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Aman Saa

(Assam, India)

A lady as sandhya


She had often exclaimed that I was like the night
A candle light cannot claim to explore whom,
A riddle, or perhaps a crossword without a guide.
She tried to fill me
sometimes the empty lanes across me
and sometimes those deserted downward directions.
She either tried to make a way
or find an escape.
She did not knew that
each mistake of her ink
was leaving a scar on my empty belonging.
The trembling of a night in pain
has a treaty with the crust of the earth
of that of secrecy...
She did not knew that the wounded
words were setting a pyre.
My love was instead looking for life
in little spaces like her finger tips
and the sunset on her forehead.
Slowly I began to love this web of her
roaming vocabulary, definition-less.
From whom the moon borrows the beauty of sadness.
A lady who spoke so soft
and smelled like an evening flower of my village.

Submitted: Saturday, December 01, 2012

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  • Passionate Reader (7/13/2013 8:22:00 AM)

    She did not knew that
    each mistake of her ink
    was leaving a scar on my empty belonging.

    lovely lines! ! ! i truly enjoyed them.
    Great poem :) (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (1/10/2013 3:41:00 AM)

    Wow an intense poem and i esp admire d creative lines like d lil space btw fingertips. Kudos fellow indian poet. (Report) Reply

  • The Reader (12/2/2012 2:02:00 AM)

    It reminds me of a saying by William Cowper: There is a pleasure in poetic pains which only poets know...though impossible to decipher, but easy to give an aesthetic judgement for it's an artistic write for some lucky lady! ! ! (Report) Reply

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