Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Recounting numbers

A soul. A singular silence. The first time, when nothing is known, and everything is sublime, untouched.

Creaky doors swaying in the wind, their hinges loose. Soiled sneakers. Wet, evanescent footprints on the mosaic floor suffused with light from the slanting rays of the evening sun.

Maple leaves, falling in slow motion. Traffic lights that don't work. Two lies and a truth.

Walls. Hands. An ignored alarm.

Dawn that filters through the curtains. My senses that lay overwhelmed. The final dimension, now realized.

Six dried roses in a brass vase. Twilight. Red dice with white dots, showing twelve.

Unreal weeks. A sad sonnet stopped midway. A rainbow imprisoned by the rusted bars of a cobweb-ridden window.

Spiders on the wall, eavesdropping. Chess. Black coffee at 8.

Separation. Cats at home, waiting. Work and routine.

Nothing. Everything. Infinity inversed, but still infinite.

10 comments:

Samudraa said...

Subtle & blatant.......
Creativity@its best....
Flamboyance@its best...
Crisp & verbose.......

A post with a difference........
And how meaningful....levaes me grinning.

“Two lies and a truth……… zillion lies are worth the truth?!

Walls. Hands. An ignored alarm…………….And photographs!

The final dimension, now realized…………………Experienced!

Six dried roses in a brass vase. A sad sonnet stopped midway...to turn itself into a gushing rainbow.

Spiders on the wall, eavesdropping. Chess. Black coffee at 8.........the sexiest one”

paddy said...

nice to see something unusual in a post.
just am not able to say anything ...
a bit to distractive for my mind

. : A : . said...

Pristine imagery. Need to read it again and again.

thoughts said...

wow!!! where have u been.. looks like a place less visited.. cumthing which was once so full of life .. but now its very quiet...

consumerdemon said...

wha..?

The Man Who Wasnt There said...

...t?

Ravi said...

Wow! Nice! Lately, I've been coming across the word evanescent in a lot of places. Whats with it?

musafir said...

@ samudraa: A post with too much of a difference I guess judging by the comments or the lack of them! But anyway, thanks for your words - am flattered :-)

@ paddy: Thanks - too distractive? I just might agree ;-). Looking forward to seeing you around again.

@ .:a:. : Thanks - was just wondering if it turned out too abstract.

@ thoughts: Been here for quite some time now :-). Yes, been quiet for some time now - caught up with work and life outside blogging.

@ consumer demon and girish...! : ;) - the post is actually about the images and thoughts that numbers evoke in my mind, from 1 to 0...from personal feelingss to generic observations.

@ ravi: Thanks! Maybe it's the season ;-).

. : A : . said...

Not at all!

musafir said...

@ .:a:. : phew! :-)