Tuesday, December 06, 2011


(Image: josephbarbara.com)

Voices, smooth, smoky,
rich like kohl.

Eyes that speak of delicious darknesses
Awake and seeking and bold.

Wait, is that a fallen eye-lash
or a dirty little secret?

Perhaps a wish you would want,
oh-so-badly want to come true!

Looking away doesn't help
when your rosy cheeks are screaming out.

Why then do your steps falter?
Your heart knows where it's bound.

Formulating coded moves to reach there unnoticed.
Surprise, love.

Beatskip, timestop, lifechange.
A surprise unlike any other.

With the sound of a piano on flames.
Not to be mistaken for pain.

What road this, despite its confounding twists,
leading yet to the beginning of a dream?

In tangles, wilted and quilted.
Arms in arms, legs between legs.

Two shades of skin - one pale, one blush.
The flutterings of a heart, a thrush.

In a cage of their own. Bar to bar, tease to tease,
felch and squeeze.

A bubble of exhaustion floats, sleep wins awhile.
Then it bursts. Boom!

Brings them crashing down,
to find new ways of love.

Heavy like stone, they lay.
Touch like feathers, they stay.

(Co-written with @bumblebooger)


kranT said...

wtf... puts everything i've ever written, to shame...
that is SOMEEEEE thing u've written..


Urmi Chanda Vaz said...

Thank you so much Krant! That's SOMEEEE compliment!

Joyful said...

Lovely --

Nikhil Deshmukh said...

Well done.The words hang heavy though resolving themselves nicely in the end. Also full marks for that pic of lovers.:)

The Wandering Minstrel said...


Ankur said...

Its always a pleasure reading your work and I completely loved the pic.Its lovely....

Shashi said...

Oh!!! Its so beautiful. I could feel it and relate to very much...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Malvika said...

Had your poem been food, I'd've never eaten anything else, after tasting it :)

Urmi Chanda Vaz said...

Now, that's the kind of compliment every author lives and dies for. Thank you for making my day. I shall duly pass your lovely message on to my co-poet.