Tuesday, November 13, 2007

weaving webs---Writers Island



a world of web, spider weaves webs steadily
with gossamer silken threads, chained strong

waiting to swoop for an unsuspecting prey

to fall into that parlour of smoothened edges


resistance is useless, as the lure of unknown

breaks it with skill. well versed with the art

of story telling, clairvoyance too coming forth
to conclude that breaking. wings smeared


with honey cannot fly away. crawling out

of it, with so much dignity, difficulty- victim

gets away, cleansing away that stickiness;

shaking to core, it flies soaring to open sky.

if friendship was the agenda, it had to fail

spider’s web can draw, however, has to let go

promises never made, can never be broken

persistence can never turn into persuasion.

mind’s rivulets have the potential to hold

another mind to ransom, yet with strongest

of will power, it escapes. it has to, for its own

sanity- out of nothing, no life can be built.

a world of web, spider weaves webs steadily

now it is with words, which are meant to pierce.

25 comments:

...deb said...

"promises never made, can never be broken/ persistence can never turn into persuasion." Powerful thoughts. Especially from one whose not keen for spiders. :-)

Rambler said...

if friendship was the agenda, it had to fail

interesting take Gautami..

Marja said...

great I like "to fal into that parlour of smoothened edges and am on the same line what deb says.

Whitesnake said...

resistance is futile?
The Borg again!

Jo said...

promises never made, can never be broken
persistence can never turn into persuasion

I like these lines very much. A thought-provoking write.

Pauline said...

"a world of web"

great first words. you always make me think, guatami!

Ice said...

gautami,
Friendship is guileless. the rest pure sham.
You have amazing insight.
rel

writerwoman said...

This is my favorite line:
persistence can never turn into persuasion.


Words to remember.

Beloved Dreamer said...

I agree with you. Is it worth it?
Great poem as always...


-bd

Just Jen said...

promises never made, can never be broken
persistence can never turn into persuasion.
It seems these two lines are sticking out to the majority. They are very well written and hit the spot in our minds. We've all been there.

aka Danny Wise said...

very intense - can the words escape?

Mary Timme said...

I'm struck with some of my fav words from Madeline L'Engle about how we weave the patterns of our lives. Lots of power and beauty in this poem.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Yee haw, Gautami. This is one dark piece.

if friendship was the agenda, it had to fail.

Scarily, how often do I wind up saying that, myself?

Brian said...

Lure friends with promises into a web. Very deep my friend.

tumblewords said...

Strong words and the final line brings it to a point. Beautifully done!

UL said...

'resistance is useless,
as the lure of unknown',

somehow those words I love...hoe can one resist the unknown?

keith hillman said...

Every thing I wanted to say has already been said. Brilliant as ever.

LittleWing said...

encompasses everything in a lifetime of a friendship...beautifully spoken...thank you, reading it twice i had to reflect...

Steve said...

Your work is getting better, it explodes with ideas and wonder. It is truth and falsehoods combined.

The one thing I really love though, is the way you use the cryptic messages, it is truly extrodinary.

polona said...

and the web of words can be more dangerous than that of gossamer.
well done yet again, gautami.

Becca said...

You have woven a beautiful web of words about the duplicity of some relationships.

Well done!

Lea said...

"spider’s web can draw, however, has to let go" my favorite line... sometimes we try so hard to hold on to friendships not realizing that sometimes... they need to be let go of...

Madeleine said...

That was lovely and powerful!
Mad Kane

Thinking aloud said...

powerful poem...hits you hard...
"spider’s web can draw, however, has to let go"...makes you reflect... glad i dropped by to...

Project 71 said...

Great post... I appreciate.. :)