Saturday, May 16, 2009

And, it stopped burning


The page torn away from the painting-book,
Was in my hand and I was burning it;
As the paper was in flames and I, in tears
Something happened and, the page stopped burning.

Torn and half-burnt, it has survived,
To tell a tale of love and woe;
The page asks me if love is all woe,
How did it survive the scorching flames!

No answer have I to the question asked;
And in my silence the page found victory;
Sheer joy it is to be in love,
And it is love in us that survives all.

12 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

A very beautiful picture of Radha and Krishna in a swing...where do you get them?

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi KP,

Thanks...I got the picture of Radhae-Krishna from....Thanks. :)

Have a nice day.

A New Beginning said...

Beautiful poem, thanks Ayesha!Have a nice day and a brilliant week ahead!

Whirlwind said...

Yes its love that ultimately triumps. Beautiful one Ayesha!!

Shravan | ശ്രവണ്‍ said...

toot good a post and a good pic as Sir said.. missed reading your posts Ayesha.. exams kept me away, now slowly coming back to the blogsphere..


off comment: mind taking away the work verification?

GreyPilgrim said...

Nice lines Ayesha "Sheer joy it is to be in love,And it is love in us that survives all" great feeling...

Regards
Grey

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Sana and Swetha,

Thanks a lot for your encouraging comments.

Best wishes :)

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Grey and Shravan,

Thanks a lot for your appreciative comments.

Shravan, I have forgotten how to do away with word-verification in comments. Will find out and do it.

Best wishes :)

deeps said...

i forgot to ask you something ..
you are a devotee of Krishna?
most of your posts have His picts .. and this one is a new sight for me ...

a half burn page telling a tale ...
for a moment i was in Dr Ramanujam's class listning to his most articualtive teaching of Ode on a Grecian Urn by John Keats ...

Ayesha Parveen said...

Yes, Deepu, I am devoted to Krishna. I did not have Keats's poem in mind when composing this one.

There is a half-burnt picture with ... which, till date, has survived over 28 years...I hope you understand the rest :)

Have a great day.

manivannan said...

Beautiful poem about a tale of love and woe...Really Wonderful!

Krishna and Radha are too cute :-)

Ayesha Parveen said...

Hi Manivannan,

Thanks a lot for your appreciative comment.

Best wishes :)