Of Rivers And Oceans

Each day,

Each night,

My untamed thoughts burbling like rivers
course through the poetic landscapes of your words,
gushing along the continents of each verse,
rippling around the boulders of your figures,
sometimes patiently seeping through
elaborate passages you construct,
consuming each mineral of fancy
that you scrupulously submerge
and other times,
finding themselves breaking through
intermittent synthetic barriers,
roaring with a seething rush
to overcome weirs of vacillations you usher,
but in each instance, as new stars stand witness,
cascading continuously,
they single-mindedly march forward
with only one desire, one want, one wish
which is - to be heard
by your heart that finally lets its fjord open
so babbling merrily they can reach your oceans
and for ever have us converge.


If you haven’t heard any of Gregory Alan Isakov’s songs, you really are missing out on a beautiful experience. I am partial to it because watching a night sky full of stars while his album “This Empty Northern Hemisphere” plays in the background is my idea of nirvana. I don’t know how I came across him…maybe it was in one of “For you” playlists iTunes suggests or maybe it was somewhere else… I can’t remember but I am glad I found him because he is freakin’ amazing!

Anyway, lately things have gone from bad to worse all around the world. It feels like the very air itself has become saturated with tragic news, negativity and the dreadful anticipation of things to turn shittier than they already are. It’s disappointing to realize that diverting the brain from the endless barrage of shocking accounts of utter mediocracy on display can, at times, seem like some Herculean effort on one’s part! Ugh, the fucking need to stay up to date! But thank goodness there are those whose relentless heroic work at the frontlines, again, from all around the world, can inspire hope even in the most jaded of hearts. Ordinary people persisting every single day just because it’s the right thing to do – if that’s not inspiring, I don’t know what is. Have I said this before? Feels like I have.

Also, all of this has made me appreciate absurd, whimsical humor more and more. Hence the frequent Haikus although they aren’t as funny as I’d like them to be. But hey, I am new to this form of writing and whenever time permits, I’ll work on it. I’m writing all of this just to let you know that for the foreseeable future, I’ll be regularly posting many more nonsensical, trying-too-hard-to-be-funny haikus and maybe poems too.

Hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound and you are all staying indoors and driving each other mad, like the Gods intended. Really, they did. Read any religious scripture! 😁

8 thoughts on “Of Rivers And Oceans

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  1. A wonderful poem full of lyricism about a union of two souls in lines of verse. Lines like these – roaring with a seething rush
    to overcome weirs of vacillations you usher,
    but in each instance, as new stars stand witness,
    cascading continuously – portray the sentiment beautifully.

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