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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Separation!

(Image Source: here)

Ever gazed at a crimson-orange leaf?
You can find plenty of them in autumn
Beautified by agony
Darkened by pain
The pain of separation
From its treasured home.

Ever watched a rain-washed desert?
You can see the longing in those sand grains
Soothed by rain
Pining for one last caress
The fear of separation
From its unpredictable healer.

Ever stared at the eyes of a bereft lover?
You can see a thousand emotions somersaulting
Whispering every unsaid word
Reciting the chapters of an incomplete story
The scars of separation
From its beloved counterpart.

Linking this poem to Poetry Pantry

P.S. I am also including the cover of a Hindi song that I made recently with this poem as I feel that the beauty and pain of love and separation can be found in the song. 


62 comments:

  1. Beautiful and touching poem.. coupled with your sweet magical voice. Lovely :D
    Have a nice weekend!

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thank you so much, Sanaa. You too have a great weekend dear. Much love :)

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  2. Whispering every unsaid word
    Reciting the chapters of an incomplete story
    The scars of separation

    You've certainly captured the essence of separation Purba! One that is not verbalized but held within the person who suffers in silence not wanting to hurt further one so dear! Well penned!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you so much. So glad that you liked it! :)

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  3. you've made yearning concrete with beautiful analogies...loved the sweet melodious voice too :)

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  4. Oh the loss in this verse is palpable. Lovely lovely poetry.

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  5. Beautiful words, you somehow tie the three separate incidents together!

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  6. Simply beautiful, each stanza capable of conveying strong emotion.

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  7. This was such a ethereal flow of emotions Purba, I could feel the intensity of every pain of separation with your soulful lines. Every line of yours develops an emotional connect with me. And regarding the Sun Sathiya audio, I already heard it and told you and can't afford to mention once again how mesmerizing it was. Keep shinning sweety. Hugs :*

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    1. Thank you so much dear. It always feels great to receive such beautiful comments from you. I am glad that my poem could make a connect with you :) Hugs :-*

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  8. Purba, you have beautifully projected the intense pain felt in anticipation of separation and the feeling of loss post separation in the poem. After hearing the audio I found it hard to tell if your voice is more beautiful or your poem .

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear. So glad you liked both the poem and the audio :)

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  9. My first time reading your work, I think and I like the sense of yearning you conjure here Purba - I shall be back for more... With Best Wishes Scott

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    1. So glad to know that you liked my work. Thanks :)

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  10. * cant express it in words * beautiful <3

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  11. I love the image of an autumn leaf's sadness being separated from home. Beautiful poem, Purba. :)

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    1. So glad you loved it, Vinay. Thank you :)

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  12. Oh, you have such a beautiful voice! I do hope that you are using your voice / talents professionally. I liked the poem. You really should the similarity between the separations in nature and the separation that humans feel when they miss someone. Stunning work all around.

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    1. Thank you so much Mary for your words of appreciation. So happy that you liked the poem and my voice :)

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  13. How beautiful. You are so talented! Your poem is so original and your sond sounds lovely. I so much enjoyyed your post!

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    1. Thank you Myrna. I am so happy that you enjoyed my post :)

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  14. You have captured the pain and longing of separation beautiful in word and voice!

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  15. It's so touching. I wonder how come you express such core feelings so smoothly and effectively.
    These lines, "Thousand emotions somersaulting and whispering every unsaid word" just took my heart away.. and about your song.. already a fan. :)
    God Bless! :) <3

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    1. Aww...I feel so humbled with these words of appreciation coming from a fellow poetess and a vocalist. God bless you too darling. Hugs <3

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  16. Hey Dear,
    You've stolen my heart away once again. Your words simply mesmerize me as I feel a connect with your emotions. "You can see a thousand emotions somersaulting \ Whispering every unsaid word", portrays all that's untold yet evocative.
    And your song -- I'm falling short of words. I'm a big fan now. Want to listen you more and more. love you :) <3

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    1. First of all, I am super duper happy to see you in my blog Ma'am. Thank you so much for always encouraging and appreciating me. It means a lot because I am a big fan of your works. Much love <3

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  17. The poem has a soul - it tackles the sensitive subject of separation. But you have shown another aspect of it - the beautiful one, will be observing those if i've encountered one :)

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    1. Thanks a lot. Your comment made my day :)

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  18. Wow, I LOVE this song even better than the one I heard first. Your voice sounds so lovely here. Love the photo too. I enjoyed the poem, especially "reciting the chapters of an incomplete story."

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry. So happy that you loved my song and also enjoyed the poem! Yay :)

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  19. rain washed desert... a very intriguing image.

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  20. love it! All the three stanzas comes together very well. Beauty out of agony is a good thought and penned very well.

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you liked it :)

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  21. Awesome poem Purba....so agree separation is testing and helplessness unfathomable!

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  22. Awesome poem Purba....so agree separation is testing and helplessness unfathomable!

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  23. I love how you start each verse with a question - for sure i would like to stare at a crimson-orange leaf - beautifully done

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  24. I like your poem, of love and seperation, no we don't like the seperation, but sometimes we learn something from seperation?

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    1. Yes, Annell. Separation and testing times do teach us valuable lessons.

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  25. Loved the last verse of the poem. Seasons and emotions have lot in common.

    And just loved and enjoyed the song. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Saru. Super happy that you loved both the song and the poem.

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  26. tis beautiful my dear :-) can't even express it... :-)

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  27. Oh la la! It's an awesome poem Purba :) Felt like that orange leaf is a human & autumn season is difficult phase of it's life :)

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  28. Separation is painful. Nice words, Purba.

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  29. You've captured the feeling well. Great poem.

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  30. I like the repetition and verse patterning.

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  31. You've really touched the feeling of deep pain involved in separation.. It's ever worth living our life helping out such souls to the best of our abilities.. Thanks for sharing, Purba!

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