WRITTEN FOR ERMILIA”S BLOG:  http://wp.me/p1HrCI-13p



She was the darling of his eyes,

he loved her like a bemused lover

years they lived together

never went away

from each other…


fairy tale their life seemed,

happiness in full measure,

every man passing by

would get envy of such beautiful composure…


Jealous eyes reached them once

casting spell on their treasure,

one fateful night,

he went alone

never again he returned from his leisure…

Years later …

the story was written…



an accident had  occured…

the lover got killed on the spot,

the girl was unaware of the trouble,

that very night a storm washed

the lanes of the small village,

the young girl got drenched

and got carried away for miles …

with the flooded waters…




Today a colourful butterfly

rests in peace

and dwells in his dried eyes…forever


27 thoughts on “PICTURE IT & WRITE: FAIRY TALE !

  1. Shackled and Crowned April 8, 2013 / 5:05 pm

    what a hollow story.
    Am I supposed to be relieved that the butterfly was there, in his place? Supposed to bring solace to thier loss?
    Still makes me feel sad.

    So well written, Soumyav.

    • soumyav April 8, 2013 / 5:20 pm

      Thank you dear.sometimes such endings leave open ended conclusions.. we remain happy with whatever we want to assume ! As if not stating the climax ,gives reader the freedom to have one of his own!

      • Shackled and Crowned April 8, 2013 / 5:22 pm

        I completely understand that. I try to write like that, as well. Leave it up for the readers interpretation.

        I see that in song writting a lot.

        • soumyav April 8, 2013 / 5:24 pm

          Good to see you got involved with the story! 🙂

  2. yourothermotherhere April 8, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    Tragedy but love finds a way to survive.

    • soumyav April 9, 2013 / 2:59 pm

      very true! and yes it did find its way!

  3. Uzoma April 8, 2013 / 6:05 pm

    A tight read, Soumyav. I feel for this couple–such a sad fate did they suffer. I love how you ended the piece with the butterfly being the interesting puzzle. I like what comes to my mind.

    • soumyav April 9, 2013 / 2:59 pm

      Nice to know Uzo you enjoyed the climax and also that you could get connected with the story of the butterfly there!

  4. shivprasad April 8, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    soumya i couldn’t resist.. i simply re-blogged this one my blog… loved it…!!

    • soumyav April 9, 2013 / 2:58 pm

      :-):-) Thank you Shiv!

  5. carolynpageabc April 9, 2013 / 12:43 am

    Oh, so sad…!
    Lovely, Soumyav; a feel a tear coming on…. 😉

    • soumyav April 9, 2013 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks Carolyn! could think of this after seeing the pic.

  6. Anne Schilde April 9, 2013 / 10:33 am

    I like how neatly you took your different impressions and put them all together. Very nice.

    • soumyav April 9, 2013 / 3:01 pm

      So lovely to read your thoughts about the poem Anne! its always a pleasure and honour when you comment ! 🙂

  7. kz April 9, 2013 / 11:12 am

    what a fairy tale this is… romantic and bittersweet.. a little sad but a little glad that they still had their “ever after” 🙂

    • soumyav April 9, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      Yes ! a hope for everything and a very typical brightness of yours…there is good in everything … 🙂 Thanks Kz

  8. lvsrao April 10, 2013 / 3:47 pm

    Inspiring. Well that id life.

    • soumyav April 12, 2013 / 12:13 am

      Had to be sad ,the picture could not invoke anything else..it had to be touching

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