18 November, 2007

midnight melodrama

He moulded his angel
of wisps of hopes
and threadbare letters
each surface
a ripple laughing on water
the curves
a resplendent orchestra
each strand of hair
strings of music
but she sat alone
on her pedestal
where the winds blew so cold
even heartbeats
lost count of time
frozen tears
melted good intentions
her hair :
writhing snakes
strangled the very face
they adorned
she ached at the cracks
in the wretched farce
he didn't blink
as he dreamt her through
its never too late
still too early
never too right
nor too wrong
but then why is
even perfection not enough?

Cross-posted here

10 comments:

  1. The first thing that came to mind was "La Belle Dame sans merci".... Why do all the good poems revolve around callous girls??

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  2. because though we think the female sex is more compassionate and "feels" more, they are ruthless in a heart wrenching way. There's no denying that.

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  3. No wonder, why they find it so easy to name a hurricane.... From Hurricane Katrina, Rita to merciless Wilma!!!

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  4. Anonymous10:37 am

    he didn't blink
    as he dreamt her through...

    wow...


    sit by a mirror and talk me through... :)

    ani

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  5. her hair :
    writhing snakes
    strangled the very face
    they adorned

    okay. that was good.

    somehow i get the feeling she doesn't feel too good about 'it' either.

    wishful thinking is it?

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  6. sigh.. i hate to be non-imaginative but theres only 1 thing i can think of :(

    her hair :
    writhing snakes
    strangled the very face
    they adorned

    == MEDUSAAAAA

    nice write btw :)

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  7. sid: Sometimes, just sometimes, we find ourselves on the same page.

    santana: thanks fellow rocker :)

    ani: kya be. I write the morose poem and u write the stunning lines

    haru: frankly, medusa it is.

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  8. Anonymous1:31 pm

    hi chandra

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  9. anon: of ALL the names...CHANDRA? eoww

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