Thursday, June 02, 2011

Its a Warm Winter Afternoon



I ran away from your thoughts
all night
and sat down on the bench
in the park by the lake side
where I had seen you
that first time.

Here, you permeate me,
like the winter sun
that shines all afternoon
and brings the most dreamy naps

I allow your dreams
and this time,
they glisten and shine
as the children play
and the churchbells chime

The world spills over
on my search for you
and I seek you out
in a lonely stroller
who walks about
and stops to admire
the fallen, golden leaves
that crunch into my heart
as the wind blows
the hair off your eyes
I peep into them
Deep and blue
and I open my eyes
again, without you

Its a warm winter afternoon
and you have come around
in my poetry.
Again.

Thanks to Poets United for the above picture prompt. Park benches can inspire such varying lines of thoughts.   So much happens on a park bench! Love, heartbreak, the frolic of childhood, the agonies of adulthood, the imaginations of a poet, the laments of loss, the mundane gossip of everyday life, the lonely memories of old age! This beautiful picture is taken by Ella Wilson.

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30 comments:

Purvi said...

Loved it absolutely! I too wanna run away! Just run away! :( But some people, their thots.. it is not so easy to run away.. coz we do not wanna run away from them..

Tulika Verma said...

True Purvi, I know what you mean. Thanks for visiting the blog. Its your first time, I think :)

Kartik said...

very nice.. and very true too... You should write more often.. your words flow straight from your heart, which is rare...

Tulika Verma said...

Thanks Kartik! Very encouraging! Although I'm on one of my most frequent blogging sprees...There is so much else to do in life, but I try to find some time these days for writing...makes me happy :)

Lynette Killam said...

Ah...wonderful words about love, loss and loneliness, Tulika! This was a delight to read...:)

sawan said...

"..
I seek you out
in a lonely stroller
who walks about
and stops to admire
the fallen, golden leaves
that crunch into my heart
.."

loved these lines!

Tulika Verma said...

Lynette, thanks! It was one of the many thoughts that the picture inspired :)

Sawan, thank you! Glad you liked it!

Marian said...

aahhhhh for a dreamy nap :)
very nice!

Mary said...

A beautiful poem of yearning for lost love.

Tarang said...

'You permeate me,like the winter sun' I like this line. Beautiful words Tulika!

Ella said...

So many great lines in this wonderful poem, "I allow your dreams
and this time,
they glisten and shine
as the children play
and the churchbells chime" I love the flow and images that arrive in these words~ Great job!

Tulika Verma said...

Marian, Mary, Tarang, Thank you :)

Ella, thank YOU for the beautiful and inspiring picture :)Glad you liked the poem.

Jyoti Mishra said...

nicely expressed !!

Here, you permeate me,
like the winter sun
that shines all afternoon
and brings the most dreamy naps

Beautiful personification of winters !!

Tulika Verma said...

Thanks Jyoti :)

Anna :o] said...

This is lovely

Anna :o]

Tulika Verma said...

Thank you Anna! :)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Tulika,

The bench had a significant place in the whole story.
It was the story.........

Eileen

Tulika Verma said...

:)

Geraldine said...

How romantic and also evocative. I loved your words and the perfect photo to accompany this work, well done!

Happy Weekend, G

PS: Thank you for your kind words!

Tulika Verma said...

Eileen, Geraldine, thank you :)

Celestial Dreamz said...

a beautiful romantic poem ... loved it.

Tulika Verma said...

:)

Anne said...

Oh my, love it!

"the fallen, golden leaves
that crunch into my heart
as the wind blows
the hair off your eyes
I peep into them
Deep and blue
and I open my eyes
again, without you"

I'm going to read that and forget the rest of the world!

Tulika Verma said...

Anne, thanks so much for your kind words :) Its very heartening to know the poem managed to strike a chord with you :)

Mr. Walker said...

This is just lovely, the ruminations from a park bench. And I love how you close, commenting on the poem itself and its subject - subtly powerful.

Richard

Tulika Verma said...

Thanks for your encouraging words Richard! :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is lovely. I have some of those people who come around in my poetry every now and then......I love this poem!

Anonymous said...

This could be the best piece I have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

I believe you are right completely..

Anonymous said...

Thankfully some bloggers can still write. Thank you for this blog!!