Poem: In the Cold Light of Day

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How lethal were the arrows of Emotions

When the amorous glimpse was the fatal blade

And daggers of thy Eyes

Expeditiously sliced through my Heart

With a queer Tranquility,

Alas!

‘Tiz all but fog,

In the cold light of day!


Those chilly November nights on the terrace

And the Sweet fragrance of thee

When dulcet Feelings

Wrapped up like a cosy blanket

With a heady wine of Love,

Alas!

‘Tiz but a dream,

In the cold light of day!


How I felt such Ecstasy

When Temple bells rang in cadence

With Blissful tides

Of my personal hymn

Contemplating a wedlock,

Alas!

When did it cease?

In the cold light of day?


A promised uttered,

“That I shall revert at sunset”

And Flowers nodded

To bloom with Radiance the next day

Whilst I waited with curiousity,

Alas!

‘Tiz but gushing wave which carried it away,

In the cold light of day!


What an ethereal Beauty

Of togetherness we coiled

And now emotions are distorted by Time,

Rippling through the reticent pool of memories

Where fathomless well of thoughts reside with untold Images.

Alas!

‘Tiz all but a peripeteia,

In the cold light of day!


~ Copyright © Surabhi Kaura 2015

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Missy Smith 14 months ago from Florida

Oh how those memories go running through our brains and give us chills in the cold light of day.

This was a lovely poem Surabhi, and I couldn't even begin to write this type of poetry probably. However, it does inspire me to want to try, as you can see. :) It inspired me to add my own line. :)

I enjoy reading your poetry.


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

I am humbled by your comment, Missy.

Yes, memories are smitten deep inside and yet in the cold light of day :) I am glad you liked it.

I also relish reading your poetry. As I said, it touches the very core of soul. Keep writing. You are an inspiration to many :)


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shprd74 14 months ago from Bangalore

Very nice poetry indeed.

A lamp had lit,

in my heart, but

come and see, that,

what, you have lost.

- Hari


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Haha - Hari is one of the few who responds with a poetic feedback.

Lo! neither dark,

nor bright,

the fuel has eroded

for the lamp

to succor in plight.


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Jodah 14 months ago from Queensland Australia

This is poetry of great substance Surabhi, in the language of the accomplished poets of the past. Excellent work. I loved it.


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Jodah for your kind words. I tried to write different than the contemporary poetry and I am glad you liked it.


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manatita44 14 months ago from london

Alas! Alas! My Sweet Surabhi. A vivid image painted. Exquisite! Om Shanti!


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Surabhi Kaura 14 months ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, dear Manatitta. Om Shanti Om!

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