The Echo

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Photo: Mahabalipuram, TN. India. (c) Nandita Godbole, 2013


This room feels crowded
especially when no one is here.
The chatter, the voices, the questions and thoughts..
Weighs. Is too much to bear.

This music dulls the claustrophobia,
wanders through the soul, yet spins other threads.
Hear, here, and learn -
Makes it wish for the ‘else’, but dreads.

What is my purpose in the universe of wants?
What is my place in this world of ask?
What is the work of these hands when they have none to hold?
What is the task?

The space stills quiet, as if held within clear glass,
reverberating within its own silence.
(Like) a mime in an invisible box -
Is it me, or it, it?

(c) Nandita Godbole, 2014



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Nandita Godbole

Once a botanist & landscape architect. Now a personal chef & author, an artist, graphic designer, blogger & closeted poet. Loves freshly brewed chai, the crisp salty ocean breeze, watching monsoon rains & walking barefoot through cold mountain streams. Believes in the strength, positivity of the human spirit. Is spiritual but not a fanatic. Mom of one. Two, if she counts her husband.



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