Sunday, 7 February 2016

[Poem] Reflection



Winter engulfs me
Icy, twisted tentacles
Touch and tint
My world in grey

I lie
Eyes glazed,
limbs tremulous- tethered in ether

I
float about
in stupor all day
I await
A second amnion
Dark and gnarled is the bark
that threaded through life
Dark and worn it lies
Filling my vision

Shrouded in grave silence
A sputtering dyslexic
I have made my peace with Time

Yet
Time lingers
An annoying shadow
Prods
To reflect
Time and again
To regret
Time and again
Would I delight?

A light floods the room                       
A voice speaks
'Stare not closely at your feet
Or at the closing world







Don't miss the sunshine
The many surges in the sky
The flecks of delightful hues
Springs at the trampoline
Laughter and birdsong
Flower showers on your pastures

Your memories
Frozen
In amber crystals
Shall forever live
In treasured caches'


Image Courtesy: Nathan Vaidyanathan