There was once a place on earth… an isle… ” Anhydrous isle”…

Surrounded from all sides…with waters and waves white.


No verdure on the place,withered  foliage mundane,

sands ,rocks,pebbles to watch,different landscapes combined in all…


Life  wasn’t anywhere to be seen,

even standing amidst  the expanse of the sea…

So much dryness !

It made me think!

How come the beautiful isle …

never wanted to sink…

in the body of the ripples beside…

how could it be so aloof and dried.


I could sense,it had pulled and shrinked ,

the ends of the island …shrivelled within…

No matter what the nature offered,

remaining dry had become  its deliberate  nature…


Not knowing what it missed,one day everything  changed the myth,

a ship got wrecked near its shore…many were saved ,few abandoned …

one soul swam across the streams,

and reached the isle with a log to save in…

stepping on the isle,it thanked the place and sighed…

 “Oh! so beautiful! this place is divine!”

Hearing these words the  island smiled,

a wave of life ran through its heart and mind…


It too wished now… to be green,

to be more captivating and serene…

It opened the veins of its heart,

allowing the waters to flow inside like darts,

rushing and gushing everywhere,

the islet became a life of  inhabitants…


“The Anhydrous Isle” became an adorable one,

opening the gates of its enclosure,

absorbing the wet waves of emotions,

It became beautiful and moistened…





42 thoughts on “THE ANHYDROUS ISLE

  1. snehal sahay November 23, 2012 / 9:15 am

    bEST TiLL daTe!
    Made me with my heart smile…truly amazing!
    Love and appreciation change stones, right? 😀

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 9:16 am

      🙂 Thank you dear! Iam really happy you liked and felt the feel!

      • snehal sahay November 23, 2012 / 9:17 am

        Yes I did, and it was great. 😀
        you deserve a smile! a hug from me!!!

        • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 9:19 am

          thanks for the love! made my morning 🙂

          • snehal sahay November 23, 2012 / 9:21 am

            You are welcomed! It’s always a pleasure! 😀

  2. Sharmishtha November 23, 2012 / 10:14 am

    this is just divine soumyav! simply divine!

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 10:45 am

      Thank you dear! Hope ur doing fine! been a long time.

      • Sharmishtha November 26, 2012 / 10:37 am

        yes, have been lazing around a bit. 🙂

  3. nightlake November 23, 2012 / 10:23 am

    this was wonderful, Soumya..everyone from human beings to objects of nature need to be appreciated, noticed and cared for..

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 10:50 am

      Yes very true! love ,appreciation changes everything.

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 10:50 am

      Thank you Rohini!

  4. meholysmile November 23, 2012 / 12:11 pm

    WOW! simply a soft, beautiful thought… 🙂

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. SinPSarkar November 23, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    Totally different from any of your other poems!
    Loved this! 🙂

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 2:31 pm

      🙂 compliment accepted!

  6. drsuraiyanasim November 23, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    The island feels like a metaphor for a stoned, lonely heart. So beautifully captured…the emotions and imagery sink in our veins indeed. You are a genius! This poetry snuggled sweetly in the corner of my heart. Loved it!

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 11:07 pm

      You caught the exact real depth and thoughts behind! Well read and thanks for going to the core!

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you Wendell!

  7. Jaan Pehchaan November 23, 2012 / 9:13 pm

    Wonderful piece of writing!

    • soumyav November 23, 2012 / 11:03 pm

      Thank you! Glad u liked!

  8. Esenga' s Voice November 24, 2012 / 12:04 am

    It will be green and alive again if there’ s belief and hope for that…spring will bring along blossoming and summer will take care about the green patterns, my friend. Truly beautiful one.

    • soumyav November 24, 2012 / 8:43 am

      Thank you for your wonderful comment dear!

  9. Manu Kurup November 24, 2012 / 6:01 am

    Wonderful poetry. 🙂

  10. yepiratesays November 24, 2012 / 11:17 am

    This is an important parable in verse for schools and groups – and it is a parable, there’s no mistaking that. There is not only beauty to be found in your heart,Soumyav, but also lessons imparted from your lips and fingertips

    • soumyav November 24, 2012 / 12:05 pm

      Thanks a lot for mentioning it as a parable and liking it. I never thought of that while writing,just went ahead with the thought when I heard of anhydrous…I thought the word matches and defines more with a thing which is surrounded byy wetness and gt the word Isle to it…And so went on..

      • yepiratesays November 24, 2012 / 12:12 pm

        I think it is a very thoughtful parable with its message. It almost felt spoken thus the lips comment, and indeed should be spoken – thus schools and groups – but till then its just the fingertips at the keyboard!

        • soumyav November 24, 2012 / 6:49 pm

          Your comments always have depth and meaning reflected in each word!

  11. Asha Seth November 24, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    Splendid as always, Soumya. The pictures are such mark-leaving and so are your words like bright sunlight. Keep writing.


    • soumyav November 24, 2012 / 6:46 pm

      Lovely to see you here Asha! Thanks for liking! your posts aren’t visible nowadays in my reader! 😦

  12. Insight November 24, 2012 / 7:25 pm

    One among the best post I have ever read on your space, Dheedhi! OUTSTANDING piece of share. 🙂 🙂


    • soumyav November 24, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      Iam really happy you loved this one!

      • Insight November 24, 2012 / 7:38 pm

        Yup, I do love this one! ❤


  13. vimal November 24, 2012 / 8:17 pm

    I’ve learnt a new word 🙂
    inspiring tale…
    there is always hope…

  14. Pawan Hira November 24, 2012 / 10:27 pm

    There is something to learn from these words, and your isle is magically flourished with humanity.
    Blessings and love. 🙂

    • soumyav November 25, 2012 / 7:38 am

      🙂 🙂 Thank you Pawan!

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