Sunday, 24 June 2012

Ghazal : Take my hand


I’ve got no flashy lamps to light, come take my hand
Touch trades off for lack of insight, come take my hand


I don’t know if we’ll tread upon marshlands or common cobblestones
but we will go in together, upright, come take my hand


Anywhere you fall I’ll set you straight and I take it you’ll reciprocate
and once in a while be grasped too tight, come take my hand


Walk the miles with me, or choose to stay, the trip’ll get over either way
It’s not measured in length or width or height, come take my hand


Love’s a risk, and so is friendship we each know this about all the trips
the way is dark but the reward’s bright, come take my hand


Dark needn’t be something to fear, when it’s dark and the skies are clear
that’s when the stars come alive, alight, come take my hand


Forget the common metaphors, the stereotypes that reinforce
light’s always clarity. That’s also trite, come take my hand

6 comments:

  1. My beautiful Nilanjana,
    Have I ever told you that I love you name? Once again you write with deep emotions and tenderness. I can only say the man that will not hold your soft, silky hand has not been born yet (smile). I enjoyed you post today my friend. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Andy, for such chivalrous compliments...both for the hand and the pen :) the credit for the name, much as I would like to claim it, is really my familys who chose it for me :D glad you enjoyed the poetry

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  2. Hello Nilanjana,
    Am so sorry for being this late for getting back to you. thanks for visiting my blog and leaving those lovely compliments :)
    I love your blog too!! I have always believed that its the simplest of words that convey the feelings of the heart best and your poem has reinforced my belief. Beautiful poem :)
    P.S.- Am your 21st follower :)

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    1. Hello Swarnali,

      Thank you! And a warm welcome to my blog :) no late or early around here, anytime you get here is the exact right time :)

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  3. Hey Nilanjana:
    Loved Loved loved this line Dark needn’t be something to fear, when it’s dark and the skies are clear
    that’s when the stars come alive, alight, come take my hand

    Sort of it lit my day :D Keep writing these poems are so good and you are your best at these!

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    1. Thanks Ramya! Good to know that...n yes, you guessed it right - am a night owl and not a lark :D

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