A drop

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

That stretched till eternity,

By the wind’s temerity

The drop
In the vastness of the pond

In memory remains

The bond
Of the drop and the leaf

So deep
inscribed forever

In me



  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…:))

  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.

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

    “The drop
    In the vastness of the pond

    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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