Mar 26, 2005

Nothing but whim !....


digital art by ashok

















Was she a rainbow or was she an angel
     Or Heaven itself in flesh?
A fragrance out of earth, I tell,
     A spring where beauty rush!

She flowed or flew - I never knew,
     For she scarcely rose her feet;
She moved like the dance of a breeze anew,
     Her rhythm - my heart beat!

Far lovely than a cloudless night
    With a million stars and moon;
There my woman, wondrously bright,
    In a grace - her own!

A simple Smile stopped my breath,
      I gasped to find my tone;
A careless look set fire the hearth;
      I thought I’d follow soon!

Her Silence was so eloquent;
    Please don't ask me how;
I understood every word, it went-
     Love, Love and Love!

I must burst out at her lap,
     One kiss and be done;
I threw myself... next what did hap?
     I do remember none!

For, by my bed, with a swollen head,
      I was all alone!
With eyes too red & a heart of Lead,
      As usual all alone!

[This poem probably was written in 1994. One of my personal favorites and reading this always gives me a smile.]

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful poem ashok... the rhyming was excellent and I enjoyed it a lot reading.

    The art was fantastic and gives some mood to poem.

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  2. "As usual all alone" It was a wonderful piece. Looking at the art, I just could not resist smiling. May be I too had a similar vision when I peeped inside my old washing machine when it stirred.

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  3. "Her rhythm - my heartbeat' - simply simply simply loved that line!!! :) Lovely poem and keep smiling!

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  4. oh i love the art .. the whirl looks so real

    and yes, a nice poem
    i never fail to notice the year when it was written

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  5. Again repeating, you have cast a spell with your words.
    A nice dream and made me smile when I read the last lines.
    tc

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  6. Loved some of the expressions:) Good poetry:)

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  7. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a great comment!
    My picture is taken under the water!

    This picture is absolutely beautiful!
    The poem is lovely!

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  8. naice .. liked both the poems ..
    hey .. are you allowed to take pics inside the Madurai temple ? Thought it was not allowed

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  9. lovely sensuous words...nicely crafted lines!

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  10. "A simple Smile stopped my breath,
    I gasped to find my tone;
    A careless look set fire the hearth;
    I thought I’d follow soon!"

    wow.. wat a feel buddy... u just drived us into that feel...

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  11. Mesmerising! Beautiful and heartfelt! Loved reading it..

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  12. Beautiful picture Ashok.

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  13. everyone has said what i wanted to say..superr buddy

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  14. Great post, lovely photo.

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  15. Last para, I <3

    You were in LOU :D

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  16. this gives me a smile. :)
    enjoyed the read.

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  17. Heart of lead! That was the most beautiful phrase and it stuck with me .. sheer brilliance! You should try your hands at poetry oftener.

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  18. Wonderfully expressed. It shows clearly that all these words were written straight from the heart. Luved reading it :-)

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  19. "She flowed or flew - I never knew,
    For she scarcely rose her feet;
    She moved like the dance of a breeze anew,
    Her rhythm - my heart beat!"

    WoW! You definitely put a smile on my face too and I am now placing this one in my top 3 of favorites from you, Ashok!

    So glad you brought this one to my attention ~ thanks! It's a 'Do Not Miss' for sure! Last night I came to check on your blog because I haven't seen any posts from you recently. The last one that shows in my reader is the "Lady in Red" which I loved! Grr to all the odd stuff happening to me lately via blogger and GFC! I feel haunted ha ha! Hope things will improve now :)

    The closing stanza is brilliant!!!

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