Thursday, July 18, 2013

Déjà Vu





Déjà Vu

Early in the morning
Corpuscular rays of sunlight
Filter thro’ the trees—and
touch me fleetingly
I can’t hold myself, slip into the veldt;
Foliage almost topical on the forest-floor
Entwine around my feet- what luck!

The rustle of the stag-ferns, the murmurs
of the torrent stream rushing with bushes,
twigs through the ravine; all play together,
to enlighten me…initiate me
- Puzzled, I peek around the bushes;
 Whipping affinities, analogies…                                   
And progress….

Time rolls by, as I keep picking
The mysteries through the gossamer
caught in yesterday’s frames; and
Walk...walk...walk...
For a sip of that stupor or trance
I enjoy being released into the
Musty images of yesterday…

Screeches of birds, the gushing water,
the smell of moist earth,
the mass of green velvety moss ,
bird-burrowed holes on tree-trunks; they all
help me taking off the blinkers at last,
 I spot the wooden arched bridge over a creek
And recognize…goodness me!! 

A bubbling stream fleeting, swinging,
crashing over the boulders; transforms
my hearing and seeing –
Silence follows~
Play of sunlight rolls over the boulders
Gets hazy for a second…
 Lo! It disappears again…

The old bridge opens windows of another world
 I've been here before, I grasp - -- a dream Déjà vu..?
The yellow sunlight gets intense,
Each stone seems more dazzling than before
'Yes, such awakening is possible,
Déjà vu moment pitches in because images
dwell in our consciousness, as long as we live.


This post was written for ongoing IBL (Indian Bloggers League) Contest, the battle of blogs organised by Write-Up Cafe and this is posted for my team Coup d'East. Visit my team blog here.
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Shared it with : Poets United; Poetry Pantry

62 comments:

  1. The first comment came from my friend Mary on the earlier page. Somehow, I was unable to align the lines on that page. So,I had to re-post this poem on a new page.
    Mary, your comment is precious, so am bringing it over here for record. Hope you don't mind.

    Mary7/18/13, 10:52 PM

    So many wonderful images in this poem, Panchali. I can picture it. I have had a few 'dejavu' moments, and they are truly eerie. I don't know what exactly to make of them.

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    1. Thanks you, Mary for your precious comment.:)

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    2. Glad you were able to move my comment. Panchali! Happy weekend to you.

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    3. Thanks for the approval, Mary. I am relieved :) Thanks!!

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  2. what a a beautiful scene you have created...there is a peace among all the life in nature....wonderful imagery...whether a dream or deja vu i would not mind being there myself...smiles.

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    1. Brian, Thanks for that wonderful feedback. Nature can be stifling..… inaudibly suffocating… freezing when we enter into its threshold. I would not mind being there myself once again. Smiles..

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    2. smiles...it can def be all those things and more...hope you are having a great sunday panchali

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    3. Yes, Brian..Enjoying the rainy weather on a Sunday.Watching the raindrops creating puddles outside; and taking in the freshness of the air that only a fresh rainfall provides...Smiles.
      Hope you are enjoying your Sunday as well..
      Thanks for your visit again-that's very kind of you :)

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  3. wonderfully expressed !!

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    1. I have no way to thank you enough, mysay! Thanks a lot for your time and visit :)

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  4. Panchalidi visited you after a long break but what a come back it is..read it again and again..liked it very much..

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    1. Oh, god to have you back, Ranita!! ow have you been??? Thanks for the encouragement..am absolutely delighted!!! Thanks.:-)

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  5. It was so engrossing i got lost in the forest.
    Panchali you have a terrific way of observing & describing things!!!!!

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    1. If my words have moved you, Indu, there's definitely a reson
      to pat my back:D
      You have a rare talent for making people smile. Thanks a bunch!:)

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  6. I got lost in the lines for a moment... wonderful as always...

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    1. Thank you for saying what you said just now. You made my day, Naba...Thank you. :))

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  7. What a wonderful poem. Got mesmerised by such ecstatic poetry!!

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    1. Usha....You have made it worth my while to have written it. Thank you soooo much, my friend:)

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  8. Beautiful imagery,nicely done.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Gyanban for those wonderful encouragement. Hope to see you more often here..:)

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  9. the flow of the poetry is lovely!! what an enchanting piece! loved every word.

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    1. Princess...!I am so pleased to read your fabulous comment. Thanks a bunch, sweetie :)

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  10. Great Poem..The way you depicted the Nature in each line is simply awesome.. :-)

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    1. Pleased to see you here. Thank you for coming by, allresouceupdates :)Hope you'll visit again..

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  11. Loved the sounds and images evoked!

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    1. So glad it resonated with you, Deepak. Delighted to read your comment. Thanks a zillion:)

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  12. You made the forest come alive for me. I like how the rocks became dazzling, and that strong sense of deja vu.

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    1. Coming from you, this is a very gratifying compliment. Thanks, Sherry... :)))

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  13. Deja vu can be so strange! I love your walk through nature...sometimes there is nothing like it for rejuvenation. Great to see you Panchali!

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    1. It is rejuvenating indeed!!Sooo pleased you liked it....! Thank you, Poet L.... :))))

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  14. Very beautiful and refreshing.

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    1. Thanks Rajesh!! Very happy to have you here :)

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  15. This was so lovely. I felt like I was with you...

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    1. Talon, Your presence here has thrilled me. Thanks a lot!! Hope to see you more on these pages :)

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  16. I agree with Mary so many beautiful pictures here, and I like how you end it.. it's true, they ring somewhere in our consciousness.

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    1. What a lovely comment, Nataša. I am so glad you enjoyed this effort.. Thanks for the visit... :))))

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  17. 'Crepuscular' is one of my favourite words, and slants of light. Your description is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. But, purposely, I didn't use the word 'crepuscular' here. In optics, corpuscular theory of light is light that is made up of small discrete particles called "corpuscles" (dust-like little particles) which travel in a straight line with a finite velocity and possess kinetic energy.
      'Crepuscular', I thought wouldn't be appropriate here as 'Crepuscular' comes from the Latin word "crepusculum", meaning twilight; and here I was talking about early morning.
      Of all the words, you picked up the best word--that is the perhaps, the biggest compliment!! Thanks a lot, Kerry for your precious comment.:)

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  18. Beautiful! I really liked the arrangement of words!:)

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    1. Pleasure to see you here, Tarang.. :))))Many thanks...

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  19. Oh Panchali such rich and vivid imagery I was immersed in your words

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    1. You comment has overwhelmed me with delight, mindlovemisery. I donno what to say...Thanks... your words have made me feel on top of the world...:)))))

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    1. Thanks for the words of appreciation, Audrey... that's a huge compliment... :)))))

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  21. Back from the pantry for another read, and it is just as good as the first time (smiles). It is always good to walk in a forest, near running water.....

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    1. Thank you for coming back again, Sherry...that's so sweet and kind of you..!Thanks a bunch for the words of praise. :))))

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  22. Hello Dear Panchali!
    Excellent poem!
    I am charmed by your picture. I love nature!
    I send greetings from distant Polish.
    Lucia

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    1. Hi Lucia, Thanks for the visit and the wonderful words of appreciation, my friend. They mean much to me...:))
      My visit to your space is ling overdue..shall be there soon :))
      Thanks dear. Greetings from India.
      xoxo

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  23. Such a serene and meditative piece, just beautiful Panchali. The picture reminds so much of a place I used to go to with my parents and later on with my best friend, wonderful memories were made during those visits.

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    1. Oh, thanks so much for coming by and sharing your thoughts, Lisa. And thanks for the words of appreciation... means so so much!:)))))

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  24. The words bring a forest alive. Its really lovely to read a poem that connects back into nature. Great going. :)

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed this effort.. Thanks for the visit, Anand... :))))

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  25. nice movement, near lyrical. Good images to associate with and well worded. Enjoyed this!

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    1. Your comment has delighted me complete, ssmatthews451.Glad you enjoyed. Thanks a lot for the encouragement :)

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  26. Always I comment a bit late, but still better pieces go to my mind and etch its figure there. This is one such item.

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    1. Latha, Thank you for such a lovely comment... and for coming by...Never mind, it's never too late!!Many thanks for your time..:))

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    1. I feel so pleased...Thank you for such a lovely comment, Panacea..Good to see you here after a long time....:)))

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  28. Engrossing read, very pristine and creating a picture that is feels so beautiful to imagine. Loved this as always, Ma'am. :)

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    1. Thanks Arti...for your positive feedback. Appreciate a lot, my dear :)

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