Monday, April 26, 2010

The Moon Talk ...

'Dynasties have fought under my banner,
Providing cool succor to parched souls in a loving manner.
I am the favourite uncle, friend, guide and messenger,
Mirror of love and manna from heaven for wives dying of hunger !!'

Thus spake the shimmering shingle of white,
Lazily laid back in his throne.. fluffy and light.
Looking at the mortals in life's boring drone,
He goes on to tell tales from his heavy tome.

'When children pout and cry,
Mothers tell my stories and make their sorrows fly.
When young love misses a heartbeat,
They call on my services to deliver the love sheet.
A girl looks up to me always and smiles,
Wondering how I change my shape without a diet and walking miles'. 

                                               'Paeans, parchments,poems and numerous pens,
Have been spent on writing about my abode above the glen.
Examples of my beauty are given, 
And sometimes used to describe many a luminous maiden'.

He then turns around and goes to sleep think,
But wakes up all the way round the world to drink.
On life, love and longing once again,
And begin..
The cycle of birth and death, waxing and waning

You might feel a tinge of sadness in the voice,
But the glistening halo dispels all darkness and spreads joy.
It follows our mother with care of that a big brother. 
Sometimes coming in between her and a hot headed intruder. 

'Its a lonely life', he sighs.
But there are perks on being up in the sky.
'Watching and laughing on all the drama below,
Getting all the nicknames and love glow.
Then there is that silly bird that is amorous and arduous in attention, 
and the girls that wonder about my dietitian's intentions'.

Written on 26th April, 2010.

(Moon.. one of my favourite photography subjects as well as watching subjects... :) Tried funny and rhyming this time.. guess its works. Pics courtesy Sheel )


  1. its a wonderful poem and a mix of imagery and science as we know it.. focus on one aspect at a time or continue to give nwe aspects of the moon .. you return back to the mother care again after having given that once.. the poem will be lovelier if that can be done.. its something i cant ever do with the stuff i try to write :(

  2. @Bhammo : thank you that is one hell of a critique!!! even I felt that it was bit abrupt and bumpy in the middle !!!!!