When the mountains meditate

28 Jun

Mountains, meditating monks on grassy meadows

The clouds rumbling mantras, in the dark shadows.

The earth watches its breath as it wafts by on the slopes

And the rain beats a rhythm, cadences of harmony and hope.

Little streams find their way
Amongst the shrubs and the stones
To the Earth’s gaping lips
Its thirst to atone.


Carpets of green, laid out in style
All washed and clean, across unending miles.

The trees find mirrors, to look at themselves
They smile at the fishes as they dive and they delve.

And there in the fields, that revel in the rain
Happy hands work together ,their hearts singing again.

The waters that gather, begin their slow journey
Excited they are, thinking of the blue sea.

And in the calm that descends after the downpour
There’s a quiet joy that mends the unravelled core.

This is in response to the prompts on the following link:


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34 responses to “When the mountains meditate

  1. Dilip

    May 13, 2013 at 8:26

    Beautiful pictures and captions to match! Thank you 🙂

  2. Manju

    July 19, 2011 at 8:26

    Such beauty in the pictures and even more in your words…. I stumbled on this blog and I am looking at this blog again and again, drinking in the magnificence of the pictures and drowning in the flow of your words !!!!! This will be a keeper…
    Please keep them coming…
    PS: I am Chitra’s junior and friend from medical college days… My maiden name was Manju S Pillai..

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 21, 2011 at 8:26

      Thanks a lot Manju. Feels great to get such compliments, although I’d be very foolish to take it all without a pinch of salt:-) Chitra is a very dear friend:-)

  3. Kavita

    July 6, 2011 at 8:26

    This is absolutely beautiful.. the pictures and the words that went with them… together, it brought on a blanket of calm and peace… and I have to admit, I felt very snug and rested in there…

    A very beautiful piece indeed!

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 21, 2011 at 8:26

      I’m so happy when someone responds to say that they felt the same comfort and calm I felt when writing what I did. 🙂

  4. surekh

    July 5, 2011 at 8:26


  5. mindlovemisery

    July 4, 2011 at 8:26

    This is really beautiful and the photos are stunning =) Though your words themselves contained such exquisite imagery

  6. Becca Givens

    July 3, 2011 at 8:26

    Nadira – this is a wonderful post … serene meditation in itself … from the title till the end. Nature provides us with luscious imagery to enjoy … she is very accommodating to our moods, from grief to joy. You used Mother Nature well in your expressive lines. Thank you for sharing, and I appreciate your visit.

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 15, 2011 at 8:26

      Thanks Becca. Nature never ceases to fascinate with its limitless repertoire of hues, moods and lessons fro us if only we pay heed .

  7. swanrose

    July 3, 2011 at 8:26

    very creative and beautiful words and pics.. good potluck

    my post was here

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 3, 2011 at 8:26

      Thanks Swanrose. I had visited your blog and read “Poem smeared and also left my comments:-)

  8. Daydreamertoo

    June 30, 2011 at 8:26

    Beautiful. To appreciate the life in nature, we have to live with it and not keep mindlessly destroying it. You’ve cpatured the life in it all here, lovely.
    Thank you for visiting me.

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 3, 2011 at 8:26

      Yes indeed. I’ve felt that the more time you spend with nature , the more you learn to appreciate it and want to preserve its beauty.

  9. Bodhirose

    June 30, 2011 at 8:26

    I love your meaningful words and the photos accompanied them beautifully, Nadira. Thank you for this glimpse into your world.

  10. Jingle

    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    love these shots.
    superb entry.

    Happy Potluck!

  11. liv2write2day

    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    You create such a sense of place in this meditative poem, Nadira. There are sacred spaces and I feel like you allowed me to share yours.

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 30, 2011 at 8:26

      That’s what we all are doing here, right? Sharing our spaces and finding a nook to lie comfortably curled up in or prance about in a garden full of fragrant flowers or take a stroll through the trail in the woods, depending on our moods? 🙂

  12. bharatchandran

    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    Hey thanks for visiting my blog. .. Amazing poem..

  13. souldipper

    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    Dear Nadiraji – Oh my…this post is a delightful discovery. This morning as I read the visuals you presented and as I zoomed in on the photos, I felt like a little girl discovering a new playhouse. Many thanks for commenting on my site – otherwise how would I have found this little oasis of soul.

    • souldipper

      June 29, 2011 at 8:26

      I apologize for adding the “ji” to your name…I followed the spelling from “Le Cafe”. I have a feeling it is not appropriate for me to use it. I’m open to being educated, Nadira. 😀

      • dreamingthruthetwilight

        June 29, 2011 at 8:26

        “ji” is generally suffixed to the name as a mark of respect to elders in the hindi speaking states here in India. Sahil(Le Cafe) is a young blogger friend. You can call me Nadira.:-)

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 29, 2011 at 8:26

      So glad you came by. These past couple of months have been really exciting as I’ve come across so many interesting writers including you . Hope to keep in touch.:-)

  14. Sumana

    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    Loved d way u told ….d tableau…d visuals in harmony wd d words….

  15. julie

    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    a lovely tableau

  16. Jolly

    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    Enjoyed being taken along on the photo-poem journey 🙂 Must visit more often …

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 30, 2011 at 8:26

      Do that, I’d be delighted. Could you give me the link to your Alladeen blog again, please?


    June 29, 2011 at 8:26

    I like the way the words are a perfect reflection of the images! trees looking at their images in the water—that is so lovely , like nature imitating life. Even without the picture support, the poem stands strong alone as a commentary on nature’s joys and on life itself. Enjoyed it very much.

    P.S.. Going on vacation , will be back only in Sept. , will be missing your writings since won’t be having access to net, Promise to read up everything once back. All my posts will be auto-posts, do water them when I am away:-)

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 30, 2011 at 8:26

      Have a great time Reena. These breaks are so essential to rejuvenate ourselves. Come bak fully inspired:-)

  18. Le Café

    June 28, 2011 at 8:26

    nice photo-poetry Nadiraji…


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