Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Snug on the white settee,
He reposes,
Slumps against its silken head,
She lounges nearby,
Reclines, props up against him,
Cozy, together, in love.

The lights dim,
A candle burns in the distance,
Its glow surreal.
The cool breeze,
Tickling the wind chimes,
Their jingling laughter,
The moon
Peeks from behind the clouds.
Wafts through the air.

And yet they remain,
Cozy and yet so restless,
Together and yet far away,
Connected and yet unplugged,
In love but not with each other.

They lie unaware,
Of the moments that pass unnoticed,
Of the moon, the breeze, the jingle,
Of the presence
Of one another.

Romancing a different universe,
Through the device they hold in their hands,
Devoid of each other,
Oblivious to the drama,
That plays around them,
Of precious moments slipping by.



  1. Lovely! Well written Shubhangi :)

  2. The story of so many lives around us. What a sad waste of a perfect setting. Wonderfully done.

  3. Tht device in hand is indeed the cause of so many woes! Loved how you described each of it.. very vivid

  4. Very powerful, and so sad. Well done!

  5. that is really interesting, loved it!

  6. They may well be "talking" to each other via texting or FB! How do we know for sure? :) I mean, one can always hope for the best, no?! Or maybe they have been married to each other for ages and ages, and just sitting in silence, lost in their own personal, very personal worlds - real or virtual - without any participation of the other in that personal world, can also feel like bliss. Who knows?
    Before you kick me out of your blog, let me say that I am merely presenting some optimistic scenarios, that's all :)

  7. that seems to be a TRUE story .. of people around .. wish it did not happen though


  8. an awesome weave. loved it. :)
    ​​​​​​A Rat's​​ Nibble

  9. Very well written...sad but true, more so these days

  10. A sad statement of life in the 21st century! You've captured it so well with this poem.; too much detachment from real relationships for the sake of social media. Definitely "un-bliss".

  11. Wow! This is simply wow. A sad, but very real depiction of our times.


At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person..deep gratitude for those who have lighted the flame within me!! your comments will be appreciated..

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