Monday, 1 April 2013

Song mad love girl





Not winds and waves, all the normal things
leave her swivelled eyes glassed out doll
she finds her songs in broken, breathless wings

 

the jagged knives, the ragged guitar strings
knobs of silence tumbled in freefall
not winds and waves, all the normal things

 

she twirls and twists, the dance sharply brings
heels together; misery is for all;
she finds her songs in broken, breathless wings

 

the metal rattles in undone couplings
the baby sleep of cells, the strangling walls
not winds and waves, all the normal things

 

the clasp of flesh as it sucks and clings
to insane twigs of bones and snapped souls
she finds her songs in broken, breathless wings

 

she turns again, the hem of her skirt swings
her lights are blinded bats, nights burnt out coals
not winds and waves, all the normal things
she finds her songs in broken, breathless wings











It needs absolutely no links, goes without saying which well the verse above draws from.  Probably the very first villanelle I ever read, or maybe it ties with this one.  Anyways, deep reverence. 




8 comments:

  1. Nilanjana, this is so powerful. That refrain will haunt me: 'she finds her songs in broken, breathless wings'. I loved this.

    Lovely to see you displaying your RFW FW badge. Well deserved.

    Denise

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    1. Great to see you here! As for displaying the badge...of course!! :) So excited.

      Glad you liked the poem.

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  2. well, i am not the right person to appreciate poetry but i can imagine the kind of effort, skill and imagination required to come up with a piece like this. Brilliantly done!

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    1. Thank you aunek...but anyone can read/critique poetry, it's a piece of cake! :) Only the first 17 syllables are sometimes hard, after that it gets easier... :D

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  3. Such beautiful imagery!

    You so deserve that badge -- such a wonderful talent!

    And anyone - can't -- you are unique!

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    1. Thank you Yolanda, for such a lovely and warm compliment! Thanks much too for the visit in mid A-Z, I for one am just loving each one of your posts, did I tell you? :) :)

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  4. This gave me goosebumps! Brilliant :)
    Debbie
    www.myrandommusings.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks...glad you enjoyed it.

      Plath is truly life-changing..

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