The Empty Vase*

*Title courtesy – F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Season 3 Episode 12, The One With All The Jealousy

 

I stand here amid the world,
full of beauty, full of love,
with my spirit unfurled,
yet feeling futile, with no shove.

When did life come to a halt?
Why is everything falling apart?
What is, in all this, my fault?
Will this despair ever depart?

Questions aplenty, answer not for one
burns out the heart and mind.
As if to be under scorching sun
waiting forever for the absent wind.

Peace, the words crawling in a book brings;
Selfless love, flame of the candle portrays;
Harmony, the chime causes every time it rings;
All momentous in their own ways.

Where do I stand – me, the empty vase –
With no purpose, with no ploy?
This constancy in life I hope to erase
when I hold within me the blossoms of joy.

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  1. #1 by Tanishka on January 20, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    I can feel so connected to this one… Very well written T…

    thank you!

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  2. #2 by anisnest on January 20, 2011 - 2:33 pm

    my favorite is this… very nice T.

    /**Questions aplenty, answer not for one
    burns out the heart and mind.
    As if to be under scorching sun
    waiting forever for the absent wind.**/

    thank you!

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  3. #3 by Vishwa on January 20, 2011 - 7:36 pm

    This despair will depart!

    🙂

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  4. #4 by Ruchira on January 20, 2011 - 11:32 pm

    Very very well put. I love the last para. At some point in life we all feel that way dont we !

    yupe, true 🙂

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  5. #5 by BlueMist on January 20, 2011 - 11:42 pm

    We need to talk 🙂

    about what ? 😀

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    • #6 by BlueMist on January 20, 2011 - 11:47 pm

      About friends, chocolate ice cream and all the sundry 😀
      What did you think ? 😉

      😀 sounds good 😀

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      • #7 by BlueMist on January 20, 2011 - 11:47 pm

        loving this monochromatic look of M&M. mast hain !

        thank you 😀

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  6. #8 by Scribbler on January 21, 2011 - 12:21 am

    could be a story of human being and actually can be a story of a vase ! good one there 🙂

    this reminds me I’ve to attend to my long blue empty vase..thanks ! 🙂

    exactly, works both ways 🙂 go get some flowers, and make that beautiful vase happy 😀

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    • #9 by Scribbler on January 21, 2011 - 12:27 am

      came back to tell you that the header is looking ‘cool’ 😉

      thank you, dear 🙂

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    • #10 by Swaram on January 21, 2011 - 1:55 am

      Ha ha! Do that and share a pic Nu 🙂

      🙂

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      • #11 by Scribby on January 24, 2011 - 10:49 am

        oh good idea for my WW swar 😀

        🙂

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  7. #12 by Bindhu!! on January 21, 2011 - 12:43 am

    Do not worry the empty vase,
    the beautiful flowers are yet to blossom,
    When they cover your face,
    you will look awesome!

    wonderfully written T! And the header image is so good…!

    nice! Thank you 🙂

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  8. #13 by Swaram on January 21, 2011 - 1:57 am

    Beautifully penned down T!
    I heart ur header 🙂

    thank you 🙂

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  9. #14 by Sonia on January 21, 2011 - 2:45 am

    I can’t see the header on my phone, will check it out later on my laptop.
    My darling, you have such a talent!! It’s a beautiful poem…

    thank you so much!

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  10. #15 by Priya on January 21, 2011 - 3:27 am

    Lovely lines… so close to life!!

    🙂

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  11. #16 by Elegant Chic on January 21, 2011 - 3:54 am

    Lovely! 🙂

    🙂

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  12. #17 by Chatterbox on January 21, 2011 - 5:11 am

    Beautiful poem with deep melancholy notes 😀
    Love the header shot 😛

    thank you CB!

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  13. #18 by Bikram on January 21, 2011 - 6:23 am

    I was there a few months back , but as they say life is full of ups and downs .. and then the up came so its beginning to fill the vase again..

    Beautiful loved it 🙂

    glad your vase is beginning to fill again… thanks, Bikram

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  14. #19 by celestialrays on January 21, 2011 - 8:33 am

    🙂

    🙂

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  15. #20 by Pepper on January 21, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    You always amaze me 🙂

    🙂 that’s a good thing, I hope 😀

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  16. #21 by whisperingmoonz on January 21, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    Beautiful…. loved it… why is everyone here going thru the same thing/???…. 😦 i so hate this feeling

    it will get better, dear…hugs 🙂

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  17. #22 by ambulisamma on January 22, 2011 - 7:34 am

    Oh dear empty vase
    Things will someday flow at ease
    World will work for your favor
    With life giving you all pleasent flavour

    I loved yours too much!

    nice! thank you so miuch

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  18. #23 by Achu on January 22, 2011 - 11:44 am

    beautiful poem and a beautiful header!! 🙂

    thanks !

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  19. #24 by Psych Babbler on January 23, 2011 - 2:20 am

    Lovely words T…can relate to it…

    All I can say is that this time of despair shall also pass….

    And may happiness and fun fill up that empty vase…

    yupe, that’s the hope 🙂

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  20. #25 by sm on January 23, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    beautiful lines

    thank you!

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  21. #26 by justaroundme on January 24, 2011 - 1:23 pm

    aww

    🙂

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  22. #27 by priyaiyer on January 27, 2011 - 1:20 am

    lovely. beautifully written.
    we all feel like that at times, don’t we, empty, as if life has come to a halt? But life never comes to a halt. It’s just gearing you up for something. Hope it’s not long before the empty vase feels content and peaceful with a fresh sprig of colourful flowers. 🙂

    🙂

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  23. #28 by Matt on August 21, 2012 - 10:48 am

    Monica and the empty vase ! 😀

    You pen well, your words have deep meanings and you manage to rhyme on top of all that ! How do you do it?

    And I certainly don’t want to hear ” It’s not that hard,Matt” 😛

    but it is hard. takes me days to do it 🙂

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