Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rise and Strike

Across the table, on a saucer
Sat the dark, spicy cinnamon flavored tea.
Hot and steaming, yet halcyon was its surface
With tiny mortal bubbles at the border and between.

The brittle, white casbah looked content
Though it was only half full.
Perhaps, it was her lips, full and crimson
That had just then sipped its fill.

Contemplate; she would
Till the cup turned shallow;
But her chalice never could,
It overran the brim with times of yore.

Oh! Let it be, my maiden.
Don’t you drown and delve so deep.
Hold on to faith, these days won’t return.
Let not hope slip through thy fist.

A brawny shoulder to lay your head,
Words of courage and persistence, I’ll lend.
Fight your battle, with grit and valor,
Wear your armor, take the sword and march ahead.


ruSh.Me said...

Someone told me that someone hadn't even started thinking about it???

And now we have this!!


Sashu... said...

Hold on to faith, these days won’t return.
Let not hope slip through thy fist.

Truly truly so...! lovely write!

Priyanka Khot said...

wonderful... your art of giving life to the conventionally non-living things amazes me no end!

smriti said...

nice one eddy :)

lavanya snigdha said...

It almost makes me want to ask the question... who is it for?

Because every time I read something penned by you, there's this feeling of some far off land where there lives a person who this is dedicated to...

d gypsy! said...


Painting the Savanna... said...

this was a man's promise and a gal's contemplation. Both beautiful in their own ways and complimenting each other. A beautiful thought indeed..... Wish love could be always this

Muse said...

Lately, atleast the previous few writes of yours seem to concentrate on the simple, precious pleasures of life. This is one addition to that list:the gift of "Being there" :-)

Nice. Keep at it :-)

Matangi Mawley said...

loved the narrative! as always.. beautiful!!! :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful .. loved the start ...

payal said...


shruthi said...

Simple poetry with a few lines that leave a lasting impression... only you can write something so beautiful :)