I, write this!


I write, as the last bidi finds it’s way into the ashtray. I write this at 04.30 in the morning.

Writing, because the backpack resting at the corner of my room, stares at me, with a little dust settled on the un-promised adventures.

Next to it lies a pair of trekking boots, yearning to go out there.

Aching of restfulness, lies a rugged camouflage jacket on the chair.

Next to the chair is a table full of maps.

Maps of hamlets and towns, sleeping at the moment.

Thus, sweet sleeps the travel journal, dreaming of the blank pages to be bloomed by the awaited adventures.

So, wakes up the wandering soul!

P.S : This is dedicated to all you travellers out there, aching of wanderlust! To all the mountain beasts caught in the concrete jungle. I love you all, I really do! And soon, we shall all embark on a new adventure! Until then, I know my pep talk doesn’t help much!



Still exploring. Kind of bipolar- for my equal love for home and the world. Essentially believe in what George Bernard Shaw said, "life isn't about finding yourself but creating yourself"


  • Infinite Living September 8, 2017 at 12:11 am Reply

    You do bring alive the wonders of nature alive for us who are ‘stuck’ at home πŸ™‚ I enjoy the little escapes through your posts.

    • ambikabhardwaj September 8, 2017 at 12:13 am Reply

      This, really means a lot to me! But being “stuck”at home, surely has it’s own flavours of joy!

    • ambikabhardwaj September 8, 2017 at 12:18 am Reply

      I am glad, two people, living in two different worlds, are connected with the power of words! Not only that, they are able to add so much to each others life! Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  • Sangbad September 8, 2017 at 2:52 am Reply

    The opening line “I write, as the last bidi finds it’s way into the ashtray. I write this at 04.30 in the morning.” just bang on…wonderful…and the whole poem is intriguing and poised…liked it a lot…

    • ambikabhardwaj September 8, 2017 at 9:24 am Reply

      Now this Mr. POET, coming from you, means a lot!!!
      Thank you, kind sire!

      • Sangbad September 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm Reply

        Not to mention madame…

  • joyroses13 September 8, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply

    πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  • Sudhir Chauhan September 8, 2017 at 5:13 am Reply

    beautiful Ambika…..

    • ambikabhardwaj September 8, 2017 at 10:38 am Reply

      Thank you so much for reading, Sudhir! πŸ™‚
      I really appreciate it.

  • bkumarauthor September 8, 2017 at 5:22 am Reply

    Life is a journey that must be Traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodation.

  • Neal September 8, 2017 at 9:16 am Reply

    The works of hope are rather strange Ambika πŸ™‚

    • ambikabhardwaj September 8, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply

      You always say something I can’t counter! Totally agreed, Neal!

  • ashwini kumar September 10, 2017 at 10:46 pm Reply

    And I m reading this beautiful post at 4:30 in Β the morning.

  • ashwini kumar September 10, 2017 at 10:53 pm Reply

    Hi also from here πŸ˜‰

  • Nihar Pradhan October 1, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply

    Yes Amika, most of us are on the planning mode and there is that urge to move and get going but things around us anchor us down and say stay back, lot of pending work. I agree we need to break away from such strangleholds and make travelling and moving to different places an integral part of our itinerary and if we are thinking of work, we can work better and our productivity goes up once we start travelling more often than not.
    Not necessarily always to far off place and less traveled places but places where we have not traveled and places where we can travel for short sojourn. The urban life and the distance we have created with nature is agonizingly painstaking but we allow it and we resist taking that frequent plunge and breaking that barrier that keeps pulling us from our spirit of adventurism…

  • Hariom May 7, 2018 at 10:39 am Reply

    Like it.

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