chandra thiagarajan


Loneliness Versus Solitude - Poem by chandra thiagarajan

Loneliness and solitude
Both denote lack of contact with people!

But

Loneliness is a sense of isolation
Solitude is a sense of seclusion
Loneliness is an emotional response unpleasant
Solitude is an emotional response pleasant

Loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by people
Solitude cannot be felt when surrounded by people
Loneliness is a powerful feeling of emptiness
Solitude is a powerful feeling of fullness

Loneliness includes social factor that is thrust
Solitude includes social factor that is choicest
Loneliness is caused by lack of friendship
Solitude is caused to give others a skip

Loneliness visits every human soul at sometime
Solitude is frequent to human souls sublime
Loneliness is a feeling of being disconnected from others
Solitude is not a feeling of being disconnected from others

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone
Solitude expresses the glory of being alone
Loneliness has negative effects on individuals
Solitude has positive effects on individuals

Loneliness is a social pain
Solitude is a social gain
Loneliness sends one to a pit of despair
Solitude leads one to the acme to prepare




Loneliness is an attitude—causing anxious feelings
Solitude is an attitude—causing joyous feelings
Loneliness is a subjective experience
Solitude is an objective experience

Loneliness plays the part when in distress
Solitude plays the part in creative process
Loneliness, in short, is when one is unhappy to be alone
Solitude, in short, is when one is happy to be alone!


Comments about Loneliness Versus Solitude by chandra thiagarajan

  • Bri Edwards (4/30/2016 10:12:00 PM)


    I had some trouble interpreting the following lines, no doubt due to differences of word usage between here and there! (the last words in lines 1,2, and 4 of the stanza) .

    “Loneliness includes social factor that is thrust
    Solitude includes social factor that is choicest
    Loneliness is caused by lack of friendship
    Solitude is caused to give others a skip”


    I may also want to look up the definition of “acme”. there are lots of words in English I am ignorant about! :)

    I like what you say, though it sounds to me more like a lecture to a psychology class. don’t mind me. thanks for sharing and I hope your remaining years are filled with more solitude than loneliness.

    bri :)
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  • Dr.tony Brahmin (3/31/2016 4:54:00 AM)


    Loneliness is an attitude—causing anxious feelings
    Solitude is an attitude—causing joyous feelings
    Loneliness is a subjective experience
    Solitude is an objective experience.. beautiful comparisons dear poetess. wonderful poem. i simply liked it. want to read more of your poems. in Solitude alone you reach God. thank you. tony
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/22/2015 3:24:00 AM)


    Joyous feelings! ! With the muse of life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/6/2013 3:57:00 PM)


    The distinction between loneliness and simply being alone - two different things. Good write Chandra. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (3/6/2013 5:29:00 AM)


    Actually, I think it is possible to have solitude in a crowd of strangers that you don't have to converse with, but otherwise I agree absolutely - thoughtful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (3/6/2013 5:21:00 AM)


    u have defined in such simple words and to the point.....................great work........indeed solitude cannot be mistaken for loneliness and vice versa.............. :) (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2013 9:28:00 AM)


    I have never before read such a FULL poem exhaustively dedicated to the dual images of Loneliness and Solitude... It is fine to note that lonleliness too teaches us a lot.. Kudos to you Madam Chandra for your unfailing lines all throughout the work. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/3/2013 10:33:00 PM)


    Soon I will be posting another poem, THE BLISS OF SOLITUDE which can perhaps be read as an annexe to this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/3/2013 10:18:00 PM)


    Great! ! How well you have brought in the difference between the two which by many are seen as synonyms! Chandra, your brain and imagination work in a superior way bringing out the subtleties of life's undefinable equations!
    Each time I read your poems, I am enriched! ! For this you deserve a full10
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  • (3/3/2013 3:16:00 PM)


    A fantastic poem, gives a lot of answers. (Report) Reply

  • (3/3/2013 9:06:00 AM)


    Amazing, amazing, amazing.What a poetic definition. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (3/3/2013 4:47:00 AM)


    unhappy /happy
    Loneliness / solitude
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 3, 2013



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