Of Voids

I let you in through the closed doors
to be greeted by absolute silence
and hosted by empty rooms
which have nothing to serve you with
except for remaining traces of breaths
which once filled the ambience
with their deep amorous fragrance

the lonely walls invite you
to read stories of withered love
embossed all over them
in indecipherable script
and some fading verses inscribed
long ago in the name of a lover
whisper into your ears
urging you to wipe them off completely
so as to be rewritten
in the name of someone
who doesn’t let the poems die
with the fate of an eroding wall

so amidst the void which lingered
between the floor and the roof
you float verses in our names
to fill every space and nook
and there I stood revering
the magic in your words
for I never knew you would bring me
so much ardor, hope and love.



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    1. That’s very sweet of you to say so dear ! Thanks so much ! I am all smiles. 😊😊

      I would try that I write more frequently so that you have something to read from me, if not everyday, every alternate day at least. Have a wonderful day dearie ! πŸ˜€

      Much love !

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    1. Thanks so much, Sangbad ! You are so diverse in your writings, I am amazed. Will certainly check your Hindi and Bengali creations. Bengali I won’t be able to read though. Thanks again. 😊


    1. Hey Shaloo ! Thanks so much for the read and the kind comment. I am glad you enjoyed this piece of poetry. 😊

      You’ve got an interesting blog, and I was just wondering how can I follow you to receive your posts on my reader ! Right now the only option to follow your blog that I could find on your page is by subscribing via e-mail. Is that so ?

      Much love !

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        1. Oh really ! Where ? Can you send me the link please ?

          Ok, so you’re changing your name ! I think the name should be something that you can truly identify yourself with. You’re the best to decide what resonates best with you. All the best ! 😊

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    1. Thanks so much Ibrahim for stopping by my blog and for taking time to read my poems. I am so glad to know that you liked this piece of poetry. 😊

      You’re a wonderful writer and I look forward to reading more from you. πŸ˜€

      Cheers !

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      1. You’re welcome Chhaya. I’ll be looking out for your new poems and reading your old ones. You’ve got that thing poets do, that thing where words and emotions meet at the line which separates them. And the line, it’s all of a sudden very blurry. And words are emotions and vice versa.
        You’re an awesome poet. The coffer’s lucky to have you in it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Faith ! It’s lovely to hear from you and I am thrilled to know that you enjoyed this piece ! πŸ˜€

      Hope you’ve been well. Please take care and have a great weekend ! 😊

      Much love !


    1. Hey, Carl ! Thanks so much for stopping by to read my poem and for the kind comment. I am so glad to know that you enjoyed it ! 😊

      You’ve got an interesting blog and I am excited about reading more from you. πŸ˜€

      I hope you had a great birthday. Sending you some more wishes from India and wishing you the best of everything !

      Take care and have a great weekend !

      Cheers !

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    1. That’s interesting ! Can’t call it crazy. Our subconscious stores amazing impressions of things we have observed/experienced in the past and tends to relate them to things we experience in the present, sometimes in very strange ways. May be something in this poem stirred your subconscious somewhere. Sorry….too much of psychology I am talking. May be it’s just crazy like you said ! 😝

      Thanks so much, Vidur ! To have anything relate with the Taj is a delight in itself, such an exemplary symbol of art and love ! πŸ˜€

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      1. True, Chhaya. Sometimes it is difficult to pin point what evokes a certain emotion which may have been lying dormant in the subconscious for ages.
        But was re-thinking my connecting it to the Taj….maybe because inspite of the amazing architecture and construction of the monument, when each time I have entered inside, there is a feeling of sadness, a void, ….for she never got to see it….

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          1. Don’t thank me
            You deserve every word
            I am glad I could have shared my thoughts with you

            What are we as a sailors
            If not sailing across the same waves
            Down at a moment, Up the other times
            While we still are sailing, keeping an eye on the shore
            The journey isn’t complete until it’s over
            For a true sailor is one who doesn’t reach alone
            Take along with you every deer and foe

            Glad to be a part of this journey

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      1. Sure welcome.

        Please let your thoughts flow and pen them down.
        Often a lot of them try to learn literature and arts but there are a few for whom it comes naturally.

        Your each poem I read about ten times πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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