Sunday, December 30, 2012


This beautiful painting was the inspiration for these lines ... I actually wanted to write a happy note, especially as it is a new year ... but it just came like this ...

She does not have a sorrow;
If she had, she would have dipped her pen
in its velvety darkness and
... written those saddest lines, tonight.

Tears were not there a few years ago,
tears were not there yesterday,
even now they are not there.
Those tears, they just wouldn’t go away!

..... Baishali
(inspiration - poet Hughes Mearns)


R.Ramakrishnan said...

Lovely & melancholy poem. Happy New Year Bhaisali.

Jack said...


Sadness told so subtly.

Take care

Rose said...

Such a beautiful poem Moon, love the last stanza simply breathtaking!