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: 


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!


  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.

  2. Nice one, Padma madam. Keep writing.

  3. Fantastic Mam🤩🤩🤩

  4. Nice and beautiful

  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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