The Static

The pepper night hues
seasoned with
turmeric lights
that we savoured together
are now recipes of
insipid vacuous gloom
plattered with pain
and despodency
the mothballed sleeps
yield no dreams anymore
and clock only drags
with a cumbrous weight
“time never felt as heavy
when you were here”

the only thing motile
left in me now
are my thoughts
peripatetic, wayfaring
vagrant and itinerant
rest I am all static
quiescent
and almost torpid
like the sky
with its immutable latency

yes, I know
I could have counted
my breaths too
the alter in my chest
from high to low then high
with every inhale and exhale
which follows
but let’s not be deceived
for I hope you know
it’s been fairly long
that I disowned them
and what I snort now
are only borrowed gasps
from the remains of
exanimated life
that you left me with.

~ Chhaya

 

 

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    1. Thank you very much, dear friend (I wish I knew your name) for your piquant comment! lol!

      No, seriously….I am so glad you could feel the various emotions enveloped in this piece. Yes, it’s a little dark, but it also has an element of love and longing in it, which you’ve rightly pointed out. Your kind words of appreciation mean a lot to me. Thanks again! πŸ€—

      Cheers!

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      1. Haha you may call me ESP ..as for your writing, always a pleasure to read and I can’t help not leaving a comment when I like something, loved “piquant” πŸ˜›

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  1. β€œtime never felt as heavy when you were here”. This is a beautiful line. And using peripatetic, wayfaring vagrant and itinerant all in one line doesn’t make them unbearable because you do it so well. The end of the poem seemed like a wave of energy travelling from my eyes and entering deep into my heart with a piercing and churning. I don’t know if that kind of effect makes any sense to a poet because maybe they don’t intend that. But your words sure have power to move the consciousness in reader.

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    1. Aahh…. this should make my day, and the weekend too! Thanks, Anand for your kind words. Well, just the fact that the poem made some sense to your senses makes a lot of sense to this ‘poet’.😝

      Very humbled, and delighted to know that my words could touch you. Thanks again,
      Anand. πŸ€—

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      1. Sensory delight and overloaded emotions sorry light entered a bit late but it ate full bowl of owl and darkness. The dark picture–especially the “shadow” is haunting to say the least πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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          1. Ahh, now that wasn’t making fun, that was saying that image was stunning and hauntingly beautiful in a dark way. That’s not merely your reciprocation of my appreciation for your verse, another multiverse into flowering now. Though I would still say that sweet potatoes poetess tessellated ted edifying flying soccers sorceresses assess essential poetic prowess rows and rows of owls, flowers, vases sesquipedalian sasquatch πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. I don’t know how to thank you for all the love that you send across with your lovely comments, D. Perhaps, I can only send you more love and let you know that your words mean so much to me. 😊

      Love and hugs! β€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈ

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  2. Wow!! Beautiful.
    I am relatively new to blogging and love it when I come across such work.
    Pls visit my blog. I am 3 posts old here. I am working on a series. Would like to know your views.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dave! I truly appreciate your kind comment and apologise for a delayed response. I have been away from the forum for a long time. Just shared a piece of poetry after months of silence. Hope you would enjoy it. 😊

      You’ve got a very engaging blog and I look forward to reading more from you.

      Cheers! πŸ€—
      Chhaya

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    1. Thanks so much, Tanmay! Glad you enjoyed this piece. Pardon me for replying this late. I have been away from the forum for a long time. Shared a new post just today. Do give it a read when you get time. 😊

      I found your blog quite interesting but couldn’t find an option to follow. Can you help?

      Cheers! πŸ€—

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    1. Thanks a lot, Roy! Excuse me for a late response. I have been away from the forum for some time. Hope you’ve been well. Just shared a post today. Hope you like it. 😊

      Cheers!

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    1. Thanks so much, dear friend! This means so much to me and I feel truly grateful for this acknowledgement. Please excuse me for the delay in responding to your kind comment. I have been away from the forum past few months and have just returned with a tiny piece of poetry today. I would be happy if you take some time out to read it and let me know your thoughts. 😊

      You’ve got a fantastic blog and such beautiful writings. Can’t wait to read more from you.

      Cheers! πŸ€—

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        1. Thanks a lot for the visit and the follow. Great to have you here and I am delighted to know that you liked my work. Do keep visiting. And yes, interview series sounds interesting. 😁

          Cheers! πŸ€—

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