My Other Love - Poem by ANJALI SINHA

He’s active as quicksilver,
Ageless as the sun,
Agile as a stream,
And alert as a bird in springtime.

Holding eachother's hand,
We’d walk down the stream,
He’d hold me so close,
As if I could get lost-
As illusive as a dream—

When I was a runner,
As boisterous as the stormy seas,
He’d be as blunt as a hammer,
But calm as the summer sea.

I cherish those memories,
As candid as mirrors,
Don’t want to be thrasonical, -
But made me into a pearl.

Guided me to school,
Waited interminable hours,
To see my sunshine- face,
Told me many stories,
of gods and goddesses,
And made me inflexible granite rock,
As gracious as the morn,
And as regal as Juno.

Now he’s helpless,
Unstable as the wind,
Frail as a lily,
But inexhaustible as the deep blue sea,
Immaculate as an angel,
Steadfast in his devotion.


(I dedicate this poem to my Grandfather)

Comments about My Other Love by ANJALI SINHA

  • (9/19/2009 6:24:00 PM)

    Don’t want to be thrasonical, -
    But made me into a pearl.

    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • (7/23/2009 8:03:00 AM)

    Your admiration for him seems
    unwavering and that's the way it
    must be.
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  • (7/16/2009 3:22:00 AM)

    as long as the world lives
    and as long as the sun stays
    may he stay with you always...always...

    this is touching....reminded me of my grandpa...
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  • (7/14/2009 1:35:00 PM)

    Anju, you are not a god poet but a good lady also. You have a mind full of sympathy and you create an immortal one. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (7/6/2009 6:52:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem dedicated to your must so be difficult to watch him getting frail - but love is the best tonic for him...I am sure he treasures his relationship with you his loving grand daughter...10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2009 5:26:00 AM)

    a lovely write very live...i haven't had a grandpa..this poem brings to mind a very good relationship (Report) Reply

  • (5/13/2009 3:03:00 AM)

    Lovely, marvelous, beautiful dedication to a loving grandpa. I know he is looking down at you now, smiling, an endless smile. Thanks for sharing... (Report) Reply

  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/26/2009 10:16:00 AM)

    I hope these lines rest his soul in peace.......10++ (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2009 11:12:00 PM)

    I was eager to see who made up all these beautiful things, Strangely enough I've been thinking more and more of my grandfather lately who has moved on ages ago, but he always held a special place in my heart. Thankyou for sharing,10++ (Report) Reply

  • Mahfooz Ali (1/25/2009 10:20:00 AM)

    very nice and beautifully scripted........10+ (Report) Reply

  • (1/5/2009 10:40:00 PM)

    Anjali, This is really a very beautiful poem capturing the love you feel for him.10 here. Jim (Report) Reply

  • (12/8/2008 12:23:00 AM)

    My other love
    My hoary hear canopy
    Or my earthly panoply
    That shelters me from
    Pain and agony.
    Is Sweeter than honey
    And dearer than money.
    Good work A++++10
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  • C. P. Sharma (11/17/2008 4:40:00 AM)

    Anjali, there are some relationships which are difficult to describe in words. But you have expressed it so beutifully, effortlessly and naturally. Cudos to you. Similies, metaphors and epithets in your poems are a criss-cross multicoloured fountains of Vrindravan Gardens.
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  • Ravi Sathasivam (11/6/2008 1:29:00 AM)

    A great tribute to your grandfather.
    Excellent write. I always enjoy your writing.
    Thanks for sharing with me
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  • (9/26/2008 3:28:00 PM)

    lovely colorful metaphors, one can only envy the devotion and compassion
    expressed in a lovely poem
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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (9/10/2008 11:42:00 AM)

    Grandfathers might be happy with this poem. But fathers like me also... Nicely composed. So 10. (Report) Reply

  • (8/31/2008 6:43:00 AM)

    Now he’s helpless,
    Unstable as the wind,
    Frail as a lily,
    But inexhaustible as the deep blue sea,
    Immaculate as an angel,
    Steadfast in his devotion..............

    Anjali, you are so immaculate in this poem. Flawless...captivating...spell binding effect.
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  • Paolo Giuseppe Mazzarello (8/29/2008 1:00:00 PM)

    It seems a little Song of Songs. Nostalgia plays its role. Another role is played by the finding of something old in a new contest. The trust of a girl in a wonderful wilderness. (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2008 12:40:00 AM)

    Oh what a wonderful tribute to your grandfather. Very wonderful read, (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2008 12:07:00 PM)

    totally awesome!
    i love the lines:
    'Told me many stories,
    of gods and goddesses, '
    brings butiful pictures in my minds eye
    thank you anji
    you write butifuly

    love Lisa
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, August 22, 2008

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