More than words

I need you to look for the deeper semantic,
beneath the minty sapphire peaks, layered and
layered in a soft mist, only hinting at you,
because even nature’s screen, that cascades
gently is palpable, but you’re (im)palpable,
and I say that because you’re heard, felt even
when you’re unheard, unfelt, and words
spoken on a page only allude to this connection
we’re feeling, leaving us reeling, so electrifying,
but words read slowly, meaningfully, quietly
with the cadence of the moonlight,
the rhythm of the skipping heart
will carry you to me
in a way that only (we) know

So, when doubts and uncertainties, leave you
thinking and thinking, unbearable, undying
know that I’m longing and longing for
all that’s implacable, insatiable, subdued,
distinct and I’m yearning and yearning
for more than something trite,
and I’m falling and falling for
what syllables on a page will never give
justice, and I’m loving and loving all that’s you.

© Nitin Lalit Murali (2017)

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13 responses

  1. This is good stuff!
    And I read a few of your posts and found out that you’re suffering, I don’t really know you but I hope you get better.

  2. Nitin, this is gorgeous, a great example of why poetry should be read aloud. The repetitive sounds give a sense of motion like waves rushing to shore and back to sea. It invokes the way that love is not still but parries between lovers.

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