indira babbellapati

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A Surreal Moment - Poem by indira babbellapati

in the midnight hours
my soul abruptly taps
me on my cheek
into wakefulness
all around me
faint shadows of
increasing complexities
and absurdities grow
larger than life and
present a shadow play
on the surrounding blank walls

i let my mind footloose
how many flyovers
to ease the congestion!

my feet inadvertantly
lead me into the southwest balcony
from where i see
the stars losing their shine
the moon fast waning
an occasional light
dotting the vacant inky highway

and the landscape freezes
into a surreal silhouette

06sep2009
01.20hrs


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  • (9/21/2009 3:45:00 PM)

    all around me
    faint shadows of
    increasing complexities
    and absurdities grow
    larger than life and
    present a shadow play


    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (9/18/2009 3:34:00 AM)

    'surreal silhoutte'
    an apt ending to a great imagery. (Bhavukatha at its best)
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  • Sarwar Chowdhury (9/16/2009 1:32:00 PM)

    wonderful 1!
    the surreal imageries seems greatly evolve into magic realism! excellent!
    10+
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  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (9/11/2009 5:51:00 AM)

    a good poem well written showing your masterliness. shan (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2009 10:27:00 AM)

    From: Brett Ackerman (Colorado Springs United States; Male; 44)
    To: Indira Babbellapati
    Date Time: 9/9/2009 8: 24: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)


    Subject: Re: a surreal moment '


    I certain read along and find much to relate too in the sense that life is full of these moments that just seem to have no explaination to.
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  • (9/9/2009 10:20:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece that captures the essence of the haunting and mysterious midnight hours with rare elegance. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/9/2009 1:28:00 AM)

    How many times has my soul tapped me in the midnight hour but unlike you I did not have the thought to observe it. Therefore I did not put it on paper, and had I it would not have been as superb as your effort. One word comes to mind WOW!
    10
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  • (9/8/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    huh............................................. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/8/2009 1:13:00 AM)

    I am always impressed by the imagery you create... This surreal moment is a wonderful example; how words create a painting and how images travel from mind to mind... amazing piece Indira... (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2009 12:00:00 PM)

    indeed this description is that of a surreal moment... i like it much! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/7/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    .....and the landscape freezes...... beautiful, indira........ (Report)Reply

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  • Ency Bearis (9/6/2009 10:52:00 PM)

    a wonderful poem..with great imagery condusive to the theme...very nice...10 (Report)Reply

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  • Sandra Martyres (9/6/2009 3:55:00 PM)

    Lovely imagery in this piece Indira....A surreal moment is a very appropriate title for this poem..Cheers (Report)Reply

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  • (9/6/2009 2:41:00 PM)

    and the landscape freezes
    into a surreal silhouette

    Rachel Ann Butler
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 6, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, November 9, 2009


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