Shedding leaves

Shedding leaves

25-26 August 2018

 

She walked through the swarming streets heading towards the beachfront. She smiled at the woman who crossed her path and touched her outstretched hands that were offering her a garland of jasmine woven with small roses. She took the garland and put it around her neck as her hair was too short to weave it in there. She paid the woman, smiled and moved on as the woman waved at her smilingly.

 

The sun was high in the sky but the sea remained grey as usual. She had wondered when she had first arrived at the seaside why the sea was always grey but had got used to it. It seemed like it had to blend with the darker colour of the rocks on the seaside. She thought back to the beautiful sparkling beaches in North Africa and wondered whether it was the pollution here that made the sea turn grey close to the coast.

 

She sat on a rock overlooking the beach and stared at the sea. The waves were making a gentle lulling sound interrupted from time to time by the shrieks of children jumping into the water. It was a joyous sight but somehow she could not help her heart feeling heavy. She could not get over the feeling that something had completely stirred out of control in her destiny, changing her future, and that it was not by chance. Barely a year and a half had gone by but it seemed like it was light years away.

 

Back home to keep the memories of those moments of the future she had glimpsed she had resorted to collecting falling leaves in which she mentally inscribed glimpses of that future. Over time, the future she had seen seemed to be slowly fading into oblivion and she would then take out the leaves to remember. Each leaf reminded her vividly of a place in time where she had been in thought and where she had lived an incredible adventure filled with love and happiness.

 

Her right hand felt for the small basket that was tucked inside her handbag. It was still there and she sighed a sigh of relief. She wondered how it could be so small and hold so much at the same time. She got up from the rock and resumed her walk but towards the canal this time. It was one of the rare places in the city where stagnant water was not necessarily a synonym of stench and rot. At some points it even looked beautiful with profuse vegetation and a small bridge-like construction.

 

The water was a sombre green. She walked to the bridge, looked over the edge of it and slowly emptied the small basket. The leaves fell into the water and swirled away with the current caused by the wind. She watched until they were out of sight and felt as though her heart were leaving with those swirling leaves. Yet she knew that she could not hold on to the leaves as a totem anymore. They had to disappear for what they represented to reappear.

 

Those moments of the lost future she had lived had to be reintegrated within her. They belonged to her and had to be a part of her again, not relegated to the role of externalised memories. Her heart warmed slowly with the returning memories that filled her being with love. It was as if the release of the leaves had opened a dam within her. The images cascaded in her mind like a whirlpool of sunny water as they filled her neurons. Tears of joy streamed down her face and wiping them she lifted her head and smiled up at the skies. It did not matter anymore that it had been steered away for it existed out there. It was forever hers.

 

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Winter Aid – The Wisp Sings

The web grows

The web grows

July 1, 2016

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The forbidden

Lies in reprisal

Of instinct

Gut feeling

Sending our senses reeling

Into dark recess

 

We sink fast

Into bad habits

Compressed fears

Compelling

Our minds fill with convenience

Putting up pretence

 

Our love life

Made of fear of strife

Square models

Thought patterns

Conformity our mind yearns

Being like others

 

Life smothers

When lived in inches

The will dead

Like the Heart

Compromise our daily bread

Look to Love instead

 

Communication

The only wise choice

Bed-ridden

We then voice

What could have been said before

When chance knocks no more

 

Angels’ traits

Slowly dissolving

The web grows

Rarely shows

The chains around revolving

Graveyards, build of straits

 

Reading of the poem: 

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Love show – Morcheeba

Otherwise – Morcheeba

The Sea – Morcheeba

Freelancer

Freelancer

20 February 2016

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They work blind

Their tools are hammers

Mouth unkind

Sullen face

Words they spew are of disgrace

For crushed soul stammers

 

Shadow race

They crawl the Earth slow

High and low

Is not theirs

Like sparrow announcing rain

They scrape tides of pain

 

Others fly

Wings beacon of light

Soaring high

In the sky

Illuminating the night

Round the clock daytime

 

Merry hearts

Their high-pitched songs float

Above gloom

They shun doom

Silken sound ushered from throat

Life stills as it starts

 

I stand poised

Neither here nor there

In between

Light’s slices

There is more to it then seen

Balance to lead dance

 

Who should win

In love all is fair

I ponder

Freelancer

Recklessly casting dices

Leaving it to chance

 

Reading of the poem: 

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Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard – Now we are Free

Love was only chance

Love was only chance

17 September 2015

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Once upon a time

An ark gathered them by pairs

Two of each soul tribe

 

Look upon the sets

Playground built itself child’s needs

Love grows but in Heart

 

Groomed but not by spouse

White brides will turn black widows

Creeping through undead

 

Shifted from axis

The Great Mother spun astray

Distances melted

 

Minds transform liquids

Only salt for scorching spared

Greed bred Life’s meltdown

 

We shall meet fires

With our essence of waters

As they flow fluid

 

Gushing from pure souls

Salvation came from Heart’s tears

Love was only chance

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Will you miss me when I’m gone?

Will you miss me when I’m gone ?

25 August 2015

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Shades of us shone bright

Articulate dark on lights

Playing with eyesight

 

Century split half

Moving toward our shadow

A bright future lit

 

What happened behind?

Hindsight now failed me always

As did memories

 

Arms spread out seeking

I had searched for you all days

A lifetime thus spent

 

Seeing you never

Though my being you pervade

Etched in all my thoughts

 

Sun-kissed paths we trod

Walking towards each other

Blindfolded and mute

 

No touch did we need

Imprints in our very soul

Spoke more than could flesh

 

You gazed upon me

Seeing me best with mind’s eye

As I perceived you

 

Abandoned to you

My soul kept for your soul watch

You knew as did I

 

Time would take its toll

On our hearts that beat tireless

As tunes in ears rang

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The World disappeared

No loss would I ever fear

Our Love infused all

 

Words locked in embrace

A blessed recognition

We held on steadfast

 

Time flew relentless

Stars opposed but move on

Bow to depths we hold

 

Careening through Time

Like dances of Golden Age

That all hurt soothes

 

This body fails me

Though soul keeps it standing still

To hope’s tunes we seek

 

Your voice now alit

With energy makes me whole

Restoring body

 

With renewed respite

Will you still reach me in time?

If only I knew

 

Grim is the reaper

In darkness still he awaits

As days slide silent

 

Grief to hope skips slim

Boldest instinct: survival

An uneven chance

 

Mind soared to morrow

Will you miss me when I’m gone?

I will forever

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