WRITTEN FOR ERMILIA’s BLOG-PICTURE IT AND WRITE! http://wp.me/p1HrCI-11k This is an old poem but I felt  it befitted the picture prompt !










Laps of oscillatory movements,

with moments as fulcrum of  thoughts,

the ropes of bonds and love,

seated on the emotions crushed…


Here sways the swing of life with rhythm…


Darkness prevails engulfing the light,

visibility diminishes , weakening the mind,

a lantern of hope burns and illumines,

the path untrodden …untraversed in life…


In such a way sways the swing of life in rhythm…


Pivot of the spirit , we decide,

accordingly the living takes the ride,

Dangling with the  strings of  our deeds,

Swinging against the wind is a newness we find!


Thus ! sways the swing of life!


Swaying beautifully ,flowing is  the swing of life!

In rhythm it moves and sweeps!

gently touching the air divine,

 infinitesimally making  our presence shine!






  1. svkishere March 19, 2013 / 11:36 pm

    Awesome … really awesome! hats off!

    • soumyav March 19, 2013 / 11:37 pm

      You flatter me Souvik! everytime you are here! 🙂

  2. svkishere March 19, 2013 / 11:43 pm

    🙂 … You deserve every bit of the praise … trust me ma’am … no exaggeration!!! 🙂 … Anyway I actually loved this one .. thank you!

  3. carolynpageabc March 20, 2013 / 12:19 am

    Indeed Soumyav, this does fit the picture nicely…
    So delicate is your appreciation of life as it swings rhythmically touching the air divine…
    Would that be the understanding of all upon our planet; we would surely live in peaceful harmony…..!

    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 9:55 am

      Am really touched that you liked the lines and could feel the depth of it! Indeed such understanding would help us all to live peacefully

  4. Ermilia March 20, 2013 / 4:51 am

    If only everyone swung to the rhythm of life. I love how you repeat the word swing but not in the literal sense of the word. Very creative and uplifting piece! Thanks for contributing this week to Picture it & write. 🙂


    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 9:59 am

      Am so glad you liked the lines and could sense the meaning behind it with perfection ! Happy to be a part of the ‘Picture it and write”

  5. poetinside March 20, 2013 / 6:28 am

    In a swing, sometimes we are at amplitude and equal times we are at low, but the mood is always high. It goes on refreshing as swing goes on…
    Lovely poem.

    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 10:01 am

      Thank you so much! Yes our life moves as the swings and we are on the top sometimes or at the bottom,irrespective of which life moves like a swing in its own rhythm

  6. neelkanth March 20, 2013 / 9:25 am

    The poem and the picture both are splendidly beautiful. I have rated it as Excellent.

    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 10:02 am

      Iam so touched Sir by your appreciation and the way you comprehend my poems!

    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 10:06 am

      Thank you Sharmishtha!

  7. LAND OF FUN March 20, 2013 / 10:31 am

    Sweet and nice !!
    Have a nice day 😀

    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 10:36 am

      Thank you and you too!

  8. Anne Schilde March 20, 2013 / 11:21 am

    This was so thorough, it was almost formulaic, which I hope is a compliment. I’m a bad judge of poetry but I’m pretty sure this is a good one.

    I had this thought: that when visibility diminishes, that is when my mind is the strongest!

    • soumyav March 20, 2013 / 2:18 pm

      So truly said Anne! We tend to be more firm when the path is getting vanished… Thanks for being here and for liking

  9. Marisa March 21, 2013 / 12:18 am

    Great job! And fits it perfectly 🙂

    • soumyav March 21, 2013 / 10:15 am

      Thanks Marisa ! Iam glad you enjoyed

    • soumyav March 21, 2013 / 10:18 am

      Thank you so much for the wonderful words

  10. kz March 21, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    wonderfully done Soumyav! 🙂 this was perfect for the photo… a lovely interpretation

    • soumyav March 22, 2013 / 12:25 am

      Thank you dear kz! I love it when you enjoy my words!

  11. tornadoday March 22, 2013 / 2:03 am

    Amazing the colors we reflect when the light shines through us…….. 🙂 I love this, Soumyav. ~ Ever, Bobbie

    • soumyav March 22, 2013 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you dear for your generous love and words

    • soumyav March 22, 2013 / 5:27 pm

      Thank you dear for your generous love and words

  12. Hikari Yori March 22, 2013 / 8:08 pm

    Yeah, the swing of life 🙂
    Thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry for liking our acrostic poetry 🙂

    • soumyav March 22, 2013 / 8:21 pm

      welcome Hikari! I had a pleasure being on your blog!

      • Hikari Yori March 22, 2013 / 8:24 pm

        Me too. Thank you for your welcome, Sounyav 🙂

  13. lvsrao March 30, 2013 / 6:39 pm

    Great Post. Wonderful poem.

  14. David April 21, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    Very nice poem Soumyav! I’m glad I discovered the blog… Greetings, David

    • soumyav April 22, 2013 / 10:20 am

      Thanks a lot David for your presence and for going through this post.

    • soumyav April 22, 2013 / 10:20 am

      Thanks a lot David for your presence and for going through this post.

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