June 14, 2008

Forever


By an ancient river meandering through an old city
Every once in a while
Wandering souls will pause,
In a timeless moment of togetherness.

There, floating on the wind,
Moments from centuries ago
Whisper in willing ears
The story of a king mourning his love.


34 comments:

Kaustubh said...

the thoughts are as immortal as the monument!
"The story of a king mourning his love." oohhh i liked that very much

kenju said...

Such a beautiful poem.

anan said...

Thats a perfect piece of poetic justice to the monument of love.A lovely poem indeed...

fishing guy said...

Anil: Lovely photo, very well captured.

Shantanu said...

So many different ways to capture the beauty and wonder of the Taj!

Dawn....सेहर said...

The last line of the poem left me with the deep thought....a vaccum too
nicely written
Thanks for sharing dear
Happy Father's Day
Cheers

indicaspecies said...

An ethereal shot of the great monument!

Anil P said...

Kaustub: Thanks.

Kenju: Thank you.

Anan: Thanks. Like you implied, it is a monument to sentiment, and value.

Fishing Guy: Thanks.

Shantanu: Thanks.

Dawn: Thanks.

Indicaspecies: It's as imposing as it is alluring.

neha vish said...

It's impossible to be cynical about the Taj Mahal..

muse said...

A whisper that in part
tugs at your heart...
nicely done :)

Amit said...

very beautifully worded! :)

nice....

backpakker said...

what a wonderful tribute to a wonderful monument

lakshmi

Line said...

As always, you've captured a magical atmosphere with your words.

Anil P said...


Neha Vish: True for, it is just as difficult to be cynical of human emotion. Taj Mahal is but a sentiment.

Muse: Thank you :)

Amit: Thanks.

Backpakker: Thank you.

Line: Thank you, it's a pleasure to have you share in the experience.

kavita said...

nice poem! I love your style of photography - you seem to notice the beauty in such everyday, simple things that it tells me that you're probably a deep person. btw, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog :)

Anil P said...

Kavita: Thank you. Nothing deep as such, but yes, there're beauty to be had in the little things in life, maybe there's more of the little things than the big ones.

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

A beautiful picture capturing the ephemeral quality of love itself, frozen in a monument.

And such beautiful words mourning the loss of that love.

Sarah Laurence said...

Anil, here's the answer to my question. You are a poet! Another lovely poem and just the right image to illustrate it. Your poetry is very lyrical.

Ari Herzog said...

Neat picture and poem!

Question, though: If the wind is whispering, wouldn't there be "whispers" in willing ears and not a mere single whisper?

Anil P said...


Raji Muthukrishnan: Thank you. If only it were not so ephemeral!

Sarah Laurence: This coming from you I need to wonder seriously if I'm one. Maybe am an occasional poet for it does not come to me easily :)

Thank you.

Ari Herzog: Thank you. It's not the wind that whispers, but moments which whisper.

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Occasional or not, I feel you have the gift of poetry. Those lines are beautiful by virtue of their depth of feeling - and creating the mournful atmosphere of loss.

Anil P said...

Raji Muthukrishnan: Thanks for the faith. It's indeed a pleasure to know my words strike a chord.

VAC Digital said...

gr8 blog due...hats off to you...but just a suggestion, i think u should try n limit the no of blogs being displayed in the main page coz it took an awful lot of time to finish...

marita said...

an amazing ever lasting tribute of love... amazing king!

Seamus said...

Just gorgeous!

adi said...

ansuon se nadi banaun, jamuna naam doon usse
aahon ka ek makbara khada karoon, kinare uske
aur intezaar karoon, waqt ke gujarne ka
jab woh ayegi, darwaje mere

DreamMaker said...

lovely picture... but lovelier words! very well expressed...

Anil P said...


Vac Digital: Thanks. Kept them on to facilitate easy scroll through posts.

Marita: Thanks. Quite a monument indeed.

Seamus: Thanks.

Adi: :)

Dreammaker: Thank you.

drips of paint said...

you have a lovely way observing the world and putting it into words

Anil P said...

Drips of Paint: Thank you.

Lisa B. said...

Beautiful picture...beautiful prose!

Anil P said...


Lisa B.: Thank you :)

Mrs.French said...

Stunning words for an absolutely beautiful image.

Anil P said...

Mrs. French: Thank you.