Monday, 16 September 2013

Just a couple fours and a sixer







the deeper the feelings run, tumultuous -
the fewer words they use, withdraw the fuss
and more serene the slow half-smile they choose
to wear, and the crisper they write their verse

 

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broken ice floes, meaninglessly adrift
on a polar sea; if there are any gifts
they lie underneath hidden from the light
even when the long darkness deigns to lift

 

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that’s likely as complete as that will get -
the scribbled half, one line of a couplet
scrunched up on a desktop, but if I smooth
it out perhaps I will still get its truth
not every line finds its rhyme or its pair
but the poetry is still hidden in there








 

5 comments:

  1. not every line finds its rhyme or its pair
    but the poetry is still hidden in there
    ...........true that!! u write beautifully Nilanjana

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  2. Beautiful and heartfelt. Specially the last one. Amazing. Haven't felt so spirited in a long time after reading poetry.

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  3. Now that was a mouthful! Lovely fun!

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  4. Beautiful. The line where you have written it is crisper is brilliant.

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