Paths and Poems

A poem was born,
When I saw this path:
Years from now,
in the winter of our life,
when you come back,
we will walk here.
Hold hands, again.
Talk about the colour of our soul
or may be the texture of pain that kept us apart all these years.
We’ll talk about what happened to that little dream cafe of yours.
It wont be a “hey let’s get a beer” conversation!
We’ll talk about the shooting stars of our endless journey.
All this, without a word!
In the winter of our life.
When you come back.
Β© Daastan-e-Musafir
Place: Chitkul
P.S: Romance sells!


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"


  • Sangbad October 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm Reply

    Am speechless… wonderful….

    • ambikabhardwaj October 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply

      Ahahahaha you and speechless! Woah!

      • Sangbad October 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm Reply

        Sometimes good writing make me mum…

        • ambikabhardwaj October 6, 2017 at 4:23 pm Reply

          This is overwhelming! I can barely utter a thank you! Coming from you, it means a lot! Thank you so much!

          • Sangbad October 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm

            Always welcome

  • paulmansfield30 October 6, 2017 at 3:19 pm Reply

    what a gorgeous piece.. !

    • ambikabhardwaj October 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply

      You always shower your blessings generously! Thank you, Paul!

      • paulmansfield30 October 6, 2017 at 4:31 pm Reply

        surely, Ambika, it’s cool to get inspired from fellow bloggers, like yourself, and see your photo education play out even with poetics dashed in. I’m moving back towards photography as well, and have taken my blogs down to two — That one is the other blog, I will keep working on. Didn’t know if you had seen that one. Anyway, keep on shooting.. !

        • ambikabhardwaj October 6, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply

          Thank you for the link. It was worrying me, ever-since I visited your old blog and saw the old posts! I am glad you are writing more! Yay!

  • ravisidula October 6, 2017 at 4:43 pm Reply

    Nice. A travelling poetess πŸ™‚

    • ambikabhardwaj October 6, 2017 at 8:17 pm Reply

      Nay! Just swaying a word here or there! Thank you, hon!

  • Ward Clever October 6, 2017 at 7:43 pm Reply

    The scenery is inspiring, but not as inspiring as your words, Ambika. You have a talent for spotting beauty, and turning that beauty into beautiful poetry. I love this!

    • ambikabhardwaj October 6, 2017 at 8:16 pm Reply

      That’s the thing about words… They capture memories like photographs! Paint them with a touch of yearnin! And make romantics happy! πŸ™‚

      • Ward Clever October 6, 2017 at 10:39 pm Reply

        You’ve made this romantic happy. You have a gift. Two gifts! 😊❀❀

        • ambikabhardwaj October 27, 2017 at 4:24 pm Reply

          Hey you! I flew again! Now back to the nest! Will stalk you soon! And read all the missed bits of your crazy soul!
          P.S: Did you just say gifts?

          • Ward Clever October 28, 2017 at 2:28 am

            I missed you while you were away! Yes, I said gifts! Your writing and your photography are both amazing… I think you have other talents as well. πŸ™‚

          • ambikabhardwaj October 29, 2017 at 8:44 am

            I saw what you did there :p

          • Ward Clever October 30, 2017 at 12:05 am

            Yes… I’m sure you can do more πŸ˜‰

  • Malavika A October 7, 2017 at 1:09 am Reply

    Hey, I’ve nominated you for another award, do check 😁

    • ambikabhardwaj October 27, 2017 at 10:35 am Reply

      Malavika, thank you so much! Sorry I was travelling, just came back to civilisation!
      Really appreciate the nomination. Will be on it.
      Loads of love!

      • Malavika A October 27, 2017 at 11:44 am Reply

        It’s okay 😁 congratzz πŸ’–

    • ambikabhardwaj November 2, 2017 at 1:33 pm Reply

      Thanks Malavika! πŸ™‚
      You are amazing! πŸ™‚

  • swalia October 7, 2017 at 1:37 am Reply

    Wow…such a beautiful place… simply out of the world!

    • ambikabhardwaj October 27, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply

      Thank you so much! You’ve always been so encouraging!
      Really appreciate all the warmth! πŸ™‚

  • Saurabh Chaudhary October 7, 2017 at 2:49 am Reply

    Wonderful !!

  • ansh997x October 8, 2017 at 4:02 am Reply

    Love how you carved a surreal poetry out of a surreal image.

    • ambikabhardwaj October 27, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply

      Ansh!!! Sorry for the delayed response. I was travelling.
      So glad you liked it.
      Just checked your blog, you seem to be up to epic stuff!

      • ansh997x October 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm Reply

        Thanks Ambika, looking forward to read more from you.

  • ESP xtruck October 8, 2017 at 4:28 am Reply

    Beautiful place and writing, it would be almost impossible to have a conversation there..the path seems intoxicating

    • ambikabhardwaj October 27, 2017 at 10:46 am Reply

      So damn true! πŸ™‚
      Sorry for the delayed response. I was travelling while you wove some beautiful stories. πŸ™‚

    • ESP xtruck October 27, 2017 at 12:22 pm Reply

      Ah travelling, we fans wait for the beautiful pics and tales from the even more beautiful author πŸ™‚

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  • Ravi Sidula October 21, 2017 at 7:22 am Reply
    • ambikabhardwaj October 27, 2017 at 10:49 am Reply

      Ravi, thank you so much! How is the poetry of you life going on?

  • Dilkash Shayari October 21, 2017 at 2:33 pm Reply

    Amazing.nicely written.
    Wish u a Happy Diwali.

  • Kip Walkin October 23, 2017 at 11:13 am Reply

    Such beautifully written romantic poem. The scenery has Poetic potentials too. I simply love it. Thanks for sharing, and have a lovely week ahead.πŸ˜„πŸŒ·

    • ambikabhardwaj November 2, 2017 at 12:31 pm Reply

      Hey! Checked out your blog! You sure have some great inspirational stuff up there! But didn’t get your name?
      Also, that you so much for stopping by. πŸ™‚

      • Kip Walkin November 4, 2017 at 10:30 pm Reply

        It was a real pleasure checking out your blog. Great stuff you’ve got here too. The name is Ndifreke, and it’s nice meeting you here. I hope you are enjoying your weekend? Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. It’s truly appreciated. Do take care of yourself and stay blessed.🌷

  • basedindianblog October 31, 2017 at 5:25 am Reply

    Wow! Which place?

  • ambikabhardwaj October 31, 2017 at 5:54 am Reply

    Buddy that’s Chitkul,Himachal Pradesh! πŸ™‚

  • A Man Deep October 31, 2017 at 7:08 am Reply

    Just amazing! The Path as well as the poem. πŸ™‚

  • ambikabhardwaj November 2, 2017 at 12:55 pm Reply

    You should walk that path, someday soon! πŸ™‚

    • A Man Deep November 2, 2017 at 3:11 pm Reply

      Definitely! It’s on my list now. Such a wonderful place!

      • ambikabhardwaj January 9, 2018 at 10:09 pm Reply

        Let me know in case you need a local contact or any other information! πŸ™‚

  • Bhavana November 14, 2017 at 6:17 pm Reply

    Wow! So scenic ….who doesn’t want to walk on that path?…..& your lovely words made that pic more beautiful…keep writing

  • Ward Clever November 24, 2017 at 2:25 am Reply

    Hi! Ambika! I miss you. Come back to me! lol
    I bet you have some adventures and some photography to show us. Or just me. Whichever. I’ll share.
    There’s a surprise coming on my blog. Just thought I’d tell you πŸ˜‰

    • ambikabhardwaj November 24, 2017 at 3:35 am Reply

      I miss you too! How was your day? Did you look at the shooting stars?
      I am back but seriously loaded with work! Tell me about the surprise on your blog?

      • Ward Clever November 24, 2017 at 1:04 pm Reply

        My day was a roller coaster, but good. I’m sorry you have to work! And I’m sorry I have to too! Haha
        But, it just so happens that I now work at a place where it’s possible I’ll travel to India in 6 months or so. So get ready! Lol.
        The surprise… It’s huge, and it goes live tomorrow. You’re in it, but only if you find yourself. That’s all I will say. πŸ˜‰

        • ambikabhardwaj November 25, 2017 at 3:59 am Reply

          Ohh I am so glad that we have to work! What’s this new job little boy?
          You come soon! I’ll take you to the mountains?
          Also, where is your kind surprise? Eager! πŸ˜€

          • Ward Clever November 25, 2017 at 5:57 am

            It is about 90 minutes away!
            I would love to visit the mountains with you, to see them as you see them. Your shots have been amazing! The job is working with India on some aircraft.

          • ambikabhardwaj November 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm

            Yay! I am so excited to see you! Meet this crazy guy in person! I always knew, you make good paper planes, never knew that would fetch you a job πŸ˜›

          • Ward Clever November 25, 2017 at 5:37 pm

            Hahaha you’re awesome. ☺

          • ambikabhardwaj November 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm

            Where is our surprise?

  • Novus Lectio November 25, 2017 at 6:33 pm Reply

    Wow beautiful!

  • Hariom May 7, 2018 at 10:43 am Reply

    Yearning to go to the mountains. ;(

  • Danish August 27, 2018 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Beautiful capture and wonderful reflection of a daydream into a poem. Keep traveling, Good luck Ambika!

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