You are not here

You are not here

21-22 June 2016

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You are not here

Playing hide and seek

Within shadow of your smile

You and I take part

In teasing childhood games

 

You are not here

All wardrobes emptied

Of imaginary shirts

Worn with would be ties

Not chosen together

 

You are not here

The kettle boils

The humming sound of closures

As water simmers

Now breaching fever’s peak

 

You are not here

The window pane’s cool

Crystallising the vapour

Blowing off my thoughts

Winds down mind’s idle clocks

 

You are not here

Your voice a dark gift

An orchestra of taut chords

Ringing from the stars

Blending me in solace

 

You are not here

Ethereal shape

You whisper through the oceans

Dilating shrinking

Within circles of Time

 

Reading of the poem: 

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Courtesy George Redhawk on theabsolutemag.com

First Snow – Clint Mansell & The Kronos Quartet

Stay with me- Clint Mansell

Lux Aeterna / Requiem for a Dream – Clint Mansell & The Kronos Quartet

47 thoughts on “You are not here

  1. Geetha, it’s a pleasure to visit your page again.:)

    I love how this is constructed, and with your beautiful and telling and visual words, too. On the surface, it seems simplistic, and the repeating of “you are not here” almost solidifies its simplicity, but you’re also stressing the point: the character’s significant other is gone. I can almost hear him/her crying aloud in misery and desperation. Her world has been shattered..

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      • Thank you, that’s a beautiful and much appreciated compliment. I’m quite analytical, actually.:) It’s always a pleasure, Thank YOU for sharing your incredibly talent with us.

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        • Thank you Dustin 🙂 The more we get to really know each other the less we are likely to differ is my belief on every encounter. Of course there are many who instead of knowing the other are only willing to project on the other what they believe defines the other 🙂

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          • Thank you Dustin:) The more we get to really know each other the less we are likely to differ is my belief on every encounter. Of course there are many who instead of knowing the other are only willing to project on the other what they believe defines the other:)

            Well that is certainly not how I role. By all means, take the time to get to know people. One shouldn’t take what one sees on the surface as fact, because one doesn’t know what they’ve been through. Speaking of getting to know each other, here’s something about me: judgement and ridicule are some of my biggest pet peeves, as are dishonesty and deceit. And I don’t think a difference of opinion/beliefs is necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I think differing of opinions amongst friends only strengthens the friendship, because there should be a mutual respect and appreciation, you know?

            You’re most welcome!

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            • I agree that differences enrich us but I believe the differences are not part of our core matter. In the core we are all very much alike, our individualities are merely matter of surface distinctions which make us different persons in this world and yes of course, as long as we are human we should enjoy these differences and revel in how much they build our diversity. It is good that you appreciate honesty and straightforwardness and I agree that judging and condemning others is not necessarily the best of traits that we have inherited as part of our human condition. Personally I don’t really have pet peeves although some things do still stir in me deep responses. Thank you for your deep insights 🙂

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    • You are most welcome. Thank YOU for yours.

      I see what you mean, too. At the heart of the matter, we are probably more similar than dissimilar. Society tells us that we’re created different but are equal. This, in my mind, is not true. I think it’s too simplistic and ideal. What is seen as diverse is merely superficial. It is one’s heart that truly matters. All this reminds me of one my favorite quotes by the post-modern author (although he didn’t classify his work as such,) David Foster Wallace:

      “Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”

      Yes, I value honesty and authenticity above all else. Gratitude is high up on my list, too. And of course, Love.

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