the last bow..


even as the impossibility of the thing
grows upon,
its rhythmic clang reverberates vaguely,
eyes center inquiringly--
where one expects to hear
loud explosion of
an artificial combustion;
witness the blue smoke curling,
the masquerades falling
to devour the orchestra harping
the requiem of the guilty

and the river billows along-
its gray warm waves beaten up
by an indifferent chilly wind;
grabbing the longing by its nape
chasing the rafts with a puny
tart fury,
falling back on their dark, sloppy sides
with a hiss --
the cold travels with me
it envelopes like a shell
Yes, it is a dreary life.. and yet..

I hardly think I’ve lived,
except during many instants when,
plunged in dreams I permitted,
nay, coerced,
life to desert me for awhile;
as you discern the desire
melting from my eyes,
examining teary smiles that we sport on
the way to death --
in these final moments
when life is cherished
I am up for sale --
I wish you had a proposition..


20 comments:

Nice.

April 18, 2012 at 7:40 AM  

thanks.. Raj :)

April 18, 2012 at 7:50 AM  

May be life knocks on my door
May be disguised as death
What of me could be found
When I would answer that door

I keep giving up answering that door
I am at home and I don't feel it anymore
If I would
Then I could have got that knock

It's all right
To put oneself on sale
But if the buyer was just a messenger
It would be not right
To think of wearing the black

April 18, 2012 at 8:36 AM  

buyers usually aren't only messengers.. but then life keeps surprising you.. so who knows.. nice one.. :)

April 18, 2012 at 8:39 AM  

I do . . . : place a grape in your mouth and taste the pop!

Nicely worded

April 18, 2012 at 11:15 AM  

Thank you Goatman !
trust you are doing well :)

April 18, 2012 at 11:18 AM  

You are always are a higher level with your words and they are fantastic.

May 23, 2012 at 12:08 AM  

hmmm... brilliantly written..

Kaivalya

May 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM  

wonderful.....

gosh how do you come up with such beauties!!

http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

May 31, 2012 at 7:52 AM  

I have been a loyal reader for sometime now, this will likely be my very first comment. I thought it was eventually time. Thanks

June 3, 2012 at 11:14 AM  

I Liked it.. (Nameless) :)

July 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM  

Aria...long time..I was almost off nets. Now when I decided to resume my blog, I find that most our old friends are not active either. I think we should make a come back together.
Though I enjoy each line of yours, most of the time it flies over my head. Nice one this time.
Happy New Year!

December 30, 2012 at 3:48 AM  

How are you able to switch from one entirely different scenario to another entirely different one? And still when I'm unable to find the reason, I don't discard it as vague randomness. But toil hard to know instead. Why is that? And how is that?

May 1, 2013 at 1:35 AM  

How are you able to switch from one entirely different scenario to another entirely different one? And I can't even reject this change as some vague randomness. I'm tempted to find the reason behind this. Why is that?

May 1, 2013 at 7:46 AM  

Dearest Aria,

Happy Birthday and Many happy returns of the day!

I hope you have a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness.

I hope you are keeping well.

Take care, God bless and be well.

..with love.

K

September 16, 2013 at 4:26 AM  

Dearest sweetest Aria,

I hope you are keeping well and that you are in the best of health.

*** Happy Birthday ***

Have a wonderful day sweetheart, many happy returns of the day. I hope that all your dreams and hopes come true.

“It Must Have Been A Rainy Day
When You Were Born,
But It Wasn’t Really Rain,
The Sky Was Crying Because
It Lost His Most Beautiful Angel…
Happy Birthday Dearest Friend”

Lots of love, hugs, cuddles and best wishes your way.. Have a truly wonderful day.
Karna :)

September 15, 2014 at 1:34 PM  

Happy Birthday Aria

Many Happy Returns

September 15, 2015 at 12:50 PM  

*** Happy Birthday Aria ***

Friendship cannot be measured in inches,
Words or gifts or promises.
It's a feeling, an unending knowing Between those receiving and those who are giving.
And the gift of being able, after some lost time,
To be able to pick up a conversation,
From the end of the last time.
To empathize with the hurt,
The pleasure and the joy,
Just like the mother who finds her toddler,
The very favourite lost toy.
So hard to express in simple words.
It comes from the heart.
And this comes to you today, “name", Even though a distance apart,
To wish you a "Happy Birthday",
And to let you know,
How much you are thought of, valued and loved.
You are truly one of the special people I hold in my heart.
So "Happy Birthday Dearest Aria",

Take care, God bless and Be well Dear Friend.

With all of my love.
K :)

September 15, 2016 at 12:33 PM  

Many Happy returns of the day and God bless.

I hope you are keeping well.

:)

September 15, 2016 at 12:35 PM  

Hi K! You still remember me? I was actually thinking about you but didn't know where to say hello. It's so very touching that you never forget my birthday. God bless you wherever you are and whoever you are. Thank you so much.

November 1, 2016 at 1:13 PM  

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