If we were not here,
if we were not conveniently together,
but lived in places far apart
with only a bleak memory,
the proof of our time together.
If we could not hear
each other’s voice everyday
but carry each other’s whispers
in the folds of our skin.
Do you think
we could have known each other better?
Do you think
we could have loved better,
By being far away?
These arms that ache
by holding each other tighly,
in some other time,
in some other place,
may have yearned for a mere touch.
In that world,
I imagine myself
sitting in my backyard.
Looking at the never ending rows
of trees that I cannot name.
And wonder if our separation
will be as long as the life of these trees.
Will these silent friends of mine, these trees,
in this lifetime
know my happiness to have found you at last
as they have known my long wait?
I feel in some other world,
we exist like that,
our love exists like that.
I feel they must be dreaming of love
that we have right now.
Published by Nayana Nair
I am Nayana Nair. I'm 28. Just a person who has tons of things to talk about....not much organized thoughts sadly.
I'm interested in all forms of storytelling (though I don't have the talent for it). So I like series, movies, novels, anime, and whatnot. I'm also really passionate about music, psychology, learning languages (I just dream big, too undisciplined to makes any actual progress) and literature. I am overall just a curious person who is interested in all kinds of things, as long as they suit my taste.
I always wanted to be a writer (and also a teacher)..But I don't think I have the skills required...this blog is just my attempt at becoming the writer I always wanted to be...Blogging for few years, I have realized I am more of a poet (although, I am not sure that I am good enough for that label)...I hope I realize more about myself through writing.
Thanks for dropping by!! Hope I didn't disappoint. :)
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Lovely words, “carry each other’s whispers in the folds of our skin” gave me goosebumps. I loved the images to go with it too. Thanks for sharing
Thank you 🙂 even I love those lines (it is very rare for me to love something I have written 🙂 ) I am glad you liked the poem 🙂 😀
I love those words too!
Me too! They are too good to be written by me 🙂 I wonder how I came up with that 🙂 he he 🙂 😀
Oh! Come on. Give yourself some credit 🙂
He he 🙂 Issues of having low confidence I guess. Can’t help it. No matter what I write, no matter how it is received. In my mind there is a voice that tells me that I can never write good enough 😦 That I am deceiving myself in believing that I can be/ am good at this. 🙂
But I am thankful that you liked my poem 🙂 and maybe that will keep me motivated to write at least one more line.
Thanks a lot 🙂
I feel the same way about me too. I’m too judgmental of myself. As long as my writing carries the emotion I feel, I’m OK with my writing. Of course, there is always room to improve.
Same pinch 🙂 he he. I hope one day this voice won’t haunt us, or even if it does, I hope it makes us better. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 I am glad you liked it 🙂
moreover your profile pic has drawn me here! i am so into anime, just wondering if you share same interest. keep writing 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I do like anime. But I have not seen much. 🙂 there is lot that I have yet to see.
This pic is from an anime ‘La Corda’ . liked it a lot. That’s why.
Last anime I watched was Death Note’. Right now I am watching ‘Bleach’ and ‘FairyTail’ simultaneously. (As you can see, I am pretty new to it….But I love whatever I have seen. ) Anime is really awesome.
Which is your favourite anime?
Death note is like my kind of thriller. clannad, lovely complex, school rumble, attack on titans, elfen lied.try them you will love it. That pic is cool.I think I have to watch La Corda. 🙂
Thank you for suggestions… I will surely watch them 🙂 Thanks a lot. 🙂
La Corda’ doesn’t have a complex storyline of anything but it is about music and I love the characters and music in it. You can try it out . 🙂 I hope you like it. 🙂
Thank you :-):-D
Thank you 🙂 😀
in the second stanza, you wrote ‘were’ instead of ‘we’. How beautiful is it that it is the same stanza that has the boldest imagery. I loved this poem so much
Thanks for pointing that out 🙂 I have corrected that typo.
I am so glad you liked my poem 🙂 Thanks a lot 🙂 😀
The poem is lovely. It’s love in itself.
Hearing that makes me so happy 🙂 Thank you 🙂
I’m envious, believe me. you have a way to weave words in vivid images that make your poems living things
Thank you for that compliment 🙂 It gives me little confidence in my writing (Confidence is something I desperately need 🙂 ) Thanks a lot for your kind words. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
I like the perspective of the trees. Well written.
Thanks a lot 🙂
My pleasure, Nayana!
I liked your thoughts about love and the use of the trees. A amazing poem.
I am sooo glad you liked my poem. Thanks a lot. 🙂 😀
I did. I always enjoy your work.
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Please read and enjoy the work of a talented writer.
Thank you for the reblog 🙂
You are welcome.
beautiful words nice poem.
I am glad you liked it 🙂
Thank you :):D