Loneliness Versus Solitude Poem by chandra thiagarajan

Loneliness Versus Solitude

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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 OF THE POEM
Gajanan Mishra 03 March 2013

unhappy /happy Loneliness / solitude

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Jayachandran Chakrapany 03 March 2013

Amazing, amazing, amazing.What a poetic definition.

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Dave Walker 03 March 2013

A fantastic poem, gives a lot of answers.

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Valsa George 03 March 2013

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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Valsa George 03 March 2013

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

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Bri Edwards 30 April 2016

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 Antony Theodore 31 March 2016

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 22 December 2015

Joyous feelings! ! With the muse of life. Nice work.

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Valerie Dohren 06 March 2013

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

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Diane Hine 06 March 2013

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.

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