Outside, this mad city recedes from me
with its million teeming hearts in a million sleepy chests
I sit still in the night, you move towards dawn
I remain a fixed point on the map as you consume its longitudes
Our pact to read our farewells
at two in the morning
with you in the air, and me on the earth
weighs unbearably on my mind
While your unopened letter
lies on my desk,
Stunning! One of the most genius verses I've read.
Wow! Lovely! :)
Beautiful. Sparse, and beautiful.
Sadness oozes out of these verses, Karishma, and the words are beautifully woven together.
Let me recite an extract from John Donne's "A Valediction Forbidding Mourning"....
"....Dull sublunary lovers' love
(Whose soul is sense) cannot admit
Absence, because it doth remove
Those things which elemented it.
But we, by a love so much refined
That our selves know not what it is,
Inter-assured of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss.
Our two souls therefore, which are one,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but an expansion.
Like gold to airy thinness beat.
If they be two, they are two so
As stiff twin compasses are two:
Thy soul, the fixed foot, makes no show
To move, but doth, if the other do;
And though it in the center sit,
Yet when the other far doth roam,
It leans, and hearkens after it,
And grows erect, as that comes home.
Such wilt thou be to me, who must,
Like the other foot, obliquely run;
Thy firmness makes my circle just,
And makes me end where I begun."
:) Take Care, my friend! :)
SMMT, thank you. :)
Sakshi, thanks. :)
Sherry, :) :) :)
Susan, I am bouncing back. :)
Rohith, wow! That is simply splendid. John Donne gives an unusually striking spin to 'a marriage of true minds'. He wrote this for his wife, right? And yes, it is very, very comforting. I shall make G. read this. :)
Unopened letter was a nice touch... and I bet the person flying up in the sky feels equally heavy...
mgeek, thank you. :)
You write best when you're under the spell of love eh cookie? :-D i hope your G is safe in Londontown.
I can quite imagine what you're feeling right now. :)
Beautiful words. Simple and full of meaning.
Beautiful! Came to your blog after a long time, and whatay post.
Pulkit, yes, he is. And thanks. :)
Antara, thank you. :) I know you know what being in the wrong city at the wrong time feels like. :D I read the rant, and now I wholeheartedly commiserate.
pantula, thank you! What have you been up to?
ramya, thankee! :)
Absolutely loved this!
This was splendid.
lovely words...nicely crafted kines!
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