Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Other Half...



Joined by bonds of timeless strands,
Joy married his bride Sorrow.
Deepening perspectives Sorrow paved,
The way; for overwhelming feel of Joy.
Indispensable pair thus cruised along,
Romancing in mortals’ sea of life.

Seeds died; saplings sprouted brought,
Harvest of golden grains to empty barns.
Dying to rise afresh with a new start,
Soaring spirit flew beyond mountain peaks.
Life and Death thus naughty siblings sang,
In an octave of philosophical magnitude.

Wailing hearts sighed, pain down toned,
As tearful pearls fell from string askew.
Laughter then tinkled in sounds of glee,
Synchronous with joy smiling deep within.
Intensity decisive in game of cubes,
Tears and Laughter played their dice.

Storms mighty tossed ships in seas,
Water possessed by devil’s paws.
Orange sun hovered over waters still,
Clearing skies, painting dreamy hues.
Noise and darkness said hope was there,
For silence and light to reign again.

Failures taught men how to strive,
To hunt high nested success down.
Joy and sorrow jiving to life’s songs,
Taught to cherish, with strength and ease.
‘Tis thus a fine true worldly norm,
Every element is void, without its other half.

12 comments:

Roopali Varshney said...

‘Tis thus a fine true worldly norm,
Every element is void, without its other half.


Beautiful piece!

dreamer said...

Beautiful!!lovely amalgamation of opposites and the sum substance nicely summed in the ending lines.....one more gr8 poem from you!!Keep writing!!

Rahul S. Nair said...

Seeds died; saplings sprouted brought,
Harvest of golden grains to empty barns.

I liked those lines!!!.. Those two lines were simple but depicted the passage of time effectively.

Nice piece of art!! Keep writing .. :)

Karan said...

brillaint way to express the relationship and the incompleteness of things wihtout their other half! marvellous!

Usha said...

The theme is so true, so wonderful, and the poem, even more so, with the inimitable touch in expression that is urs Wandering Gypsy..:)
lovely write!!

Aline said...

"Every element is void, without its other half. "

Wonderful thought!!! Looks like something has happened to you that made you think about the antithesis of life. This line is the true and real END every poem must have. A summary of the poem in the last line!!! Keep on writing!!!! Your writings keep me dreaming!!!!

Sunila said...

this is so true!!...we need both sides to survive...else neither will have an identity..

Amazing one buddy!!! A complete write, two halfs were so beautifully woven and they existed at same time in ur lines!!

2nd stanza was a poetic beauty!!

As tearful pearls fell from string askew
Wow

I enjoyed reading it to the end and the end stanza was also lovely , uff everything was lovely hehehe and sweet simple straight lines toooooo

Tushar said...

Joined by bonds of timeless strands,
Joy married his bride Sorrow.
Deepening perspectives Sorrow paved,
The way; for overwhelming feel of Joy.

A true and thoughtful write. Reminds me Gibran's lines on a similar topic....

Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed

Abhimanyu said...
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Amitava said...

A very relevant and inspiring lesson this teaches Wandering gypsy. Nothing is complete without its complement, its other half.

Perfect execution..the last stanza takes the cake. Gud read.

Laughter then tinkled in sounds of glee,


I liked the onomatoepoeia effect ..
:)

Punk Princess said...

Intensity decisive in game of cubes,
Tears and Laughter played their dice.

My fav lines from the poem.

Beautiful :)

liladas said...
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