Treasure Island

Geetima Baruah Sarma

(April 26,1969 / Assam, India)

Harmony


On a Sunday evening,
Swinging on a swing,
I remembered a saying -
'Work while you work,
Play while you play.'

I pondered awhile,
Exploring significance.
Does it mean concentration
Or detachment
Or perhaps,
A harmony between the two.

Though different, yet inseparable,
One cannot sustain without the other,
Just like
Energy and matter,
Metaphysical and mundane,
Soul and body.

[Published: 28 November 2009 in 'feelings' column of 'Horizon', the Saturday supplement of 'The Assam Tribune']

Submitted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Edited: Monday, December 26, 2011

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  • Jesus James Llorico (10/4/2013 6:54:00 AM)

    Agreed, this is inseparable specially if one
    loves the work he/she's doing, it's like work
    that feels like play. Beautiful verse. (Report) Reply

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