Subashini Ravichandran


Difficult Pleasures - Poem by Subashini Ravichandran

Taking a glimpse through a train window,
i am astounded at the treat waiting outside,
it brought a smile in spite of all my scars,
and showered serenity i never dreamed of.

I soak in the beauty of the surrounding,
gazing at the magnificence of the sands,
and the splendor of the never ending water
The waves rush forward ever so inviting,

while the trees near dance to the tunes
the painted sky plays ruefully above
and the winds caressing my face, only
the bricks between remain standstill

I could freeze the moment for an eternity,
never let the train move ever forward
live amidst these comforting wonders
than struggle hard in the chaotic world



when has time ever waited for pleasures,
and I move forward along with the train
away from the magic, harmony and bliss
to busy buildings and alternating sky scrapers

But the tranquility experienced is priceless
long after the travel, heart is still peaceful
perhaps the way out is always near around
finding them asks for patience and spirit.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I penned down these lines when I took the momentary view of the beach while traveling in the train. Life doesn't offer much time stand and stare, does it? But thankfully nature has its own ways of slowing us down.

Comments about Difficult Pleasures by Subashini Ravichandran

  • (8/19/2012 2:16:00 AM)


    A wonderful poem! Though everyone of us has experienced this sort or train travel it took you to bring it out thus.I totally enjoyed the writing.Thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 12, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, August 13, 2012


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