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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Alone : All one with the universe (Letters from the Soul #1)



I wake up at the dead of the night, disturbed by a nightmare. My suppressed tears don’t make a noise but feed on my heart making it lose its music, one beat at a time. My eyes fall on the curtain of my window, pendulating by the summer zephyr. The full moon tries to sneak a look into my room, curious if some stars are burning in the dark. Lured by an unknown call, I walk to my terrace. The zephyr caresses my bare skin, cooling the blisters of my anguish. I inhale the aroma of mangoes, carried by the breeze from the nearby tree. The moon and I are now standing eye to eye with no mystery in between. We gaze at each other for a long time, communicating in an arcane language. The chirping of crickets breaks the magical exaltation. I see two fireflies, illuminating my heart with hope.

Nature’s lullaby
All one with the universe
Enveloped in peace.


© Purba Chakraborty 
01.04.2018


Note: This is a Haibun. It is a Japanese poetry form. It includes a segment of prose written in the first person, followed by a haiku poem. 





36 comments:

  1. I can totally relate to it! Wonderfully described, Purba.
    All the best for the A to Z Challenge;I'll be here every night to read :)

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    1. Yay! Thank you so much, Anmol for your encouragement. Glad you could relate to this piece 😊

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  2. Wonderful lines, Purba. Right amount of emotion and to the point philosophy. All the best for the challenge πŸ‘

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    1. Thank you so much, Ravish. Means a lot 😊

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  3. The first line, @I wake up at the dead of the night, disturbed by a nightmare. grabbed all my attention... amazingly written.

    AShmita Chatterjee
    www.chaoticsoulzzz.wordpress.com

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    1. I am so glad you liked it, Ashmita. Thank you for being here 😊

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  4. This is really powerful, I loved it
    Debbie

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  5. It's lovely when the writing is so good that you feel like you are a part of the world she describes. Felt so relaxed after reading it. And it didn't matter that I don't know the technicaliiyet of Haiku or Haibun. Keep writing...:)

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    1. Thanks for these beautiful words, Ashwini. They are very encouraging. Glad you felt relaxed after reading it 😊

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  6. "The moon and I are now standing eye to eye with no mystery in between." Wow! No words to appreciate this write up Purba. Amazing post!

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    1. Thank you so much, Prasanna. Glad you liked it so much 😊

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  7. Beautiful Haibun Purba. Nature is definitely a balm for us when we are troubled and you have put it across wonderfully. I like that there is just the right amount of complexity to the piece.

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    1. Thank you so much Namrata for your beautiful feedback. Glad you liked the poem 😊

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  8. That's brilliant. Loved the transition through the beautifully written prose. I knew haiku but this is a first for haibun. I can feel there's going to be a lot of new things to learn. Coming back for sure. Well done Purba:-)

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    1. Thank you so much Amit 😊 Glad you liked the haibun

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  9. Beautiful lines.. lovely imagery. Loved it.
    Priya from priyreflects

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  10. Hari OM
    Evocative beyond the words on the page! Love your haibun and the set-up was perfect. I look forward to all your offerings! YAM xx

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    1. So glad you loved it. Thanks for your encouraging words 😊

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  11. Very nice Haiku and enjoyed you beautiful narration that is the part of your Haibun. Cheers.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Sayanti. Cheers 😊

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  12. This is so beautifully written Purba. I could so relate and vividly feel every single detail written and the poem just adds more beauty to it. Such a good post. Really looking forward to reading the entire series :)

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    1. Thank you so much Shweta for your beautiful words 😊

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  13. That was lovely Purba. I actually felt the pain as I read and then I healed as i finished reading it. I would love to read more as you post thorough out April.

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    1. Thank you so much Medha for the Heartfelt words 😊

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  14. Love the descriptiveness. Each moment is full of feeling.

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  15. Hey this is a wonderful series and a wonderful opportunity to know about different poetry forms ♥️

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