Monday, 23 January 2017

Thirteen ways of happy




I

A dewdrop on a blade
and fisheyed reflections
of the entire space

II

A collapsed chrysalis -
the empty casings
of vast possibilities

III

One incomplete sentence
and the story arc
connecting the silence

IV

Coffeefroth that mimicked
hearts before dispersing
as the drinker blinked

V

The absence of full stops
and caps, slow ripening
garbage smell echoes crops

VI

Loosened rhymes jangling
like change in small pockets

of an early morning

VII

Threads of smoke-mist
over the skyline, cities stretching
themselves awake

VIII

Darkness and milky moonlight
the river stumbles on its way
to silver

IX

A fort like a forest canopy
a single tree where
thoughts can sing

X

The little button fruits
in pavement cracks in an
unknown neighbourhood

XI

The wind in the eye
of a needle and through
the mane of a lion

XII

The diamond that turns
out a pebble, speckled like
a birds egg and earth

XIII

The poems that aren’t poems
but you can’t take your
woozy mind off them





Still exploring 'happy,' and personally, nothing like the touch of old Mother Earth for that happiness fix.



18 comments:

  1. Yes.
    I love your gentle happy dances, and like you find it in Mother Nature - and in particular in the benison of water. Not forgetting rainbows. And stars.

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    1. There really is very little on earth, or off it, that's not beautiful in some way or other. Rainbows and all they signify - most happy making!

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  2. Hi Nila - love the thirteen ... I'm happy with that number. Also as EC says we love the way you go off in your own poetic embrace of life ... being happy is fine with me! We need to remember we are luckier than most, and all things can be changed around and improved - our negativity will keep us pinned down if we let it - Cheers Hilary

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    1. That's so true about negativity getting us in a rut. Avoidable. I have nothing against 13 either - like all primes and eccentricity :)

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  3. Or that first snowflake, promising a blanket of silence. Excellent images. The nut berries in sidewalk cracks made me smile

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    1. Silence is so equal to poetry...glad to be able to give out a smile :)

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  4. That was deep! And well said in so few words. I like the story arc connecting the silence.

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    1. I do too...like most story arcs in the silence :)

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  5. I agree with Alex. Very well said, in so few words!

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    1. Thank you :) Poetry mostly measured in syllable counts, here it's 17

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  6. One incomplete sentence
    and the story arc
    connecting the silence

    That's my favourite, but I love it all, clever Nila! I feel happy just reading it, and of course, that means you succeeded!

    Hmm. I'm looking at the ocean sparkling blue like diamonds and listening to its roar as I type this. Happiness indeed - ocean and laptop in perfect unison!!

    Denise x

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    1. By the ocean is a dream location for writing! I don't think I'd get much writing done though, spend too much time staring at everything...

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  7. That-a-way. Enjoyed these flowers. A jasmine garden!

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    1. That's a lovely metaphor! and the nicest compliment, thank you.

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  8. Thirteen reminders that you write some great poetry Nilanjana. :)

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  9. I can see that all of the verses have one common purpose ie to stir up deep thoughts ( in a nice way). Thanks for sharing such complicated yet understandably simple poem.

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    1. Does poetry have a purpose? :) Thanks for stopping by.

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