Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Lonely dark night...

This lonely dark night knows no God.
The church looks spooky,
temple sad; mosque uninviting.
This night has no religion;
It's just you and me.

15 comments:

mahendrap said...

I do not pretend to understand or know about poetry, but I liked this very much. Can't say why though!

How do you come up with such poetic beauty?

Darshan Chande said...

Love knows no religion... no God.. because love itself is the God!

Rajesh said...

wonderful thought

Solilo said...

Gauri, your poems are always deep and easy to comprehend.

hitchwriter said...

aah... I like this...

ruolngulworld said...

Nice one. Short and sparse, yet conveying some deep meaning - though I can't say for sure what that 'deep' meaning is! :)

coffeeismypoison said...

hm...dark lonely nights...nothing seems comforting on these nights. No prayers...nothing.
Really liked this gauri...

feddabonn said...

NICE!:)

very powerful, and quite open to various interpretations. i can't help but wonder if it might (might) gain a little edge by removing 'lonely'-seems (to my ear) more rhythmic, and more desolate.

i'm really enjoying your poems!

firaq darvesh said...

Dear Gauri,
Really very beautiful….It has the true fragrance of love !

Keep it up…

What you have expressed is the essence of Sufism.

Baba / 6-5-2009.

rads said...

Almost reads like a Gibran! Lovely..

rads

fictitioustruth said...

this sounds very nice. I think it can mean different things to different people, but optimistic definitely

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Gauri Gharpure said...

Mahendra-- THANKS!
abt what you say, may be you have read those long-winding wordy poems.. thanks for liking this--you don't always need to know why you like something.. :)

Darshan-- Yes Darshan.. And love is also optimistic.. You could use bit of optimism on your blog too

Rajesh- Thanks..:)

Solilo- Thanks, that's a huge compliment..

Hitchwriter-- thanks.. do visit again..

Ruolngul-- thanks-- quite a few are grappling with what it really means

Coffee-- may be i know what you mean by no prayers, nothing.. thanks for dropping by:)

Baruk-- THANKS.. yes, u r right.. tht's why i omitted lonely in the second-last line.. in the first, it was meant to be-- YES-- rhythmic and desolate.. i love your comments for you come quite near to reading these the way i have written..

Baba-- Thanks.. most of my thoughts and reactions are influenced by the way you think and love.. :)

Rads-- I am levitating, someone pull me down... :D

True fiction-- After I wrote it, I realised it was quite open-ended... A big thanks for dropping by after a long, long time.

Julia-- Thanks to your prompt reply, the search widget is right here on my blog.. it ws so simple.. :)

firaq darvesh said...

Oh Gauri,

If you really want to thank any one,thank your blissful simple heart and none else, who can compel and make it the abode of eternal love, lover and the God... not me at all...

I remember one shear by Ghalib....

" Dil dhundta hai fir wo hi fursad ke raat din...
Baithey rahe.n tasawwur-e-jaana.n kiye huwe..."

Baba/9-5-2009.

Pesto Sauce said...

Humans have religions, morning & night are fortunate to be free from it