Lift off the covers of culture
See life through an unaberrated
Find the universe of solitude,
Enveloping the primal pulse
In solitude you have the company
You touch a corner of infinity,
And feel the pulse of eternity.
Solitude's veil separates the
From ephemeral and illusory,
It lifts it above dust and drone,
The merely personal and material
Solitude is a state feared by
Anathema to the happiness-cult,
Misery reserved for the vile
and the unfortunate.
To be one with nature is the
highest harmony of existence,
Gateway to sweet serenity,
The elixir of experience.
You can be distracted when alone,
Or be in solitude amidst a crowd.
Life is an inner world radiating
(But recognizing the outer reality),
An inner music trying to find
You have become grown-up, when
you have found your stride,
You are happy when you are on
the right path,
You have matured when you have
found your solitude.
In youth solitude is a cruel
In old age a serene, possessed
In solitude you are not alone,
You are in company of the stranger
you are trying to know.