I Sit Silent in My Chair
I Sit Silent in My Chair

I sit silent in my chair

Poised with pen and paper

All eyes and ears

Waiting to catch a glimmer

Or the faintest whisper

Of the Eternal

Nothing

And all around me

Chirping birds, flowing water

Rustling leaves, drizzling rain

Distract and divert

Dissuade and derail me

And I achieve, or so it seems

Nothing

Life, the universe

Everything

A grand conspiracy

Overrules my negation

Overwhelms my senses

I am drowned

In a deluge of Being

My peace and quiet

My inner solitude

My silent core

All are hushed by the roaring tumult

Of Life, the universe

Everything

Even the solitary flame within

Quenched by the fiery glow

Of a thousand splendid suns

Blazing forth forever

Life, the universe

Everything

Have consumed me completely

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

There is no outer world

There is no me inside

Only sitting and flowing

Silence and chirping

Paper and leaves

Drizzling and blazing

Nothing and everything

Life, the universe and I are One.

Gaurav Mathur

Gaurav Mathur, MD, is a poet, philosopher and cardiologist who loves to explore the core of every issue, the heart of the matter. He lives in Florida with his wife who is a psychiatrist and two lovely children.

Ouevre

Do Not Ask

Poetry by Gaurav Mathur

Victim or victor I am not Friend or lover I am not Poet or philosopher I am not Seeker or seer I am not Thought or thinker I am not...
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Thought and its Futility

Poetry by Gaurav Mathur

Thought and its futility Are seen Desire and its pointlessness Are seen Fear and its subsidence Are seen The unwavering flame of attention Engulfs all that is Mind is still,...
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Deliverance Through Surrender

Poetry by Gaurav Mathur

Deliverance through surrender Order re-restored My true self is now in form Whole, wholesome, pure Unchanged, or rather back to the original form Self before me, before time Unchained, or...
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Anthology

Victory Dance

Poetry by Sanaya

Let me dance my Victory dance around the anarchy that crumbles Inside me. Rubber band arms stretch far out Collision Rejection Dismantle this machinery of misery, let each bolt fall...
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मैंने देखा मौन का साम्राज्य

Poetry by Omendra Ratnu

वाणी के जगत के समानांतर, धारण किये उसे भी , किन्तु अस्पर्शित, अभेद्य , अप्रभावित, स्थापित एक वर्तुल में ,स्वयं में लीन विस्तीर्ण और अविभाज्य ! मैंने देखा मौन का साम्राज्य , वाणी के भरता घाव स्थायित्व से , गर्भवती स्त्री सा , स्वयं से ठीक विपरीत को पोषण दे , पूरी सहिष्णुता से, बिन राजा , बिन प्रजा , ये कैसा राज्य ! मैंने देखा मौन का साम्राज्य … भासता निष्टुर , किन्तु है करुणामय , बैठा अनमना सा, ढोता ब्रह्माण्ड को सहज ही , निश्चिन्त उपवास में रत , देता प्रवेश निस्पंद , विदा भी, बिन क्रंदन , परम अद्वैत में स्थित, न कुछ ग्राह्य , न त्याज्य ! मैंने देखा मौन का साम्राज्य
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मन के अनुसंधान समझ

Poetry by Omendra Ratnu

मन के अनुसंधान समझ, शब्दों के परिधान पहन …ये कौन आह जगी ? शीतलता से उत्तप्त, सभी स्मृतियों से विगत, क्षितिज पे जागती जोत सी ….ये कौन आह जगी ?...
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