DEMURE


I’m in the pearls
those which adorn the earth
with their exquisite
beauty…

watching your delicate steps
on the nearby meadow
rests where my soul
in drops of dew spread …

breathing the perfume
that you once wore
fragrances which my heart
as the lilies droop more…

quietly I whisper your name
vales and hills echo the same
proclaiming of the adore
for the demure
vanished who abruptly in the far jungles…

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Silver sky


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I walk under the grey clouds for distances

to get a glimpse of the silver sky,

where the golden ray strikes and pierces through

on the dead patch of ground on earth

darkened since long!

Book Launch – “Suroor of the Soul”


As the year 2013 wraps itself in the memories of the events that occurred during the whole year and gets in the celebration mood of CHRISTMAS in few days from now, I have a news to share with all of you.

The most awaited moment is here,the launch of our poetry book  ,  ” Suroor of the Soul” at India International Centre,Delhi on 21st Dec 2013.All are cordially invited to grace the occasion and be a part of the wonderful journey.

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It has not been long since “Suroor ” was published on Amazon and received a wide and touching response from everyone who has read the book. The thought behind “Suroor ” was intense and it delved deep into insights regarding the journey of a soul which wanders on earth in search of true happiness.

We all are such souls,seeking happiness in every dream,ambition and path of life ,yet we fail to experience the true feeling of it.This book dwells in such a voyage through a poetic form reflecting the real experiences of human on earth.

You can visit the website of “Suroor of the Soul” to read more about the reviews,interviews and updates regarding the topic which we  think has endless and limitless expeditions.

Also you can get updated and join through the FB page  “Suroor of the Soul”

With Best Wishes,

Soumya and Shaheen

THE PORTRAIT


 
My thoughts in vacuum
I cannot form a cloud…
Empty,plain,artless
My thoughts become
When the muse vanishes
In a hazy cloud….
 
 I try to create and recreate
yet fail everytime
the one in which you transformed
luminescent and transclucent
I search in folds of time…
 
pastels ,brush, a canvas,
I hold in hand
trying to sketch the gorgeous
the eyes of your glance…
 
In my verse ,I endeavour
to create the magic in air,
struggling hard through the vacuum
finding right shades for your hair…
dipped in earthy colours,
I evaluate and experiment,
finally a mystic tint
dyes the art piece in crimson pink.
 
originates a masterpiece
I am awestruck
Its you ,the  muse,
Who’s portrait has emerged
with celestial beauty n angelic eyes,
 manifests  on the canvas ,the divine in delight!



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THE REAL “ME”


In front of the mirror I stand,

to  find only an image and a   reflection,

where is me , the real ” I”.

I think….

hidden in this projection?

Who else shall showeth my real ” ME”

where shall I find the true literal self,

In which mirror

“I”  will be my self…

In placid waters,in clear skies

in a glazed glass

or a river flowing by…

in heart of whom,

in which eyes

shall  dwell

like my own “I”

….

Years and births I move and search

but none do I find in this world

where I live and  where I die….

Then where do I find the real me

in the heaven or in the hell,

in the astral world of another dimension

or in deep ocean …where fish dwell….

In my heart , within myself…

I discover the  shine,that I  possessed

that is the place where I shall see..

my own self and my real name!

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BUNCH OF JASMINE !


strewn and scattered on the green grass ,

amidst the pearls of dew drops

silken white whorls

steal my glance

as the night silently resonates in advance

diffuse the jasmine flowers in air ,

their eternal fragrance…

 

beneath the shrub of life,

when the breeze swayed to fall them free

bedecked the night blooming lovers

the carpet of the satin …

 

bees and butterflies crave for

such beautified romance

the radiant moon watches them

with ardent looks and fluorescence.

 

dazzles the firefly around the branch

sparkle the petals fallen by chance

inebriating the breathe  of night

smiles the bunch of jasmine on the lawn…

 

photocredit: www.flowerspictures.org

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ZIG ZAG ROADS!


Zig zag roads amidst the hills
I swing in the rhythm of nature
Trees,branches protruding
denser thicker gets the jungle…

A tiny ray of gleaming light
however finds its way
To reach the ground,piercing
through the perfect camouflage!

Runs a rusty coloured hen
Through the middle of the road
Abruptly the tyres halt,the brakes screech
And dogs bark in fear!

Small puddles brown and dirty
playful ground for many
Kids and ducklings splashing with glee
under the clouds thundering!

Bright contrast of the roof tops
The temple shikhar stands in majesty on a faraway  peak
my destination yet unseen,
through zig zag roads I move towards the life’s objective!

On Vacation!


Hi Everyone!

Few hours from now,I shall be flying to my homeland on a vacation.

Returning to the homeland after a year is very nostalgic. Things which have been missed shall appear on the screen of memories and meeting close friends and family (families) will become the highlight of the trip.

For now I wish all of you a wonderful time and am really sorry that I wont be able to catch up with all the blog posts and blogs even though I shall try to ,whenever I can spare some time and of course! get the internet!

I will keep on posting in between whenever there is something interesting to share and obviously coz  you  all should not forget me while I am on a hiatus!  :-)

Meanwhile you can go around with my old stack piled up since ages here!

For the big news, my book shall be out at the end of July and I will post the link as soon as  it is made available for distribution and sales.

Continue sparkling the world of blogs!

 

HAPPY BLOGGING & BEST WISHES,

Soumya

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BUNCH OF AWARDS!


My heartfelt thanks to Ajay, Shawn, Ute  and  Vishal !

For nominating me for these bunch of awards. Iam merrily enjoying the swing of these beautiful awards which are a token of love from them.Since it has now become very hectic for me to post an award,I tried to combine all of them here and yes forgive me for the rules.

Just few days left and I will be off to my vacation which would mean a hiatus from the blogging for while! But before that I had to post this to express my gratitude towards everyone and to share my love with the rest.

Special thanks to Ajayji for presenting different and beautiful ones like the ” ROSE OF KINDNESS AWARD” & “THE LOYAL READER AWARD”.

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The window which provides us the illumination everyday with its wisdom quotes.

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Gorgeous photos to brighten our days.

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Wise thoughts said in a subtle manner.

Dew Drops

Experiences of a charming lady!

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the shade of passion in writing

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The untold tale of an elegant star!

Eric M. Vogt: Life-Writings

poetry with thoughtful feelings!

Insight. . . !

Diary of a young man!

Just Spoken Thoughts

Soulful intense thoughts of a compassionate person.

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Wonderful quotes with amazing pictures.

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Reviews,stories,poems,photography, You get everything here.

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The detailed version of every scenic and touching view!

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Sweet reminiscences and experiences of a sweet girl!

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passionate verses of love.

Silent Confessions…

musical notes of a young girl in form of her musings.

The Cosmic Poet

The cosmic creations of Nirvani

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The touching words of Rachna in form of poems and wonderful thoughts.

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The joy and entertainment of Midnight summer’s dream in poems of Yoshiko!

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Bouquet of Super Awards – 27 Nominations.

“SUROOR OF THE SOUL”- A REFLECTION


Dear Readers,

In the early part of year two-thousand-thirteen, Ms. Soumya Vilekar and I discovered each other through our respective writings. At that time (as some of you, dear readers, may remember me!), I was an author at Word Press under the ownership of ‘ Blood Ink Diary’ – a narrative of my inner and outer climate of mind that mingled culturally, politically, socially, artistically and spiritually reflecting diversity and contrasts of various genres in expression — my blog was polar opposite (in theme) from Soumya’s  spiritual quest- yet, there resonated and embodied an attraction for the others’ writings. Hence, a journey commenced between the two creative minds, a dialogue marked its’ significance imparting her own unique ‘ Suroor of the Soul ‘  (Intoxication of the Soul)- a poetry book prepared to share the spiritual faculty and the isolated jubilees of the inner realm. The title of the book was an interesting incident, for, after frequenting each other’s spheres, I had left a comment of appreciation at Soumya’s space and gifted her a humble oil painting that I had titled ‘ Suroor ‘, thus, was the inspiration that ignited Soumya to pen the magnificent volume. During the same time, I had deleted my blog for other creative pursuits, thus we had lost contact for short time, when, suddenly I received an email from Soumya requesting if I would fancy to include few of my mystical poems and to pen the foreword for ‘Suroor of the Soul ‘; needless to say, I accepted her request – thus, the duality of our personalities play a symphony of its’ own tune through the lyrics of our individual soul that can be explored in the pages.

You may be intrigued and probe as to why the execution for such a subject – ‘ the soul’;

simply, because the human minds are so varied, intellectual standpoints thus wide apart and emotional temperaments rather different, or shall I say, unique – that on these grounds alone we tend to isolate our Human and the Being that completes us as one. In a world marked with extreme desire for material consumption, the materialist forms a destructive alliance with the egoist and the shallow-minded, both attributes silently perforating inside him and when brought face to face with these two ways of viewing himself and his external environs, man finds them opposite and incompatible, markedly conflicting and hopelessly irreconcilable – thus it is quite possible for man to synthesize such an alliance developing a divided self – the soul often remains a mystical attraction if man does not cultivate the immense motivation to ‘seek’ the metaphysical reflection and mystical revelation of Reality of God.

Henceforth, what is the ‘insight’? If reality exists anywhere it must exist in an irreducible infinitude, though, such an assertion places beyond ordinary finite perceptions; only a transcendental insight is therefore beneficial to bring man into an intimate relation with his soul — whosoever truthfully and without superficial attempt at seeking shall witness the metamorphosis in its’ due time, when the ‘ego’ surrenders and humility perfumes the soul, a catharsis translates the silent movement within a human-being, opening a solid frequency embracing faculty of immediate insight. Ah, but of course, in one sense insight is a synthetic faculty, for, it mingles and blends with abstract reason what the intellect shan’t fully grasp though recognizes the full mystical emotions that are contained, combined and yet transcended in the philosophical insight.

‘Suroor of the Soul’ is such a book, that, smoothly transports and carves a path to Illumination – a veritable emotion turning around at the base of the whole consciousness. Our purpose is to ignite an immediate oneness with the Ultimate by a flash of desire to enlightenment which effectively removes the debris of doubts and ignorance for ever. Our combined vision is such that a reader would traverse within our souls’ parameters and glimpse for a tremendous and scintillating revelation to the man that it shall leave an ineradicable impression on his minds’ – soul and commences to probe the dazzling question of both his corporeal and celestial realms.  Nay, it would be rather absurd to read the book and attain a deep frequency, for, mostly the aspirant toils for long wearisome months and perhaps years amid disheartening and monotony, howsoever, the book is a fragrance of connecting to bliss and the ultimate happiness — to surrender and annihilate the ‘ego’ which stops the cultivation to submission to discovering the layers of our soul. Just as in philosophy – thoughts are solid and more reasonable because it is more balanced, such a similar discipline demands man to action if he is to practice an equilibrium of mind-body-heart-soul. Everything that hinders the Divine will’s passage through his heart and life must eventually be cast out – he would need to affiliate his lower (human) will with his higher (being) one; the two must be synchronized to work in unison.

‘ Suroor of the Soul’ is a jubilee in utter ecstasy. It is devoid of any religious rituals and customs, for, its aspiration is simply to touch a human soul. The dogma and doctrine expressed as form of poetry is that of esotericism, which is considered to be something beyond the veil that illuminates bliss that one encounters through sublime horizon that leads one to greater courage and inner happiness – which cultivates a desire for seeking the enigma; the interpenetration of Human and its Being. Nay, I shan’t write more, nor, can I compel you to read further into this book — though I sincerely invite you to explore the poetry. I shan’t command it, for it commands us. The better offering, therefore, is to become inspired, that is, to the Divine self within us — through our humble offerings to humanity.

***Note: I have used the male gender as referring to ‘man’/him – but of course, it is not to provoke any gender inequality as we are constantly made aware of terms. I have simply just written from the corridors of my heart hoping to cascade into your soul. Also, I shan’t take credit for the compilation and execution of the book, for, it righteously lands with proper credit to Soumya Vilekar for conceptualising and all the endeavours associated for publishing ‘Suroor of the Soul’. Similarly, it was a pleasure to have worked and known Soumya, as she is a dear and kindred soul. Am most humbled by being associated with her book ! Lastly, this article is not a formal essay about and/or the soul — I have merely touched a few areas the poetry resonates in-kind. ***

Love & Light,

Shaheen Sultan Dhanji

(formerly known as Blood Ink diary)

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Book cover