Wednesday, June 09, 2010

the anguish of anger

hidden from view
she of noble birth
watches the uneven fight
between man and beast
she lets her thoughts roam-
what was his crime
other than loving her?
when the beast falls down
he stands tall yet doomed
to his inevitable death

anger and anguish
take her in
silently she gets up
jumps from her hidden niche-
falls at his feet.
'another love story doomed'

25 comments:

anthonynorth said...

The sad lot of so many of them. Nicely done.

Sioux said...

Wow, very powerful!

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read 2 poems now. I am trying to fathom hidden meaning in both. On the face of it both point to sad ending of love.

Take care

Karol Rosiak said...

Nicely done.

K.

Being Pramoda... said...

Sad ending for a heart love.. nice expressions..:)keep writing..

Lilibeth said...

so much for love....

Linda Jacobs said...

This reminds me of the story, "The Lady or the Tiger?" Great images you've created here!

Denise Moncrief said...

Very sad. Thanks for sharing.

TD said...

Agreed, a sad feel to this. Well done.

b said...

Yes, we do yearn for a happy ending even when we are dealing with beasts.

b

Stan Ski said...

Better to have loved and lost...

Lorraine said...

Wow, this is so full of emotions, in such a singular way, wow you impress me

Jay Thurston said...

Well done, you created a dramatic scene with your words.

Ramesh Sood said...

I have always acknowledged the depth you have, and you know Gautami, I have always felt the ease too with which you appear to be weaving such magic.. well done..

Do visit me to see

Ah! To find each other again..

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Anger and anguish: such a potent force when stirred together...

even moreso when stirred with words.

THANK YOU!

My Three Word Wednesday Offering

Mary said...

What a sad poem. So often anger and sadness are tied together.

http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/06/without-consequenceperson-of-my-bad.html

Linda Goin said...

Only you could make anger into a song. Well done, Gautami!

Timothy P. Remp said...

Very sad and well done.

-Tim

Tumblewords: said...

Surely there is anguish - and strength! Nice!

Diane T said...

Gautami, you have written a beautiful poem about failed love. "Anger and anguish" express so much!

http://troublebeingstrong.blogspot.com/2010/06/when-anger-erupts.html

Anonymous said...

powerful and very sad!
Pamela

Deb said...

I'm always glad to read your words.

Whitesnake said...

Anger never did anyone any good!

Erin Davis said...

The last image is so tragic! And I mean that in a good way...

one more believer said...

nobility is overrated...