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>> Friday, June 8, 2007

Do you sleep that sleep
of conjugal indifference
as you were drawn toward
that luminous intemperance
where life is a peaceful act
spent in the close-packed
shelter of matrimony?

Are you content
In this austere beauty
In these primal sensations
of colorless well-being
as you’ve swallowed
the last noxious draught
of what they had termed
a filial responsibility?

Or you still retain
in its ineffable hue
A background azure
of intenser memories
the grotesque visions
from love-affair absolved
of marital contingency?

For wisdom my friend
though you pretend
can no further extend
than this first heaven
and from there on
everything is lust -
masquerading as divinity.

I can solely offer
my bare self
for here at least
life beats, as it is –
not brave and garlanded
but naked and grovelling
diseased and dragging
yet lifting its head
to whiff infinity.

18 comments:

Nash June 8, 2007 at 9:39 AM  

Wowie ! This conjures up my feelings ! But what led to this ?

Nash June 8, 2007 at 3:42 PM  

I came back to read it again and make a request. Why don't you activate anonymous comments on your blog?

Inconsequential June 8, 2007 at 4:19 PM  

thankyou

i shall return and read this.

too knackered now.

Inconsequential June 9, 2007 at 6:18 AM  

:)

good stuff.

aria June 9, 2007 at 11:41 PM  

Nash :) Thanks. Not sure what led to this.. perhaps I was venting :D and anonymous comments well .. I'm wary of them and my stay so far on blogger has been peaceful .. so I'll rather not risk it. But thanks again for your words .. hope to see you around again.

Inconsequential .. :D Glad you found time to read. Thank you.

Inconsequential June 10, 2007 at 3:40 AM  

np
good stuff
worth reading.

shall endeavor to be regular.

The Hermit of Wandering Thoughts June 10, 2007 at 7:10 AM  

In ancient Japan of the Samurai... There was a place called Yoshiwara (THe Floating World), and on the gates of the Yoshiwara it was ascribed that "Lust Will Not Keep",
Something must be done about it.

This one brought a sly smile to my face as I read through it...
But it was a smile too of understanding where you are coming from..

cheers
z

aria June 10, 2007 at 12:30 PM  

Thanks Zofo .. :D Even your comment brought a smile..

vi June 10, 2007 at 5:01 PM  

hmmm, ok intense but then again aria and intense are almost synonomous! Wow...strong feelings well expressed.

vi

Equivocationalist June 10, 2007 at 5:16 PM  

thanks for this, aria :)

AakASH!!! June 10, 2007 at 9:05 PM  

Marhaba!!!


'and from there on
everything is lust -
masquerading as divinity.'


You just leave nothing for me to say.

Apart from a lil hitch that i feel again on a superlative, 'intenser'. (Line 19)

But marvellous and meaningful. Would love to know what was the cue? Though i know you wont tell. :)

aria June 11, 2007 at 11:29 AM  

Vi.. Equivocationalist .. Aakash .. Thanks again for reading .. :)

Perhaps.. I'll write about the cue when I'm in the "prose mood.. " *sigh*

AakASH!!! June 11, 2007 at 8:57 PM  

Will wait. =)

aria June 12, 2007 at 3:30 AM  

Aakash .. I saw you've been tagged again! Hehe .. I'm waiting for that one too!

The Hermit of Wandering Thoughts June 13, 2007 at 6:45 AM  

http://zofo09.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!70AF0E8D7E855912!8155.entry#post

aria June 15, 2007 at 3:31 AM  

Zofo .. thanks for the link and for the mention .. :)

cheti June 20, 2007 at 1:59 PM  

everything is lust -
masquerading as divinity

You are almost stabbing ...

Alok August 17, 2007 at 8:43 AM  

This I read just after watching a bengali movie Daman and coincidently somewhere the fabric is the same .... u hv expressed it so beautifully

"Are you content
In this austere beauty
In these primal sensations
of colorless well-being
as you’ve swallowed
the last noxious draught
of what they had termed
a filial responsibility?

-amazing

alok

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