Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Duality

When her radiant black hair looked wild like the deadly night,
When her face grew pale like the ghostly moon,
When hot tears stung her eyes like a thousand bees,
When nails dug into her skin, letting it bleed in agony,
When every pore in her body cried out in desolation,
When a fierce fury wrenched her heart,
When pangs of jealousy seized her being,
When her heart lay shattered into a million pieces,
When her soul burnt like a raging fire,
When that fierce, passionate possessiveness overtook her,
And..

When her lips quivered with love so sublime and pure,
When she knew for sure they would never leave behind a kiss,
When she learnt that this love could never be consumed,
When in missing him she missed a part of herself,
When she saw her love grow truer with every confession,
When even the pain of separation seemed a sweet trial,
When the heart that was filled with love, still felt hollow,
When they seemed like the dove’s wings that never met,
When she accepted in peace that their paths couldn’t cross,
When that calm and serenity of a cool blue sky overtook her..

I saw the devil and the Master coexist and sustain their beauties together, this duality in Love – an insanity in whose core lay the seed of profundity –The same love that evoked a devilish possessiveness, was the one that let him go, without holding back; anything.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

That was tight.

i was just wondering how would this poem look in dual with contradictary words.
light instead of night
noon instead of moon
seas instead of bees
hegemony instead of agony
consolation instead of desolation
soothed instead of wrenched...
so on.

Sriram said...

oh my! oh my!
this is real good...

Sunita said...

Surely comes out as painful but reminds me of a saying
"Better to have loved & lost rather than, never have loved at all"

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Hi Anon,
Thanks for your comment! :)..Just a small clarification there - The way this post is organised may give a misleading feel of a poem. This one, actually isn't. I merely split it up for the sake of clarity. They are merely prose paragraphs. Probably, this would help.

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When her radiant black hair looked wild like the deadly night, When her face grew pale like the ghostly moon, When hot tears stung her eyes like a thousand bees,When nails dug into her skin, letting it bleed in agony,When every pore in her body cried out in desolation, When a fierce fury wrenched her heart, When pangs of jealousy seized her being, When her heart lay shattered into a million pieces,When her soul burnt like a raging fire, When that fierce, passionate possessiveness overtook her,

And..When her lips quivered with love so sublime and pure, When she knew for sure they would never leave behind a kiss, When she learnt that this love could never be consumed, When in missing him she missed a part of herself, When she saw her love grow truer with every confession, When even the pain of separation seemed a sweet trial,When the heart that was filled with love, still felt hollow, When they seemed like the dove’s wings that never met,
When she accepted in peace that their paths couldn’t cross, When that calm and serenity of a cool blue sky overtook her..I saw the devil and the Master coexist and sustain their beauties together, this duality in Love – an insanity in whose core lay the seed of profundity –The same love that evoked a devilish possessiveness, was the one that let him go, without holding back; anything.
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Putting the whole thing as a pair of contradictory words is indeed a great idea, if the same has to be conveyed as poetry! :)

Sriram, thanks! :)

Sunita, nice saying that! :)

biju said...

hmm.. duality of love. the pain and the joy. the need and the truth.

great post.

Parvati said...

First time here.
Pulled from all over the blog world of Eroteme, Sriram CS, Alvibest - you name the person and s/he leads me to AV...

# Beautiful post, Anupama, - true and vivid in all its details and varied description...
Moved me a lot.

Vijay Ramamurthi said...

:)

rsubras said...

First timer here straight from ur sister's site ..

was just taking a look at ur site, glanced at the blog roll..saw a name RS, thought it was me (many call me RS) and thought voila..am so famous....that even someone whose site i havent visited......appuram than athu mela mouse ah hover panni vittaen..... and then.. busssssssssssssssss......... :D :D :D

neway neway, nice site, nice design, super pictures, havent read any post so far :) do visit my site whenever u find time http://rsubras.blogspot.com

MrGonSings said...

I wonder what else, aside from love, can make us fell so full and hollow at the same time...

such a curious and powerful emotion...

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Biju, that exactly is it - need and truth! Thank you for your comment! :)

Hi Parvati, I welcome you with a big smile! :). Have seen your comments on Eroteme's blog and extremely happy to see you here. Thank you, glad you liked this post! :)

R.Subras, have seen you as a regular visitor on my sister's blog..am sorry that you had to receive a 'big bulb' on ur first visit here..shall drop by your blog soon! :)

MrG, it indeed is such a curious and powerful emotion! :)

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Oops, Vijay Ramamurthi, I missed your smile in between! :)..So, here I go, ":)".

LIT said...

You a bitsian?? Still there or graduated? Me = 95A3.....

logic said...

"an insanity in whose core lay the seed of profundity" : -
phrases deeply and neatly nailed your thought in me.
duality in love : i never want to see the other side of it..never..

Thought Pallette - Got lil obscured here.Confounded it with Palette.

Will frequent this space for sure..

Anupama Viswanathan said...

lit, yes, am a bitsian - and I graduated in 2002. Me = 98A3..:)

logic, welcome here! :)..thanks for your comment..This thing about 'pallette' : it was intentionally left that way for two reasons. Somehow liked the symmetrical look the word had if spelt that way and of course a small consciously done reminder for myself - that I can make lots of mistakes! :)..do keep visiting!

Harish said...

First time here..
CLEAN BOWLED
Is this a Valentine's day special poem or what?

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

it was very very beautiful! I LOVED the poem! :)

Hiren Shah said...

When you consider the fact that one has to spend more time at one's work than with a girlfriend/spouse, some people can feel the same way for their work. If you don't believe check out my blog,Make your passion your profession. Intense and refelctive poem.

DD said...

"an insanity in whose core lay the seed of profundity" That probably is the reason, why people love love so much!
Hmm... I wonder where you get all those pictures from! Way beyond words to appreciate it.
Happy v-day to you :)

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Harish, welcome here! :)..glad you liked this post. This isn't valentine's special or anything..a mere coincidence! :)

Hey Sandhya, welcome, welcome! :)..happy you LOVED this! :)

Hiren Shah, interesting perspective that! thanks for your comment..

Hey DD, true enough! :)..glad you liked the pic..:) and yes, Happy Val Day to you too!

Raghini said...

Amazing :)

You are in a different league in bloggerworld!

Eroteme said...

Wonderful... It is so true that the Devil and the God are seen so often in the same thing. And as I often wonder, where lies the difference? :-) Very interesting post...

Ramya said...

This one triggered something outta my attic... Real stuff ! :o) Lovely is an understatement

Anupama Viswanathan said...

Hey, sorry about the delay!
Raghini, Thanks! :)

Eroteme, Thank you! May be the difference lies in the way one sees it..

Hey Ramya, thanks, happy you liked it!

Madhu said...

Wow! Awesome post, Anu.