The Last Summer

I have seen kisses dry
embraces shrivel
and the warmth of touches
turn into scalding frictions
of unfathomed rancour

silhouetted against the sky
I have felt our bodies char
in the sweltering surly nights
insentient of the placid moon
when the tirades of reviling odium
took over us like a febrile illness
and our words blistered malice

we lived with rumpled desires
and crumpled hopes
our wrinkled leathery faces
narrated impassive stories
of a vapid arid romance
and cracked eyes revealed
traces of shattered dreams
as we saw our love fade
from pink to blanched pale
in the ruthless spell of summer
that we last spent together.

~ Chhaya






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  1. I read this work yesterday but did not get much time to read it again and again. Now that I have read it thrice, I am simply in awe of it.
    Jaw dropping crisp words with intricate details.
    Damn, Chhaya. You are my cup of tea, surely.☺️

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, my dearest D! There cannot be a better compliment than this. To be your cup of tea is a real privilege and honour. Your words of appreciation mean so much to me, and I hope you know this. πŸ€—

      Much love!


    1. Many thanks, Ankan! It’s so hot here in Jaipur that I can’t stop writing about various versions of summers these days πŸ˜‚. But I am so glad you liked this one. πŸ€—


        1. How lucky you’re! Yes, I am based in Jaipur, I work here. But I am from Uttarakhand, not a Rajasthani. It’s also been raining in Dehradun my Mum told. I hope it rains here too, it appears cloudy today. 😁


          1. Oh that’s great. If you don’t mind I was thinking about a collaboration for a poetry. You know here it’s raining…there it’s about to rain…it would be a perfect scene.

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    1. Hey, Diana! So wonderful to hear from you. I am in awe of your writings already and I so look forward to reading from from you. Thank you very much for being here and for being so kind enough to appreciate my modest attempts at poetry. πŸ€—

      Much love!


  2. Beautiful Chhaya. I love poetry and yours here has a distinct style. Thank you for getting connected.
    I will be spending some time on your poems as they are beautiful

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    1. Hey, Kurian! Thank you very much for being here and for the wonderful comment. You’re too kind to so generously appreciate my work. I feel honoured. 😊

      You have a fantastic blog and such amazing engaging stuffs to read. I absolutely loved your writings whatever little I could go through as yet, and I very much look forward to your posts to come.

      Happy to connect! Cheers and enjoy the weekend. πŸ€—

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      1. That’s so sweet of you Chhaya. I am very happy and humbled.
        I am sure we would support each other and encourage us to be better in every respect.
        Looking forward to..

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    1. I am thrilled to hear that! πŸ˜€
      Thanks so much, B. I am so glad you enjoyed this piece. 😊

      You’ve got such a motivational blog. It’s wonderful to read everything that you write. In this utterly depressing world we need more and more writers like you. Continue the good work and I look forward to reading more from you. πŸ€—


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      1. Wow…! Thank you!
        You have an amazing sensitivity and your writing mirrors this perfectly πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. That’s very kind of you to think so, Shantanu. Thank you very much for taking all the time to go through my work and for sharing your wonderful thoughts on them. Glad to have you here on my page! 😊

      I love your work and the precision and clarity with which you write. There’s a certain simplicity in your writing which immediately connects with the readers and makes it so relatable. I am as happy to come across you. πŸ€—

      Look forward to reading more from you. Cheers! πŸ˜€

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      1. The feeling is absolutely mutual Chhaya. I am just in awe with your work. The depth, the vastness and the reach you put all the complex emotions so effortlessly. I am glad to come across your work too. Stay blessed and keep shining πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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    1. Thanks so much, Shreya! It’s lovely to see you here and I am so glad you enjoyed this piece of poetry. Truly appreciate your kind words. 😊

      You’ve an absolutely wonderful blog and such beautiful work of writings. You’re a great storyteller and I really enjoyed your narrations. Talk about metaphors…. You use them with an extraordinary flair. I very much look forward to reading more your posts. Keep writing and sharing. πŸ€—

      Much love!

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      1. Thank you so much, Chhaya! I’m new to this and your support is extremely encouraging.
        I’ve been reading your work, and i absolutely love your poems.

        Thank you again for the feedback, you’ve made my day!

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    1. Thanks so much for being here, Hicma, and for your lovely comment. I am glad you liked this piece. 😊

      You write extremely well. Keep sharing, I so look forward to reading more from you. πŸ€—

      Much love!


    1. Hey, thank you very much, dear friend! Very kind of you to spare time to read this piece of poetry and share your thoughts on it. I am glad you liked it. 😊

      I think you write quite well and you’ve a lot of talent. Just keep writing and sharing. I hope to read more from you soon. πŸ€—



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