obscure longings...

>> Thursday, August 7, 2008

This is 51st post on Terminal Moraine.
I’ve been ‘blogging’ for over three years and this is the first time I completed 50 posts in one place! I had abandoned ‘my tryst with sins’ after 48 posts, which means that finally after three years of wallowing, I’m about to complete a fragmented century!! The quantity isn’t worth reveling and certainly not earth-shattering still .. its an event of sorts…
On that note, it’s kind of deplorable that most of my ‘old blogging pals’ got dispersed. Some are hitched or have lost interest or both. I do wish they come back .. but then as they say .. if wishes were blah …


I wanted to scribble something, a kind of dedication for my muse(s) .. who wangled me into being a poet(!) .. haah .. if at all I am one..
Perhaps it could have been better. I lost interest midway ergo I am posting it the way it is ..
This isn’t a poem . .just few lines for those beguiling stimulants.. who only complain ..
and so here is my quetch..


***

Comes again the longing -
all bacchanalian paraphernalia
plentiful, untouched, disorderly
the desire that has no name
it has to do with being
both seventeen and seventy

With winter sun striking down the backyard
or is it dusk in our garden, you beside me
in my arms a child to whom we would later,
by the crib, recite our poetry ..

Desire has a smell of
cantaloupes and honeydews
an attachment so rooted
it could not help branching
into affection both infernal and holy

****

Seduce, the resonance of this word
transpired on me
neither from pulp magazines or pornography
it befell through agonized readings
of your celestial poetry
it is facile to be intimate
hiding behind these words pounding
securing all our pores
the sun heating and drugging
our senses to cover monstrosity

in the shade and darkness
cool and clothed in our grounds
how do I voice a word
to lift that underside of love..
would you resolve in "three words"
this dilemma of insuperable integrity ?

11 comments:

Nash August 8, 2008 at 1:24 AM  

The event merits a party. Your frequency suddenly has improved. I had stumbled on the last post of your previous blog for the first time. Keep writing and consider publishing. I second/third the comments in the previous poem.

Obscure longings gives me a variety of ideas. Desire part has the classic women's heart and seduce part is delightful. The last stanza poses a very interesting query. Enjoyed.

All the best.

aria August 8, 2008 at 9:34 AM  

Nash .. thanks a heap.. thanks a ton for reading .. hardly anyone drops by here regularly .. and you've been very kind.. with your comments and encouragement. I had like you to know that all you say is valued immensely.. take care and have a pleasant weekend.

Alok August 8, 2008 at 5:10 PM  

so u r 1 short of a century .. i will leave the maths for u :) great going aria .... i liked the 3rd stanza a lot .... gr8 going


Alok

impersonator August 9, 2008 at 5:08 AM  

hi aria...happy to note you are completing a century...keep going. i love this dedication or whatever it is...according to me it is one of the best on terminal moraine...second part in particular....good luck.

parikrama August 9, 2008 at 8:15 PM  

Congrats @ 99 . It's good to see you break into a rich vein of form lately. Hope some of your goodluck charm rubs off your beloved "S" aswell, when he takes guard in the 2nd innings of the final test :)

New Buddha August 10, 2008 at 8:22 AM  

Congrats Aria! God bless you dear and may you continue to shine, glow and bring cheer to all through your poems, writings and wonderful nature. Wish you all the best for the 'three words'...:))

LOVE is anterior to life,
Posterior to death,
Initial of creation, and
The exponent of breath.
--ED

Perry Strange August 10, 2008 at 2:12 PM  

I wrote a rather rambling response-- then deleted...

... because, in the end, the last three lines (as always, actually. I feel like I'm repeating myself) from "to lift that underside of love..." until the finish-- are just too good, and leave me without much else to say (which is... ah... rare).

... well done. my new favorite, I think.

AshenGlow August 10, 2008 at 9:40 PM  
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AshenGlow August 10, 2008 at 9:42 PM  

Congratulations deary!.. i may be the zillionth person saying this.. nevertheless here goes..
youve been great aria... and it has been really wonderful reading you.. heres wishing you the best for times ahead... God bless!! :)

Love,
Ashen

aria August 11, 2008 at 1:30 AM  

it almost feels like my Happy Birthday.. :)

thank you everyone.. for such lovely words.. I am immensely happy and touched .. ergo running out of words.. forgive me for not typing separate replies.

MAN IN PAINTING August 11, 2008 at 3:22 AM  

Sorry, i am late..
This is a great day.Congrats on your half century.But continue even after you beat sachin..LOL
aria..
what should MIP,as a reader tell aria..?
Terminal moraine is a great possibiity..not everyone can see the beauty of this great space.Very few can even spent time here.because great stamina is required to remain balanced in this high altitude..

Wishes to you dear..
YOU are exceptionally brilliant.
we, your readers know that.
who else you need?

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