Saturday, March 26, 2011

Elusive regions of the mind.



Blue or green?



I couldn’t decide.



Blue morphing into green



Or green into blue?








Bur the thought returned



Or was it feeling?



Thought morphing into feelings



And Feelings into thoughts?








The blue green waters of the ocean



Taking the colours of the earth



As they approach the shore



Only to return



To its never ending pursuit



Of blue or green



Or both?








Once again



That strange sensation fills me



Every cell in my being



As they did



Ever since I remember.








Sitting on the steps in the evenings after shower



Waiting for amma to complete the ritual



Of dusting with rasnathi podi



The line where my wet hair parted



At the center of my scalp.








It was gloaming, almost



And the coconut trees stood large



To my five year old eyes.



They seemed to touch the heavens



And beckoned me to come



With the breeze that moved them.








I watched the birds trail across the heavens



And envied them



As some disappeared into the trees



So close to the heavens.








And that strange sensation



Of thought morphed into feelings



Spread in my chest



Creating a sadness



Or was it joy?



I do not know.






But it purges,



That sensation



And transports



To an unknown region.








I get the feeling



Or is it thought



That strange truths inhabit that land.



The blue green sea merging with the distant horizon



The sky and the swaying palms that shelter the birds



awaken in me



thought or feelings I cannot fathom.



But tell me



I have in me the elements of those regions



I long for a glimpse of - - -





3 comments:

Balachandran V said...

Blue merges into Green, Red merges into Yellow... a bright white light... and then black...

Intense, moody. Happy to see your poems after a long while...

anilkurup said...

Isn't there a tone of yearning?
I guess the verses laid down the climate in you.

kochuthresiamma p .j said...

@ balachandran V & anilkurup
yearning, moody? i dont know. all i knows is i havent said what exactly i wanted to say.a lot lost when thoughts/ feelings translated into words:-)