Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Cold water morning

sleep slinks away.
strange dreams
speak
in symbols foreign,
drowning me
with meanings
I deny.

old man at the door -
will I be you?
and where?
oh boy in the yard -
was I you?
and now?

a music plays
in my mind.
no notes,
no tunes,
only inchoate voices.
some, my own.
some, others'.
what they say,
I pretend
not to fathom.

sleep leaves -
a lover lost,
but memories morph,
mutate,
into dreams,
into lies,
into truths?

wakefulness
disappoints
in its
vexed vividity,
the imperfectness
of sleep
I seek,
this cold water morning.

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Seems like I can't stop myself even if I want to :-) -- back again, but yes, posts will be sporadic till work eases up. Thanks for missing me ;-)

8 comments:

Ram said...

'memories morph, mutate, into dreams, into lies, into truths ?..' - loved this line.. you have written with nice clarity (and with brevity) the vagueness one feels at times.. enjoyed it.

Samudraa said...

"old man at the door -
will I be you?
and where?
oh boy in the yard -
was I you?
and now?"

And "lover lost"

Are my favs........:))

Expresses that arbit feeling one experiences after sleep very well.

and yes agree with ram on the 'short and sweet' thingie...

. : A : . said...

Beautiful. Liked this bit the most,

"old man at the door -
will I be you?
and where?
oh boy in the yard -
was I you?
and now?"

Anonymous said...

write something dude!!am bored :( put ur creative juices to work....will u spend all time editing ur loved one's work?ah!

Brood Mode said...

" old man at the door -
will I be you?
and where?
oh boy in the yard -
was I you?
and now?"

the ever-gnawing question.....

sukky said...

Rare are those moments when life chooses to share its secrets with you.. Happy to see that you have managed to click a snap of one such singular moment.. Keep them coming..

Brood Mode said...

it's been a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time dude

musafir said...

@ram: You just picked out my favourite line too. Sometimes the mind plays tricks...thanks for dropping by - do visit again!

@samudraa, .:a:. and brood_mode: Great minds think alike huh? ;) And thnaks a ton - do appreciate your comments.

@anon: grrr...wait till I lay my hands on you...should hang one of those "Trespassers will be prosecuted" boards around my blog!

@sukky: Glad you liked it - thanks for your words, and do drop by sometime again.