dr swami arupananda

Long Absence

You are so far, far
Your absence makes me
Pale and pensive in a cave of Himalaya.
The frozen fire of our love
Will build a citadel of our kingdom
Where you and I shall be alone on the throne.
Maimed words and moments of thrill
Travel across and around
Like absentminded bees.
In out long absence
We are together like a duet
Between earth and the sky.

Now the rains fall like love juice,
Now our distance seems
Like the shore and the sea,
Now we are like the two banks of a river
Where you wait and I wait
And the river stream
Separates us
And the pangs we suffer.

Milky scene of rain
And aching joys in my heart,
Must we admit
The reality of life?

Sometimes you are a love-bird
Humming your way through life,
I am a dejected tree in the jungle of romance
Awaiting your nestling into my shade arms,
Where I can see and hold you forever
In the heart of mother nature.

Remember, this is Kathmandu
The ethereal place for existence,
No storm or lightening
Could dither us in our absence,
It is the land of saints
The souls that spoke life's truths.

In our absence we are together
Like an afternoon rainbow.

Poem Submitted: Friday, July 24, 2009

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  • Archana P (7/24/2009 11:12:00 AM)

    Very nice poem.. :) especially the line 'In our absence we are together
    like and afternoon rainbow'

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