Mallika Achuthan Menon


O' My Love - Poem by Mallika Achuthan Menon

Either you stay wide awake
Or you are in the depth of sleep
No matter for me, O' my dear!
I am with you, like your own shadow
who just stick on you without any glue.

After bidding farewell to dusk heavyhearted,
Night sank on earth with no trace of glee.
There in my lap he is sleeping in peace,
Without a string of thought in his mind!

Don't beat so loud, O' my heart,
Your rhythmic beats may wake him up perhaps,
Don't you see his tranquil state?
There in my lap,
Without a string of thought in his mind!

O' moon, you look so pretty as usual,
Please do a favour for me right away,
by putting down the wick of your lamp,
if you don't mind for a while!
Or I'm afraid it will disrupt his calmness in sleep.
Don't you see that he is sleeping soundly
In my lap, without a string of thought in his mind!

With a bit of anger I warned the cuckoo once more,
For not changing her pitch to a lower note,
As it may make him restless, I thought
Because he is asleep there in my lap
Without a string of thought in his mind!

O' breeze, do come with a fan in hand,
So that you can wipe up
all beads of sweat from his forehead.
But don't sit in the window pane
To make a creaking sound aloud.
Don't you see that he is sleeping soundly,
There in my lap, without a string of thought in his mind!

I used to sing wonderful melodies
As it is my passion,
They all turned as lullabies for him
He told me this fact secretly
With his usual charming smile!
Lullabies can only travel
Upto the patio of the kip.
So at this moment I don't sing them
As he is fast asleep in my lap
Without a string of thought in his mind!

Wishes that are unfulfilled
May pop up as dreams in our conscience,
I know your mind very well dear....
And your depth of despair more than you!
O' dreams, don't enter in his realm of sleep,
There in my lap, he is sleeping
Without a string of thought in his mind!

When this universe slept with all contentment
in the velvet blanket of night,
A set of stars who stood in the sky
gave a smile and winked at me,
As if they all knew the sacred love,
in between us O' my love....


Comments about O' My Love by Mallika Achuthan Menon

  • Bronze Star - 2,411 Points Hannington Mumo (7/23/2015 11:39:00 AM)

    Oh! This is such a sweet poem and an enthralling declaration of love...10/10 (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 9,012 Points Allotey Abossey (6/15/2015 4:58:00 AM)

    Your writing brings out clearly its feeling... I can feel the feelings of it. Beautiful piece my friend (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,411 Points Hannington Mumo (6/8/2015 10:44:00 AM)

    This is expertly woven. Keep it up! 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 28 Points James Bost (5/30/2015 12:09:00 AM)

    I really enjoy this from beginning to end. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 31,733 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/18/2015 10:30:00 PM)

    Reading second time and will repeat since this poem have uniqueness of love and divinity with more images in human mind. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 24,268 Points Kelly Kurt (4/18/2015 7:49:00 PM)

    Love poems can be quite dull and formulaic, but this was a delight (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,907 Points Kumarmani Mahakul (4/18/2015 1:15:00 PM)

    Very nicely drafted poem shared here. Moon here looks so pretty and amazing. Thanks for sharing. Congrats for your poem being selected as poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 31,384 Points Akhtar Jawad (4/18/2015 12:54:00 PM)

    Congrats, for the poem being selected as poem of the day. It's a great poem..................10 (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,056 Points Madathil Rajendran Nair (4/18/2015 10:37:00 AM)

    Great write. The sleep of the universe on the lap of night captured in meticulous details. Congrats - this is the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,546 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (4/18/2015 9:49:00 AM)

    Looks like she has got in to a climax, romantically. Simple but cute. Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,397 Points Brian Stafford (4/18/2015 9:23:00 AM)

    congrats on poem and getting poem of the day! well done! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,048 Points Fabrizio Frosini (4/18/2015 8:28:00 AM)

    Dear Mallika, 'poem of the day' is a well deserved honor for your song of love..
    regards
    Fabrizio

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  • Silver Star - 4,107 Points Diane Hine (4/18/2015 6:43:00 AM)

    Delightful Mallika, and I especially like the repeated line. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,050 Points Chinedu Dike (10/3/2014 5:22:00 AM)

    A lovely poem indeed. I like it alot because the articulation is unique, entirely different from other love poems I've read so far. Kudos! Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 31,733 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/25/2014 4:06:00 AM)

    Nice expressions about the divinity of such unselfish and all powerful dedication to the child and the love to the beloved. Beautiful and nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,840 Points Sekharan Pookkat (3/26/2014 6:49:00 PM)

    Good penning, with full of passion and deep feelings beautifully knitted like a lace of a wedding costume (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,558 Points Paul Sebastian (3/23/2014 11:34:00 PM)

    A great write! The poem brings out the love a mother has for her child, beautifully.

    Paul Sebastian (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,421 Points Khairul Ahsan (3/3/2014 12:16:00 AM)

    It's a beautiful poem. You've beautifully described the peace and tranquility in which someone sleeps on your lap 'without a string of thought in his mind! '
    The serenity, the coveted quietness and the overflowing love that guards the sleeping soul from any outside interference has been depicted so wonderfully, it's indeed amazing!
    Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,990 Points Babatunde Aremu (12/26/2013 11:00:00 AM)

    Nice poem full of passion and deep feelings. I like it. Keep writing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Sreekala Sukumaran (12/16/2013 5:27:00 AM)

    Hi, Malika, Well written.. Can feel the mothers care and love for her child..Keep writing... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 5, 2013


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