Monday, May 02, 2011


The beautiful piece of poetry below makes me wonder how strange it is that a society that worships Radha-Krishna as gods, and celebrates their togetherness as an epitome of love, does not approve of similar togetherness in mortals. Maybe because they don't trust that the same level of sublimity and dignity will be maintained. Or maybe because they don't want to take the risk of giving mortals the chance to compete with Gods :)

Unlicensed Love

On a summer's day long, long ago
I fell in love and I'll never know
Just what it was that made me feel
So drawn to her, what the appeal
That set my pulses so to race
When e'er I gazed upon that face
Of one who was scarce but a child
Yet even then could drive me wild
I'll never know the how's and why's
I lost my heart to Hazel Eyes
But when I got that long sought kiss
I knew I'd found my Perfect Miss
My elfin girl from down the lane
And I'll never let her go again

For how could I describe our love?
Romantic love, all hearts and flowers
No way to count the days and hours
Spent in self-indulgent wishes
And thoughts of long awaited kisses
Of sweet embraces, tender sighs
And gazing into love filled eyes
Oh yes, it is that kind of love

Or, is it yet the love of passion
The ecstasy that knows no ration
That shuddering nerve-tingling feeling
The climax with your senses reeling
The wondrous joy when you discover
That sweet surrender to your lover
Oh yes, it's that kind of love too.

Or even yet a love that grows
One that cares and one that knows
That sees beyond the outer skin
Into the person deep within
That loves the spirit and the soul
The inner self that makes the whole
Built on trust and empathy
A love you know was meant to be

The love we share is all these things
A love that has no need of rings
A love you never need to doubt
A love I cannot live without
A love to last us all our days
A love I'll share with you always

~ Jim Sharman

I first read this poem five years ago, and at that time, I thought I understood what it was saying. I put it up on my hostel room wall as an inspiration that I woke up to everyday. Then one day, it stopped making any sense, and I took it down. A few days back, it came back to me as suddenly as it went away.

I don't think it's going down now. Because this time around, it has come up on its own. Yes, it will stay.

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