Poem: Have you forgotten me? Grown oblivious of me?

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O innocent Heart, what has suddenly happened to you…

Why are you pounding so ponderously?

What is the ointment, for this ache I feel?

Where is the water to quench my thirst?

How has this ceaseless yearning ensued

In the sanctity of my thoughts?

Have you forgotten me? Grown oblivious of me?


Every day, every night,

A parade of memory eventuates

With each breath I draw,

Your delicate fragrance whispers

Like the touch of a silky feather on my lips,

And some half-remembered songs

Which you sang like a phoenix

In the flames of Love…

Have you forgotten me? Grown oblivious of me?


These crimson threads of enchantment

Get entangled in my Heart, and yet

I know not how to open this knot…

You drowned yourself in me

So endearingly that I have lost my shore;

My love is evergreen and vast,

And I love you more

Than the throbbing waves love the Oceanside…

Have you forgotten me? Grown oblivious of me?


Remember that old oak tree,

Where we had carved our initials?

Many monsoon rains kissed in the pulsating night,

Shuffling amidst the vermillion nights and blue mornings;

Let me get drenched too, for I will drink ambrosia…

Let me shuffle to the edge of the steep slope of cumulus clouds...

And when you will arrive, go to that old oak tree

Once again it will remind you of me,

Because...

I haven’t forgotten thee… Haven’t grown oblivious of thee…


O my Beloved, return… return…


~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2016

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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia

Simply beautiful Surabhi, beautiful!


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Jodah. How I appreciate your visit here! You're always first. Much joy and love to you, my dear friend :)


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swalia 11 months ago

As usual, beautiful images created with your words!


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Shaloo. Heading to the park. I have to catch up with your poetries that I have missed. I will come back later, darling. Love ya!


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manatita44 11 months ago from london

How I wish to sing like a Phoenix in the flames of Love?

"My love is evergreen and vast,

And I love you more."-Surabhi.

"Many monsoon rains kissed in the pulsating night.'-Surabhi.

How sublimely romantic! So much inner fire! Love you!


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word55 11 months ago from Chicago

Hi Surabhi, very well written poem. Beautiful video, music, words and voice. Be blessed!


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shprd74 11 months ago from Bangalore

Your poem reminds me of amrapali song sung by lataji,

Tumhe yaad karte, karte

jayegi rain saari,

Tum le gaye ho apne sangh,

neend bhi hamari.

Hounting and romantic is your poetry too.

- hari


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Manatita,

Beloved, I thank you from the bottom of my Heart for such a lofty feedback. Yes, inner fire… inner fire. Isn’t it ecstatic? (smile). I love you too! Very much… :)

Al,

Thank you, my friend. Appreciations. Glad that you like it!

Hari bhai,

Thank you for dropping by. Oh yes! Lata Mangeshkar ji is a nightingale of India. So glad that my poem reminded you of her song. Let me take the liberty to translate her melodious song for other Hubbers.

Translation:

“I’ll be thinking of you all through the night

You’ve purloined the slumber from my eyes

My Heart has found its haven in an unknown city

It looks for something lost in an alien path

Poor me, feeling afraid in this lavish palace

You’ve purloined the slumber from my eyes

Pull me out of this pyre of separation

Invite me in your dreams if you cannot come here

Do not torment me

My Love is inexperienced

You’ve purloined the slumber from my eyes.” - (Sung by Lata ji)

My Hindi is a little weak (he he). I hope I have translated to the best of my knowledge. Jai Ram!


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Missy Smith 11 months ago from Florida

Very beautiful, Surabhi. :)


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manatita44 11 months ago from london

Lata is divine and the words are sublime as usual.


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Missy and Manatita.


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DDE 11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Lovely photos and with great meaning.


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shprd74 11 months ago from Bangalore

Nice translation surabhi of the song. :-)

- hari


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Surabhi Kaura 11 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Devika and Hari bhaiya. Appreciations :)


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Deborah Demander 10 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Thank you for writing.

Namaste


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Surabhi Kaura 10 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Namaste, Deborah. Appreciations!


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manatita44 10 months ago from london

Your picture scenery is so beautiful! very akin to what I would do. Love them!


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Surabhi Kaura 10 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

That's awesome, Manatita. High five!!

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