I am participating in the #BarAThonEdition3 which involves alternate days of blogging from July 2nd, 2018 to July 15th, 2018, based on a theme and a prompt for the day.

I went looking,


through oceans,

hills and mountains bare,

bearing a myriad moods and emotions,


often, posing the questions.

Beyond the balance sheet

of wins, losses and misery untold

little did I know,

That, I needn’t have trudged,

to the Four Corners of the World.

What I sought,

Was with me all along—

That, all I had to do

Was to drown the voices,

quieten the soul,

And look within,

To find myself—

It was there.


© Esha Mookerjee Dutta July 2018

**Photo by Liam Simpson on Unsplash**


(Linking up with Day 4 of BarAThonEdition3. Prompt for Day 4— ‘Four Corners of the World.’)

My other posts for BarAThon:

Day 1: One Too Many

Day 2: Between Scylla and Charybdis

Day 3: Three’s a Crowd

Day 5:

Day 6:

Day 7:

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    1. Thanks a lot, Varad. Trying to come up with something with each prompt and taking it one day at a time. Let’s see if I can continue this. 🙂

  3. What a beautiful poetic expression this is, Esha! Profound! I’m blown away by the depth and the simplicity of this poem, Esha. Marvelous!

    1. Thanks a ton, my friend! I love your beautiful comment. Made my day so much brighter to hear this from you today. Loved yours too! I was actually waiting to see when you would link up with your poem. Your poetry is so inspiring to me, always! <3

  4. I love how brilliantly you’ve taken on the prompt, Esha.

    And it’s so true that all our life lessons & most coveted answers lie only within our soul. That presses over the need to do enough soul-searching whenever we’re in the deepest of doubts.

    1. Thank you so much, Ashvini. Our entire lives are a quest to solve this very question:What do we seek? I agree with you that in the midst of our deepest doubts, the answers always lie within us, and only we can find those!

    1. Thank you, Namratha. Yes, you are so spot on. It takes us a lot of heart breaks to realise the truth, though!

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  6. That is such a simple way way to express something so significant. So much creativity there. And, you’ve been blogging for 15 years now. That’s stupendous!

    1. Thanks a lot, Neelanjana. Trying to give expression to the thoughts that go on in the inner recesses of the mind. Not sure how you came up with the number, but I’ve only been blogging for 3+ years. 🙂

    1. Yes, Deepa, The answers lie within us. Thanks very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

  7. Are we not like the musk deer that keeps searching for the aroma all throughout the life, never knowing that it is itself! Beautifully worded, profound thought Esha.

    1. Thanks, Anagha. Oh yes, the musk deer is a beautiful example of that. So glad you liked it.

    1. Thank you so much, Parul. I’m happy I could live up to it, because I find it easy to express the thought. The challenge lies in turning it into a poetic form. 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Meena. Yes, sometimes it is these profound lessons in life that come haunting into your subconscious mind and emerge through poetry.

    1. Thank you, Rohan. You are right—we keep racing ahead without knowing who we are, when all along the answer lies in us.

    1. Thank you, Sunita. So happy to have such a wonderful comment from you. Made my day. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Deepa. Happy to hear that from you. I find a lot of things seem to make sense to me when I introspect. Probably that’s why I put that into my poem.

    1. Thank you, dear Natasha. I agree with you—the onus is on us to find the answers but in the right place, of course.

    1. Thank you so very much, Sonia. Life lessons come when we least expect but when they do, they leave us with so much wisdom, right?

    1. Thank you so much, Jai. The answers came to me with a lot of introspection, of course. Life lessons never fail us, do they?

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