Seema Aarella

Rookie - 82 Points (19 Mar 1979 / KGF, India)

! ...Shadows - Poem by Seema Aarella

His shadow stretches away
Impatiently from him, as
He stood silently facing the
Setting sun on his balcony…
Observing the strange play
Of diminishing Light
And emerging long shadows,
Occupied in the emphasis
Of evolving new sentiments

Her shadow wavered on the
Solid wall, as the candle flame
Swayed by her turbulent breathing,
She sat tentatively sculpting
His contours in the melted wax
Collecting on the panel,
Creating an obscure imagery of
Her uncertain conclusions
Towards his growing acquaintance

After a long commotion
They retire to rest
Their engrossed minds,
Putting off the probing light
In the collective darkness
Of their remote quarters
Their shadows break out
In secret, to become one
Under the blanket of night…


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  • Chandrashekar A Posy Poet (4/22/2009 12:43:00 AM)

    a resonant depiction! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/14/2009 4:58:00 AM)

    A story from the world of love, from some distant valley
    i am confused if this poem is composed of words..........
    or it is just the true feeling i am seeing
    wonderful
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  • (11/9/2008 2:51:00 PM)

    It is in times like these that I am speechless.
    I just want to sit down and listen to those words being said aloud
    Nothing else matters for its all there, complete in every respect.
    Even a breath of air would destroy its balance.

    Ash (Rishi's Dad)
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  • (11/2/2008 1:08:00 AM)

    Seema, I read through this poem and comments on it... no one understood the irony of this poem, not even me; commenting on it... There is something hidden like a Da Vinci Code in this painting of two new lovers beginning a new love life… But the dismal touch in the form of shadows makes it different and I would say you may have written it in reminiscence of a love story beginning with tentative love, spreading infectiously and then losing its charm… anyways, I just felt it that way and I may be wrong…
    A great read adorned with beauty of imagination, well versed and beautifully ends with a craving to have more…
    Regards, Kamran
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  • premji premji (10/27/2008 4:42:00 AM)

    seema means boundary.
    but your poetic world has
    no boundaries ++10
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  • rajagopal haran (10/19/2008 2:01:00 AM)

    can see the light of candle in the darkness of mind...well written.. (Report)Reply

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  • Ashraful Musaddeq (10/18/2008 7:49:00 AM)

    Really a beautiful poem.
    10+
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  • (10/16/2008 11:08:00 AM)

    Made their dreams within the dream to be one... under the blanket of the night, fulfillment of souls more powerful as the heart yearns for...a 10. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/16/2008 9:55:00 AM)

    Fulfilling poem. The depth of the poem is amazing. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • Sadiqullah Khan (10/16/2008 2:27:00 AM)

    Some very strong emotion is missing, , , , , , , , , , , , is she a captive, , , , i do not understand, , , , (Report)Reply

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  • Kesav Easwaran (10/15/2008 11:58:00 AM)

    two shadows waiting to set into one...signifying a rise...good imaginative write, Seema 10 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/14/2008 9:43:00 PM)

    his shadows --her shadows
    become one under the blanket of the
    nite.
    nice write seema
    do keep sharing
    +10 regards anjali
    (do read mine until death do us part)
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  • Sathyanarayana M V S (10/14/2008 11:23:00 AM)

    I liked the sombre mood and mellowed tone you could bring into this poem....that easily takes the reader to another world........10
    Pl.read my RENDEZVOUS and tell me how good it is.......
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  • (10/14/2008 7:31:00 AM)

    it surely is beautiful imaginary write with deep thoughts converted into words, thanks for sharing seema 10/10 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/14/2008 7:25:00 AM)

    Seema, - a great poem, especially your last para is really impressive!
    You may like my short poem, - 'My Shadow', though in a different concept.
    - Raj Nandy
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  • (10/14/2008 6:07:00 AM)

    SHADOWS..SHADOWS..WHAT WOULD WE BE WITHOUT THEM....... (Report)Reply

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  • Sarwar Chowdhury (10/14/2008 5:00:00 AM)

    fine imagery! .........'under the blanket of night'- Excellent! .......10+ (Report)Reply

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  • (10/14/2008 4:24:00 AM)

    great imagery
    u lookeout with a diiffeeretnt view point
    nic work kudos
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  • Sulaiman Mohd Yusof (10/14/2008 3:44:00 AM)

    Like the snake in the eagle's shadow...........lovers preying! i luvvit! (Report)Reply

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  • Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (10/14/2008 3:13:00 AM)

    Anoher wonderful love poem. Jon Keats and W. Shakespeare diid not think as you did, when they wrote about sexual love. Can u inform your email? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, October 17, 2008


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