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Poetry

The quiet flow

How deep the undercurrents flow
I barely sense them now
Scarcely any else would know
Where they stream and how.

A dulling mind, a quieter heart
A thicker shroud around
The silence that one keeps apart
As people mill around

How deep the undercurrents flow
No wave gives them away
No whispered winds above them blow
The plane mirrors the day

Silence begat from silence rules
As words lose their import
The hot, the stormy temper cools
And ice remains afloat

How deep the undercurrents flow
As colder grows the clime
And harder glazes hide below
The mirror for a time

About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.

Discussion

6 thoughts on “The quiet flow

  1. You write beautifully hbhatnagar.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 30/12/2015, 3:39 PM

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