Browsing All posts tagged under »poetry«

Fields of Joy

August 7, 2018

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I feel compelled to write daily! The verse is overflowing. Grateful for the practice of Vipassana meditation and the words that are a result of it. Please do connect with me if you would like to know more. Joy is a tiny seed We plant when we first sit To focus on our breath In […]

Heaven is a moment

July 31, 2018

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I can’t believe I didn’t post this! I wrote this on March 20th about my experiences and realizations through practicing Vipassana. ___ Heaven is a moment Of quiet and stillness A break from the busyness Of thoughts, words and deeds And emails, phones and lists Heaven is a moment Of self care and worship A […]

Maitri – Loving Kindness

July 24, 2018

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Maitri is a Sanskrit word. It means “loving kindness” or “benevolence”. Through my daily practice of Vipassana meditation I am on the path of developing Maitri. Towards others and myself. The by-products of Maitri are non-judgemental attitude, flexibility and inner peace. A fountain A stream An ocean A tree All encompassed Within me. A tool […]

Square Peg, Round Hole

April 7, 2018

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Another addition to the collection of poems and experiences I am writing to document the change since I began meditating daily. It’s Day 62 today. The phrase, “Square peg, round hole,” has been following me around all week. I got fed up and had to sit down and let the words write themselves. Here you […]

Hopes, goals and dreams

March 9, 2018

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This is part of a series of poems I am writing based on my experience of practicing the vipassana meditation daily. It is a non-guided meditation in the tradition of S.N. Goenka that one can learn by attending a 10-day silent retreat – without phones, books, or journals even. I returned from my 2nd retreat […]

A Verse for Women’s Day

March 8, 2018

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To the saint and the slut, Whether you walk, run or strut, To the shy and the chatty ones, To the women that didn’t birth sons, To the ones that love themselves And to the ones that cannot. To the women who follow the rules, And the ones that didn’t go to school, To the […]

The Serenity Song

August 2, 2017

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​Serenity is an actual place A physical space Sometimes by a lake Or inside of me On a boat on the ocean Or in the forest atop a tree. Serenity is an actual person Made of blood, flesh and tears A nun giving a sermon Or a stranger on a phone line A cherub on […]

A Poem for My Daughter

April 30, 2017

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My writing is the single-most important thing in life that has helped my healing. This blog has literally seen me grow up in the last 11 years. I was going through my archives and I came across this post that I had completely forgotten. So, re-posting. ____ As posted on Nov. 22nd 2009 My mum […]

Birthdays Make Me Cry

April 19, 2011

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My birthday doesn’t arrive, it looms, As a dreadful eventuality might, So I wait with trepidation, Fearing the impending doom. Birthdays make me introspect, Everything seems wrong in retrospect, Everyone else appears successful and happy, And I am left to nurse my dampened mood. A birthday is just another day, But on that day I […]

A Run in the Rain

April 7, 2011

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Today, I ran in the rain, Without any aim, Not to seek shelter, Nor to enjoy the weather!   The streets ran with me, The homes, they moved away, The wind was against me, But I ran anyway!   I had no place to be, Or no situation to flee, I had no one chase, […]

My Battle With Music

February 16, 2011

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I hear a lingering note Descending from crescendo. It’s haunting and taunting, Leaves me strangely wanting… A serenity that I had once known, I don’t like music anymore.   The mocking melodies Paralyse my soul, And the meaningful lyrics Remind me of young dreams, Yet unfulfilled and left alone, I don’t like music anymore.   […]

The Woman I Love

December 4, 2010

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I love her, for she is imperfection, Her nose too big, her eyes too small, Her teeth – crooked, her lips pink, but thin, Yet she loves the mirror, her reflection, She loves herself, her imperfection.   I love her for she is vain, The swagger in her hip, the stall in her step, She […]

Why…

August 24, 2010

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Why aren’t there pictures of you and me? Why didn’t we think of immortalizing our time? Our short stint with love and life, Why didn’t we keep our moments alive? Why aren’t there songs written by you and me? Why didn’t we eulogize our special bond? Our childlike games and guileless dance, Why didn’t we […]

The Song Of My Soul

May 25, 2010

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The song of my soul, let it not cause you grief, It is just a part of me, begging to be freed. It’s just a song I made from tiny fragments of time, To make it into one whole, my story written in rhyme. The song is not just words, it is made of tears […]

“Buddy” Diaries: Week 1

December 1, 2009

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I reached the Vora household and was welcomed in with warm words. I saw him sitting on a sofa looking at me with disinterested curiosity. He took off his spectacles to look a little more closely, and then said, “How are you? You met me in the street, no…a few days ago. You were there […]

A Poem For My Daughter

November 22, 2009

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My mum was never around to give me advice on life’s problems. I learned things the hard way. I never want to be in a position where my wisdom doesn’t pass on to my children. Life is uncertain, so here is what I’d like to tell my daughter. Dear Darling Baby Girl, Pick a wild […]

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