The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Clouds, I want to hold onto them this time
Initiating the conversation of a lost thread
I take a leap forward, to bridge the gap
To fill the void, created by their flirtations
And to address my detachment of ages

They are flying, but they look scattered
They are floating, and they look in a misleading league
Though I am prepared, the unease finds its way
I think I should convey it but I don’t
Their flirtations like always, deter me still
Pushing my thoughts on what if they won’t
But my gaze remains intent, holding them in view

They look alert, if they look indifferent too, unlike it was
There is something, their agility tells it’s different this time

Clouds, for a change, I want to hold onto them
And they look positive to join the communion
The Black, the Shiny, the White, the Gray
They look inclined to begin the conversation
As if they realize what they did to me then

They look scattered, but they convey their willingness
As if their misleading league was to tease me one last time

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey -