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Collection: Essays to a Swan
swan

Gypsy, 13 Nov 2017
Death, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

50 Prayer Rebirth →

At every death, there is cause to pause and reflect on these, it helps put living in perspective and to celebrate the time we have (left).

Shayesteh, 24 Dec 2017
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

49 Go Back →

I was thinking about my father and how often we'd like to "Go Back" in time, especially when as we grow, we find relationships with loved ones strained.

God, 18 Dec 2017
French, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

48 Nos Animaux →

A poem in French about the animals and animal characters in my (younger) life.

To Hold

Tracey, 12 Nov 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

47 To Hold →

Wedding Vows (as to be expected - there wasnt even a girl on the horizon when I wrote this :p)

Tracey, 3 Nov 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

46 For AFT →

9 things I learned by loving (9 different women :). Written with a hope to leave the past in the past and look to the future...

45 Stormy →

Dedicated to Richard Bach, ispired by his character Stormy, who with her partner Strobe work to teach children by "Open[ing] their hearts to the glee of boundless flight - Supporting them so dearly with all of our might"

Sandra, 29 Sep 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

44 Fate →

Lost in time... "a love that engulfed us - through storm and rain that love animated me and was - a bulwark against the harsh world, cozy and secure".

43 Toi →

For my teachers Sri Aurobindo and Mirra Alfassa, written at their ashram in Pondicherry. "We seem on the brink - of total annihilation our pilot extinguished with no time to pause and think - to follow our highest right as dictated by that voice from within".

Vasantha, 2 Sep 2017
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

42 Music →

For my grandmother again - that carnatic vocalist of yester year. "music was in you its what gave your life soul - soul that rang true as a melody in a bowl".

Vasantha, 23 Aug 2017
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

41 Maa →

On the death of my grandmother Vasantha whom we used to call Maa.

Women, 13 Aug 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

40 Dwell →

REG Ah, to be young and in love again... "methinks a partner is the best thing to keep - in sickness and in health, a spirit so deep - entrenched in your soul"

MSA, 7 Aug 2017
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

39 Striving →

As the poem ends, it makes you ponder "in striving we find we've grown, our hearts widening, - our minds reaching to the far galaxies glimmering".

Tolkien, 6 Aug 2017
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

38 Notables →

For Tolkien et alii - a tribute to books, movies and songs - hence the category Medley. "to rediscover the Flame Imperishable - set in the heart of every man able".

Veena, 6 Aug 2017
Friends, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

37 Friends2 →

For a dear old friend, in memory of good times and a imperative to "raise our glasses we did in toast - to a life from which we would wrest the most".

Women, 29 July 2017
Friends, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

36 Glimmer →

Sheeba - For a girl I met that evening, sitting quiet and not talking much - "It gets lonely sometimes as one waits - For love to come and flood the gates"

Sandra, 26 Jul 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

35 Light →

I think of those days I was rapt - "so deep the bond we lovingly forged - feel you beside me our lips engorged".

Sandra, 26 Jul 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

34 Once →

Now the memories are a tad painful... Here's to the love that never was! "spent in spirit but not wistful - for the next time I shall savour with care - every moment that two lovers can share" Did I even savour the next one?

Vasantha, 23 Jul 2017
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

33 Sivam →

Devotional - For Mahakala and Mahakali (the Primal Aspects) - Lord and Queen of TIME. "reveal themselves they do to a few - seers and saints in every hue - to instill in us a sense of direction - to stay the course".

Srividya, 15 Jul 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

32 Tether →

Another fun romantic poem. This one sung by a friend while the ink was still drying.

Mademoiselle

Tracey, 23 Jun 2017
French, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

31 Mademoiselle →

A romantic poem in French about how "my days are incomplete without you - the nights without colour and alone".

Tracey, 19 Jun 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

30 Eros →

For Tracey again, this one ends with - "soaring on cupids wings, the couple would reflect - years later, on that love - so pristine and perfect".

Uma, 3 Jun 2017
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

29 Inspire →

For my mother - "with her at my side, the battle of life to fight, saves me from danger, my anchor in any plight"

God, 3 Jun 2017
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

28 Cycle →

Begins with a mention of the Indian God of Death - Yama, this one talks of the cycles of life and death - each one ending with a rebirth

God, 3 Jun 2017
Devotional, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

27 Touched →

One more of those devotional poems that talks of life, with "experiences so engraved in our minds - emotions that linger in all shapes and kinds".

Tracey, 25 Apr 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

26 Wistfulness →

Introducing Tracey (future imagined lover) - a character from Wilbur Smith's Diamond Hunters.

Gary, 25 Mar 2017
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

25 A Friendly Nod →

America - On looking back to my time in Bellevue in Nov 2013 and how I was touched by so many people - receiving both positivity and encouragement.

God, 19 Mar 2017
Nature, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

24 Acres Wild →

Named for the Jethro Tull song, this poem tells of forests that "give a weary traveller rest", - those of us who "see acres wild, filled with the wonder of a child".

MSA, 19 Mar 2017
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

23 Perfection →

Another poem in the Spirit series, Perfection tells us how life can be when we are inspired - "deep seated in our mind it liberates".

Dauntless

22 Dauntless →

For Bethany Nikka Ferret, character in Curious Lives, a bold, young and dashing adventurer - captain of the sea rescue boat - Resolute.

God, 12 Mar 2017
Devotional, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

21 The Path to God →

Describes God and the divinity within. A path to "guide the traveller to his journey's end".

MSA, 12 Mar 2017
Imagine, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

20 Teeming With Life →

How the world can be if Builders (Change Agents) were all given a chance to "reshape that stream of activity around us until the possibility of greatness is achieved".

MSA, 11 Feb 2017
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

19 Love →

An earnest plea to love one another "for it is only when we express love that we become closer to our true self".

Shobi, 8 Feb 2017
Friends, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

18 Friends →

For a dear friend who I "thank for being steadfast in love for those are the very things - that makes us feel not like paupers but as kings".

God, 4 Feb 2017
Devotional, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

17 Doing →

About seeing life as a constant effort to Serve God through benevolence to his creatures.

Sama, 22 Jan 2017
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

16 Muse Male →

Love, from a woman's eyes, for her man "whose graceful nature and toil, kept us in abundance and comfort".

God, 22 Jan 2017
Nature, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

15 Nature →

Beginning with romantic thoughts like "standing under a waterfall beside one you love", this poem ends with a call to have "deep wells of love, for the plants and animals that share this planet".

Jayan, 15 Jan 2017
Gratitude, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

14 Mentors →

For mentors who "push the boundaries of our abilities", a "chain of nurturers showing us the way".

Sama, 14 Jan 2017
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

13 Cousins →

A plea to cousins to treat each other well and accumulate good memories of "mischievous deeds and healthy fun".

Vichu, 31 Dec 2016
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

12 Brother →

For my dearest friend whom I see like a brother.

God, 31 Dec 2016
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

11 Hope →

A message that Hope shalt spring, eternal in the human breast - and that we "live eternal in God's light of love".

Uma, 31 Dec 2016
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

10 Infants →

About babies and how they can soothe our hearts. For my mother Uma.

God, 23 Dec 2016
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

9 Ebbs and Flows →

A plea to one and all to have enthusiasm in life to "flow through our niggles" and be "full of joy" despite the ups and downs.

Asha P, 15 Dec 2016
Gratitude, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

8 Sasha →

Dedicated to 5 of my school teachers, the poem ends with me yearning to join them behind the blackboard someday.

Self, 19 Nov 2016
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

7 Son →

On myself, this tells a personal tale of my youth.

Uma, 12 Nov 2016
Family, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

6 Mother →

A tribute to mothers, especially mine - "lights that guide us through the dark".

Sandra, 10 Nov 2016
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

5 Sandra →

Another early romantic poem (they get better with time).

Gypsy, 10 Nov 2016
Birthdays, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

4 Wishes →

Birthday wishes for a good friend of mine. I usually send this out on birthdays along with a fresh poem.

Women, 13 Apr 2016
Romance, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

3 Sara →

Thought of in November, I wrote this to 4 women I loved greatly as if as one.

God, 26 Mar 2016
Gratitude, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

2 Thank You →

Inspired to write again after 3 years, this one simply shows gratitude to the Lord for things we behold.

God, March 2004
Spirit, Essays to a Swan | WORK: infused

1 Amore →

An early poem and a wakeup for us all to see the beauty in life, overcome worry and live infused with love.


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