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Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The gurgling river


The gurgling river flows...
Somewhere in the middle
We met, fell in love
And separated.

The gurgling river flows...
Never caring to stop
The water current swipes us away
Can't touch the same water twice.

The flowing river
Transports us to opposite shores
The fleeting fast time
Keeps us busy in our worlds.

Yet once in a while
During a lovely starry night
We gaze at the gurgling river
Searching the point we met.

The gurgling river flows...
Wiping away every dot and sign
Just residual of memories
Languish in the labyrinth of our hearts.

This poem is written for Poets United Midweek Motif~ Time

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58 comments:

  1. It seems, in the scheme of things, given the great river of time, that those moments are too fleeting, yet our durations are also part of the river, and the memories are part of our swimming. I love the progression of your poem that provoked this thought in me.

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    1. Wow. I loved the way you interpreted the poem, Susan. Wonderful. Stay blessed :)

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  2. Ah, eventually we all are swept away in the river...but thankfully we can look back on those lovely starry nights...at what we had passed before!

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    1. Yes, Mary. We can look back at the most fondest memories when the night is starry :)

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  3. I see the river represents the time and the points beautiful moments of life now just memeories

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  4. This is lovely.. well penned :D

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  5. Really wonderful piece, vivid and lovely.

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  6. Time cannot take away the fond memories from us...we remain ever warm in their afterglow...beautiful Purba...

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    1. Exactly Sumana. Memories are ours. Thank you :)

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  7. I love "the labyrinth of our hearts, and also the river analogy, where the current parts us, but there are times when both people look back at that point of intersection....very cool.

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry. You got that so right :)

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  8. Time is truly a river and a never ending source of life, well written.

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  9. your river/time parallel took remind me of a song, which makes the same comparison

    have a nice Wednesday

    much love...

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    1. Wish I could hear that song sometime. Have a great week ahead, Gillena.

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  10. Ahhh, what might have been...

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    1. Yes...that feeling. "What might have been!"

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  11. Can't touch the same water twice... true!!!

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  12. This is so beautiful and wise. If only we would remember that time, the river and our heartbeats keep flowing along.

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    1. We must keep it in our mind and act accordingly. Thank you so much :)

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  13. I love how the river carries us along in this..growing wiser as we go (hopefully)

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    1. Yes, so that we grow wiser and have greater acceptance of things :)

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  14. so beautiful Purba... I could feel the emotion in every word...

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    1. Thank you so much, Archana. Much love :)

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  15. Beautiful poem. Loved the flow, emotions whic is presented beautifully. Liked it.

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    1. Thank you so much, Ashish. Glad you liked :)

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  16. Purba your poem flows as smoothly as the flowing river, representing the continuity of life and time.

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  17. I like this poem so much. It speaks to the truth of life and time in a wise and contemplative manner.

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    1. I liked your poem too, Myrna. Thanks dear :)

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  18. I'm surprised by your spiritual depth. It reminded me of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha. He explained life through example of river. Great poem, Purba.

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    1. Spirituality says to live in the present and not lament over the past. Tried to convey this through the poem. Thank you, Ravish for the appreciation :)

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  19. ..beautifully penned..river as a metaphor called life n its brutal realities eclipsing love n driving people from each other..though we still hope for love while we are battling life..
    ..loved it..please keep writing..i also write...you can check if u get time.. :)
    http://riggs-riggs.blogspot.in/2014/12/a-dream_16.html

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    1. Will definitely check out your blog.
      As we can't touch the same water twice, wisdom is in living each moment to the fullest.
      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the poem :)

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  20. Rivers are excellent symbols and your use of the river for time with the undercurrent of love is excellent

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  21. I can actually imagine it :) river as metaphor for life :) really enjoyed the poem :) even the picture :)

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    1. Whenever I look at a river, I feel that it symbolizes life. Thank you, Sachin :)

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  22. Wonderful, evocative metaphor for the state of many a relationship

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  23. lovely..river flows as time..from sand grains to water drops..beautiful

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  24. Loved the words and the picture too!

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    1. Thank you, Mridula. So glad you loved them :)

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  25. Very beautiful writing, very matured expressions.

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  26. Smooth and effortless...loved your poem, Purba:)
    And the capture is great too:):)

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  27. Very expressive & lovely poem :)

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  28. Beautifully woven. The memories and thoughts remain our own...the all-conquerable time flowing like a river can not take those from us... :-)

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    1. Yes, Maniparna. We cannot possess time, but we can possess memories given by time. Thank you, dear :)

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