chandra thiagarajan


Loneliness Versus Solitude - Poem by chandra thiagarajan

Loneliness and solitude
Both denote lack of contact with people!

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  • 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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