Timbered Hopes

Rubbing my hands
on the scabrous blanket
enveloping the frigid night
I kindle timbered hopes
torpid as they stood
like redundant clapboards
waiting to be disposed of
before they are nibbled by the termites
the charred tips of my fingers
oozing salve to becalm
the blistered sores
of lingering desires
the pungent fumes
of combusting yearnings
the only anodyne
to allay my perturbed mind.

~ Chhaya



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    1. Thank you, my dear friend! How lovely it is to hear from you after a long time. I haven’t been able to blog too often lately, but I am glad that you paid a read to this poem and enjoyed it. Hope you’ve been well all this while. 🤗

      Much love!

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    1. Thanks a ton Sreejith for being here and reading my poems!I am glad you liked my work. 😊

      You are a brilliant writer and I really enjoyed reading your posts. Do keep writing and sharing, I very much look forward to reading more from you.


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  1. I am a sucker for the beautiful words and I get to read that here. Your words are truly alluring and speaking a lot more than I could feel at times.
    So this is profound and simply like you. Beautiful!❤️


    1. Thanks, D! You don’t know how you bring smile on my face every time you drop a comment on my poem. I am filled with deep gratitude with these generous words of praise showered by my favourite poetess! 🤗

      Love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you very much dear friend! I am thrilled to see you here and to have your kind comment. Glad that you liked this piece. 😊

      You have got a fantastic blog and your writings are beautiful. I hope to read from from you in the coming days. Do keep sharing. 🤗

      Much love!

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