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Sunday, 28 August 2016

Letters to the Ocean



The letters to the ocean
Never go unanswered;
The ocean whispers a lullaby
Caressing her scarred heart
Whenever her tears mingle with it. 

-Purba Chakraborty
28.08.2016

Today, for some reason, I am feeling uninspired and stuck. The scariest place for a writer is to be in that black zone where she feels lost and uninspired. As I sit on my bed today, feeling the heaviness in my heart, I remember one morning that I have spent with the sea waves. 

It was in 2013. I was extremely hurt and clueless in my life as there were various things that were going wrong in my life. I walked on the beach hopelessly, letting the sea waves caress my feet. I kept looking at the distant horizon as if I was waiting for a miracle to happen. 

Tears escaped my eyes and merged with the sea. I was in that state for quite some time, after which I started feeling better. The sea absorbed my pain, like it was its own. The harmony of waves was balmy and soothing. There was some message in that harmony...to rise and shine.

If only I could now spend some time sitting by the sea, being absolutely vulnerable. If only I could now write letters to the ocean...

Linking with Poetry Pantry #317


31 comments:

  1. lovely recall, Thanks for sharing Purba. Happy Sunday

    much love...

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  2. love the message from the sea...'rise and shine'...beautifully put...

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  3. I also share my tears with the sea--but I can get there in about an hour and a half. Lovely crystallization of your notes in a few lines.

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  4. Such a beautifully tender and heartfelt write, Purba ❤

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  5. I think the sea will always speak to you... and even if it's an echo, it gives comfort.

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  6. I love that "letters to the ocean never go unanswered". Stepping onto the beach, all cares fall away. The song of the sea soothes, and promises bright tomorrows.

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  7. Perhaps the answer is there..when you are ready.. The sea seems to have held you safe for some time I hope she will sing to you again

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  8. Really life is like tide full of ups and downs.

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  9. Beautiful analogy. It's true in a way, the divine waves work its way for us. 2013 was the year my troubles started and lost so much of myself in the storm that lasted three years. It's only this year that things are starting to shape up.
    Cheerz

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  10. It is said that the sea is our mother from which all life came so what a natural feeling to go back to her and tell her your troubles and she will understand. I really loved this Purba.

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  11. The sea, and her spirits who dwell within, need to be shown immense respect. And then she'll listen, as she did for you. Written with true emotion. May Peace and Light be with you.

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  12. one can easily fall in love with your enchanting words dear

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  13. I think that IS your new letter to the ocean! :)

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  14. Some moments are much soothing, they have some divine influence, just like the calming sea waves had on you.
    Inspiration is always there in your heart. Just wipe the gloom, relax and embrace the warmth.

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  15. Wishing you happy times ahead, today and always!

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  16. What a wonderful moment you've written about so openly. Nature does have that soothing effect and is real balm for the soul - often more so than any human being can be. Thanks for sharing this lovely experience with your readers.

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  17. What beautiful thoughts expressed in your poem. And I also enjoyed your explanation below. I do think there is something very healing in the ocean, and you are right 'letters to the ocean' are always answered.

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  18. It is painful for a writer to experience a block like this....I have had countless moments like these....i cry silently and watch the sky and the sky seems to talk to me in those moments....Perhaps affinity with nature soothes the soul....I hope your inspiration returns soon....Stay strong....and stay right there....!

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  19. You have beautifully penned your memories here. Sea does soothe us in many ways...

    Writer's block is a thing every writer feels scary of...but don't worry, it leaves quickly too... :-)

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  20. Uninspired, yet written so well :)
    Sorry for the phase you are going through... give yourself some time.

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  21. Tears escaped my eyes and merged with the sea...sometimes in a ruffled state we craft such beauty....please be well...we are always with you Purba :)

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  22. We have a bit of the ocean in us..saline tears!

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  23. "The sea absorbed my pain, like it was its own."
    -loved this line, nicely done Purba.

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  24. Nature around us is our Original Mother.. Any thing we feel from her, anything we hear from her or any actions she does for us are forever filled with nothing but the original Love in this Universe. When such a Love touches anyone, no need to say the toughest moments of life too look surmountable and peace secured.. That's truly the power of Nature around us.. And you got the best solace in the situation, Purba.. That support is unique! Best Wishes!

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  25. The seas always teach us. Sometimes from their bosom comes a lesson of depths and sometimes its waves remind us of unwavering company. Go to the sea again. Go whenever you are lonely and uninspired. Go take shelter by its frothy fence and compose those letters and let the waves carry them to their home. Who knows? The reply may change everything.

    A wonderful read this was Purba. Long time.

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  26. You have depicted your maudlin bond with the sea waves in a very poignant manner dear. Those memories of revival are indeed priceless. May God bless you and help you heal whatever has made your heart heavy. Lots of love <3

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  27. Lovely verse, Purba! Nature is a perfect friend when we need someone to share our thoughts with. Keep writing! More power to u! :)

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  28. "The sea absorbed my pain, like it was its own. The harmony of waves was balmy and soothing"- Very nice. In fact reading your posts oozing with optimism, it is difficult to believe that you had/have dark days too...

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