A Quest on Overdrive … :)

An eccentric rambler on life's lessons and mercies, found and lost… :)

Meeting Me

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The sea calls out to me-
As I walk beside its waves;
Washing away imprints I leave-
Temporal, I know I am, yet still…?

In my arrogance, I wait
And as the tide ebbs-
I walk again, pressing close,

Digging in my heels, causing
Tiny wells and pools-

I gloat, and look in askance
At the sea.
It still calls, unperturbed.
All-knowing.
It calls, mesmerizing,
Melting away my dregs of self.

And I surrender.
As I knew I would.

The sea calls-
As I step in,
From the water’s edge…

To meet the endless, limitless me.

15 May 2009

Pic Courtsey: http://thehighsign.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/humoresque153.gif

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Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

20 thoughts on “Meeting Me

  1. Good one! “Ans as the tide ebbs-..” should be “And as…”

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  2. This is such an awesome write!!! All about discovering and knowing oneself…and well…the sea is one of the most beautiful and inspiring things on this earth:) You ve described the moment o perfectly…i feel like going and walking on the beach right now!!”It calls, mesmerizing,Melting away my dregs of self.”

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  3. hmmm – nice poetry -The sea is truly hypnotic – and it's a great inspiration for poetry – reading your poem reminded me of my own musings on the beach…http://anubhavb.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/solitude/

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  4. Wow !! what a way to meet one's endless, limitless self. Selection of picture is most appropriate.

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  5. Positively introspective!

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  6. Trinath, Aayushi, Anubhav and Balvinder Sir, thank you all for your prompt responses and kind words :)Trinath, indeed a typo there, which, thanks to you, has now been edited and corrected! Ayushi, if you can find that beach, lucky you 🙂 I shall continue to fantasize about it!Anubhav, I did read it, but somehow could not post a comment there. Wl get back to it, tomorrow perhaps. Thanks for sharing it :)Balvinder sir, I did sort of fall in love with the picture too 🙂

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  7. This is special for me for reasons more than one. 1. You are posting after so many times (default case now)2. It refers to sea. And I AM madly in love of, in, about it anyway.3. I will like to share a quote of a person who have influenced me in many ways. “The best thermometer to the progress of a nation is its treatment of its women.”-Swami Vivekananda.On the eve of Women's day perhaps there couldn't have been a better realization than this. Esp coming from you, its always so. Treasure.

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  8. Soumya, what a delight to hear from you too. And the beautiful way you have shared your views on why you liked this :)Thanks so much. That quote from Swami V. is so apt, for the occasion 🙂

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  9. Very beautiful Usha..:-) The last line is times exquisitely…..thanks for sharing….

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  10. I saw the picture, the calling waves and I was rapt. They seemed to fill me with their infinity, take me along with them to the far off place, where they originated from. But as I breathed out, I realised the reality. So ironic :)The picture is a poem 🙂 1024 words a picture can say!Regarding the poem 🙂 Do I even need to say anything?

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  11. wow!!! this onez simply divine!! loved it! 🙂

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  12. Great blog!!!!If you like, come back and visit mine: http://albumdeestampillas.blogspot.comThanks,Pablo from Argentina

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  13. Yes, indeed 🙂 🙂 A small part of our identity always lies in the things we love 🙂 :)The last line said it all. 🙂

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  14. This one echoes within! Sea is a solace; she touches you takes you to her..! And the surrender.. Ah!! How beautiful!

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  15. The unknown beckons so invitingbut it is our ego that is limitingor maybe what is known is comfortingand what we are unaware terrifying.Usha simply wonderful. I was in Myanmar when I read this on my reader but couldn't comment as we can't access blogging sites there.

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  16. that was brilliant Usha mam….

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  17. Just one word -Mesmerising.. :)As I step in,From the water's edge…To meet the endless, limitless me..There's so much of depth and beauty in your writings.. Loved reading your poems.. :):):)Am a fan now.. 🙂

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  18. Like that accompanying B&W picture.

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  19. wow ! this ones calls the heart out.beautiful

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