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Candle & The Departing Smoke

Candle & The Departing Smoke

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Published by Shyam Adrift
Acrylic on Paper - Art by Sakina Minhaj Shikari
Poem by Shyam
Acrylic on Paper - Art by Sakina Minhaj Shikari
Poem by Shyam

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Published by: Shyam Adrift on Aug 13, 2012
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04/16/2014

 
 
"The heart is like a candle longing to be lit."~ RUMI ~Acrylic on paperBySakina Minhaj ShikariCandle & the Departing SmokeI left no ashAs I burnt through the nightWaiting for youDispelling the darkI melted awayWaiting for you
 
But you did not comeAs I burnt myself in the darkFighting the lonely nightAs the day dawnsAnd there is lightI burn onBut you have not comeI could not summon youAs the day summoned the windTo blow me outOh! You must knowHow hard I tried to burn onWaiting for youI must depart nowI am being snuffed by the windAnd the day lightThat shines bright and harshI feel so useless before the sunBut you must knowThere is no ashLeft behind, butJust a melted, disfigured meWaiting for youRush, if you canMy heart is still warmPalpable, moltedIt sings its dying songWaiting for youSo you arrive, eventuallyJust in the nick of time
 
No!Don't get the smoke in your eyes.Watch, watch carefullyAs I let go of myself in danceTo embrace youYou must knowIt is only against the lightThat one can see the smokeTaking shape, building formAs it melts away in the windWaiting for youCatch the spectacle in your eyesIf you could not catch me in your armsCatch the flickering embers of my heart departIn your eyesNo, there is nothing to catchJust witnessthe dying embers of my heart departIn your eyesAs you must knowThe soul leaves behind no ashWatch me dance in tranceGoing up in smokeI am the smoke sans lightRising upSpirals and spirals of meUnchainedMelt awayDispelled in lightI am dispersing

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Very nice. I enjoyed
Rose added this note
Hello . . . Are you still checking in sometimes? It has gotten worse I think. Wondering what happened to "More from this User" !!! ??? Anyway I love this poem!
Aniruddha Sastikar added this note
Just so so beautiful poem, Shyam! The poem and the artwork complement each other. Lovely! Cheers to You and Sakina!
Rose added this note
An intense and powerful poem! Wow! I love it!
Sal Page added this note
I just realized that when I choose My Reading Feed, I can see my friends large and the "featured stuff" small. I like that much better, and I'm glad to discover you still here. Very nice, Shyam.
Bill AKA "Kenosis23" added this note
The art is really nice ... I'm still digesting the poem ... it reminded me, at the beginning of something I wrote ...
Steve U added this note
Really like this, Shyam! The beginning especially...I wonder if this could be a poem in two parts. What a wonderful use of the image and the process.

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