Sunday, 30 August 2015

Through the Window

I peeked through the window
There were only buildings.
And people.
Some chasing time; some destiny.
Fiddling with mobile phones;
Nodding to the songs played in ear-phones.

I looked around;
Searched for the birds.
And the leaves that rustles in breeze.
There were neither, I shuddered.
Cacophony of honks maddened me
I closed my window.


50 comments:

  1. These days you need to close your eyes to hear singing birds and flurring of leaves. The cold breeze flowing giving goosebumps and the calm waters of a lake where you try to look yourself. All these bliss and peaceful surroundings can only be felt with closed eyes, another window.

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    1. Yea... Maybe thats why meditation is propagated more now... But my worry is will the coming generation even know how they might so :)

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  2. Switch on your laptop - search for trees, birds and you'll find it :P If you want cool breeze to go with it, switch on the AC :P :P

    Destination Infinity

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    1. really... its so sad... Though I think we kindda do all that now :(

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  3. Today's situation very well expressed! We have to switch on our laptop like D.I. says to make our children enjoy nature...our mistake...feel sad for them.

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    1. I hope we do something to make the impact of this mistake lesser..

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  4. Ah that is unfortunate, although the sound of people moving and living is a song of its own too. But of course nothing is as beautiful as nature.

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    1. It is indeed nice sound... But do we get to hear that amidst of maddening noise pollution... :(

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  5. It is a bizarre phenomenon that sometimes outside can feel as isolated as inside..shutting the window seems wise...sometimes our own world is richer than the emptiness of distance...a poem that really spoke to me...

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    1. Thanks a lot Jae... Very glad that you liked it and connected to it :)

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  6. Nothing more annoying than a 'cacophony of honks.' Good to be able to close a window to give oneself a break from the noise.

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  7. Some chasing time; some destiny.

    We are all chasing one thing or another.. hoping to find success and happiness. Well penned.

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  8. It's called progress alas... maybe we should take some time chasing the sound of birds.

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  9. I can hear the noise and was relieved when you closed the window.

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  10. I think this is why I find solace in nature and my garden...I must have these sounds...and I do not own a cell phone....progress sometimes, many times takes us backward to a worse place.

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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    1. Hats off to you... I envy you because you still not a victim of the so called "advancements!"

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  11. So sad not see nature.. and i love that line about people catching time or destiny.

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  12. Whew! I've heard that this media access which gives us whatever we wish at the touch of a finger will be the end of Absence, the end of waiting. It may also be the end of nature. Gosh.

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  13. everyone's a zombie. better to close the window :)

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  14. Yes, as I waited for more...
    ZQ

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  15. Soul yearns for calmness the nature gives. Modernization is snatching away simple pleasures like that.
    Nice post!:)

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  16. The other sound of the world drowned out by humanity. It can be disheartening.

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  17. I know where you're coming from. birds' songs are truly pretty.

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    1. And its a blessing if we could hear one!
      Thanks :)

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  18. Ah yes what is the concrete jungle today. I too would close my window

    Much love...

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  19. Progress in retrogressive way. Very touchy feeling.

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  20. The scenario in this is so ubiquitous.. and with everybody..
    The vivid details that you have written goes perfectly with the flow!!

    Cheers

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  21. What a scary world it is once we have pushed every other living thing out of it.

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    1. Really... we humans are really selfish!

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  22. Interesting observation how sometimes sounds can be devastating, though sometimes - just what we need....

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