all the dreams in between

[1 MINUTE READ] an urban unwinding

cities are not a place
for slow rituals

drawn away from
sitting in silence
by the constant shadow
of more important things to do

cities remind us
that the calming act of being
is an unproductive asset

from the sky the city is
a million flickering light bulbs,
an endless subterfuge of plumbing,
the dancing fluidity of gas flames on stoves

these are the hard fought conveniences
that consume our lives
into an elusive pursuit of promises
a blur of unexperienced memories

when we slow down
and keep quiet
the more significant things
are unveiled

about us
and the city
and all the dreams in between

-x-

To understand the world around us, we must look beyond the compelling illusions that fade away – to the enduring truths that remain.

34 thoughts on “all the dreams in between

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  1. “… the calming act of being
    is an unproductive asset”

    Yes… and the conditioning that insists upon and glorifies productivity is a hard pattern to unpick.

    Yet silence can do it. What a mercy!

    Thank you Ananda.

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  2. Yes Anand,
    Beautifully captured

    So true:_
    When we slow down and keep quite
    The more significant things are unveiled.

    Thanks for reminding us.
    We live in this world ,chasing something or the other, but the real meaning of Life ,is so elusive.

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  3. Anand you and your poetry takes me on an Ananda Ride!! Please continue writing for many like me experience such Ananda intermittently through their mundane lives.

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  4. The current days cities definitely represent & make us synonymous with big chaotic world . To look both inside self & truth is a unbelievable miracle unlikely to be achieved. The whole subject is beautifully described by you Anand . Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful thoughts with us .

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  5. Brilliant piece of writing. Although i don’t understand why you wrote it in the way a poem is written because it’s clearly not a poem tbh. Its rather a paragraph. A paragraph that conveys more meanings than it promises. And to write such stuff is very tough. Incredible!

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  6. Beautiful poem. The silence and the slowing down albeit due to the recent scenarios, did unveil the beauty of the skies and the sound of the chirping birds!

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