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Thursday, June 19, 2008

'Swapping Beauty With Time'

Rating: 4.8
The sea roles on
Oak and palm reflect the wind
The petals bloom and fall
Traces the mind and recall

When the time clicks
Slip the moments slime
Countless years ago
Began the chase with daring smile

The teenager smiled in an infant
The adult shaped with an individual’s mind
What once was yours now another’s due
And you exchanged with something new

Smirking the stubborn eternity
We find our daily task
Binding the spirits with chores
Changed Today in Yesterday
Where many Tomorrows due
Then in a date if significantly flew

In some months and years
The decades follow and death nears
The physical beauty mirrored
Staring wrinkled eye and lips curled.
Abha Sharma
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COMMENTS
Anil Kumar 11 October 2008
Quite enlightening piece. As Steele said once Death (Time) is a great leveler, it destroys everything whether beautiful or ugly, young or old, poor or rich.It knows no distinction made by man.
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Loyd C Taylor Sr 10 September 2008
A very delightful and insightful read. I enjoyed, Loyd
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C. P. Sharma 05 August 2008
Why I didn't read earlier. It is classic. I see the metaphysics of John Donne reflected in this poem. You attain great poetic heights in this poem.
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Greenwolfe 1962 15 July 2008
I am probably alone in this, but I do not believe this piece communicated the message, as I understand it, very well. If this is about what the title indicates, then I found only circumstantial evidence presented in the piece. GW62
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Abha this is a wonderful testimony to how age catches us but I agree with Sandra, the beauty of the soul runs far deeper than anything skin deep. Lovely musing. HG: -) xx
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Sandra Fowler 01 July 2008
Time will have us all, but the beauty of the soul, like art, remains eternal. Excellent work. Praise for your eloquent pen. Warmest regards, Sandra
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Ramesh T A 28 June 2008
Yes, physical beauty is not the same and as eternal as Nature or Art!
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Sreelekha Premjit 25 June 2008
Great poetry Abha, tracing the travails of time...
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premji premji 25 June 2008
Abhaji, time is stagnant while reading you
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Subbaraman N V 23 June 2008
Yes, that is the natural course of an individual beautifully portrayed and presented!
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