Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What Is Grace?



Grace is....


......Growing old together
Sharing grudges, lust and hope.
Trusting when the world is lost
To the terror of insensitivity.

.......Flying high like an eagle
Alone, proudly in the bright blue sky
Waiting for no one 
In the vast expanse of the splendid horizon.

..Watching that ripple in the lake.
Spreading its essence all.... over.
Letting it dissolve inside You
Finally granting you the peace you were searching for.

Prompt: GRACE

42 comments:

Creativity!! said...

Woww!!!! Beautiful :)

Thanks a lot for your kind visit & for cherishable compliments :) :)

Marinela Reka said...

Lovely write :)
Love your blog, great work!

Hope said...

thank you for leaving such kind words on my poem The Mirror.

this is a beautifully written piece. Thank you for leading me to your blog. I love these lines

'watching that ripple in the lake.
spreading it's essence all...over
Letting it dissolve inside You (I like how you turned you into a noun) and finally the ripple seeps inside you and grants you peace. *sigh*

thank you

I look forward to reading more from you

take care
Hope

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

My pleasure Creativity.

Thanks for your lovely comments of appreciation!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Marinela. Glad you liked the poem and the poetry blog.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Hope. So very nice to hear from you. Yes, we shall keep hearing from one another...

SandyCarlson said...

I read this with deep breaths and feel the peace that comes with recognizing grace when it comes.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Sandy. I am glad you liked the poem. If only all of us saw and felt grace in every form.....

maglomaniac said...

Nice post Shail.
Although all three instances are unparalleled.
But on a re read I was most enamoured with the 1st stanza.
I too personally believe that growing old together is the biggest act of grace.To look back at your own face with lines created cause of your own hard work is the biggest achievement one could ever feel.

~Harsha

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Maglo. I really appreciate your powers of observation. Yes, each stanza is different and yet inter connected with the theme of 'grace.'

Nice you liked it. Hope to see more of you around....

indrani talukdar said...

Very beautiful, Shail!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Indra. So good to see you here. Have a lovely day!

mantu said...

Shaili, this is a very thoughtful composition. I liked it very much

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Mantu. Nice you liked this work of mine..

Sridharan said...

At the first glance it looks like a soft poem. But when you read it again and again the words are quite haunting and they hammer you on your head.
Well-written, Shail. And it serves only to increase my longing to have your first book of verse on my hand and read it whenever I feel like it.
sridhar

vanderloost said...

Very universal and sublime thoughts. Liked it.

pieceofpie said...

a trilogy of grace expressed so beautifully... grace is fleeting in a fast world of our own making... born again

DGC said...

I lover you poems!

great job all the way from NYC!

I am davidinmcgill and am honored that you are using my picture for your great blog (the first one).

Please feel free to use any other of my pictures

You can take them here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30916144@N08/

Once again inspiring art,

Best

David - photographer

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Hi David,

I am glad that you like my blog and I am extremely delighted to have used your beautiful picture for this creative composition.

Thank you indeed for letting me use your snaps in the future. I will do so if and when the need so arises.

Nice Day!
Shail

She said...

yes, grace. beautiful scenes you paint with your words...I feel the grace

gabrielle said...

Beautiful thoughts about grace. I felt the peace and comfort in surrender.

gospelwriter said...

Yeah, nice! Awesome pics too.

Jingle said...

that's super beautiful grace.
masterfully done.
keep rocking.

Jingle said...

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Happy Halloween to you.
Hope to see you at our poetry potluck Halloween party tonight. Post a poem on Halloween, or share an old poem unrelated to the theme, link in as soon as we are open, that’s how you get the best result of feedback.
Feel free to take any awards from this post, enjoy!
xxx

Bhargavi said...

Gracefully connecting different emotions here, Shail.
Only if we practice ourselves to see grace in everything...?

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks She. Nice the poem was liked by you...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Sridhar. More than anything else, it is for persons like you that poetry twirls around...
Hope to come out with that book soon.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Geetashree. Nice you liked the poem....Grace is indeed universal, difficult to inculcate but not impossible....

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Gabrielle. Nice you loved the concept of grace in this verse.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Piece of Pie. Nothing like some grace in our lives...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Gospel writer. Grace is after all what we should aspire for in our lives...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Jingle. As Always. Liked it...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Gospel writer. Grace is after all what we should aspire for in our lives...

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Sridhar. More than anything else, it is for persons like you that poetry twirls around...
Hope to come out with that book soon.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

a trilogy of grace expressed so beautifully... grace is fleeting in a fast world of our own making... born again

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Mantu. Nice you liked this work of mine..

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Indra. So good to see you here. Have a lovely day!

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Maglo. I really appreciate your powers of observation. Yes, each stanza is different and yet inter connected with the theme of 'grace.'

Nice you liked it. Hope to see more of you around....

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

I read this with deep breaths and feel the peace that comes with recognizing grace when it comes.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Thanks Marinela. Glad you liked the poem and the poetry blog.

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

thank you for leaving such kind words on my poem The Mirror.

this is a beautifully written piece. Thank you for leading me to your blog. I love these lines

'watching that ripple in the lake.
spreading it's essence all...over
Letting it dissolve inside You (I like how you turned you into a noun) and finally the ripple seeps inside you and grants you peace. *sigh*

thank you

I look forward to reading more from you

take care
Hope

Shail Raghuvanshi said...

Woww!!!! Beautiful :)

Thanks a lot for your kind visit & for cherishable compliments :) :)