Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Beginning


The End Of The Quest by Frank Dicksee


The air is cold around me.
The stillness of it isn't warm any longer.
Sitting amidst the emptiness of shadows,
The weight of the world intolerable.

Out of the darkness as I strode forward,
Afraid of what brazen demons I might meet,
Yet steadfast in my thoughts, hardy as ice,
I trudged along longer,
To find you.

The gleam of the evening star
Shone brightly upon my brow.
As I surrendered to the fragrance
Of lilacs in the wilderness.

Time got slow,
The sands stopped trickling down.
I saw the drop of water hanging 
From an eyelash.
Thick as the smile you wore,
As the blood that ran swifter inside me.

I knew no higher form of bond.
A bond forged in two minds.
As our hearts could become one.
As the dying ceased to die.
And the living glowed bright as angels.

I knew you were my soul.
That you held my other half of it.
My long search had ended.
My life as I know has just begun.

PS. Dedicated to my dear Enchanta on the first anniversary of our being together. 



13 comments:

Enchanta said...

And now as I stare enthralled at these stringed words,
As you have seeked me and found me nestled in your arms,
The lilacs remain tangled up in their wild innocent scent,
The brows now tired, dripping of wisdom.

My smile shall be your canopy as long as it may remain,
For my heart has finally met its grand solace,
As you have walked the broken road that God had blessed,
I awaited your arrival, tranquil in distress.

You showed up when the stars counted right,
With eyes enamoring mine, you took me by the night,
Caressing my senses, you held me in light,
To reveal to us the life beyond foresight.

I love you. Happy Anniversary! :-)

And here's to our First Dance.

Enchanta said...

And before I forget, we HAVE TO have this painting. Its BEA-U-TI-FUL!

D2 said...

@Enchanta :
I have nothing more to say, love. :-)

Happy anniversary. I love you. :-)

D2 said...

@Enchanta : Yes, we'll certainly get that painting! :D

roopz said...

Lovely... I could sense love in each and every word you wrote... Keep going:)

Regards
village girl

GeetS said...

beautiful poem..liked it!

D2 said...

@roopz : Thank you so much. :)

@GeetS : Thanks a lot. :)

Samadrita Kuiti said...

It's when I read such a beautiful piece of poetry like this one, that I feel ashamed of even attempting to write one myself. :)

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

I LIKE THIS.

D2 said...

@Samsdrita : Don't say that! You're an amazing poet when you choose to write! :-|
And thanks. :)

D2 said...

@Sandeep : I'm glad you do. :)

antara4ever said...

And the dying ceased to die.
Wow I lovvved that line!!!
Everything about this poem was so...happy. I felt so happy reading it. :-)

D2 said...

@Antara : :)
Of course. I was VERY happy when I wrote it. :)

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