Monday, October 6, 2008

Evaporated


pic: Senthil


Water's spirit, resurrected by the sun,
He rises to the heavens to gather into clouds:
white and grey ghosts of nothingness,
they float, soar and sketch the horizon...
Flooding the imagination with dragons and ships
that don't exist.

He envelops disreputed places with mist,
deepening the impenetrable darkness on cold mysterious nights...
Suddenly reborn on an unsuspecting drowsy leaf,
he trickles down slowly, running a shiver down her spine,
making her toes curl.

Riding the Trade Winds,
He gallops in as the Monsoons,
stripping the earth nude of her cover
filling green paddy fields to excess
ripening mangoes until they burst
of sickening extravagance.

Through veins he carves he flows restlessly
and as his vigour is slowly spent in his own maze,
he lies undead in the sea with tranquility,
To be resurrected on sunnier days.

11 comments:

Angika said...

Très bon, mon ami. I like the toes of the drowsy leaf curling :)

little boxes said...

"He envelops disreputed places with mist,
deepening the impenetrable darkness on cold mysterious nights"...
beautifully expressed!
glad you blogged.

Dhananjay Chaturvedi said...

Lovely! Love the simplicity of expression and felicity of imagery!

silent_rebel said...

das ist sehr gut. ich mochte es.

Arkarup Banerjee said...
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Arkarup Banerjee said...

Nice imagery.Very well written. This is the most succint and beautiful description of 'The Water Cycle' :)
Sorry for being so prosaic...

sujaan said...

that's the idea arkarup, the prosaic has the most beautiful thoughts...

Koffee beanzz said...

Just loouve ur poems..mainly for the fact that its plain and simple and yet has a lot of depth in it..Keep writing :-)

reema said...

hmm...nice!
P.S Happy Diwali

Suneha said...

ok that didn't go over my head (phew!) very beautifully written..no scope for criticisms...

a-fool-such-as-i said...

hey.. i liked the very human feeling in your poem (if u knoe wat i mean)..simple and basic to the roots!