The Wanderer And The Monk

The Wanderer and The Meditating Monk

The Wanderer

Footloose and fancy free
On a wandering spree

All payback duties lifelong
Done- only self belong

Free to wander and observe
Life on the go self serve

Actively I wander to reflect
Gather lost self past deflect

Wandering  self agitate
Absorbing sights agape

Passionately in love with life
A pilgrim, my purpose my fife.

Footloose and fancy free
On a wandering spree

For I am a wanderer..

The Monk  

To free my mind
I sit to unwind

Detached from tree
A mere leaf I be

Can hold them nor me
Time and tide I ever be

Stilling mind I sit still
Lotus pose daily drill

Mind’s activity to abate
Ever wiping its slate

Detached thoughtless
Purposeless- nirvana

To free mind
I sit to unwind

A monk I be!!


When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering
 like the flame of a lamp in a windless place.
Bhagavad Gita 

(all pictures from internet- disclaimer)


One Comment for: “The Wanderer And The Monk”

  1. Bina: Delineating the ecstasy of truly unfettered, carefree liberty, your messages in “The Wanderer and The Monk” are paradoxically as soulfully cavalier as they are profound. Capturing its quintessence, the poesy is aptly expressed in the exquisite medium of vers libre used. The supplemental pictures beautifully support your wanderlust promotions. The themes tempt the natural instincts of the vagabond in us to renounce our daily world and flee beyond the pale of any thraldom. Ironically, the exhorted meditation is scarely more than a beguiling “red herring” to the real thrust of the advocacy to perigrinate. Brilliantly written for those who seek escape from the rigors of Life. These snippets are powerful even though brief.


    Submitted by Arnold Noronha on March 5th, 2009 2:55 pm

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