    Wonderful Poem :-) And Yay, after all these days, I'm the first person to Comment :-) Phew, Finally! :-)

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    1. Yeah, we all know when and where we are wrong but the worldly pursuits corrupt us. I wish we listen to the soul sometimes, if not always.

      Thanks for reading.

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  3. A wonderfully deep spiritual poem.

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  4. Wow,Superb.I am wondering how deeply you would have thought to come up with such a soulful poem.The soul is fluttering inside the body like a caged bird,it want to become free after bearing lot of good and bad things and finally its free,it just fly away.
    Hats off to your imagination :)

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    1. The way you comprehended this poem is applaudable. You said everything in this line, 'The soul is fluttering inside the body like a caged bird.'

      Thanks for reading and hats off to your understanding :)

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  5. Mystical Saru.. Soul touching poem..

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  6. I've not read a poem like this before. the best among the magics that you've sewed with words.

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    1. Thanks Leo, I feel it was time it shed the comfortable space of writing and try something new...

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  7. For you,
    you never disappointed me!
    your words,
    can make a sad heart smile,
    or touch their heart easily!
    Today I realise,
    Why I write poems whenever I stop by here!
    Simple - I love the way you write, touching Saru!

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    1. You write poem because you are too talented and gifted. I can never come up with a poem like this. Thanks for gracing this blog with your beautiful presence SIS. :)

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  8. so deep with such a brevity... love your poems!! :)

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    1. Thank you Sumit, coming from you, it means a lot!

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  9. its something which is pure,,the way u diversify your writings on different topics , sometimes makes me astonished, how somebody far from India, still so connected with the roots..keep writing Saru..

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    1. Ruchi, it's been only a year that I am out of India. As we say, once an Indian, always an Indian. Thanks for reading and for a lovely comment.:)

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  10. A tribute to our immortal soul........It's the body that decays but not the soul. Well written with a purpose!!!!!

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    1. No, actually with the moral tarnishing, soul decays in our lifetime...

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  11. its soulful and extremely philosophical....but Saru ji subah subah aise poem padhwaayenge aap toh din bhar sochte rahenge

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    1. Sorry for spoiling the mood. Anyways, will post some happy poems for few weeks to compensate. Thanks for reading :)

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  12. So full of depth and soul...how do u do this. I am enraptured by your words.

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    1. Awww...thanks dear. Don't know, just came to my mind...:)

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  13. A beautiful heart touching poem rather i will say SOUL touching poem .. thats why they say body is just a body its the soul inside that matters and its the soul which feel everytthing .. body can be repaired but not the soul..

    A poem after a long time and a beautiful one tooo Thanks for sharing ..
    Bikram's

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    1. True, body can be repaired but you can't repair the soul. Thanks for liking the poem Bikram...:)

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  14. This is just I want to say. Reading this small poem perhaps made my day for now I know there is someone who feels just the way I do. Great one, Saru.

    You know what, all this monotonous milieu and sadness will soon end and time'll swerve it's way. Faith is probably stronger than time. :)

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    1. Little sad to know that you are feeling like this. Yeah, faith is stronger than all the adjectives which we use to cheer ourselves.

      Thanks for reading and be happy :)

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  15. This poem is absolutely brilliant, probably the most unique as compared to all your other master-pieces. I am really intrigued to know, what inspired you to write this poem. :)

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    1. Nothing serious as such, wanted to write on the phrase 'Into the Ganges' and this thought came. I know it's little sad but spiritual. Ganges can be used only when you write something beyond this world. Hope you agree...:)

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    2. I agree Saru. Now I understand why you are missing India so much :(

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    3. There is never a day when I don't miss India. But, off late this feeling is very strong.

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  16. Amazing, soul-stirring poetry Saru! The picture goes really well with this!

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    1. Picture is really beautiful. Thanks for liking the poem, dear.:)

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  17. This is just so brilliant.. Very creative Saru..

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  18. Heart touching poem Saru. The soul dying so many times, but living only for the body, whereas it is the body who betrays in the end, even if the soul wants to live....Top notch creativity!

    30 odd years and want to leave -> This was in a sad context. I hope everything is fine.

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    1. Everything is all right, Jenny. Thanks for liking the poem. Actually, blushing on the words 'Top notch creativity' :)

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  19. are you alright Saru?? I am a bit scared :O

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    1. Nothing to worry about, I am perfectly fine. :)

      Thanks for your concern :)

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  20. Bowing down at your needs,
    When I was nearing my decay.
    Fearing I will perish,
    In the oblivion,
    Today, I set myself free,
    Into the Ganges...

    These lines stood out Saru! Though sad, this is an amazingly intense poem :)

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    1. Last 4 lines epitomizes the desire of freedom from the impurities of the world. Thanks for reading Harhsa :)

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  21. This was really something else. Insightful.

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  22. Hie Saru..

    your write-up is amazing as always..However, I hope that nothing remotely similar to the painful picture you portrayed in your poem , is happening with you..

    and I missed reading your posts all the while I was gone.. :)
    was busy with my final exams and a host of other things.. :)

    ~~Keep writing~~
    tc! god bless :)

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    1. Nothing is happening to me, just a thought which I wrote. Thanks for your concern and reading. All the best with results and welcome back :)

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  23. Poem is deeper than the words Saru! Why, what happened?

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    1. Nothing at all. Wanted to write on this topic. Thanks for reading and your concern...:)

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  24. Just amazing!! Read it 4 times already... Still feels like there is something more to dig into..

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  25. Dear Post,
    In true sense your designer
    perfectly applied art & science,
    and intellect choose the best words,
    Seeking recourse 'Into the Ganges'..
    itself unique & holy, wish a right course.

    A Web profile.

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    1. Dear Sir,

      Thank you for a beautiful comment.

      Saru.:)

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  26. Hmm its something to ponder about.
    Amazing ;)

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  27. ...mysticism...spirituality...with Saru's midas touch...a heady concoction indeed!!

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  28. Saru,
    I personally believe in Body-Dharma, and live by it actually, not verbally. What a co-incidence that this poem comes my way... Thanks that I am not the only one, even if in poetic imagination.
    Best,
    — Remi

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    1. We all believe in it but don't practice it. Thank God, you have some good people like you who practice it. Thanks for a lovely comment and welcome here...:)

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  29. Well now!only you could have gone down into the depths of body-soul chemistry.

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    1. Thanks Indu, hope you enjoyed it...:)

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  30. Your words just tugged the strings of my soul... very beautiful dear :)

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  31. Wow, deep, deep stuff..

    think at one point of time, I cud find myself in somewhat of a similar vein of emotions.. catharsis of the soul... spring cleansing ..

    beautiful..:)

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    1. Yeah, spring cleansing of the soul. We should indulge in it sometimes. As a writer, it would be rather easy for all of us. Thanks for a lovely comment and welcome here...:)

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  32. If only life could be portrayed any more simply... Hats off!!

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  33. I came here randomly but enjoyed each and every words.you put the emotions in beautiful way, guess that the beauty of the words when expressed correctly.

    Surely gona to come back to read more...

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    1. Thanks a lot for saying such lovely words. Welcome here...:)

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  34. emotional beautiful poem
    today ganga is polluted

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    1. Sad state of a holy river. Thanks for reading dear :)

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  35. that poem worries me, Saru. It is well-written but I hope you are okay:)

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    1. I am OK dear. Thanks for reading and for your concern.

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  36. Very well written.
    This same feeling and thought incited our mystic ancestors to search for eternal peace. Fear of loosing one's soul to this acquisitive world.
    My salute.

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    1. Thanks dear. Humbled to read your comment. :)

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  37. No doubt the poem is too good and soul touching. Yes it is true "Muddled soul in a tyrant body seeks recourse."The way soul is expressing its feeling to the body is superb. But I think the third and very important factor is missing here which cause the soul to suffer, and that is "Mind." if the body bowing down to its need, and the reason of soul suffering, because of mischievious mind who keep on jumping one place to other. Otherwise soul in a tyrant body seeks recourse and set itself free into the Ganges. As one need to be organised and discipline, to make the suffering of soul minimum and this is not my words,this actually yours.

    Wonderful piece of writing:) Keep Rocking!

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    1. Mithlash, when I said body, it is implied that we are talking not only about the flesh but heart and mind too. What is a body without it? Actually, read it like this. We have a body and we have a conscience. Body is comprised of heart and mind. But somewhere inside we have a conscience, which is referred to as soul. At times our body, be it head or heart says that something is to be done for the benefit of it; we do it knowing well deep inside that is wrong. The part which is telling you deep down that you are wrong is your conscience/soul. Hope I am able to put my thoughts clearly to you. :)

      Thanks for reading and stimulating a discussion.

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    2. Saru now its clear, actually the way I read it made me confuse. Yes the conscience (the soul) keep telling us that something wrong is happening n if we keep ignoring the conscience, it is left with no option but surrender into the Ganges. Thanks for making it clear to me:)

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    3. Always a pleasure hearing your opinions. Thanks to you:)

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  38. Beautifully poignant Saru. What all we put our soul through, it is no wonder that at the end it feels like it is finally free. That is why it is called Mukti"

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    1. Yeah and we shall have that feeling in the end to attain a state of bliss. Thanks for reading Swapna.

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  39. I go through the stimulating conversations – each has some point (I add no adjectives) here. Nobody can touch truth in words, for, the moment words express truth, it is no more truth. Poetry helps by its many levels and ambiguities to reach truth – from gross physical level to consciousness level.

    We have Self (call it consciousness or “I” or whatever...). And two tools, Body and Mind; which one of them dominates other is questionable. Certainly Body is intelligence or wisdom, independent of our Mind. This is not only among humans, but other living-beings – plants and animals. Only problem is we don’t understand or comprehend their language. I wonder if whatever we call “soul” is concerned about our behavior, thinking, indulgences... blah, blah, blah!

    Do we ever have dialogue with our body? Indeed, as you body tells us, but we ignore. Body continuously sends signals, but we ignore, unless there is a severe chest-pain!!

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    1. Body gives us signals and it is up to us which path we follow. But I think soul in deep down there, it has nothing to do with body. It is, according to me, always right. But as you said we have various theories based on our experiences. We can't say right or wrong here.

      I simply loved this line, 'Poetry helps by its many levels and ambiguities to reach truth – from gross physical level to consciousness level'

      Thanks for sharing your views here. It adds to the beauty of this poem.

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  40. such a beautiful poem...hats off to you for writing such a wonderful masterpiece!

    archived this in my dairy and my mailbox now forever!!!

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    1. Seriously, thanks a ton. I am not getting readers for this poem and I was questioning myself. But, glad to know that there are few like you who loved it. Means a lot to me...:)

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  41. Saru, how do you come up with such beauties.It gave me goosebumps.I read and reread it and every time it gave me a new meaning.How i wish, i could think that deeply!

    P.S : Just never stop writing!Let the words flow...

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    1. I think you don't have to think, it just comes up...Thanks for liking the poem and welcome back Upasana...:)

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  42. ive not read something so intense and beautiful in a long time! thank you Saru, for writing this.

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    1. *Humbled*

      Thanks for a motivating comment...:)

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  43. No other way can be a better to tribute Ganges than this one Saru.

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  44. Saru, This is Superb!!!!!!! I loved every bit of it :)

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  45. Wow! a true tribute to Ganges! it is so simple but yet so intense. Keep writing.

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  46. awesome to say the least!!! awesome!! brilliant!!

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  47. coming here after a long time n thought of going to the last post i had read, but this image arrested my attention:)
    really like how you have expressed something so intense, in so few words:) kudos:)

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    1. Welcome back Nimish, you know, even I have missed reading my favorite blogs because of time constraints. Thanks a lot for liking this poem, means a lot coming from you. :)

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  48. what a deep thought. reminded me of my dip in to the ganges given to my body a month ago for moksha of departed souls, by my soul. As i write this, i can feel the dips and the departed ones , blessing my soul.

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    1. Ganges evoke deep emotions in Indians. I can totally understand your feelings. Thanks a lot for reading.

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  49. I think I am too late to comment on this but I have been off blogosphere for a while.

    Anyways, this is really touching and how you have expressed the constant tussle between one's soul and the physical world, in a small poem, is extremely commendable.

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    1. Thanks Prateek and you are right about the tussle of soul and body.

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  50. Don't swallow any of the water!

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    1. I won't! I know the state of rivers in our country.

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  51. Though,
    I died on numerous counts.

    This is so touching and loved the way the body and soul are speaking. Keep it up.

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