Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Blank Paper’s Itch

This poem was written couple of years ago......



When I try to study
A blank paper, on a crossroad
Time eats me up as quicksand
I am volatile without a coffin

Fluttering eye and siesta in my veins
A night of pain
And a heart so distant
Too many pictures around
Portraits of strangers
And off season discounts
Flash through the whiteness
Of the blank paper
Stories, poems, songs, sketches
Memoirs and diary entries
Epistolary, novels and sonnets
So much and too many
All in my eyes or just the paper’s itch

I wait, I wait
To understand the mystery,
Of body and mind
Sex and love
Siamese twins

Ciphers disdain these questions
Some ambiguities can’t be deciphered
By a mere itch
Blank paper is just as susceptible
As a crossroad

17 comments:

Keshi said...

Beautiful!

I wish I cud write poems like u do...

This one took me to a far away, long lost comfort that I once danced with...

btw ur tagged ;-)

Keshi.

Cinderella. said...

Very abstract, and kinda surreal for me.

But I liked they way you brushed across all the variant vantages...that maketh a dark hour somewhat another world within the one you live. The inner crest.

We all have our demons.

(This is what I interpreted, hope I'm right.)

Powerful use of expressions that melt well into one thought from another.

Anindita said...

I love abstract poems! You have no idea how much I enjoyed reading this.

Express said...

:-)

Ah! 1st anindita's killer and now urz! Lovely, absolutely lovely!

so many things flash through the whiteness!

good 1!

Keshi said...

btw I tagged u in my PREVIOUS post ok. (A Million Love Stories)

Keshi.

Nidhi said...

i read it twice nt tht i didnt understand but different times it gave different flavor ;)

Ria said...

nice poem. I wonder how ppl write their thoughts so beautifully! :)

Chriz said...

sex and love are siamese twins? hehehe.. what about foreplay?

Ships said...

sweet words!

Akshay said...

Keshi ... thanks .... I will post the Tag ASAP...

Akshay said...

Cinderella. It is indeed abstract.... I agree we all have our demons... Thanks

Akshay said...

Anindita : I am glad u did....

Akshay said...

Express: thank you hai ji....

Akshay said...

Nidhi: Hope you enjoyed both the flavors...

Akshay said...

Ria.... it's the suffering ...lol

Akshay said...

Chriz : that can get pretty incestuous ....lol

Akshay said...

Ships : Thank You