Of precious gems and stones sparkling Lay a rough unpolished piece Amidst the glitters of the world It existed silently. Whilst in the dust,others shone Some red,rubies,some green emeralds, Sapphires too dazzled on the ground In the uneven and unclean world. The blunt rough stone with piercing corners And pointed edges None knew it was the toughest amongst all Lying mutely even in situations hazard.. Everyone who glanced upon the same Would turn around and look for a name It instead observed every step That they traced and left unkempt… Having seen the world and earth so crude It thought of paving a new way profound Walked it on the untrodden path Amidst the chaos and unseen wars Abrasive steps shone its skin Erosion cleared the rubble within With umpteen sharp bends it dazzled and shined Being polished naturally By winds of time… And now it stood like a gem in the crown Glittering more than the real ones around Who were born as the precious stones This was borne to be the peerless one.
Hi everyone !
I am so happy and delighted to announce that I have completed the challenge of writing a novel for NaNoWriMo in flat 30 days . They have declared me as the winner because I was able to finish off in time . Its a great feeling to have achieved the goal ,as I always felt I didn’t have that patience of writing a novel.But this time I did try to push myself. For that I stayed away from WordPress for long and so missed many of the posts of my favourite bloggers.Yet I feel I can now catch up with everything,meanwhile you can read the short fiction,on the given link.
The beautiful badge as a NaNoWriMo winner makes me feel great and happy!
Catch up with the story here when you have time and please share your views too for my first attempt to write a novel…
Thanks to everyone for being so patient with me and to encourage me forever!
In the burning ashes that lie scattered
are embers of the soulful desires
glow they for a second
when a breeze kisses them ,even if they are on pyre!
Amidst the grey powdered dust
stand as heat of passion
raindrops extinguish their flame
but the intensity evokes the fire…
Watch the rolling stones
The gorgeous rubies round
in the grey sapphires
creating an exquisite artifact
that shall withstand weather of every ages!
Our book” Suroor of the Soul ” shines through the grey clouds of despair like a silver lining .
Its a great start for the book ,where readers have shared their beautiful reviews and more orders for fresh copies have started coming in!
Although a long journey ,yet as writers we are filled with gratitude with the kind of reviews pouring in.It is the main motive of a writer to touch the heart of every reader with utmost intensity and depth.And as the reader finds satisfaction in the thoughts conveyed,it gives immense pleasure to the authors.
For all the updates regarding the book and also the latest reviews,,be on the website of the book http://suroorofthesoul.weebly.com
Life is a beautiful journey like a varicolored spectrum which reflects different colors every time. Right from the beginning when a soul takes birth till the day it leaves the world,it is a continuous process of evolution for the mind,body and the soul
We experience many such moments which fill us with joy and enthusiasm,but the fight for survival and the struggle to exist in the materialistic society as an achiever of superficial dreams always keeps us stressed and exhausted. As a result we are drained,deadened and we lead a lifeless life fighting against the inner conflicts .
WE THANK EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN AND SHALL BE A PART OF THIS JOURNEY!
Seraph , in her disguise
walks amidst the crowded street,
In the lanes of the souq,
Where Turkish lamps lit…
Around the corner,was a shop,
diffused from where ,the fragrance of incense strong
A perfume of jasmine doused
The restless minds of the bazaar…
She waded quickly through the mob,
Her zardosi robe was kissing the ground since long…
A sudden strong gush of wind,
blew her veil
a glimpse,I saw…
for the heaven too couldn’t hide,
The beauty of the divine …
Flowing golden cascade of hair,
The mesmerizing dark kohl eyes
The green sapphire sparkled on her hand
beautiful earrings dangled to kiss the strands
An aura luminous reflected beside
The darkest alley became white and bright…
And lo! She flew like an angel,
Vanishing in the group of people,
Impatiently I looked for her,
to have a glance
to feel the breeze,
but the grey clouds moved hurriedly,
covering the radiant moon placidly…
Read the thoughts shared by Neelkanth Sir after going through our book “Suroor of the Soul”.
Many thanks to him for the sincerest review.
The whole review is available here.
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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.
Love & Light,
Shaheen Sultan Dhanji
(formerly known as Blood Ink diary)
Iam really sorry I have been very busy lately with final editing of my 4th poetry book.
Yes! you heard it right! The 4th book of poetry is due and Iam working on the final stage of formatting.
It took a hell of time and I cannot spare a single moment to be here on my favourite place in the world of blogs.
So since the last week I haven’t been able to post regularly nor getting time to read my favourite writers or reply in time to my readers.Hope I get through all this stuff quickly and perfectly to present you with a beautiful gift in form of the book!
Now to unravel the mystery ,the next book is a journey of a soul in search of the ultimate happiness.
The title is “Suroor of the soul”(Intoxication of the soul) and it is the journey of a soul on this earth in pursuit of happiness.
Hope you all bear with my irregular presence for few more days and I shall get regular soon ! Till then wish me good luck!
I published today my first Ebook “Winds of Philia”,a collection of love poems . On the eve of Valentine’s day nothing was more special than publishing the passionate romantic verses in form of a book. I dedicate the book to the soul of my life,Aniruddha!
Hope you all will also enjoy and feel the depth of emotions that my poems render through their immaculate feelings.
The Ebook is available on smashwords and soon will be on other distribution channels.
Below is the link to it:
My best wishes and love to each one of you,