Metaphysics

>> Thursday, September 24, 2009

Paltry squalls of rain spatter on panes
warming under the coverlet I switch off lights
hunger fighting exhaustion, both in combat
with the images of Y’s body
the combination of Y and X
has placed tremor in my heart,
where love postulates fearlessness
I know Y isn’t like X,
and that X is now loyal to someone else
all men aren’t like the men
I knew in high school,
college university work or net,
however their presence remains alive,
full of potential for illusions and betrayal
“Expectation” pushes at our backs
like deflection forcing us away
until it prods us into limbo
that perhaps is the only explanation
for what happened to X and me,
just as it may have happened to A and B,
the same will happen to Y and me,
inseparable as we may seem
destined to diverge from this union
it’s the law of motion, science of separation
we remain lonely in proportion, while
seeking refuge in wineglasses, kisses, shadows
letting all our notions of permanence
and posterity wait for the future
as rain whips the window-glass,

nodding; thus I fall asleep.

12 comments:

impersonator September 24, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

enchanting..you keep throwing these surprises...great to see you experiment with different styles and not losing the aria touch...

Quackster September 25, 2009 at 1:47 AM  

I don't know why you would tag it "crap." When you let your mind wander sometimes, the best work come forth. Your title for the poem, Metaphysics, is absolutely pertinent and fitting for such good poem.

AshenGlow September 25, 2009 at 2:32 AM  

Do i think i know what you are saying? I think i do. Or am i guessing?

The science of separation... :)Life is all about the choices you make. Right dear?

Its better one is careful than sorry later. But then a decision when made is right at that moment in its entirety without doubt. The science behind it is spotless and the thought behind it, spot on. Its only the veil of time that makes it seem wrong or criminal or maybe not exactly what you had wanted.

So then when you do not have an absolute control over it anyway and when it seems so right now, I guess one could take her decision with all the vigour and with open arms let life come the way it always has... with full force.

I dont know if what im saying make sense at all. Nevertheless, a very beautiful thought process crafted into a very beautiful poetry. And i quite agree with the comment above. It aint crap in any sense. Keep it up...

Love,
Ashen

aria September 25, 2009 at 5:23 AM  

Impersonator.. thanks, trying to experiment with my usual way of writing.. glad you approve :)

Quackster.. thank you :) I was ambivalent about this stuff perhaps coz I scribbled these lines in 15 minutes.. great to know that you found it good.

Ashen.. you always make sense:) I've observed a 'pattern' in my experiences which is what made me ponder over 'one reason'. I guess some of us do not care much for the future and keep going - as you rightly put 'with the flow' and then one day scribble a 'poem' like this .. :D
many thanks for that lovely comment .. made me think again over my thoughts behind these words I posted.

sanely insane September 27, 2009 at 11:56 PM  

thts why i say...never weld x n y...they may not be able to bear the strain...melt them together and form a new alloy

therapy September 28, 2009 at 8:00 AM  

It made me want to know X and Y. And I felt a pang.

goatman September 28, 2009 at 1:09 PM  

"as rain whips the window-glass,
nodding; thus I fall asleep."
A nice , perfect ending -- gave me a smile and a shiver.

I like your definition of art being that which stimulates the senses and I will not suggest any change.
This opens up the possibilities from reading poems to seeing paintings to hearing the tinkle of a wind chime to feeling the texture of a weaving to smelling and savoring the scents of a nicely prepared meal -- each could be art.
I love it . . . opens my mind to all of the possibilities.

Rakesh Vanamali September 28, 2009 at 9:43 PM  

For some reason this reminded me of Coldplay's album X & Y, which is also modelled along these lines!

Fantastic lines and excellent composition, as always!

Nash September 28, 2009 at 10:30 PM  

Loved the title and the wisdom behind it. :-)

aria September 28, 2009 at 10:42 PM  

Sanely Insane.. welcome to my blog and thanks for those views :) interesting.

Therapy.. welcome back! Great to see you back.

Goatman.. the way you interpreted that ‘one line’ I wrote is amazing. I had been thinking of your post since the time I read it. Thank you for your sublime thoughts.

Rakesh.. I’ll look for that album! Thanks a lot.

Nash.. thanks. you were missed :)

Chaggoholic.... September 29, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

Well well always love readin what u write. I guess i will have a simpler example of what happens to me always on the level of Metaphysics....

ani_aset October 21, 2009 at 5:06 AM  

why does it always have to be sad?

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