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

Meeting Me


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.
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

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…”


  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.”


  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/


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


  5. Positively introspective!


  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 🙂


  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.


  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 🙂


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


  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?


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


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


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


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


  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.


  16. that was brilliant Usha mam….


  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.. 🙂


  18. Like that accompanying B&W picture.


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


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