A drop

A drop
Clung to the leaf
at the edge,
waited
Like the maiden
in the ball
with breath bated
So did I

Pause
That stretched till eternity,

broken
By the wind’s temerity

.
.
.
.
-!Plop!-
.
.
.
The drop
Lost
In the vastness of the pond
disappears

In memory remains
fresh

The bond
tenuous
Of the drop and the leaf

So deep
inscribed forever

alive
In me

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12 Comments

  1. πŸ™‚ sweet. there are no such things as “after all”s in your life, eh? every little thing inspire some big thing!

  2. hmm…2 personalities in one eh?? i could make that out when i saw only meena in orkut… no winnie!! πŸ™‚
    like this post…ur 125th..!! the master poetess eh?? well done…
    may you reach a thousand soon!!
    keep posting and do review my humble works when u can…!

  3. Wonderful imagery..beautiful contemplation interlaced with lovely metaphors…:))
    Lovely!!

  4. Wow…nice observation…the drop and the leaf…u allaz have amazing ideas to ryt on…

    and di…thanx for the read and comment…[:p]

  5. Really nice thesis.
    I loved the way you have analysed the oh-so-short lifespan of a water drop.
    Keep up the good work.
    Will visit again.

  6. I am so sorry abt the repeated comment.
    I browse Online on my mobile, on opera mini browser.
    In some rare cases, it forgets cookies and that results in multiple post entries. Plz forgive me.
    πŸ™‚

  7. “Pause
    That stretched till eternity,” – signatures of The Auguries. Very well written.

    “The drop
    Lost
    In the vastness of the pond
    disappears

    In memory remains
    fresh” – the dialectic of the large versus small, the global versus microcosmic, the impersonal versus personal and if I can add the popularly rational versus the personally sensible! This is another pattern I observe with your poetry: an enmeshing of ironies, antitheses, paradoxes – and they seem to fall abundantly and spontaneously as the glorious rains from far heavens!

  8. he he he. I am going to dedicate my 150th to you if you don’t mind – the Ode to Humility… a pretty average attempt! No modesty there

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