Friday, January 01, 2010

two zero one zero

two zero one zero
a year with two, one and two zeros
what difference does it make?
troubled world,
traumatic minds
this can't change with turn of the clock
here I sit and ruminate
about global warming
and unrest all round
I helplessly watch my creativity
pouring forth
from this self-destruction of humanity
stuck in the quagmire
going only deeper and deeper

out of nowhere
a childs' lilting laughter fills those zeros,
& reinforces the beauty that is life
I say it aloud yet again-
two zero one zero
a year with two, one and two zeros
it does have wings to fly and soar


WIshing all my blogging friends a Very Happy Creative 2010!


dsnake1 said...


Have a very Happy, and Creative 2010 too!
It's my great pleasure to have a blogging friend like you. :)

Lorraine said...

As I'm zero'ing the new year, I am most grateful, for all those wonderfully talented souls out there, that touch a part of me everyday...Gautami! you rock ;)

word verification says, and I'm serious coitus ok coetiera, but wouldn't that be a coitus for a Queen...sorry still on Sir Silley this morning...virtually

Percy Bisque Silley said...


two zero one zero
zero times two or one plus two zeros;
I get so confused.
What difference does it make?
Or do I add? Divide? In sum,
If I have two cookies
And You take one
This can't change with turn of clock
Can it? So here I sit. I ruminate.
So what about unrest and climate change
Plus that inconvenient matter
Of how my Creativity
Doth thunder from my Breast
Yet must alas, then rumble fast
To Fitful stop in Quagmires
Deeper and steeper,
Higher and deeper –
This makes, what… I count
Three troubles then I think.
This stinks!

A little girl laughs liltingly
Yet lilts are really hard to count.
“How many lilts?” I ask aloud.
“Oh, don’t you be a silly bore” she doth reply
And then her lilts turn into snores.
Two categories then, the lilts and snores
My head be spinning from a’ keeping scores.

gautami tripathy said...

Please don't blame me if Sir Silley gets killed one of these days..

Madeline D. Murray said...

Thank you for illuminating the wings of the new year, Guatami. And thank you for creating such a vibrant community for poetry. I will be seeing you on the Poetry Train in 2010. Happy New Year!

sarah said...

I like this alot. And I like seeing your photo in the sidebar :-) You are so pretty. Happy new year.

Belizegial said...

Hi Gautami,

Happy New Year!

I am making the rounds of my blogroll. Lo and behold, here you are, bright and creative in ushering in 2010 with your innovative poetry.

Here's to life, laughter and love for all of us.


RBroeker said...

Don't worry: life isn't a question of numbers in socially accepted systems. It is what we make out of it. Lyrics, for example. Like you do. Happy new year!

Best wishes

Percy Bysshe Shelley (ghost of) said...

Good Gautami, I must say, your poem is most excellent. However, the poem upon your thread written by that Silley fellow has the greater profundity.

This may be because you are only a woman. Your efforts are commendable; still, you must spend long hours primping your hair, tugging at your skirt, curling your eyelashes, etc. A man like Silley has only to consider the odd protruding nasal hair and therefore has great Advantage.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely toast Gautami..Just got off the phone from a dear friend of ours who is back in Goa...where my partners sister me thinks we will have to go to India this the have a lovely photo on your profile....cheers from Canada

Rinkly Rimes said...

I'm sure your wings will fly this year, just like your poetry.

anthonynorth said...

Hopefully it will fly in the right direction for us all.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful poem to start this new year. We can and will fly. Art will take us above and beyond all that is ordinary and transform the ordinary into art, too. Artists like you do that all the time.

Sweetest in the Gale said...

I liked the uplifting turn your poem took at the end. Yes, sometimes the state of the world can leave us very disillusioned. Beautiful write!

Anonymous said...

nice one...

wish u a creative 2010 as well Gautami...

Loch Rob said...

2010 indeed. I guess I have seen my last years with two zeros. Sigh. I am troubled also with what is going on in the world, wondering the legacy I am leaving my two boys. Sometime, the simple things jump out, giving us hope that maybe, just maybe, there is hope for us all. Happy New Year!

Amity Me said...

great take on the prompt dear...and very interesting and this Sir Silley for patiently doing something unique, but I admire him for his patience...:)

have a great week ahead!

Pearl said...

right, no different than any other year.

Tumblewords: said...

It goes around, it comes around. Your poem shows the depth of concern and hope that we all carry now. Lovely work. Happy 2010 to you!

Pam said...

I love the looping effect of the form melding with the 2 zeros of the year - nicely done.

jone said...

Lovely, "a child's lilting laughter fills those zeros" Happy and creative new year to you.

gabrielle said...

Two zeros. I like them like i like the dark of moon.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

I hope it can soar on those round wings!

shraddha said...

nicely done!

Happy 2010 to you!