Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Fragile lives

In to your soothing hands
I offered myself,
entrusting your heart,
to beat as one with mine,
hoping the rhythm of your body,
takes me to the altissimo
and entwines me in an enharmonic interval
before the chords explode 
into earth shattering beats
sending me into rapturous rhapsodies
and the heart into deep content,
lost in your covenant to be merged
into one, and become
ethereal and eternal.


The  percussion ceases,
even before it climaxes
the cymbals, the timpani, and the tambourine fall silent,
I watch helplessly
as the chords plummet
and fall to their deaths
a double bar silences me even before
we could
quaver and crotchet, stave and clef
the covenant shattered
the duet scattered
dreams lying in the shards
broken not by the treble
but the Judas kiss
fragile lives, with flesh and blood
lie rotting sans vehemence
and now all is still.
it is in this quietude
that I must drown
myself and
that inner voice of mine.

Written for the prompt "Fragile lives" as a part of the Bar-A-Thon - a - week long blogging marathon for bloggers. If you'd like to participate, or read what other bloggers have to say, visit the BAR for more details.
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  1. This was poetry and music woven so mellifluously to portray the fragile nature of existence! Shubhangi, I am totally blown and floored!

    1. And I'm blown by your lovely comments! thanks Kala!

  2. Dreams lying in the shards
    Broken not by the treble
    But the Judas kiss

    Smart composition. You crafted it really well!

  3. Your poem went altisimmo and then very nicely depicted the fragile nature of all things and the dreams that lie in shards. Loved it.

  4. Broken trust hits hard, much as discordant music....nice juxtaposition....

  5. Wow! You have woven some beautiful thoughts in such a poetic fashion and that too in few words! Amazing!

  6. Beautifully crafted Shubhangi.

  7. Your imagery is brilliant... amazed by your expression and the flow :)

  8. Such poignant poetry! Trust once broken can never be mended!
    Loved it!



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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