Sunday, December 29, 2013

Let my words and my words alone
be all you need to know of me.

Let only the distilled essence
of my purest thoughts spread fragrance
till where it can in this vast world.

The rest of my existence is
an insubstantial wisp of smoke.

Only that which matters will make
its way into your minds and hearts.

24 comments:

  1. A noble ambition to be sure but I still like an occasional, physical hug. (From Mrs N, of course!)

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  2. Isn't that true, we only take into our existence the stuff we want to and nothing more.

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  3. nicely said but how we all desire to know the soul behind the words.....a happy new year to you :)

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  4. A noble thought expressed very well in words. :)

    Best wishes
    Ankita

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  5. I do think that a person's words are definitely a window into who they are & most often express their essence. I enjoyed your thought process here, Madhumaki.

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  6. I specially like the second stanza, clever use of "till" ~ Happy New Year ~

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  7. This is very true of poets, isn't it? We are known by our words.

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  8. So so true. Your verse is rather lovely
    Ciao
    Pea

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  9. Lovely thoughts. Our words do make an impact, a difference. I do think there is more to us than just words ... what's intangible is hard to express sometimes.

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  10. This are wishful and thoughtful thoughts.. we are all in the land of words. What if words could really change...

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  11. Nice thought...really we live by our deeds..not in years..:-)

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  12. Very nice, I wish I could make the same prayer but unfortunately I tend to err as much with my words as with my deeds. :)

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  13. The words spoken reflect the genuine being behind the persona! Well written Madhu!

    Hank

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  14. are words enough...they only give a hint at the one behind them...but then we only show what we think is alluring and not the complete person...so can they really know us then?

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    1. The point is that they needn't know the whole of me. I want to share with others only that in me which is pristine and untouched by evil.

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  15. I admire that you're able to achieve this...my poetry tends to share everything, both the good and the bad. Lovely words!

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  16. Your words are powerful and precise, per usual. I, however see the value and the goodness in the whole of you.

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  17. One of my favourites of yours, kiddo. I truly love it.

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  18. Beautiful. Words express so deeply the essence of who a person is! Your words show what a beautiful person you are for sure.

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  19. I think you matter for more than just your words. Lovely poem, tho.

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  20. Your aim is a high one. Real people have flaws and weaknesses and some of that makes for very good poetry.

    Elizabeth

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    1. I agree with you. Poetry about flaws and weaknesses does make for very good poetry. It gives us something to relate to.

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  21. Madhumakhi,

    A very nice and confident piece of poetry:)
    Happy New Year,
    Eileen

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  22. Beautiful thoughts and words - but knowing the essence of a person, who they truly are is often hidden behind the words they speak...
    Anna :o]

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