SETALURI PADMAVATHI, INDIA

Setaluri Padmavathi
Ms. Setaluri Padmavathi, a postgraduate in English Literature with a B.Ed., has been in the field of education for over three decades. Writing has always been her passion that translates itself into poems of different genres, short stories and articles on a variety of themes and topics. She is a bilingual poet and writes in Telugu and English. Her poems are regularly published in various international anthologies, e-zines and magazines and can also be read on her blog: setaluripadma.wordpress.com. 


SOLITUDE OF SOUL

Locking themselves indoors,
They cherish life in a luxurious room
Timeless tech-savvy workaholics
Strive hard for mental peace!

Money, possessions, and travel,
Delicious food and souvenirs 
Signify satisfaction in life,
Do materials make a man contented?

People are around me now,
But they push me far away
Physically always together
Mentally apart, mentally detached!

I quest for solace in these woods,
Where I whisper to the sea
And listen to the tidal music,
My isolated soul relaxes here!

Intellectual discussions on worldly topics,
Fun-filled moments at the sandy beach,
Sharing sadness and happiness off and on,
Give solace to my weary mind ever!

5 comments :

  1. A very touching poem .Yes, as you said, a sort of sublime spiritual empathy with Nature around offers us solace to us in this material world of mechanical relationships smacking of hypocrisy of all kinds.

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  2. Nice one, Padma madam. Keep writing.

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  3. Fantastic Mam🤩🤩🤩

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  4. Nice and beautiful

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  5. True ... Dark are the days ahead... dark the destination... unless you let in the Green Magic n calm your ruffled nerves <3 <3

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