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March 3, 2011

The Inferno




The fire crackles on,
And the shadows frolic with the fire,
The music swaying in the mind,
Seducing it with every flicker.

The frosty breeze,
Pacifies the senses,
As it blows through the trees,
It whispers its secret,
To the silent night.

The fervor from the fire,
Consoling,
Tranquilizing,
Intoxicating every breath.

Like the inferno,
The hope in me still flickers,
Of something that may be,
But now,
Solitude is the only friend,
Enveloped by an ocean of unknowns,
Their vacant faces, indistinguishable,
Under the diffuse light.

The frost threatens to enter my consciousness,
But hope still remains, for it’s the fire’s will,
And just like the flames that trace my feet,
My thoughts and dreams, stabs my soul.

I’m alone, but I can’t feel the cold just yet,
The faces that surround me attain a mask-like quality,
Frozen to their favorite expressions,
For they are all playing a part,
And I still don’t know mine,
Mutely, I watch their rites and mind games,
It all feels hallucinatory, fictitious,
But it’s all the fire’s creation,

Sleep overpowers me, as the phantoms vanish in the dark,
The warmth retreats to an unknown void,
Lonesomeness has never been so terrifying, yet so consoling,
A night of paradoxes,
I battle my sleep with the intrepidness of the ancients,
And yet, I am conquered,
All I beg for, while my eyes stir of their own desire,
Is that the night have mercy on my soul.


22 Mississippi:

Pooja said...

Intense.

Arjun said...

You know what, it had been a long time since i read a poem, any poem. Feels so nice to read the words so well woven together. :)

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Beautiful, and yet, hope lingers on like a flame, burning slowly, swaying in the winds, disappearing and reappearing yet...it was like a mish mash of emotional turbulence.

:)
Blasphemous Aesthete

C'est Moi said...

Intense feelings beautifully put into words...

Pavitra .... said...

@ Pooja:
:) Thanks!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Arjun:
Thank you so much! Keep visiting!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Blasphemous Aesthete:
Thanks a ton! :))

Pavitra .... said...

C'est Moi:
Thank you so much! :)
Cheers!

chhipa said...

Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it.


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Pavitra .... said...

@ chhipa:
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it! Do visit again..

Splurgerina said...

Hey..thanks for your comment over at my blog..it's always soo good to hear from you! I'm not disappearing from the blogging world..just wont be as regular 'cuz I have lots of things to wrap up before I leave for India in the summer!!

You on twitter? If yes, add me! It will be easier to stay in touch :)

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suruchi said...

Hi Pavitra
A beautiful rendition as always..
Loved the lines:
“frozen to their favourite expressions”
“loneliness has never been so terrifying, yet so consoling”
Wow...a world of depth in there...
May the fire in you always burn and no fire of sorrow ever burn you within:-)

Pavitra .... said...

@ Splurgy:
hey sweetie.. you're welcome....no i'm not on twitter....but thinking of joining soon. But after my exams so that i don't get hooked...
Do visit more....we'll surely stay in touch...
All the best dear!
Hugs!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Anonymous:
thank you so much! do visit more..

Pavitra .... said...

@ Suruchi:
Hey sweetheart! Glad to hear from you....I always wait for your comments...
Thank you so very much dear...
Hugs!! :))
Take care!

Ria said...

That was deep!! Loved it.

llr said...

You have a splendid gift of expressing thoughts..kep it up!

Andy said...

Deep...thought-provoking...beautifully expressed.
Thank you for sharing.

Pavitra .... said...

@ Ria:
thank you so much!
Cheers!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Llr:
Thank you very much! Do stop by more...
cheers!

Pavitra .... said...

@ Andy:
Thank you for your lovely comment...
i'm glad you liked it...Do visit more..
Cheers!