Friday, March 7, 2008

A Burning Question.

Wispy. Black .

The swirling disembodied string

Drifted into sublime nothingness.

Leaving in its wake

An exhausted wick

In a charred earthen lamp.

Returning dust to dust

And ashes to ashes.

But from beyond the Styx

Will there rise the Phoenix ?

All aflame with energies anew

To rebuild a life he had bid adieu ?

If he does , then why did he leave ?

If he left , then why retrieve?


6 comments:

Mister KB said...

I quote from Neruda...

"I knew rooms full of ashes,
tunnels where the moon lived,
rough warehouses that growled 'get lost',
questions that insisted in the sand.

Everything was empty, dead, mute,
fallen abandoned, and decayed:
inconceivably alien, it all

belonged to someone else - to no one:
till your beauty and your poverty
filled the autumn plentiful with gifts."

The Phoenix in everyone seeks to rise from moments of rage, ravaged thoughts and ruined lives, seeking a new life, mostly someone who listens raptly to the dreams spoken, the dreams in words and deeds...

Ashvina said...

Burning question indeed...Shubha your word pictures are both very evocative and thought provoking too!

SHANTANU said...

Very good. One day the Phoenix will realize he never burned down to ashes. Just like Pablo.
= S =

Ritu said...

Ummm, may be to reacharge - or reload

anthonynorth said...

A powerful one. Deep questions. I think the Phoenix really represents the fact that we can learn from our mistakes, renew ourselves.

vishesh said...

rebirth is through reviving the ancient knowledge..