The forgotten tune

14 Jul

Back in time
Before I cried
For that which
I thought was mine

There was a child
Whose cord was tied
To the soul
Of the beauteous Divine.

Long ago
When I didn’t know
Of a heaven above
Or a hell below

Soul or spirit
Shore or tide
There were no limits
To matter or mind.

Light as gossamer
Bright as light
Like a shimmering stream
On a moonlit night

Soft music that bound
Yet set me free
To dwell in the dewdrop
And the infinite sea

Song that swept through
The morning so mild
And the tender smile
Of the sleeping child.

But somewhere along
The “I” arose
And the ethereal song
Got splintered and gross.

Each note then
Grew alien and strange
And went its own way
Beyond the blue range

Sometimes they listen
To a distant drum
A teardrop then glistens
On the strings that hum.

A shiver of ecstacy
A dizzy swoon
A longing to remember
The forgotten tune.

In the echoes of a conchshell
In the muezzin’s call
In the chime of the churchbells
From the spires tall

In the silence that settles
Into the heart of the night
In an unspoken word
In a breath so slight

In a moment of forgiveness
In a loving touch that’s pure
The music of oneness
Returns once more.

Submitted to

When we meet again
And sure we will
Drenched in the rain
Our hearts we’ll fill
With past remembrances
Some sad, some sweet
And we’ll walk o’er the grass
With naked feet.

I am very grateful to receive this appreciation and I accept it in all humility. I nominate


Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Love, Poetry, spirituality


41 responses to “The forgotten tune

  1. evocative embrace

    September 2, 2011 at 8:26


  2. wordcoaster

    July 27, 2011 at 8:26

    Wonderful– each stanza another pearl in a beautiful necklace. Well deserved award, keep up the great work! 🙂

  3. Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe

    July 26, 2011 at 8:26

    amazing poetry, keep it up.

    reminding you to take the perfect poet award from poets rally week 48 today, visit me to see the award image, nominate another poet for week 49.

    more than one poet nominated you, this is on behalf of you, the poets who honor you and poets rally ..officially award, hope to see you post it.

    make a comment under the award post after you are done.

    join week 49 again this Thursday.
    bless you.

  4. Sharp Little Pencil

    July 24, 2011 at 8:26

    Your comparison of the “found soul” to hearing “the music of oneness once more,” such a comforting, beautiful thought. As a musician, I remember times of depression when I was robbed of that universal wavelength (one philosopher told me the “key of life” is in D flat and the notes resonating from the chord, interesting, no?). When the distant, ethereal song came back to me, I knew I was in touch with Creation once more. What a gift.

    And what a poem. You captured this all so beautifully, Nadira. Thank you so much, Amy

  5. Aaron Smigielski

    July 22, 2011 at 8:26

    Great poem. Well done:)

  6. Poetry & Icecream

    July 22, 2011 at 8:26

    Beautifully written. Just lovely 🙂

  7. The Oldstrong

    July 20, 2011 at 8:26

    “To the soul Of the beauteous Divine” beautiful beautiful poem, have read it a few times. I love it

  8. poetryroad

    July 20, 2011 at 8:26

    Thanks for the nice comment on my site regarding my son’s poem! He read through the poems himself this week and did the nomination for next time. He chose…YOU!!! I think this poem is great and I see why he nominated you! Check out the nomination at:

    Under his entry NO ESCAPE! Good luck!

  9. Sumana

    July 20, 2011 at 8:26

    .unstrained words are beautiful in their simplicity and truth.

  10. disjointedrhymings

    July 19, 2011 at 8:26

    Absolutely beautiful 🙂

  11. Emily Theresa Wierenga

    July 18, 2011 at 8:26

    this is exquisite poetry… so beautiful. xo

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 21, 2011 at 8:26

      Thanks a lot Emily. I will come over soon to read what you’ve written. Slightly hectic schedule these days.

  12. kirti

    July 17, 2011 at 8:26

    lovely, absolutely lovely poem!! i was mesmerized with the relentless flow of the words. great work 🙂

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 17, 2011 at 8:26

      Thank you , young lady:-) I just stepped over to your blog and read quite a few of them. Write away. It’s really interesting to read what you write and travel back in time to being a teenager again:-)

  13. surekh

    July 17, 2011 at 8:26

    When one remembers/hears
    the forgotten tune
    all boundries of
    body ‘n mind vanish

    a realisation
    that oneself is the tune

    a fragrance arises
    the fragrance of one’s own life….!!!

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      July 17, 2011 at 8:26

      Yes Surekh. I guess we should count ourselves lucky if we can catch a whisper of that tune from time to time.

  14. ALIVE aLwaYz

    July 16, 2011 at 8:26

    That was quite a journey, it’s like they say, “you start and after the journey you return back to the same place and see it differently and that’s exploration”.

  15. souldipper

    July 16, 2011 at 8:26

    This was like a ride down a silken tunnel, The final destiny – on a pile of cushions – is the fact that we have those moments, those nanoseconds of remembrance. And freedom. Beautiful poem.

  16. Jingle

    July 16, 2011 at 8:26

    so thrilled to see you back, superb piece.

  17. becca givens

    July 15, 2011 at 8:26

    Ethereal and sublime — lovely enfolding. Thank you for sharing!

  18. caledoniapoems

    July 15, 2011 at 8:26

    Great poem

  19. Leo

    July 15, 2011 at 8:26

    The flow to this rhyming piece is just marvellous! 🙂 Loved how it unfolds too!

    My Rally Poem ~ A Poetic World

  20. mindlovemisery

    July 15, 2011 at 8:26

    Absolutely stunning, the imagery, the flow, the emotional depth, the exquisite use of language lovely

  21. charlesmashburn

    July 15, 2011 at 8:26

    A beautiful poem. Very nicely done and with such pure emotion.

  22. poetryroad

    July 15, 2011 at 8:26

    I love how this piece unfolds…eloquently!

  23. P C JAIN

    July 15, 2011 at 8:26

    thanks for sharing one of the most beautiful poem I have read in some time and mind, it is right from heart no exaggeration. U surely hold lot of potential which needs to unfold only if u recognize and act

    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      June 5, 2015 at 8:26

      Sorry I didn’t reply to your comment earlier Jainsaab. I hadn’t been browsing through my posts for quite a while. This came up today. Yes…it is one of my personal favourites too. 🙂


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