Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Vague Dream




How strange is the chase
for dreams that don't have a visage
Nor a definition


A vague hill...fluid, unbounded
A valley of unidentified flowers..
yellow and white
a soul, soul-mate-like
unnamed, without a face
but well-defined fingers
that slide behind my ears
to tuck a stray strand of hair..
And time..is frozen..
ice-cold. But its pleasantly warm
under the skin of my cheeks

I see no colour
hear no sound
as I try to identify
You....
But all I am left with
is a dream
and its characteristic uncertainty
that tests my patience
bit by bit, crystal by crystal
through a narrow decade-glass
of Not Knowing

The mist above the hills
grows denser
and you walk away
leaving behind the illusion
of a smile, and the reality
of longing




This poem is linked to the Poetry Pantry at Poets united. Do visit them to share your work, or just to read some beautiful poems by other poets. 



31 comments:

mlkn gopal said...

I sawyour blog. very very nice and superb. I love your blog.
very very extraordinary. I have no words. And thank you very much for visiting my blog.keep it up.
bye

Tulika Verma said...

:) thank YOU for the simple and heartfelt appreciation. :)

Seema Smile said...

Wah Wah! After reading this I want to listen to old romantic songs ... "Woh sham kuch ajeeb thi, yeh sham bhi ajeeb hai"

Tulika Verma said...

:)

Sucha said...

Wow maan..great narration in poetry covering a lot of aspects..Need to read again tomorrow to get some other understanding!

commited to life said...

painfully beautiful...

CRD said...

He is but just a dream. But as long as the dream doesnt drive you insane, its all good :)


Cheers
CRD

p.s - do visit mine :)

shashank said...

nyc poetry tulika!!!
a wonderful depiction of the dream..
Something Monsier Freud would've been proud to analyse...
Keep blogging..... :)
Cheers!!

angel from heaven said...

nicely written.

Siddhu said...

Cool...you have given me another reason to get back to blogging :)

man in painting said...

Nice one..
cheers!

WordstobeWordy said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am glad you read my poetry. My blog has no central direction. I just like to post my poetry and thoughts about what I enjoy.

"Vague Dream" is a wonderful poem. Great imagery. You really pinned down universal thoughts and feelings. Really awesome narration.

raj87 said...

I see no colour
hear no sound
as I try to identify
You....
But all I am left with
is a dream
and its characteristic uncertainty
that tests my patience
bit by bit, crystal by crystal
through a narrow decade-glass
of Not Knowing



Ur expression and narration ability is very good indeed..tc

√♪נ汉Ψ said...

Heeeeeeeeeey nicely written.....
keep writing
:)

oRange* said...

very well written!
nice blog btw :)

sunil said...

Nicely crafted words.....
Between the words it keeps the reader in between....
Truly liked it.....

Golden Vulture said...

heyy that was truly a heart felt poem :) .. i kinda like it .. it was sweet .. the ending could have been good though :)
Keep writing .. and keep smiling :)
God bless you :)

Sorcerer said...

Happy New Year!!!

have a fantastic New year

Arunima said...

first time here. very nice post. will read the others too.

Darshan Chande said...

Someone is off blogging, I guess... Why?

Ramesh said...

truly heart toching....:)

Darshan Chande said...

Hey where are you lost, Tulika? Are you on Facebook?

haikulovesongs said...

"leaving behind the illusion
of a smile, and the reality
of longing..."

truly stunning! an amazing poem! ♥

Tulika Verma said...

Thanks everyone!

Kim Nelson said...

The last line is my favorite. The reality of longing is a weighty burden.

Susannah said...

I enjoyed this. Nice writing! :-)

Mary said...

I think most dreams are dreams of longing. They arise from the subconscious. There is something unsettled there. Your poetry sings to me, and I am now following your blog, Tulika!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A soft swirling of romantic images that is mesmerising! Very beautiful!

Jingle Poetry said...

brilliant.

Jingle Poetry said...

What a thrill to land on your amazing poetry land.
Cheers.
Come sharing your poetry with us today,
First time participants are welcome sharing 1 to 3 random poems or poems unrelated to our theme.

Blessings.
Hope to see you linked in.
Happy Tuesday!
Hugs.
xoxox

Pugs said...

loved it !!! :) <3