Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lonely shores

I don't know how many of you have had a poem written to you. Or for you. Or even about you.

Frankly, I never thought I'd be at the receiving end of one. Its just way too big a gift and I'm the one usually doing the giving. Acceptance has always been difficult.

So when he sent me one... the emotions weren’t exactly in this order, but still...

There was amazement, shock, bewilderment, overwhelm and then...Hmmm... an infinite sense of loss followed by a finite sense of gain.



Do you remember the times

Lonely, we spent there?

The rocks cushioning

Our wearsome frames

The waves kissing our feet, bare

Yours, ankleted;

Listening to stories and songs

The waves whispered

Into ears strained.

We listened, we laughed

We made the sea a comrade

Spilling our secrets into

The departing waves

Stories to be carried away

To other awaiting shores

And a little guilt washed away.


Now, I sit here alone

And the waves,

They seem hesitant, wary;

A guilty messenger- almost.

Unfetched letters for an eager recipient.

Empty-handed, they approach

To listen, carry away, wash away

A little sorrow.


P.S: The anklets are now silent. The bells have fallen off.
And you aren't there anyway.

25 Comments:

Blogger Ty Pheng said...

You are lucky girl Poornima.
If I could, I'd write a song for you. :)

3:43 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Ty: Having you in my life is gift enough.

4:30 AM  
Blogger sanu said...

hmm... nice!

5:29 AM  
Blogger Meena Venkataraman said...

ur in some form girl !!!..keep going!

8:39 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Sanu: I feel the same! :)

Meena: :))

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anon said...

Sweet, will you have s*x with me? L(

8:49 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Anon: No.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anon said...

Haha. I knew it. Was just kidding :)

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice poem (if you insist) or whatever that was!

You seem to be quite a mushy gal straight from the M&B's!

But sweet, either ways...

:-) SS

9:53 PM  
Anonymous Rituraj said...

Though d distance is far between agra & pondy but every time i read u, u make me thank my stars that v crossed paths... Ever thought of publishing a book of ur posts ???

6:15 AM  
Blogger Pratz said...

At loss of words actually....beautiful...fascinating...simple...sweet...marvellous...maby words come up to describe it...and then again...there's some pain...a solemn emotion that one can relate to (atleast I can)...when one reads it...So overall its a contradiction of thoughts when i post this comment....nevertheless...strictly from the poetic of view...it was very nice...well written...And I loved the constant flow of...well what would describe it best...a rhythmic nostalgia...of actually experiencing it all...wokay now this is becoming a really long comment...so to keep it short and sweet...this is one of the best posts I have read on your blog...looking fwd to more!!

9:48 AM  
Blogger one among the crowd said...

hi,

when the silence hits the shore...

you know it is for a little more...

then you see it is all about you...

for you........to you............. and ...... by you.....



nice..moving...piece of despair and hope...

12:58 AM  
Blogger arvindiyer said...

:) Keep it going..

1:47 AM  
Blogger BaKfIrE said...

isnt it always nice if somebody writes one for you ...i wold definetly like to get one :(

1:30 PM  
Blogger Xérès said...

Lovely post :)
Will you write one for me ? ;)

9:48 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

SS: Thats quite an offensive thing to say! M&Bs! Shudder!

Rituraj: Always think of getting something published. Way too lazy for one.

Pratz: I'll tell the 'poet'. :)

OAC: :)

Arvind: Getting another poem out of him...bound to be difficult.

Bakfire: Dont ask. :)

Xeres: Your boyfriend my dear?

10:09 PM  
Blogger madz said...

I sure felt ecstatic wen someone wrote a poem bout me!much greater joy than wat i get wen i write..well ameateur ofcourse..Glad to know someone shares d same view!
great style.luv d way u write randomly!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Motty Varghese said...

lovely thought poornima......

2:20 PM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Madz: I guess the joy is unviersal, when someone writes anice poem and dedicates it to you.

Motty: Thank you.

2:56 AM  
Anonymous Mahesh said...

Nice! :)

8:04 PM  
Anonymous Sunil said...

You are truly lucky, Poornima. Keep up the great posts on your blog :)

3:42 AM  
Blogger Pratz said...

p.s. :I forgot to mention before the pic is gr8 too...(So now u have to convey the same to the photographer....:))

8:43 AM  
Blogger Poornima said...

Mahesh: More than nice!

Sunil: yeah.. I know.

Pratz: Same guy who wrote the poem, took the pic! :)

10:11 PM  
Blogger cyclopseven said...

:)a smile says many things in silence.

8:06 PM  
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