Javed Akhtar

(17 January 1945 - / Madhya Pradesh / India)

A Thing That Still Hasn'T Come Up To My Lips - Poem by Javed Akhtar

A thing that still hasn't come up to my lips and only peeks through my eyes,
It asks for words, sometimes from me and sometimes from you,
So that it can wear those words and come to the lips,
And so that it could be embraced by words..

But this thing is actually a feeling…only a feeling,
It's like a fragrance floating in the air,

Fragrance, which has no voice…and about which you know and I know too.
It is not hidden from the world, what kind of a secret it is?

Comments about A Thing That Still Hasn'T Come Up To My Lips by Javed Akhtar

  • Azitej Anand (3/22/2015 12:25:00 PM)

    The excellent blend of words with the essence of lips enliven my thought. Bravo work sir! (Report) Reply

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  • Azitej Anand (3/22/2015 12:22:00 PM)

    We all love you sir and also your splendid creation! (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (1/26/2015 5:07:00 AM)

    Some feelings evades capture since these cannot be expressed in word. Beautiful write. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/24/2013 7:43:00 AM)

    Eyes reads the thoughts
    Eyes read the feelings
    Before the lips spreak the words
    Eyes captures everything!

    Beautiful poem. Loved reading it.
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  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/22/2013 3:22:00 AM)

    Where words fail, feelings begin
    And eyes understand, what lips can't tell
    Language is so poor by design
    In matters of emotion, words don't jell......
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2012

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