Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Desire


Last monsoon,
when the rain washed into my windows
and touched my fingertips....
I found you waiting in the yard,
You stood silent in the downpour,
rain-drenched ,
Your silhouette against the crimson of the horizon....
and your smile spread across the sky
over the clouds.

Rain drops trickled down your face
on your cheeks
down to your neck and lost themselves.....
As I sank helplessly
in the depths of your eyes
I heard you laugh...
and it rang through me
like the sound of ankle bells .
I watched you ....
I watched you from spaces apart
from the universe unbound...
and then you held my hand..
and kissed me .....

Dawn broke into my room
through the foliage of the trees
and lit up the dark corners
I wanted your company,
in the light and in the loneliness.....
That morning I learnt the meaning of desire
of madness , of selfish love
and you .....

I found you again
standing in the yard, silent,
your smile spread across the sky.....



Photograph by: Saurav Mitra
http://web.syr.edu/~samitra

45 Comments:

At 2:03 AM, Blogger Manic Street Preacher said...

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At 11:19 AM, Blogger Ruler said...

reminds of those old classic hindi movies...which had that typical/unique romance attached to it ... very beautifully written !!

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger catch 22 said...

This is ver good, blends wid the picture well. U write some very good stuff , keep then coming :)

 
At 2:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

YO nice man~~ keep up the good work..and spread the loveship and frandship amongst the blogship of this cybership world;)

niVra

 
At 5:18 AM, Anonymous anurag said...

cudnt help comin back...seems like a krainy season fairy tale...nicely told.keep up the good work buddy!!

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger Samudraa said...

Amazing Imagery....luvd the pic.

 
At 10:59 PM, Blogger Saira said...

Again a good one...i like reading what u write..:)

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Jackal said...

nice one blade......

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger sneha said...

really deep... uve expressed urself so beautifully.. its crystal clear to the reader at one instant, n makes her(/him) wonder bout it the other... good job..

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger nishu said...

this was really nice

 
At 3:15 AM, Blogger The mocking spirit said...

Beautiful...to the word of brilliance.
You are wow.

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger September said...

I really like this. The monsoon season of Arizona always fascinated me. Scared me a few times, but I loved them just the same.

Now you have this girl out there, waiting...

"That morning I learnt the meaning of desire, of madness, of selfish love and you..."

Beautiful!

 
At 7:22 PM, Blogger dwaipayan said...

good job...the pic and the poem justify each other...and thanks for dropping by

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger ~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

hi

thanx for stopping by

i liked the post "Voices" ... reminds me of a movie I watched !

"Selfish love" ... i always believe that the only love that truly succeeds is selfish and not selfless love

tc

 
At 2:30 AM, Blogger whatsinaname said...

furiously romantic!

 
At 3:09 AM, Anonymous youknowwho said...

I cannot believe you could be this romantic.
I love you
please dont say no again...if you can madly love somebody why can't that be me....?

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger Rags said...

Thnkx dude!. poetic blog - urs is

 
At 1:26 AM, Blogger disillusioned/clueless said...

COOOOOOL BLOG!!!!

 
At 6:07 AM, Blogger Sudeep said...

AWESOME!!!

u know it is just a coincidence tht it started drizzling here while i was reading those lines..

luved the
As I sank helplessly
in the depths of your eyes
I heard you laugh...
and it rang through me
like the sound of ankle bells

part the most

thnx for stopping by my space.. c ya around

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Wow! You sure have a slow delighful way of painting the picture! Keep writing more of these, please!

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger markiv said...

aaah... felt like a travel through a lane of emotion.....


not really.... but a good read though... keep up the good work..

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger rose said...

very beautiful. wonderful imagery through words.

 
At 12:27 AM, Blogger musafir said...

"I learnt the meaning of desire
of madness , of selfish love" -- liked this. It is all too common to hear people talk about how selfless they are in their love, but the truth is love is ultimately a very selfish emotion, that which begs the filling up of the deepest of voids inside us. And yes, desire has its role to play as well.

Nice post. Enjoyed reading it, and the picture suited the words in a counter-intuitive way.

 
At 1:52 AM, Anonymous Neha Mujumdar said...

This is beautiful...a work of art.

 
At 8:29 AM, Blogger Ashi said...

to squirm in my comment somewhere here, beautiful picture, honestly havent read the poetry hence will refrain from commenting until i find time to read it, beautiful picture nonetheless

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger southpaw said...

u hv a fantastic blog and u write really well. Enjoyed reading all ur posts specially, "The pyre of life". Thanks for coming to my place and linking me.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

desire becomes very graphic while reading this...nice one.

Keshi.

 
At 6:06 AM, Blogger blade said...

@ everybody
Thank you very much for all the kind comments.....
I won't be able to post for a few weeks now because of my university exams but i will be back soon....

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger southpaw said...

Good luck for ur exams...

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger September said...

How did your exams go? Looking forward to reading more of your blogs. :)

 
At 4:21 AM, Blogger Nitika said...

Wow monsoon rain....its awesome nature gift na...Rain God shower happiness in the world through rain....atleast for rain lovers.....*smile*

lovely read!!!....grt going....

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Saira said...

hi...linked ur blog to mine..:)

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger dreamz_verity said...

its a gud one...but i like ur previous post as it happens with me also.

 
At 3:50 AM, Blogger catch 22 said...

Hey long time no post :)

 
At 8:39 AM, Blogger Saira said...

hey no need for the thanx...i like some blogs and so added them...keep writing..:)

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger September said...

I miss your blogs. Hope all is well with you and you can come back soon and post some more. I liked this one but especially loved the previous one and would like to see/read more. :)

 
At 1:32 AM, Blogger sketchy said...

wonderful imagery wonderful ...

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger sirbarrett said...

That is such a sensual poem embodying desire. I've felt the object of desire taking on that morphological form, becoming nature, becoming hidden and present in everything. I like the way this poem has an affair with water and the sky. It casts a great mood! The thing that is longed for is everywhere that you are obsessed with it, and hidden because you still want it.

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger dobereinerr said...

This is beautiful...

 
At 4:51 AM, Blogger The mocking spirit said...

U have been tagged...!!

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger svk_hereiam said...

You have so beautifully portrayed the fantasies and dreams and desires and hopes of so many on this planet that your composition does not remain your own.....it becomes universal!!!

Great work.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger CoralPoetry said...

Hi,

I have bookmarked your beautiful site. These are wonderful poems. In particular, I liked this:

Dawn broke into my room
through the foliage of the trees
and lit up the dark corners


You may like some of the poems and photos at my blog.

Regards,
Coral

 
At 9:28 AM, Blogger CoralPoetry said...

Hi, Blade,

Thank you for reading my blog and enjoying the contents.

Do you have another updated blog? Please let me know at mine when you resume your writing.

Regards,
Coral

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger sublimely ordinary. said...

i have but one word. beautiful!!

 
At 11:09 AM, Anonymous sreemanti said...

juxtaposed the primal and the effervescently romantic somewhere. am glad i dropped in ..

 

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