Silence Between the Spaces - Poems by Abir Sinha; A Journey into Your Soul
Poems are a form of expression that can change your outlook towards things. Reading and writing poetry engages one’s senses as well as emotions.
They allow you to be open and honest about your feelings and have powerful healing capabilities.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
And the journey within yourself is an arduous one.
This journey helps you in a way that would change the way you look at life.
Abir Sinha, the recipient of The Humanitarian of the year 2015 award, writes about this expedition in his second collection of poems and prose -‘Silence Between the Spaces’’
We've collected eight of his poems to help you introspect and navigate life better.
- Try being more soul
And feel the beauty
Of crawling out
Of the burden of your thoughts
One breath at a time
Getting in touch with one's inner self, the one beneath all those layers we put out for society, can heal us from the inside out. We need to look into our soul, and not listen to our materialistic selves to rid us the chains that bind us and the negative thoughts that hold us and bring us down.
- How beautiful is it
That a man so meagre
And a sea so deep
Calm on the surface
And different worlds raging inside
There's no limit to a person's imagination. It transcends reason and comprehension. Abir compares the beauty of the range of these emotions with the unexplored depths of the seas.
- Tell me it is a work of magic;
the way the sword
of your tongue
was sharpened with silence
Human Beings are creatures of habit. When, over time, we forget to speak our thoughts, they get suppressed, and then some more. It, therefore, becomes imperative to voice those thoughts, as trivial and unassuming as they might seem right now.
- The lust for all comforts
Once you know
That the breath you take
In and out
Is nothing but natures way of reminding you
That everything you take from here
Has to be given back
Realising one's mortality is always an experience of shock, horror, mixed with a twist of strange delight. It immediately detaches oneself from ego, pride and finality. A revelation that our basic sustenance isn't something we own, but in fact, one of the many things we borrow from Mother Earth.
- Compassion will always
Be the story
Of how your fragile bones
Could wander loose
Without the fear of getting broken
Sometimes, it is okay to trust. It is necessary to trust. To trust in the kindness in your heart, to give. To be bigger than yourself, and to offer a part of yourself and your heart, without worrying that it would be taken away or broken. Compassion is a verb.
- I will pour all of the water
To the very brim
And make it spill
Again and again
If that’s what it will take
To understand the falsehood
The best strategy of all time: Show, Don't Tell.
- One of my favourite things
Is to find someone
And to make then bathe in sunlight
Until their scars
Feel like sunburns
Abir speaks of the unending, undying power of love and kindness. Of how those who are the most hurt and downtrodden, can recover and be restored to life.
- Who you are on the outside
And who you are
On the inside
Are sometimes two very different people
Who often never really
Have the courage to meet
A human emotion to surpass all geographical boundaries. When did we stop speaking our mind? At what age was it that we started believing something else, but communicating something different altogether? A timeless dilemma between the head and the hurt.
Abir’s words not only act as an inspiration to heal your inner wounds and to know yourself, but also offer insights into the depths of the human mind.
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