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...who is a POET??...he is...but a dethroned king sitting among the ashes of his palace trying to fashion an image out of the ashes...
..he is the poorest of the poor..yet he carries an oasis in his heart cultivated by the caravan of his thinking...he is a pauper..but he still pretends to be a ' prince ' in the kingdom of his vivid imagination..
..he only sings when he is starving for he cannot sing if his mouth be filled with food...
..he only raises his hand to beg for he cannot raise his hands if it be filled with gold...
..his wealth is his winged imagination and fictive power to think...and ' thinking ' always acts for him as the stumbling stone to ' poetry '... :) ;)
..he is a tree watered by the river of beautiful thoughts..and carries in his heart a lamp unconquered by darkness..
..yes..he seeks NIRVANA..not by counting coins of gold..but in leading his sheep to greener pasture..in seeking a smile from humanity...in putting his child to sleep..and in writing the last line of his poem... :)

...he will be unheard until humans honor the dead and forget the living..for then only upon his ' death '... ' he ' will rule their hearts...and his kingdom will have no ending... :) :) ;)
..TO HAVE GREAT POETS..THERE MUST BE GREAT AUDIENCES TOO... :)

Thursday, 5 July 2012

.. the mountains and me.. :) ;)


like a great poet
the mountain knows 
how to produce the greatest effects 
with the most limited means
                  
              

so here i am amidst the mountains..
just the mountains and me..
for its grandeur like a potent wine...
flows through every rock,every pebble ..
and through every grain of sand..
the mountains gaze at me like a king..
as if to narrate me an ancient epic..
the epic of the faded kings of this virgin land..
that stands buried between ancient days and now..
the clouds drift lazily between earth and heaven..
searching for perch at the top of the mountains..
the eagle pierces the sky in the distance..
breaking the circle of the earth and the skies..
preying its eyes on a lamb among the flock..
the shepherd keeps its flock veiled..
by the threat of its loaded sling..
the river is now happy with summer..
for it roars and growls..kissing the foothill..
meandering away from the chaos of this world..
lashing on ferociously on the weak wooden bridge..
the powerful cool winds  keep howling..
the towering trees gyrating..
as if welcoming the winds..
the leaves keep rustling and whistling..
conveying me..the secret message of the mountains..
the birds are chirping..
welcoming..this onslaught of summer..
still its so quiet here..
no one to speak to..
just the mountains and me..
for between us..we have forgotten the world..
and i no longer feel like a human..
but a hermit  living alone in this abode..
dazzled by nature's ethereal scheme..
and the fury of its beauty that slaughters.. :) ;)

: this poem I wrote during my stay in Ladakh last summers.. :)

40 comments:

Mani said...

O! Rigz what a beautiful poetry which touched so many levels.

Just beatiful and brilliant!

I loved d pics of ur town Rigz...I wish n pray I too get to see this beauty someday.

Blessings!

Love
Mani

Mani said...

O! Rigz what a beautiful poetry which touched so many levels.

Just beatiful and brilliant!

I loved d pics of ur town Rigz...I wish n pray I too get to see this beauty someday.

Blessings!

Love
Mani

Mani said...

O! Rigz what a beautiful poetry which touched so many levels.

Just beatiful and brilliant!

I loved d pics of ur town Rigz...I wish n pray I too get to see this beauty someday.

Blessings!

Love
Mani

Mani said...

O! Rigz what a beautiful poetry which touched so many levels.

Just beatiful and brilliant!

I loved d pics of ur town Rigz...I wish n pray I too get to see this beauty someday.

Blessings!

Love
Mani

Andy David said...

Hello.
It's nice to get away from the stresses of life sometimes and be. Nice post! Thanks for sharing.

Thoughts Of Beauty In The Stillness Of Dawn...

Jyoti Mishra said...

d mountains and me...
loved that...
sometimes such solace u get in isolation :)

n the natural beauty is beyond words..
expressions... lovely :)

Desert rose said...

Heya other than the love for men, women and for that matter tea in case :P love for nature is the most magical and awesome experience and if the place is "Ladakh" then you are in the world's best place.Your poem took me on a tour to my homeland.Thanx:)
Keep writing!!

FherYmas said...

Yeh! You've just helped me experience a mountain feeling once again.
Beautiful.

⁂ܓVållῐ ⁂ܓ☺ said...

Wow....Beautiful poem with lot of beautiful feelings....I can see the beauty of nature through your words...Nicely penned...

Anonymous said...

Loved it! It had beautiful and powerful imagery in it. I love being out in nature...a beautiful place to reflect and just be.

PORTIA said...

powerful as a 'potent wine'(to use your own beautiful words)! I liked this poem very much. Thank you, dear, for sharing it with us!
-Portia

Jerly said...

Nature has the power to make us connect to our spirit and forget our little self. beautifully captured

Kriti said...

Absolutely stunning Rigzin - You really do have a poets' heart...

T@sHY... witherin in ma memoir!!!!! said...
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T@sHY... witherin in ma memoir!!!!! said...

stay Vigil n alert.... da mountains might pass you out....
thy say u r in Ladakh... njoy da air while u can still breathe da freshness!!!

Abhi said...

i like ur poem very much,,,,its a very beautiful poem,,,keep it up bro,,,

shambhu said...

i really love the poem because through d poem one carves his own feelings about nature!!!!

JANU said...

wonderful poem. reminded me of the time I went trekking in Manali.

Rimly Bezbarua said...

A powerful poem. Loved the imagery!

http://rimlybezbaruah.blogspot.in/2012/07/snapshots.html

FAYEry said...

We have a World literature Subject. We are now tackling about the good, the truth and the beautiful. I think the way you write can be known in that category. I wonder why we didn't tackle your country's lit. Seems like there are interesting things to learn from your lit.

Aman said...

Another beautiful piece... u have aptly captured d beauty in ur words...i feel like visiting Ladakh again...:)...good job!!

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Ankitha said...

d river is now happy with summer..
loved that line..
nice post..!
al the poetry was flowing in a flow..:)

Kriti said...

Absolutely enthralling! You are a poet in the true sense of the term. You have the heart of a poet! Enjoyed this very much!

Tameka said...

The mountains truly surrounded me as I read this lovely poem. Thanks for transporting me to such a beautiful place. :-)

http://lyricfire.typepad.com/lyric-fire/2012/08/lyric-fire-am-i-smart-enough-gauging-assessing-self-intelligence.html

Anonymous said...

Indeed, it's like an ointment to my restless soul... Thank you for sharing Rigzin..:)

---Jorie Pacli

geet said...

wow..simply superb!

melissa said...

I loved how you described the mountains. You felt it and stayed with it ~ it certainly creates an impact. It's almost like reaching heaven and being nearer to God.

I know I shouldn't be technical in commenting, but I do not understand the shortened forms of the words...

Irfanuddin said...

first time here and after seeing couple of my blogger friends feeling like home....

BTW very well penned thoughts...enjoyed the read.

Tanya Sehgal said...

Beautifully portrayed. Loved the intensity :)

Anonymous said...

Dear Rigzin
wow, such insight into spirituality, for being so young but so wise beyond your years
I really enjoyed reading this poem, you took me on a dream in nature, I did not want to wake up, you poetry is so out of this world, such a blessing to have the gift
Truly
Paul
Leaking Pen

vaisakhi said...

beautiful!!!!! and i can say this word 50 times for the poem...nature and its powers...amazing poem..:)

Saru Singhal said...

Beautiful beyond words. :)

usha said...

No wonder this poem talks about the only (leh Ladhak) While reading Itself I could actually feel the breath of the mountain and the blue blue sky.. You belong to that wonderland.. Beautifully written.. Course no wonder you can pen the fury of its beauty which may slaughter..

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skalzang youdol said...

Beautiful poem.Great words.For the readers ,it shows the perfect image of ladakh in summer.

Sarvesh Wahie said...

The mountains speak in silent tones with the king.Beauty never escapes the eye...

Portia Burton said...

Beautiful portrait of mountain-life. It is both charming and challenging!
-Portia

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

The poetic lines are as mesmerizing as the picture... :-)