Thursday, April 15, 2021

M - When The Mountains Echoed


And The Mountains Echoed 
Was there anyone there to listen
To all those voices reverberating there
Since, what was like, maybe an eternity 
Or were they all still cocooned
In their individual houses of sought-after desires
For Thousand Splendid Suns to rise 
And even if that miracle one day
Were to happen for real
Would they have willingly shared
A bit of that Sun each with the other 
In that inescapable Journey Of Souls
Or would they have just ignored it all
And continued irrespective in what they perceived 
To be their quest alone in this universe 
Even if the voices were those of 
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Or of those who belonged to the same cohort of
The Kite Runner and The Book Thief 
Whose voices of wisdom now were  stored away
In only those majestic mountains that stood
Transcending the tests of time
Which flowed down those high peaks to the valleys
Through the whispers of the wind
Only if someone there down below
Could care to pause and lend a ear to listen
Or probably that's what this entire construct is all about
That is, to evolve in your own individual quest
To that age-old Man's Search For Meaning

PS : This post is posted as part of #BlogchatterA2Z 2021 challenge for the letter M. 
Poem posted as part of the 30 day poetry challenge for the month of April #NaPoWriMo2021 and #ArtoonsInnPoetryParlour.

There was a prompt to write a poem woven around the name of your favourite novel sometime back by ArtoonsInn and this is my attempt on that prompt. 


Purba chakraborty said...

I loved how you effortlessly weaved the names of these beautiful books in your poem.

Freshdaisiesdotme said...

Beautiful rendition ! Only if down below someone could care to listen... indeed poignant!! The names of the novels are seamless woven!

Deborah Weber said...

What a lovely skillful capturing.

Durga Prasad Dash said...

Mountains have been the abode of those who searched for the meaning of life. The use of title of thought provoking books has given a new dimension to your poetry.

suhavijay said...

Such an innovative way of using the mountains and the thought provoking books to convey the hidden meanings in your poem. Kudos to you

Srivalli Rekha said...

This is lovely, Ira. You've used so many titles to talk about life. So apt too!

Suchita said...

The Five People you meet in Heaven is one of my favourite books :) This poem was a delight to read.

my space said...

I love this! * Show-off Alert * I have read almost all of them...

Arti said...

Loved this delightful offering.
The book thief is responsible for my entry into the world of blogging. Shall share the story one day:)

Deepa Gopal said...

Wonderfully woven titles and how well you have crafted it reflecting such powerful and thought-provoking thoughts! Amazing, Ira.