Love in the land of Rhododendrons!

Love isn’t blind as they say,

for it can see the core which

the open eyes couldn’t,

to feel the depth

it went

with eyes closed  and blindfolded…


The steep height of the mountains,

the deep ravines around the cliffs,

it went with intuition

to feel the gist of everything…

It fell once,

got bruised on way,

stood up again

and ahead it went…


Courage within

an urge to be

in the blooms of Rhododendrons

which blossom on the Himalayan foothills.


An exhilarating experience

for the comforted soul

where danger lurked on every corner

risk and accidents on the road was prone.


Still with  a yearning

to lie under the sky,

in the sunshine

to feel the tweeting of birds flying by,

the heart winged

and flew high

over the seas…

to the nearby skies,

amidst the nature

leaving the world …

which was envy and sly!


Rhododendrons, Roan Mountain, North Carolina


31 thoughts on “Love in the land of Rhododendrons!

  1. Debaroon March 28, 2013 / 11:51 am

    I struckkkkkk so spellbound at ur words….dey for a flight wid d power of love….losing in the gorgeous experience cudnt b more pristine….awesomee sowmya…

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you Deba! Sometimes love does take through such exotic journeys of nature leaving a pristine feeling

  2. neelkanth March 28, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    Nice, Soumya. Love is blind or it is not, but in the words of Shakespeare as quoted in his ‘As you like it’, “Love is but burs in our petticoat” (Refer Celia talking to Rosalind in the play.)

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 3:25 pm

      You quoted brilliantly Sir! To be quoted along with Shakespeare is a compliment in itself

  3. ledrakenoir March 28, 2013 / 3:28 pm

    Excellent written… 🙂

    I don’t believe love is “blind”,
    I believe love has a very good eyesight… 😉

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 3:32 pm

      True Drake,thts what I tried to justify! 🙂

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 3:33 pm

      :-)Thank you Millie!

  4. Eric Alagan March 28, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Love might not be blind – but the heart is a risk taker and quite often overrides the mind, I reckon.

    Peace, Eric

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 8:22 pm

      Beautifully read Eric! love the way you make it clear

  5. Tatsat March 28, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    I know that I would never agree with this take on love- but I must read it.

    As for the current scheme of things that coloured my perception::-
    Bewafa log the, badnaam mohabbat hui 😉

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 8:24 pm

      Badnaam shahar mein ek kahani hui,
      duniya jahan se pyaar kiya,
      log beimaan nikale,
      badnaam mohabbat hui!
      Gali mein bhi pyaar ki khusbhu mahki,
      phir bhi insaan beparwaah hua,
      badnaam mohabbat hui! 😉

  6. Ruby March 28, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Beautifully said! Have a wonderful day!

  7. Uzoma March 28, 2013 / 7:58 pm

    This is sweet, thoughtful, and reveals the depth of real love. Truly you must be a love doctor!

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 8:26 pm

      🙂 Thts a sweet say! Iam anyways just a human being trying to know the depths of loving

  8. Christy Birmingham March 28, 2013 / 9:03 pm

    A great poem for spring! The images of laying under the sunshine and within the flowers are lovely.

    • soumyav March 28, 2013 / 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much Christy and so glad to see you enjoying the seasonal spring!

  9. Gabriela LeBaron March 29, 2013 / 6:47 am

    Love isn’t blind as they say,

    for it can see the core which

    the open eyes couldn’t…. I love this part. This is the love that heals all things and mends all broken hearts.

    Great poem, Soumya!

    • soumyav March 29, 2013 / 10:35 pm

      Very true Gabriela ! Iam so touched that you liked this and felt the words.

  10. lvsrao March 29, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    Beautiful. Well Expressed.
    Love is not a relationship, it is a state of mind.
    So to say, it is just like Breathing.

    • soumyav March 29, 2013 / 10:38 pm

      wonderfully stated and quoted! Thanks

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