Mar 26, 2005

Lady In Red....


Photo: at a Bangalore restaurant


















In my veins, she is in my blood;
Ya, the color of love is Red;
Every thought in my head
Ends with this Lady in red!

In my sweetest dreams & nightmares wild,
O' how I love this Red!
Is she a woman or just a child?
Or just a flower instead!

Full of tears and fears I ask,
With eyes stained in red -
Will she come 'fore its dusk?
Will she 'fore its dead?

I tear my heart, I tear my soul;
Will she know they're red?
Will she hold me like a bowl?
And kiss me with her Red?

I hate the night, I hate the day;
There's no rest in bed;
Like a breeze will she take me away?
I’ am a feather that’s shed!

What grace her face, a mystic place -
Where all my thoughts are fed;
She came and went, her only trace-
My heart, where her footprints tread!

She's in me, yet she's gone;
Nothing else remains to be said!
When everyone thinks, I’ am lost and done-
I'll be with my Lady in Red!

[This poem was written in 1995 and remains a favorite among my friends.  ]

19 comments:

  1. Dear Ashok, whenever I feel to read something good, I turnup to your blog... Superbs!!!

    Hope someday, I too write bit good aswell...

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  2. Just fabulous - love your turn of phrase. Especially:
    I'm a feather that's shed.

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  3. WoW! This is FANTASTIC! I can certainly see why it's a favorite and I thank you for sharing it here because it has become a new favorite of mine too!

    "What grace her face, a mystic place -
    Where all my thoughts are fed;
    She came and went, her only trace-
    My heart, where her footprints tread!"

    L O V E !

    Every verse is grand. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you here, personally, for your touching comment on my last post :) I wish I would have written this, so the feeling is mutual :)

    You are a true artist in every sense of the word! :)

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  4. Very nice poem and well suited to this day of Red Ribbon.

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  5. Lovely poem Ashok.Thank you.

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  6. A nice red poem.. with a nice rhyme and rhythm to it!!! :)

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  7. It is a beautiful poem and the photo is wonderful.

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  8. It is a great poem. We are studying poetry in L.A. right now, and I recommended your blog to my teacher because of all the amazing poetry. You are very talented.

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  9. I appreciate for your wonderful poem. Brilliant piece of writing.

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  10. @susubala - thanks

    @Soma- Iam happy to know that my blog makes people happy :) ...and sure you will.

    @Ladyfi-Thanks and that's my fav line too.

    @Fiona- Thanks for your wonderful words.Iam overwhelmed :)

    @Jeevan -Thanks...

    @Mary Das - Thanks ...

    @Dee - what do u expect from a drummer? rhythm!

    @Denise - Welcome here and thanks

    @Magiceye- thanks

    @Garnet Rose - wow! Iam honored. Thanks.

    @Babli-Thanks :)

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  11. 1995 :) where were you all these years?

    Very well written....

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  12. You really have a way with words. You weave magic with them.

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  13. "She's in me, yet she's gone;
    Nothing else remains to be said!
    When everyone thinks, I’ am lost and done-
    I'll be with my Lady in Red!"

    words have failed to say how i felt...

    awesome buddy...

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  14. 1995 - the tragic year I was born :D
    This is pure ingenious .. and to think this got produced in the year of my birth- Wowzerrr :)

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  15. still is a beauty... i am glad you shared them again ~

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