Aniruddha Pathak

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What a decade can do to her demeanour

Upright and tall as she was like a pine,
Melting snow to raging fire in between,
Sweet and fragrant as rose has ever been,
And full-bodied like a red table wine,
To savour all thro dinner and beyond;
Her cheeks e’er showing a reddish white tinge,
And demeanour, a fulcrum deep of hinge,
Causing young dreams to dissipate in fond
Hope. But when I saw her in a decade,
The beauty once was, was less evident
Then, olden proud patent good as gone—spilt;
Fains if she wert, me thought, the same sure maid
In no mood to mumble ready consent,
Nor yet let a willing man’s advance wilt.
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The sonnet is set in Petrarchan style. One may note
that the number of rhymes total the same as a
Shakespearean sonnet, and not just five. Note that
only one full stop occurs along with the Volta. I
remember having read a poem of this theme long back;
can’t recall whose, nor any details. But I liked the
theme, and here is my version.
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- Sonnets | 05.11.08 |

Submitted: Saturday, December 21, 2013
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