Seema Jayaraman

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Chasm Of Silence - Poem by Seema Jayaraman

And yet this unexplainable distance
the roar of this deafening silence
sudden chasm that widens and separates
the gnawing in my heart unexpressed
What must I do my love to come closer
how wish a ropeway heart to heart bridge
as this Everest of yearning silently grows
and yet the chasm of silence widens on.
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Copyright ©Seema Jayaraman, Mumbai 1993 All Rights Reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: longing

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

One of my old scribblings from 1993.

Comments about Chasm Of Silence by Seema Jayaraman

  • Rajnish Manga (11/3/2015 10:43:00 AM)


    At a time when we need to build bridges between warring factions of society, there is a deafening silence of those in power. Amazing thoughts put into words. Thanks. A quote:
    how wish a ropeway heart to heart bridge
    ...and yet the chasm of silence widens on.
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    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (11/3/2015 10:47:00 AM)

    thank you Rajnishji, this is an ole one I just uploaded it now.

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  • Sanjukta Nag (11/3/2015 10:31:00 AM)


    as this Everest of yearning silently grows
    and yet the chasm of silence widens on.
    This is an amazingly written couplet. the pain of a lover's heart is revealed craftily.
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    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (11/3/2015 10:46:00 AM)

    thanks Sanjukta, this is an ole one I just fished from a Ole book.

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/3/2015 10:30:00 AM)


    Silence will lead you to love since love is immortal.....Lovely poem, I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

    Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (11/3/2015 10:47:00 AM)

    Thank you Asim, love is immortal at least we console ourselves saying so..

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 3, 2015



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