Friday, 31 August 2012

Tritina on the broken road


Two halves of a road rarely make a whole
I’m used by now to stick to left or right
it doesn’t matter where they split or meet
 
don’t tell me now the laws of wrong and right
the moon’s congealed, it’s too late to meet
and again make my broken things whole
 
and even all that’s perfect does not meet
each norm for being pure and whole
the moon’s full just once a month by right
 
It’s not whole, but the road's right; whether or not we meet.
 
 


For : Form for all@dVerse

Wanted to use this prompt here, but as usual got in too late. Story of my life! Borg de Nobel.

16 comments:

  1. What an utterly mesmerizing verse! Opens a floodgate of emotions....Brilliant as ever, Nilanjana!

    Ruby

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  2. the moon congealed...ha...i love that....cool imagery...and i like that last stanza as well it bears a bit of truth in a little riddle...

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  3. Enjoyed this...loved the ending that the road is right no matter what! So true.

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    1. Thank you...and it tells you too, how to navigate even when it spilts

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  4. the full moon only once a month and the broken road..really like the images here...and some roads meet frontal at the most unexpected times...

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    1. and the moon's broken almost all the time and still perfect..thank you for reading.

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  5. Beautiful...true of the life.

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  6. All true poetry is metaphor, and this is true here as well. The road is an enigma with no answers, an iconography that is a perfect fit.

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    1. I love fixed forms and this sounded deceptively easy, a ten line poem. But it was challenging ... and fun. Thank you for reading and the feedback. Much valued.

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    2. Sometimes the shortest forms are the most difficult to do well. But the results are often worth the effort. Thanks for sharing yours!

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  7. Dear Nilanjana,
    Happy Saturday!
    You're spot on with this one, especially the ending! Thanks for sharing.
    I'm inviting you to join me for Blog Hop Saturday! Linky will open at 9:00am today (in about half an hour from now). Hope you can make it!

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    1. Thank you for the invite, Andy! Wishing you a very happy weekend too (hopping and resting! :)

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    2. I have a little something for you here...

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