Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Poem



This one is for two poet-friends, who read this and thought I should put it in my blog for easy access. So here goes:

And now, it is time
To write you a poem;
The one that you wanted,
The one that scared me,
The one that mourns
The passing of you,
You, who have been my poetry.


When they analyzed it nursing endless cups of tea in an authentic little Khasi jadoh stall, while simultaneously murdering many pieces of kwai in the recesses of their mouths, it sounded a lot more philosophical and 'deeper' than it probably does to you, dear reader. Among the phrases flung about were, "the paradox of the situation", "the chicken and the egg question", "circularity", etc. They should probably come here and explain.

32 comments:

  1. I don't get the "circularity" here, Ma'am :-(

    For example, one can always writes a Poem on someone who physically no longer lived YET still living in one's heart.

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  2. I guess the whole thing about writing a poem about the death of someone who is the poem... How can you write a poem on the death of something which has been poetry to you? The impossibility and the irony of stating that impossibility in the form of a POEM again... it just goes round and round....hehe

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  3. The one I was thinking can at least be a Narrative Poem :-)

    It will be a Poem "dedicated to" or "written for" a person who no longer lives, but is based on that person.

    [ I don't know much about Poems, though I at times drowned myself into it. Let me wait for more analysis.
    Thanks for the reply. ]

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  4. Heyyy I should be thanking YOU for dropping by, @fela!! Thanks...!

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  5. Haha, yes I did, doggone it! Thanks, have corrected it. Btw...I can't access your blog @Sanga. What gives?

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  6. Try this
    lalnunsangaralte.blogspot.in/?m=1
    Is it ready for official unveiling you think?

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  7. whoah... this is like Inception! :)

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  8. @Sanga: ok, checking it out asap.
    @Mizohican: lol... wish it were half as intricate and riveting!

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  9. I've read this when you posted it on Facebook, and thought it was simple and beautiful, something about getting up and moving on. But now with the complex analyses and the paradoxes I'm not so sure anymore.

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  10. haha @Aduhi, the complex analyses is just another perspective. If you enjoy it as a simple, uncomplicated poem about saying goodbye and moving on, that was certainly part of what motivated the poem.

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  11. poesis in motion! That's my artsy-fartsy best!

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  12. lol Philo.... Honored that you dropped by.

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  13. This one was brilliant when you showed me the handwritten copy in that little jadoh stall. It is brilliant now. It will always be.

    And for your readers -
    please do not fret over analyses because you cannot appreciate the flight of a bird by killing it and dissecting its wings.

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  14. This one was brilliant when you showed me the handwritten copy in that little jadoh stall. It is brilliant now. It will always be.

    And for your readers -
    please do not fret over analyses because you cannot appreciate the flight of a bird by killing it and dissecting its wings.

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  15. Minimalism is always best. The more understated something is, the more universal its appeal.

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    1. Ok...now you've got me curious @ David. What have you been saying that you keep deleting? Haha.

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  18. Elegy at its sweetest short/shortest sweet... errrrr? :)

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  20. perhaps the dil
    emma was that
    words are nev
    er enough
    to comment
    on (your) art...

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    1. Haha.... nice, ambivalent way of putting it :) But thank you (I think)!

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  21. wonder where
    some can mail
    some of their
    their musings to you...

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    1. You're welcome to do so at chhangte.mzu@gmail.com, David. Looking forward to reading 'em.

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  22. You're welcome too
    To do so at
    davidhmar70@yahoo.com
    Daydreambeliever
    Looking forward to reading 'em.

    ps
    wonder if
    daydreambelievers
    Believe at night
    too??

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