07 December, 2006

envy (invidia)


Divine virtue: Kindness
Punishment: Placed in freezing water
Symbol: Dog
Demon: Leviathan
Colour: Green



Furtive glances
there and where
shifty eyes
glean over
a jealous heart
turns a sickly
shade of green

pea soup
frog skin
putrid flesh
horse shit
dying leaf

jealousy washes
wave upon wave
stronger it pulses
throbbing
needling
wades in the sand
green with muck

parrot feather
bread mold
poison dart
demon tongue
sickened blood

green hues paint a world in the envious frame of jealousy

I've been waiting for this sin to come along. I can't throw any light on the dark green intricate avenues of envy. I can't claim to even begin to comprehend the whys and whats of jealousy. But I do know its natural. And I do know its often me.

cha...

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:44 am

    '...a mis-spelt love letter...'

    ani

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  2. Anonymous12:23 am

    hmmm.. never knew green was the color of envy. now i know! lol. ;)

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  3. ani:pencil scribbles are never mis-spelt

    maiylah: dont they say'she turned green with envy'

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  4. Anonymous1:37 pm

    oh yeah .. forgot about that! silly me! ;P

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  5. Anonymous8:37 pm

    green..... but only the acidic one..... not those greens that paint the world rich and fertile....
    as for envy....every "human" feels it and every "human" hides it like a repulsive disease.....
    me...you...and the other....
    niv

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  6. Well the last comments seems ages away and in between a new fold unfolded...Good job I too never knew I can be represented by the shade green...

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  7. green it is...!

    But It's Christmas and the holiday season...so it should only be holly green, santa red and snow white !

    Season's Wishes !

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  8. good to cu back prabhu :)

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  9. Anonymous1:03 am

    i don kno wat do ppl comment on..do u really think tht a subject like 'envy' needs explaination???

    modi..

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