Friday, June 22, 2007

Love Ponders---Shakespearean Sonnet---Poetry Thursday

I am back from Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. It is also known as the abode of His Holiness, Dalai Lama. I will write about that soon.

I will get back to all your posts too!

Here I offer a sonnet for Poetry Thursday though it is friday here. I wrote it a few days back.


with unseeing eyes my gloom gleams so
i start reassuring her on her eternal discontent-
how like Eve's apple does her allure grow
sweet, lovely and loyal, is all my argument

alert is my heart, to mind’s and soul's delight-
to pristine process, to amalgamations strange
that in black ink my love may still glisten bright.
aeons, you shall not show off that i do change

although pondering kills me, i have not thought
about that where depends birth, affluence or wit
i lament the lack of many a things i have sought
it might seem bare, in coveting words to show it.

these faltering steps give my heart an extra youth
to feed upon the curiosity of surroundings truth.


grumplestiltskin said...

welcome back to your and your words
thank you for this sonnet to welcome the dawn (03.15 here)

Belizegial said...

It is lovely!

patti said...

Wow - the home of the Dalai Llama, I'm impressed! Your sonnet is lovely, I enjoyed reading it out loud.

Rob Kistner said...

Gautami, you have such grace with formal poetry... ;)

Bernie said...

Now this was nice...
Here from Michele's this evening...

Bobkat said...

That is a lovely sonnet :)

Your trip sounds like an amazing expereince - I will have to remember to come back adn read about it.

Michele sent me to say hello.

Anonymous said...

Hello, Michele sent me.

Welcome back. I'll have to keep an I out for your posts about your trip.

Tammy Brierly said...

I love the sound of a Shakespearean Sonnet but I must admit it always takes a few reads to understand each line. lol You challenge me to try new things each week. You rock!

I hope you enjoyed your trip and gave our regards to the Dalai Llama. :)

Clare said...

Hi Gautami! I'm SO glad you're back and I can't wait to hear about Dharamsala, where I hope to go someday. I LOVE your sonnet -- so many great lines and word combinations, including "pristine process" and "that in black ink my love may still glisten bright" just to name a couple of them. I hope you have a great weekend.

sage said...

wecome back and I'm looking forward to your post about your trip. I like your sonnet -- "Eve's apple alluring glow"

paris parfait said...

A lovely sonnet, Guatami. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

polona said...

your structured poetry is amazing.

welcome back, gautami.

gP said...

alert is the heart, that then makes eternity of the youth that is left. Life is great, and romantic, and brilliant.

Any snaps of Dharmashala?

Steve said...

Geez didn't take this lot long to miss you did it?

And your words once again
speak in volumes!

magiceye said...


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

lovely -- I want to write a sonnet - tried a few days ago but just couldn't get it going. Maybe another time. :)

Thinker said...

Can't wait to hear about the Dharamsala experience.Been there too!
Pristine place:)

Anonymous said...

I like your work but this one seems very ambiguous in its words.
I do wonder what it is really about