The Visit to a Dear One

12 Jan

To sigh, was the only thing to do
When we met.
Seeing you on that morning,
My mind raced forward,
And hugged you warm.
But my body,
Cold from the weather outside,
Stayed still on the couch,
Offering only a weak handshake
To greet you.
At night, while talking,
My mind was busy.
Running invisible fingers through your hair,
Kissing your cheeks,
Mouthing mute endearments,
While my body stayed,
Stiff and numb.
My hands clasping a book,
Lips shut tight,
With only my eyes
Engaged watching your sweet face,
Your shapely nose, and,
Your innocent eyes.
May be it is that I am a good boy.
A virtuous boy.
And it may be that,
The heat of virtue dries up the springs of love.
For, when we parted,
I felt no sorrow,
No remorse over the separation.
I didn’t even want to shake hands with you.
All I wanted then
Was to get away,
Get away from you,
Get away from this strange dangerous love,
To my city, far far away
And to dive deep
Into the cozy anonymity,
Of the madding crowds therein.

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24 Responses to “The Visit to a Dear One”

  1. Isabel Amaya (@IsabelmAmaya) January 12, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    this one grabbed me from the begining. great write.

  2. Snowflakes January 13, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    moving thoughts, well done.

    πŸ™‚

  3. Manoj Kewalramani January 13, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Nicely done..

  4. meiro January 13, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Love reading your blog.
    Nice done.

  5. robin January 14, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    embracing love feels good…

  6. Catie Eliza January 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    OH WOW… this is a really gripping poem, clever and fascinating! And sad. I loved it. :] xx

  7. Fay January 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

    WOW. That hit home, deep inside. Wow.

  8. halfwaybetweenthegutter January 17, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    Brilliant!

  9. tigercity January 19, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    you may escape physically.. but she’s in your head isn’t she?? super poem.. πŸ˜‰

    • nithvarma January 21, 2012 at 11:20 am #

      πŸ™‚ Thank you Tigercity! πŸ™‚

  10. Shyama May 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

    this is really awesome.. loved it a lot.. πŸ™‚

    • nithvarma May 5, 2012 at 11:34 am #

      Thank you Shyama chechi! πŸ™‚

  11. balram88 June 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    superb!!!

    • nithvarma November 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

      Thank you balram! πŸ™‚

  12. rajs5577 May 20, 2013 at 1:35 am #

    Hi Nithin, a beautiful poem !

    Touching theme portrayed with words denoting intense emotions. Well written, indeed !

    Thanks
    Rajiv
    http://www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com
    http://www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com
    http://www.oruvishupponpulari.wordpress.com

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