Sunday, October 2, 2011

LOVE: in the hearts of optimists!

Hello Everybody !

Let me first wish you all PEACE, PLEASURE & PROSPERITY on the occasion of our great festival DASHAIN, which is well known in India as DASHAHARA or Durga Puja.

Well, dear friends, I got back after a long gap, didn't I? So sorry for having to keep you waiting so long!! I hope you have not taken it otherwise and will love this post as much as you did the previous ones. Although I had made up my mind to compose something under the title just after posting the last one, yet I didn't have enough time as well as creative thought about it. Perhaps, it happened so because of being too busy. Once I had some free time to have a look at one of the posts by Lynne Patterson, one of you, one of my dear friends. It reminded me of what more I wanted to compose regarding love, and inspired and encouraged me to accomplish this post as soon as possible. I dropped two comments there.

Perhaps, that's the first time I have ever dropped two comments on the same post and they have secured space just one after another consecutively. And, it is, of course, the first time I have declared the post title - it is ONE SINGLE ROSE by Lynne on the blog Menagerie;  The first comment of mine "So cute the poem is; Just as the rose is!" energized me and the second comment "A poem on ROSE that LOVE leads! So creative, great ideas it feeds!" led me to the accomplishment of the post. So, let me speak my heart out "I dedicate the post to my dear thoughtfully creative friend Lynne Patterson with good wishes for her healthy, happy and hilarious life with her great family on the occasion of our great festival DASHAIN, which is going on now".

LOVE: in the hearts of optimists!

“Excuse me, what do you mean by love?”

‘Just in a single simple sentence – LOVE is a mystery! Do you believe it? Well, people are free to pick up or make a sense of it of their own choice. Of course, they are free; we are free, aren't we? It is often heard that the people who are deep in love hold the PACIFIC of love within their hearts.’

“Doesn’t it all sound nonsense?”

‘No, it makes a clear sense!
Yes, it does.
Look, unless and until you have a big heart with love overflowing, how can you be said to have surplus love for someone special you love and how would you be called a lover? And, how come you are said to be deep in love?
It means when there is love in you, I mean “in your heart”, you are in love.
That’s why LOVE, as someone has defined, is a great MYSTERY.’

“OK! Shall we come up with some idea on it? Shall we declare love has no definition, since it is a mystery?” 

‘Yes, it has not any particular definition, yet we could be hopeful for its countless definitions offered by many more lovers with the passage of time.
Love in the eyes of lovers obviously differs from love in the mind of pessimists.
And, now love in the hearts of optimists may have its own charm!
Just an acronymic attempt to serve!
Would you like to have a taste?
If YES, do go ahead, please!’

L advocates for LIGHT OF HOPE and it’s high time it ROSE!
 So, those preparing to fall in love prefer to exchange a RED ROSE.
Your heart kindles the lamp of HOPE without letting your mind know.
Longing seeks its way to belonging, and as a NILE, you have nothing to do but flow.
The thoughtful mind may cautiously scan the daring heart in a great wonder.
Cos it has been tricked into a no-way-out maze just to wander and wander.

Countless challenges mushrooming around, you may come across.
True love is defiant and all set to glide ahead overcoming any nuisance.
Cos lovers have learnt nicely the ordeal may lay the SAHARA for them to cross.

True lovers made for each other outgrow superiority showering LOVE to infinity.
The cherished gratitude and devotion are valued invaluable.
The holy tie grows unbreakable and the sacrifice of self-interests is incredible.
You may feel a sapling growing out of your soft heart - a feeling of equity.
Yes, that’s what LOVE is praised high and loved for forever - its real beauty.

Genuine love is to grow up spiritually and be much more platonic.
Body is to mix into soil one day, but the immortal love is always sung for its fidelity.
Many may define LOVE in many a way, yet the heart-soothing one is always unique.

"A keepsake offered to dear friend Lynne, perhaps an outcome of my listening and feeling the minds and hearts of the people I have found talking around about their lives and experiences bridged by love."                                ~Suresh Shrestha


  1. Hello everybody!
    It is really a new experience to spare a few words as the first comment on my own post. In fact, it is just to find out whether the comment box is working properly or not, since some friends have made a complaint about it. Anyway, you are all heartily welcome to making a comment of your own choice.

  2. Belated Happy Dushera to you too!
    Nice post! :)

  3. Dear Suresh,
    Thank you so very much for writing this beautiful poem on love. You certainly know the subject and eloquently and elegantly portrayed it in your post. It baffles me why there was only one comment left. Hmm...maybe there are a lot of pessimists on love in this world. If not, then say it. Speak your mind about true love. What do you think about this beautiful poem that Suresh worked so hard on? This is the poem that was also featured on my blog. I spoke alot about Suresh, too! :) To learn more about him, see the post! (
    This poem is so special in many ways, and I will treasure it always, Suresh. You are a dear friend with such a kind heart and fun personality and joy to know. Your smiles ALWAYS brighten my days!
    Thank you for who you are and all you do, and again for this cherished poem. Your friend, Lynne

    1. Dear Lynne,
      Thank you so much for your kind words and kind feelings towards the post! It is time that teaches us a great lesson. Perhaps, all are waiting for the right time to arrive so that they can shower their supports through their comments. Let's remain optimistic as long as time tests us. A post is supposed to be more meaningful only when there is a comment. And, yours has really made it much more meaningful! Thanks a lot once again. - Suresh