chandra thiagarajan


Loneliness versus Solitude


Loneliness and solitude
Both denote lack of contact with people!

But

Loneliness is a sense of isolation
Solitude is a sense of seclusion
Loneliness is an emotional response unpleasant
Solitude is an emotional response pleasant

Loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by people
Solitude cannot be felt when surrounded by people
Loneliness is a powerful feeling of emptiness
Solitude is a powerful feeling of fullness

Loneliness includes social factor that is thrust
Solitude includes social factor that is choicest
Loneliness is caused by lack of friendship
Solitude is caused to give others a skip

Loneliness visits every human soul at sometime
Solitude is frequent to human souls sublime
Loneliness is a feeling of being disconnected from others
Solitude is not a feeling of being disconnected from others

Loneliness expresses the pain of being alone
Solitude expresses the glory of being alone
Loneliness has negative effects on individuals
Solitude has positive effects on individuals

Loneliness is a social pain
Solitude is a social gain
Loneliness sends one to a pit of despair
Solitude leads one to the acme to prepare




Loneliness is an attitude—causing anxious feelings
Solitude is an attitude—causing joyous feelings
Loneliness is a subjective experience
Solitude is an objective experience

Loneliness plays the part when in distress
Solitude plays the part in creative process
Loneliness, in short, is when one is unhappy to be alone
Solitude, in short, is when one is happy to be alone!

Submitted: Sunday, March 03, 2013

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  • Valerie Dohren (3/6/2013 3:57:00 PM)

    The distinction between loneliness and simply being alone - two different things. Good write Chandra. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (3/6/2013 5:29:00 AM)

    Actually, I think it is possible to have solitude in a crowd of strangers that you don't have to converse with, but otherwise I agree absolutely - thoughtful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Soulful Heart (3/6/2013 5:21:00 AM)

    u have defined in such simple words and to the point.....................great work........indeed solitude cannot be mistaken for loneliness and vice versa.............. :) (Report) Reply

  • Www.poemhunter.com/m-d-dinesh-nair-2 Search 2 (3/4/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    I have never before read such a FULL poem exhaustively dedicated to the dual images of Loneliness and Solitude... It is fine to note that lonleliness too teaches us a lot.. Kudos to you Madam Chandra for your unfailing lines all throughout the work. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/3/2013 10:33:00 PM)

    Soon I will be posting another poem, THE BLISS OF SOLITUDE which can perhaps be read as an annexe to this poem! (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (3/3/2013 10:18:00 PM)

    Great! ! How well you have brought in the difference between the two which by many are seen as synonyms! Chandra, your brain and imagination work in a superior way bringing out the subtleties of life's undefinable equations!
    Each time I read your poems, I am enriched! ! For this you deserve a full10 (Report) Reply

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