Livable Poetry

Photo (Myself) by Manish Doshi

Dreams and Fantasy for the Future
from the Waking Moments
Are sometimes like Pure Poetry
made Livable.

I remember my thoughts while watching this particular sunset. I was sending a wish out in the ocean – perhaps I will get to a place in life when/where I wouldn’t miss a single sunset over the ocean any day, every day. I had a heart full of gratitude for this sunset view, and it is perfectly ok if I don’t return for another one for however long. But just perhaps I would be at a place with this view every single day. How many sunsets do I have in store anyway?

On another note:

I started blogging in 2015 when I suddenly found myself in the midst of surge after surge of poetry pouring out of me. By 2018 that surge got replaced by short snippets of inspiration that I was moved to pair with personal photographs and create images out of them. Have you visited my Inspiration Gallery?
(These were posted individually over the years and are linked from this gallery to the story or poetry.)

My heart feels full to the brim with joy and gratitude to have this collection together and updated constantly, it is my humble contribution to art for the world – if it can be called so. I admit to the amateurish nature of my pieces. Because they are exactly that. My amateur attempts with joy.

It always gives me utmost joy to hear what you think of this latest one above ‘Livable Poetry’. Here’s the link to Inspiration Gallery again, if you would want to visit and browse through.

88 thoughts on “Livable Poetry

  1. Dear Pragalbha, thank you for sharing this wonderful motivational quotes. I am impressed by this beautiful creations of yours!!!! It’s such a treat to my eyes. β£οΈπŸ‘Œ I would like to take two or three to keep it with myself and to read whenever I need some motivation. Have a lovely day ahead 🀝❀️

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  2. i love how your blog has changed over time Pragalbha and you go with the flow to capture the essence of what’s coming in next. That is a gift and is where true creation is born. I will go there now and see your gallery. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and heart. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™

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    • It feel very fulfilling to be ‘seen’ by you dear Cindy. I remember having grief over feeling my poetry phase trickling down – and took time to appreciate what is being born nrext. It has been deep learning for me to go with the flow with ease and joy. It is such privilege to have your kind attention on my work. Thank you very much for being here.

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  3. This beautiful poem and post resonates in my heart. The ocean is my favorite place on the planet, regardless of geography. When I am at the ocean, I love to walk along the shore, and just listen – to the birds, the waves, the breeze. The experience is so visceral, the Love available so all-consuming. It reminds me of the power of presence, and for me, the constant vigilance in knowing that we carry the ocean within us, wherever we are, always. This is deeply comforting to me. I always love your poem/photo artwork. The joy that comes thought these pieces is always present. Thank you for sharing this joy and Love with us, Pragalbha. πŸ€πŸ™

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    • Your description of your experience of the ocean is so resonant and joyful to me :)) Being there just affirms everything that is Life to me, just exactly like you describe. I love reading your words on this – like 2 little kids enjoying the same game or toy, except we here enjoy and appreciate the big game of Love and Life in such similar ways. Reading it again and deeply appreciating each line of yours – Thank you Jeff, Thank you.

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      • I’m so glad this is so, it is exactly how it felt to read your poem and post about the ocean. This is wonderful, β€œlike 2 little kids enjoying the same game or toy, except we here enjoy and appreciate the big game of Love and Life in such similar ways.” That is such a wonderful way to describe this resonance and shared understanding. The knowing about the big game of Life and Love sits deep in my heart, and is continuously mirrored back by you, which gives me great joy and the deepest of gratitude for our connection. It’s an honor and pleasure. Thank you, Pragalbha.

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    • You have me beaming with smiles Cheryl! :))) It truly is such happiness to me to have this appreciation for something that developed out of me out of nowhere and took time to learn to get it right. Thank you very much my friend, means a lot to me.

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  4. So gorgeous, Pragalbha. You truly resonate with Nature’s frequency, observing her so deeply in your day to day life. Wish you continual inspiration for all the other horizons of art you are yet to explore.

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    • ” You truly resonate with Nature’s frequency, observing her so deeply in your day to day life. ” – this I wish to live ever so much more deeply. So thank you for putting it in your words Isha, it came as an affirmation to me. Your wishes for me are encouraging. Thank you for your beautiful support, it was so good for me. Thank you.

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  5. I love how you inspired us……i am totally blown away but the depth of your insights and thoughts and by how you generously share it to your readers. Indeed your works are wonderful contribution to the world Pragalbha. We all need to read something like this all the time…

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  6. A professional once was an amateur. And as another blogger commented – what is professional – paying you a compliment. Your work is always pristine.

    As always I love your poems, your snippets, your everything – you always make me think

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  7. “Pure poetry made livable”. Aren’t dreams and fantasy for our future the beginning of goals and action? Fulfilling them making them exactly that, livable. And poetry lives in the entire process, the dream/fantasy, the action, the fulfillment. Beautiful Infinite.

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    • It is such utmost joy to me that you go through my gallery and choose this one to highlight. That picture was sent by a friend casually, and the words were invoked as instant inspiration. I trust for you to find and connect to this one, it was magical and powerful the way it got created. Thank you very much Frank for your kind visit.

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  8. A beautiful collection of thoughts, memories, and images you have created in your Inspiration Gallery, Pragalbha. Some sunsets are so special, they stay with us for a long time, but here’s wishing you a lifetime more of them. πŸŒ…

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  9. I am fascinated by your gallery and am loving exploring the little connections between image and word; each line offers a perspective not originally apparent in the photo. Thank you for sharing the beginning of your poetic journey and how you did not ignore the lines, small as they may be, when the words called out to you!

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  10. That’s the thing about sunsets…it just calms the chaos..internal and external..stirs up feelings, emotions, wishful thinking even….your posts reflect the same joy like that of watching a beautiful sunset πŸŒ…β€οΈ

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  11. Hey Pragalbha, What a rich compilation of your feelings and thoughts you have put in a beautiful palette from life. They are precious nuggets, each to be felt deeply and savored. Thanks so much for this. I may use some of them in my blog with due credit to you. Keep spreading sunshine and clam through your beautiful words ❀ !

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    • Dear Radhika, I am so deeply touched with joy in my heart to read your kind loving appreciation. I am so happy to know you took the time to go through them. I would be absolutely honored and thrilled with you using any images you like for your blog or sharing as you wish. You truly made my day, and my smile bright, your encouragement and support through the years has meant a lot to me always :)))

      P.S. I apologize for having missed replying to your comment earlier. I am glad I decided to check directly on the page because lately, I noticed that some comments are not showing up in my notification.

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    • Thank you Punam. I agree with you – there is so much more ease for me in bringing my expressions to this space. You are so kind to me with your support and encouragement. Thank you for your thoughtful apprecaition.

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  12. Your thoughts aren’t just thoughts…the knowing they are…I’ve read these lines several times “Dreams and Fantasy for the Future
    from the Waking Moments
    Are sometimes like Pure Poetry
    made Livable”…I’m speechless…admiring the beauty & depth…

    I’ve just checked the Inspiration Gallery page…wow, so many beautiful & profound quotes…I love how you’ve described your surge got replaced by short snippets of inspiration…through the medium of poetry…thank you for such beautiful sharing, Pragalbha πŸ’«

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    • What a privilege to cross paths with you Navin, what an honor and happiness to have your appreciation, what a joy to know that you see the depth and layers in my words – what is life but a liveable poetry when we get to exchange such beauty through words alone in this authentic space of being. You made my day today with your kind visits truly, thank you ever so much _()_

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      • Dear Pragalbha, you must know that it’s my privilege & honour as well, to cross paths with you…I don’t check WordPress that often these days…but when do so, I make sure that I read your writings…you must understand one thing here, that I’m doing a favour to myself…keep expressing from your beautiful heart…keep shining πŸ’«

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  13. It’s such a profound post- ‘how many sunsets do I have anyway?’ I think of it as well- a fleeting thought that I shun for fear of feeling low. I like your idea of writing your thoughts on your photograph- it’s a wonderful reminder of the moment.

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