Jades From Jacinth And Gems - Poem by Aniruddha Pathak
Like mapping a stranger from not a scratch,
When from a given menu you’ve to get’:
A latest pair of shoes and socks that match,
An elegantly designed suit, a set
Of cuff-links that propagate packaged myth,
All of which pronounce peripheral him,
Dive unto deep lone lets what lies beneath,
It takes patience surfaces ere the cream.
The same perhaps is true for a poem,
Yet, how many the patience have to reach
Up to hail heart from all hollow ho hum,
Who likes deep down of sea from fancied beach?
And even there from amongst pearls of them,
It’s hard judging jades from jacinth of gem.
This sonnet is born of a dilemma: There are millions of poems
to choose from. No doubt there are jacinth and gems among
them. But there too are jades as are artificial stones. And there
is too little time, too brief an attention span, and competing
- Sonnets | 02.06.14 |
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