Sunday, September 27, 2009

a single thought

for two souls to have
a single thought, has holes
as big as in the moon
as deep as the unknown space

those talks of individuality
why do we forget
in that state of being in love

for two hearts to beat as one
is possible only for siamese twins
what makes us desire it
what does make us blind

deaf, and dumb to reason
to stark facts staring at our faces
the I in us gets enslaved

I am not desirous of that
nor should you be
the you in you, the I in me
do make that we

yet, that you remains,
and so does that I
let that state be,
for two souls in eternity


Janice Thomson said...

I love this Guatami - it holds a profound truth that we need to understand better.

Lorraine said...

yes I'm with you there Gautami! Bravo for this masterful peice :)

Jane Doe said...

Another delightful piece. It is so easy to lose yourself in another, it is something we need to be careful of lest we disappear completely.

Vita Stunder said...

Delightful piece!
And a very important truth Guatami!

Have a great week :)

Cynthia Short said...

Such truth...every teenage girl should be made to memorize this poem!

Julia Phillips Smith said...

I included a quote on my wedding program that advised the lovers to stand as two individual columns, supporting the union together. I think that makes more sense than dissolving into a 'we'.

Jessie said...

so very true.


illyria taylor said...

I cannot get over how well you write EVERYTHING. You are amazing

Linda Jacobs said...

So, so important! Love that first stanza! and I also like the bit of rhyme at the end...sort of like the harmony when two people fall in love but retain their individual selves.

Anonymous said...

yet, that you remains,
and so does that I
let that state be,
for two souls in eternity


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Jeeves said...

True. Very true

anthonynorth said...

Great words. We put too much into individuality, me thinks.

Mary N. said...

I enjoyed your poem. What struck me is that the I in us can become enslaved to others and through this enslavement we start living false lives that we were never called to. Every person on this earth has a purpose and a built in calling that we need to stay true to.

b said...

Exactly...and beautifully poetically put.


Sasidharan Cheruvattath said...

Absolutely…yes when the ‘I’ and ‘You’ merge to become the ‘we’, the parallel seems to meet in eternity.
A truth well said, very poetically.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful lines capturing simple yet profound facts.

George S Batty said...

well said, beautifully written

Anonymous said...

Profound...So very true.