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All You Who Sleep Tonight June 4, 2006

Posted by espritnoir in Random Thoughts....
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All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above –

Know that you aren’t alone
The whole world shares your tears,
Some for two nights or one,
And some for all their years.

– Vikram Seth

I came across these words recently, as the result of a wonderful chain of reactions set in motion a long time ago. The realization that somebody could be so thoughtful, and in an age so frightfully self-consumed, so concerned, to share “mental” and “emotional” space and time with somebody they care about, leaves me awed.

Ah, to love and be loved unconditionally. In all its forms : as lovers, family, as close friends. Undoubtedly, the greatest high one can achieve…

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Comments»

1. Ajeya - June 7, 2006

Aye! I agree.

2. searching4path - June 7, 2006

Thanks for sharing the poem. It rings so true on so many occasions.

3. Anonymous - June 14, 2006

hello:)
beautiful lines..:)
hope ur doing great:)
tc,
nams.–>


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