-A window ajar is a prelude in building to the joy of being limitless! That uneasiness of being familiar somehow, sometime, somewhere.......

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

on (be)longing...

while the train heaves to hasten on
million nameless noises
and scampering voices
build upon,
a cling a clutter a scurry a mutter
for this grand
concert of the platform;

this ceremonious bustle
that waits for that one last whistle............


and dangling by the moving door, through the small space formed between your overcoat collar and the freezing ear tip, you glimpse her lips move; move like a silent ship in this sea of sound - bare, definite and floating away.....as if to mean ''call me when you get there''.


oh! lovely
those atheist lips
vague and receding now
trying to say
so coyly, how
your agnost lips
kissed them,
again
and again

so fervently
under so many moons
and lazy holiday afternoons.....


.. and a breeze gathers in your face. a memory is born inside. in your heart there is a new sea. hollow and filling... heavy.... heavier....
oh! weird... this mad torrent gushing, splitting your veins one by one, melting your knees, so quick, so easy... oh!.... this haze in the eyes, this heat in the throat, this ache in the being....
And how you wish to release, from between your ears, these words -''O !! Love! , you sweet slayer, how cruel this belonging '' but instead you throw out a hoarse shriek of 'I will I will ' to a growing distance.

12 comments:

Rajesh said...

yosso, railway station. Yeah, it cannot be an airport. The images and metaphors gathered and blown away as the distance grew...

well, revel in the moment. Can we express the unsaid! or should we?

-Raja

Chay said...

Yossoman,
If I let my guard down, I'd rattle off....but I am now quite frightened of strangulation by bare hands! :-))
After much thought I have decide to say just this about this blog: butterflies! No..make that just one butterfly!!
...if u promise to spare my life, I might elaborate. ;-))) then again, with so many precious thoughts, why should mine count?...and there, I have successfully rattled again! :-D

aaaah Raja...the quintessential Raja question!!...to express or not...that is the question!! :-)))
I believe we will know when you find the answer!!

therainandme said...

I could see this.feel this.

( Ive been following your blog for quite some time too :)

Sudarshan said...

A leaf out of my life...thanks Uber ;)

Ubermensch said...

rajesh,
my answer is yes, what are words for ..???

chay...
eloborate..

endless,
thanks, glad u cud relate...

sudharshan
ur welcome n glad to have u back.

. : A : . said...

Very nice imagery. Loved this bit,

"and dangling by the moving door, through the small space formed between your overcoat collar and the freezing ear tip, you glimpse her lips move; move like a silent ship in this sea of sound - bare, definite and floating away.....as if to mean ''call me when you get there''."

I can see it. I can feel it.

small squirrel said...

I don't think I have the words.
this hit me right btween the eyes.

you sure do have a knack for amazingly deep and soulful wording.

gorgeous.

Billy said...

amazing. this is the one and more.

Ubermensch said...

:a:
thank u,glad u relate.

small squirrel
thanks. u cant find words if u dont carry them:)

billy
thanks for dropping by and the words.

Saranya Kishore said...

absolutely loved this post! [which is not new now, is it?]

Should be able to relate soon!

Prat said...

Divine, blessed one.

Ubermensch said...

SK and prat thanks

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