Indrani Ananda


The Spinster - Poem by Indrani Ananda

I feel the Love that moves the Earth,
That stirs the sea and blows the sand;
All of my days so sadly stand -
There is no ring upon my hand.

The shining intellect which woke
Enisled within its resting place,
Worth more than perfect form or face,
Has never known a man's embrace.

Why could they not look deeper than
The flawless brow, the satin skin,
Beyond the selfish lust for sin
To see the Light that burned within?

I knew the secrets of the stars
Within my melancholy mind;
But Beauty's smile I could not find -
My face was not of fashion's kind.

My heart with hope once overflowed
With ardent passion, youthful zest;
Its flame was quenched by thoughtless jest -
It beat beneath a shapeless breast.

My eyes dreamed like the Heaven's deep,
And saw the cherries on the grass;
I felt the 'chosen' smile, then pass -
I only watched through walls of glass.

But lonely still, and ageing grey,
Like sickled wheels the years now roll;
When this life's curse has reaped its toll
Then shall I meet my kindred Soul.

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Comments about The Spinster by Indrani Ananda

  • Saadat Tahir (5/17/2012 8:58:00 AM)


    Why could they not look deeper than
    The flawless brow, the satin skin,
    Beyond the selfish lust for sin
    To see the Light that burned within?


    absolutely beautiful lines
    loved em
    great write

    be happy
    :)
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012



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