Sunday, July 29, 2012

inevitability

image by Zelko Nedic
come, my friend
let us explore the world. 
we can't stay forever
in this dingy place.
can't you see the writing on the wall?

your hood hides your face
I see you swallow a lump
a loved one is no more
gone too soon
we cannot cover that distance

let go of your sorrow
let it be passed on to me
don't stand at that crossroad of living dead

"close your eyes and feel the particles of her presence
they will ensconce you. always"






22 comments:

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Oh....my heart......

Beautiful!

Linda Jacobs said...

I love this! Kind of mysterious. Kind of sad. Kind of romantic. Kind of hopeful.

Granny Smith said...

You always touch my heart.

joanne said...

elicited a few emotions, which makes your post so good ......

Linda said...

Touching and expressive, Gautami. I love the tender moments you included. Thank you for sharing this.

The Write Girl said...

Beautiful poetry and I love the image you paired it with.

oldegg said...

Very touching and the mystery of who is speaking remains.

Wander said...

Beautiful ...thank you for this

Harshad mehta said...

This poem hits me hard where it pains. I see writing on the wall and yet refuse to read!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

An artful crafting of the different prompts!

Catfish Tales said...

What a wise dog! Those are some harsh truths!!

Jack said...

Gautami,

Motivational for one who is in mourning. Life has to go on and one needs to keep fond memories of one who is gone.

Take care

Cad said...

"don't stand at that crossroad of living dead" ?
I certainly wish the Magpies would leave this road, for sure! LOL :)

Herotomost said...

A movie in a few short stanzas. I loved the feel and that last line in quotes so cool. Was that yours or a quote?

Mama Zen said...

Lovely!

Tumblewords: said...

brilliant!

Wayne Pitchko said...

beautiful indeed Gautami....thanks for sharing

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Another lovely from me!

Anna :o]

Myrna R. said...

Smart dog, to provide such a wise invitation. Nice write.

Kay said...

oh this is wonderful!!

kanchan bhattacharya said...

my attendance here is after a long break... loved this piece

Patti said...

Oh MY!! That poem is just gorgeous on so many levels! Ironically it fits exactly with the book I am reading: Peony in Love (Lisa See)- very coincedental! And I LOVE the image! Thanks so much!