Time, the Old Gypsy

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Gossamer web of time, delicate yet strong
Articulating every move of humans;
As if they’re preyed on, and devoured slowly
With only the shadows leaving behind
Of yesteryears, memories, 
Of known happiness, unsolicited sorrows
And unsatiated hope– untamed, powerful.
The elixir of existence.


23 responses to “Time, the Old Gypsy

  1. मनिपर्णा जी, IBA 2017 के अवार्ड के लिए बहुत-बहुत बधाई। मुहे आपके उस ब्लॉग पर टिप्पणी करते नहीं आई इसलिए इस ब्लॉग पर बधाई दे रहीं हूं। आप इसी तरह आगे बढते रहे यहीं शुभकामनाएं…


  2. Maniparna, at the fag end of the year, your poem beautifully conveys the essence of time that concocts the elixir of existence with contours of happiness, unsolicited sorrows, unsatiated hopes. Wonderfully written and illustrated.


  3. Mani, this poem of yours much like a crafty artist have captured the core essence of life and living…memories are what we are left with us and as time goes by we have an extended memories and also memories keep fading.
    Hope and happiness; are what drives us in our present and future is all about hope. The shadows are there with us, some are good and some are bad, the memories are layered in these paradox and the poem connects the light and the darkness, the soft and the hard part of life. I like the use of “unsolicited sorrows”, the reflection and it is indeed an elixir of existence…

    Wishing you Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
    Hope you are having a great weekend.


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