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Sunday, 3 April 2016

To the distant land!

The picture is taken from the Darjeeling rope way. Sitting in the rope way, I couldn't help but marvel at this distant land shrouded in tea plantations. 



My mind wanders 
To the distant land
As I gaze at its tranquil beauty.

My eyes get cleansed
By the tantalizing greenery
I now see only immaculate purity around me.

The zig-zag path
Is complicated, but not chaotic
May be subdued, but not confined.

There is abundance of harmony
Harmony is the best form of beauty
The tune is soft yet euphonious.

My mind wanders
To the beautiful distant land
My thoughts flow like a rivulet.

I think of people
Inhabiting such harmonious places
Where Nature is the guardian angel;

Do places influence people
Or people influence places?
Proximity to Nature is certainly big magic.


-Purba Chakraborty
03.04.2016

Linking this poem with Poetry Pantry #296


74 comments:

  1. Even man made development in a natural scene can be beautiful as you illustrate in your words and picture. Sadly we become too greedy and praise development for its own sake not realizing then what we have lost. Great poem Purba.

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    1. I totally agree with you. In the process of craving for developments, we get far away from nature and repent later.
      Thanks for the wonderful comment :)

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  2. You've presented the hill-queen so beautifully Purba, love the photo ..."Do places influence people / Or people influence places?" nicely asked...

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    1. Thank you so much, Sumana Ma'am.
      Glad you liked it :)

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  3. Your last question is a wonderful philosophical dilemma - i'm guessing both - one person's perception can be very different from another...i love how this poem meanders and moves -The zig-zag path is complicated, but not chaotic - somehow feels like a metaphor for the poets state of mind..

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    1. That was exactly my thought when I was writing the poem...the zig zag path in this picture which is complicated but not chaotic is so much like a poet's mind.
      Thanks for the wonderful comment. Glad you loved it :)

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  4. Harmony is the best form of beauty
    The tune is soft yet euphonious.

    Gorgeous lines Purba :D

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  5. I am a big nature lover and this one surely pleased me a lot 😊

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  6. How I agree with the wonderful sentiments of your last line!

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  7. This poem certainly speaks to me, Puba. Proximity to nature is big magic. Such a beautiful place, the photo and the poem exude peace.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sherry. I am so glad that you liked the poem :)

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  8. Beautiful picture.....lovely thoughts.....and that last line says it all! YES! There is definitely big magic that one can feel when close to nature :-)

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  9. "...big magic", indeed. The image is stunning. And your words put me in mind of how beautiful the world would, if man could just exist in balance with Nature.

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    1. Even I was thinking of it. It would have been great. Thank you, Magaly :)

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  10. So much beautiful wisdom flows in your words Purba! Truly a lovely poem of what true beauty is.

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    1. Thank you so much Carrie for your generous words. I am glad you liked the poem :)

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  11. luv the magic of this sequence and what a beautiful photo
    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today

    much love...

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  12. The last stanza is my favorite.

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  13. "Euphonious"? Geesh! It was so simple and pure until I had to look up that word. The word is beautiful... enough to be described in detail by your talented and creative verse.
    Such a nice piece.
    ZQ

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    1. I like the word 'euphonious'. Thank you so much :)

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  14. Beautiful and serene write--you make me long to be somewhere like this

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  15. An interesting question...I think a bit of both...we influence a place and vice versa...beautiful homage to a place!

    'My eyes get cleansed
    By the tantalizing greenery
    I now see only immaculate purity around me.'

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    1. I feel the same, Donna. Thank you so much :)

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  16. "Nature is the guardian angel"--- I love that. Back here, we have the same zig-zag road that is always fun to go through though quite dangerous if you don't drive well. :)

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    1. Yeah such roads are dangerous for driving.
      Thanks for the comment, Kelvin :)

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  17. Definitely. Proximity to nature is sheer magic. Beautifully weaved. :)

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  18. A beautiful imagery... very nicely weaved dearie. It seems the entire ambiance is alive in front of my eyes! :')

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    1. aww....thank you so much dear for the lovely comment :)

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  19. Nice, the photo kinda reminds me of the movie 3 idiots in the first few scenes.. A nice imagery in the poetry :)

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    1. Oh yes, I think you are talking about the first song. Thank you, Vinay :)

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  20. You paint the scene beautifully with a lovely palette of words and pose a thoughtful and, really, an evocative question that sends one's thoughts in a myriad of directions. Great writing!

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    1. Thank you so much Wendy for your generous words. Glad you liked the poem :)

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  21. Beautiful capture and lovely poem. Like the difference between complications and chaos. :)

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    1. Glad you liked it, Ravish. Thank you :)

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  22. Visiting such places really excites me.. I am very happy that you recently visited this place & enjoyed the beauty of nature :)

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    1. Same here, dear. Such places truly rejuvenate my soul :)

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  23. magical words Purba darling :-) xoxo

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  24. Perfect harmony of the poem, and the picture. Your last question is indeed a dilemma--maybe a little bit of both.

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    1. Yes, I also think the same. Both are dependent on each other. Thanks dear :)

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  25. Truly No 1 Poetry.. So beautifully expressed the man nature relationship, Purba!

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    1. Thank you so much Sir for your generous words. Glad you liked it :)

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  26. "I think of people
    Inhabiting such harmonious places
    Where Nature is the guardian angel"

    The picture, the lines prompt us to envy those who have the good fortune to live amidst nature- Thanks for sharing Purba!

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    1. So true, Rajeev. I recently went to Darjeeling and thought how nice it would have been to live amid the hills and the greenery. Thank you :)

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  27. lovely click and a great writing.
    Well done Purba. :)

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  28. Lovely... The tune is soft yet euphonious...

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  29. Mesmerisng. Is it about Darjeeling?:)

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    1. Yes, dear. Thank you. Great to see you here :)

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  30. Lovely lines and beautiful click. :)

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  31. Such a beautiful capture and wonderful lines to express this beauty :-)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Gaurab. Glad you liked it :)

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  32. Lovely lines, very well complimenting the pic.

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  33. You words sound inspiring. They made me stop and feel. The photo fits perfect to your poetry.

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    1. Thank you so much for your generous words, Sophie. Glad you liked it :)

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  34. Beautiful :) I like the line where you mentioned nature as guardian angel :)

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    1. Thank you, Sachin. Glad you liked it :)

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