Geet Chaturvedi

(27 November 1977 - / Mumbai / India)

The Memory of Now - Poem by Geet Chaturvedi

(For Eduardo Chirinos)

Downstairs I left a candle burning
In its light I'll read a few lines when I return

By the time I returned the candle had burned out
Those few lines had faded like innocence

You walk with me
The way moon walks along with a child sitting in a train window

I stood in the balcony one day
Waved a handkerchief toward the sky

Those who have gone without saying their goodbyes
Will recognize it even from far

In my handkerchief they have left behind their tears
The way early humans left behind their etchings on cave walls

Lyotard said, every sentence is a now
No. Actually it's a memory of now

Every memory is a poem
In our books, the count of the unwritten poems is so much more


Comments about The Memory of Now by Geet Chaturvedi

  • Kevin Patrick (10/4/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    You walk with me
    The way moon walks along with a child sitting in a train window

    great imagery, this is stellar stuff, every memory is a poem indeed.

    Excellent choice for poem of the day! .
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  • (10/3/2018 9:53:00 PM)

    a great poem a great, great poem
    good for introspection thanks keep writing
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  • Chandan Dey (10/3/2018 3:14:00 PM)

    Every memory is a poem - wonderful expression. I love the emotive expressions the poem share with us.
    Chandan
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/3/2018 3:05:00 PM)

    This is really a beautiful poem on memories having touching expression and nice diction. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/3/2018 10:10:00 AM)

    'Every memory is a poem
    In our books, the count of the unwritten poems is so much more '...is such a beautiful line. With age and experience one gets maturity. Nice poem indeed.
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  • Ramotlhaba Chrisjan (10/3/2018 8:59:00 AM)

    Words expression comes with circumstances., but they can make you feel better. Thanks for a wonderful poem (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (10/3/2018 6:16:00 AM)

    The 'now' is fleeting and quickly becomes a memory. This is so well said in the lines, 'Those few lines had faded like innocence' Every now is a memory of now. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (10/3/2018 4:17:00 AM)

    wow its fantastic expression-

    Every memory is a poem
    In our books, the count of the unwritten poems is so much more
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/3/2018 3:47:00 AM)

    Such a wonderful poem by Geet Chaturvedi............................... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/3/2018 3:01:00 AM)

    You walk with me! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Ruta Mohapatra (10/3/2018 1:44:00 AM)

    So original! It stands out! (Report) Reply

  • (10/3/2018 1:05:00 AM)

    What an interesting unique poem of a candle that burned out without saying goodbye. A poem with imagery and imaginativeness offered. Well penned piece. Congrats for POD selection Geet. I enjoyed reading.10+++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 22, 2018



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