The lonely nightingale !

whence shall I be freed from the bondage of destiny
in blind clutches,
tied securely with strings
Breathlessly the body sinks,
ageing with the duties endlessly…
the cluster of orchids drooped
whilst I was busy in the chores of world
not once I got to touch the
failed the effort…
nothing earned…
why does the lonely nightingale then sing
song of solitude in melancholy
there’s a melody in her voice
inside the four walls
she sings and dies.
red-winged blackbird

10 thoughts on “The lonely nightingale !

  1. Tatsat November 16, 2014 / 4:45 pm

    Very strong ending. Tragic, but real. Tale of so many women of our times, unfortunately, who are imprisoned- voluntarily as well as involuntarily.

    • soumyav November 16, 2014 / 11:39 pm

      Absolutely Tatsat ! You held the right chord! And yes , good to see you here after soooo long! 🙂

      • Tatsat November 17, 2014 / 9:02 am

        Apologies for the absence Soumya. Overload, is the word that describes the current state of affairs. But ofcourse, that means I have to manage better..

        I wish I could respond to you in poems. I can write a lot, but not poems… This gift that you have.. I am jealous.

        • soumyav November 17, 2014 / 9:43 am

          No apologies here!! 🙂 And yes, you can still write as much as you want… seems the current affairs are something newly turned into now!

  2. Payal Agarwal November 16, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    profound thought.. loved the expressions.

    • soumyav November 16, 2014 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you so much Payal for being here and for the kind words

  3. vishalbheeroo November 17, 2014 / 12:29 am

    The bondage that fetters our growth told in a powerful manner.

    • soumyav November 17, 2014 / 9:42 am

      Thank you Vishal

  4. Insight November 17, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    Poignant! 🙂

    – Rahul

    • soumyav November 17, 2014 / 2:52 pm

      OO! 🙂 So after long time seeing you here! Thanks Rahul

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