A Rendezvous with solitude


Waves of quiet content

Wash through my soul

Nursing the wounds,

Numbing the pain

My emotions conversing

With my own secret yearnings

In silent harmony;

Listening to the rhythm

of my pounding heart

I try to interpret

the language it speaks

A rendezvous so rare !

Today I met myself

through the silent Solitude



In times of despair

When darkness clouds my mind

Filling it with hopeless fear

A flicker of light I find

 In moments of solitude

When bitterness overwhelms my heart

Enslaving my grit and fortitude

A   prayer I say makes my loneliness depart

In times of  fame and success galore

When my heart swells with pride

Yet my greedy self yearns for more

‘Stop’ says a voice somewhere deep inside

In times of love and happiness

when my haughty mind begins to ignore

my beautiful friends and loved ones

A nightmare reminds me of the solitude before

You have been in my journey

You have seen me through

You have guided me sternly

Yet I never saw you !

You were the light that I saw

You were the prayer that I said

You were the voice  shouting no

You were the nightmare  in  my bed

You led me to my today

You lead me to my tomorrow

You cleared the thorns in my way

You remove me from sorrow

5 Day Black & White challenge in one day !

I have been invited twice to join the Five day B/W Challenge  by two of  my blogger friends,  Ruchi &  Suyash Chopra . They have some amazing black and white captures themselves .

But as I have told you all before , I am presently at a place where 5 consecutive days on the net is almost next to impossible. Yet I cannot control my urge to participate in this beautiful challenge , which is why I have decided to come up with this post where I shall be posting 5 b/w pictures together in a single post . Pardon me for the inconvenience , if any .

All of these have been taken on my morning walks in this beautiful place , where God’s Eden still seems to reside . This is in the North Eastern part of India . So here goes my pictures :

1. Mystery


There was something nice and complete about this dwelling . This picture I feel carries a certain element of mysterious charm to it . I hope you are able to feel it , the way I did .



Don’t these flight of steps appear as though they stretch unto infinity ..? They don’t of course , and I have explored  what is beyond yet this  picture makes me wonder where it leads up to ….

3. Serene


There is nothing really special about this pic , except that it is rather mundane . When I saw this wire running through the sky and the bare tree , I had an uncontrollable urge to click . Somehow , the pale mountains in the background , made it all too soothing . It also kind of symbolizes ‘solitude’ to me .


Alright , coming to talk about solitude , there is this one more pic that speaks on similar lines . A lone rock or boulder , nestled on the edge of the road , overlooking the valley and the river , has a story to tell too .


5. Unto the soil

Wait , let me introduce you to this lonely flower , all its petals gone , soon about to fall to its death onto the ground , where it will be trampled by us humans , to join the soil , from where it was once born .