Prayer Poem by Arundhathi Subramaniam

Prayer

Rating: 4.3


May things stay the way they are
in the simplest place you know.

May the shuttered windows
keep the air as cool as bottled jasmine.
May you never forget to listen
to the crumpled whisper of sheets
that mould themselves to your sleeping form.
May the pillows always be silvered
with cat-down and the muted percussion
of a lover’s breath.
May the murmur of the wall clock
continue to decree that your providence
run ten minutes slow.

May nothing be disturbed
in the simplest place you know
for it is here in the foetal hush
that blueprints dissolve
and poems begin,
and faith spreads like the hum of crickets,
faith in a time
when maps shall fade,
nostalgia cease
and the vigil end.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Prabhakar Subramaniam 06 September 2014

A truly insightful poem that seeks to put in words the ineffable

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Unnikrishnan E S 10 January 2021

Five stars ?? for this gem

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Unnikrishnan E S 10 January 2021

Wonderful poem: " May nothing be disturbed in the simplest place you know for it is here in the foetal hush that blueprints dissolve and poems begin, "". Leaves me in a warm stupor. High standards of poetry. Quite a talented writer. Hoping to see you more often on PoemHunter.

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Prabir Gayen 04 September 2020

May nothing be disturbed in the simplest place you know for it is here in the foetal hush that blueprints dissolve and poems begin, and faith spreads like the hum of crickets, faith in a time when maps shall fade, nostalgia cease and the vigil end...very beautiful poem

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Abdulrazak Aralimatti 11 December 2015

VERILY, a lovely write.....10

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vikas Tiwari 01 February 2015

Providence getting slowed.... A great idea.

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