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! ! ! ! ! Wardhan-I 'Mist of Lavender'

Do you burn incense? ?
Do you like the willowy tendrils of aroma
caressing your lithe body..
today when I smelt lavender
I thought of you and
of the possibility of smuggling the fragrance
into your realm through the many treacheries of time …

I couldn’t find any courier, carrier or courtier…
so it remains …atremble..
a captive in its glass mausoleum..
un-smelt, unborn
so there will be irate oracles
on tangent as their haughty nostrils
were not flooded with the waft of supplication;
there will be burials unwept
as the ephemeral balm of ritual
went sadly amiss …..

I’m resigned to a life
Undrencehed in the lavender
Of your love
till a new uprising,
till a new intrigue or
till a courtier carrier or a courier..
lighter than breath
is born …

Wardha and Rehan's project of joining pens/tabs

Submitted: Friday, September 19, 2008


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  • Shahzia Batool (12/5/2012 3:47:00 AM)

    Yes!
    i agree with Viola Grey!
    it is a fabulous collaboration indeed!
    Deep and wonderful! ! !

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  • Kasia Fedyk (5/24/2012 4:36:00 PM)

    Rehan, the poem is sublime and the lavender lingers on, born again, the scent intensifies, a lotus flower blooms swimming in the open waters surrounded by the presence of cloves, color unknown in its own breath it appears, a reflection of its own self, so gently broken before, once more alive.

  • Marieta Maglas (6/19/2009 1:32:00 PM)

    ''I’m resigned to a life
    Undrencehed in the lavender
    Of your love''
    excellent lyric poem..10+++

  • Ashraful Musaddeq (5/27/2009 7:19:00 AM)

    An excellent poem 10+++

  • Indira Babbellapati (10/24/2008 11:05:00 PM)

    reading the poem, i found the lavender u missed on my body! i'm still soaked in the perfume is no exaggeration...cheer

  • Waqas Naeem (10/3/2008 5:24:00 AM)

    what a great piece! ..kudos to you both...It just made me swim in this immaculate sea of fragrance of lavender...every verse is beautiful, subtle, romantic with a longing and the possibilities are endless...cheers

  • Irum . (9/26/2008 11:35:00 PM)

    beautiful! as i always say you know how to deal with the delicate ripples to let them surge through the imagination... its another amazing creation wardha and rehan!

  • Viola Grey (9/21/2008 1:14:00 AM)

    a fabulous collaboration...lavender to me is a greater scent than any incense could ever be...this one swirls like the subject...nice work to both of you.

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