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Evening to night

Updated on July 20, 2016
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*Maze of leaves*


On the tiles of the green park,
I’m strolling in a circular path.


looking down while walking,
I see my own shadows fading.


While the light is receding,
within, its darkening. i'm contemplating.


Evening sky is throwing amazing sight,
Leaving me wonder, what's missing inside.


Colors seeping through the leaves,
Coax me to see through the maze.


To see things as it is,
Not as it seems.


I'll await another twilight.
It's now a good night.

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 months ago from TEXAS

      Goodness! Thank you for such a great compliment., Hari. I enjoy ‘looking into’. Whatever skills I possess are 99% being in the present and applying interest in and awareness of it. Also, I have given it thought for an awfully long time.

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      Hari Prasad S 7 months ago from Bangalore

      You have great analytical skills nellieanna. What i have mostly felt , you have been able to articulate to perfection. Thanks for these wise and eloberate comments... Take care.

      - hari

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 months ago from TEXAS

      Hari, so few people are aware of and realize that intellect is simply our sixth sense. I'm happy that you do!

      Intellect's tendency when it’s activated is to take over and subjugate all of the other senses and through its consciousness, causes it to seem vastly most important and also somehow ‘in charge ‘ of all the other senses, but it’s simply highly specialized and more narrowly focused than the others, which is very useful for its job as intended and needed. But even then, it must rely on the other five senses at the same time for acquiring its new information to be processed along with its established ideas. When new information and possibilities are blocked or ignored because they're not familiar or self-invented, then there are serious consequences.

      Those other five senses take in all of what is going on around us but in a less focused way. We must see, hear, feel, smell and taste to get an accurate impression of new information. If we have refined those 5 senses, they serve the 6th sense well and it serves them well.

      Of course almost everyone fully enjoys those 5 awareness at the sensory level for their pleasure and even for their revulsion. But they need our intellect to identify, describe, interpret and evaluate them.

      The intellect’s main job is to focus on specific features and factors, without being overly consciously aware of and distracted by the total perspective which is at work through the other senses available to personal awareness via the senses' ‘subconscious’ receptivity. They need each other!

      So, if one can ‘marry’ all the senses, then one is both better able to receive those sensory features and factors and also to think and analyze what to give oneself to by using the abilities to interpret, express and describe the whole of reality within one’s range and view, then one is more whole and 'actualized' as the person one really is. This is an ability which is cultivated and used fully by the poet. You seem to do it quite well!

      The combination may not be too necessary or even useful when one is preparing one's taxes or studying fully 'set' subjects. But it is quite useful when one is resolving problems, inventing new things & ideas and interacting with other people who have various ideas and imagery differing from one's own! And one seldom does taxes or studies subjects in an isolated bubble in which the other senses are unneeded! So it's always wise to have access to and to use both!

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      Hari Prasad S 7 months ago from Bangalore

      Nellieanna, those words came to me as a truth while I walked on the park, and it is exactly what I also felt, i.e., to be aware of the fact that we always need not believe what we see but should see beyond what is shown.

      Because, we all have a great sixth sense which is a combination of basic senses and our intellect as the six sense, It keeps improving as we experience life.

      - hari

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      Nellieanna Hay 7 months ago from TEXAS

      You are a very good photographer! It's an incredible picture. At first it seems complicated, then its essence emerges through your words and is simplified.

      Your lovely poetry leads one through the experience you shared on your personal stroll in the park. Perhaps part of your 'circular path' was that your view included both looking down at your shadow and up into the trees with light filtering through the leaves; and leads, as your poem says, 'To see things as it is, not as it seems.'

      I wonder if you realize how profound that line is on several levels! As I was typing it here in this comment, I attempted to correct what seemed grammatically incorrect by typing 'To see things are they are. . . " but "Not as it seems" prevented that. I realized that essentially 'to see things' and 'as IT is' are two different levels of reality, moving out of the ordinary and obvious into what is the deep and universal.

      The more I read it, the more I like it!! Excellent work, Hari!

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      Hari Prasad S 10 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks gypsy rose lee for liking it.

      - hari

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed this. Wonderful poetry.

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      Hari Prasad S 10 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks jodah for the visit and appreciating.

      - Hari

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      John Hansen 10 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A very pleasant poem and very descriptive, Hari.

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      Hari Prasad S 10 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks devika. I am happy you visited and commented.

      - hari

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      Devika Primić 10 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You write with great interest and I felt the expressions in this poem!

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      Hari Prasad S 10 months ago from Bangalore

      Surabhi the picture is also my WhatsApp profile picture. You might have seen it. :-). I took it while taking a walk in the park. this picture in fact triggered this poem.

      - hari

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      Hari Prasad S 10 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks manatita, shyron, whonu, Ruby, surabhi. Love you all. :-)

      - hari

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      Surabhi Kaura 10 months ago

      A very well-written poem, bro. I think I have seen that pic somewhere - aha! Lovely song the end. Cool.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I loved this. Beautiful twilight!

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      whonunuwho 10 months ago from United States

      I enjoyed this stroll through the park. Well done. whonu

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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      Hari, this is very poignant and beautiful.

      Blessings my friend

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      manatita44 10 months ago from london

      Sweet and sensitive poem and video. Excellent Hari!

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