Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Love across time

This is a story of a time ages ago
Of you and me and our imperishable glow
When under the sky, some place afar
We lit the nights sans moon or star

With the flicker of breaths, its inkiness dissolved
Amused I watched in glitters as they revolved
A handful of warmth I too blew from my palms
Which kissed the breeze and swayed it by its arms

On the swings of twigs, I pushed you high
Tickling the heavens, our laughter echoed across the sky
The air was heady with the melodies we weaved
Separation was never to come or so we believed

But a storm was coming in the hourglass of time
To shatter our song and its every rhyme
The words were buried in the womb of the dawn
Our strokes were dead and the story torn 

Farewell it was not and this promise we made
While we walked away from each other watching our faces fade
Into the shadows of fate, our paths were curved
But the love in our hearts was forever preserved

Ages later, on distant lands we both were born
To keep up a promise, to which we both had sworn
Through the mist of memoirs, with parched fragments of a name
Towards An enchanted embrace, we started walking again

Years hence someday with the maiden showers of rain
From a frayed tuft of cloud, our words drizzled again
Seeping into the memories lying untouched for so long
From the damp grounds of time burst forth a forgotten song

Deep within the symphonies were pools of golden streams
That drew us nearer to our hearts’ half lit dreams
Not a syllable was broken nor the fragile sighs
And the love was alive, still breathing inside our eyes

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Beyond separations

Silent they stand, staring into each other’s eyes
With a defiance that shatters every word and its meaning
They speak not of the blisters of separation
Or of distances they’ve endured and survived
On a journey that lasted a bit longer than imagined
Their unflinching gazes, the only light
And their quivering breaths, the only sound
In the austerity of a starless, solitary night

They do not ask nor do they seek
For the parched pages they left behind
Where some unfinished strokes still wait
To be born again unto eternity
The yellowness that has seeped into them
Making their memoirs a little more undecipherable
Is a mute testament of a conspiracy
Their destinies webbed against them

They rather feel content with the soundless echoes
Of togetherness clinging stubbornly to their souls
As she moves her slender fingers through his tousled hair
Easing the creases of ruthless time on his forehead
He also removes some loose streaks of heavens
Falling over and veiling her velvet radiance
With a fragrance of freshly plucked lavender
Her wrinkles dissolving away at the mere hint of his caress
Her lips twitching unevenly in an anticipation
Before finally surrendering to a blissful smile

Few drops of tears trickle down her face
Which he captures with a gentle grasp
And mingles them with that of his own
He brings the liquid diamonds near his lips
Chanting something in a hush, a prayer may be
Then sprinkles them all around in a circle
Over the damp ground beneath their feet
From where gush out glittering showers of ecstasy
That paints the magnificence of the sky
With a splendid luster of their love

United they are once again, unfazed, unnerved
Undoing every legend that has ever been known
Of what it is to love, even beyond life sometimes
Hands intertwined, heads leant over against each other
They start ascending on a stairway conjured up
With whirls of blue smoke that vanishes with every step
Leaving behind all realities, laments, ashes

And an immortality in them which lie...lifeless, motionless