Sunday, May 06, 2012

winter has only just begun

you float in and out
more out than in
I try to hold the wild images
chasing images merge into the walls
that sense of lost intangibles
submerges into depression
shadows of your translucent skin
is imprinted everywhere
I want to walk away
from the interloper
(which is nothing but conjured images)
mortality of my feelings is at its tether
destiny brought us together
destiny will part us
I can still hear you saying,
"it is our pleasure"
but I cannot hold it any longer
I will let it slip through my fingers

"if you so desire, it is your turn to thaw me"


25 comments:

jaerose said...

The sadness of losing touch is as cold (and as powerful) as the month you describe..Jae

© Westlander Poetry said...

the conjured images and the feelings associated with them are captured so beautifully here...

zongrik said...

shadows of ... translucent

now that's a thought

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oldegg said...

It sounded like a relationship that was one sided. It is very hard to love someone and they don't return that love in full measure. Better the hurt now that the bigger pain tomorrow. Choose someone not so wild next time. I really enjoyed this work.

Judie said...

I agree with Westlander Poetry on this. You have captured the images skillfully.

Archna Sharma said...

Along with relationships and seasons, I thought of the lose of time. How thin it truly is, how it spills through our fingers, times when we are hungry for more, and other times when we want it no more. And then the statement at the end brings me back to a relationship which one partner has worked on and yearns for the other hand in compromise.

Harshad mehta said...

Sad and intense.

sewa elf said...

Nice article, thanks for sharing.

Kevin Routh said...

Very good poem!
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Bone said...

I really liked the phrase "mortality of my feelings." Sad, but good.

anitamombanita said...

Wonderful imagery you have created! Nicely done!

☂☆ Vållῐ ★♬ said...

Beautifully composed poem :)
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Brian Miller said...

destiny will bring us together and it will tear us apart...true that...and what we let slip through our fingers is choice...

Semaphore said...

Interesting that you have 'winter' in the title, but that everything in the poem is prelude to that winter, a foreboding, an omen.

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

trying to hold on to someone image after a break up is so sad, and I've done it often trying to retain his looks in my eyes. good poem
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S Jayanth said...

intense..melancholic..wonderfully written..

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Captures the winter of loss

Ruchi Jain said...

destiny brought us together
destiny will part us..

something really happens in life which is written by god...

Victoria said...

A reminder that others come in and out of our lives. The challenge, I think, is to understand what they have to teach us.

Chris Lawrence said...

So deeply covers emotional ground i love it

Judee said...

This is so beautifully and hauntingly expressed, the flow of words adding to the feelings evoked. Beautiful work.

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read 2 poems now. Both show love but in different shades.

Take care

Jack said...

Gautami,

Read 2 poems now. Both show love but in different shades.

Take care

Whitesnake said...

Nothing cold hearted about you.!

Who knows where the cold wind blows?

I do!

Jenny said...

I love your turn of phrase here.

The imagery is so vivid...the words so poignant and profound.

This was an absolute masterpiece.