Saturday, January 22, 2011

UNFOLDING CANVASSES -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL



This piece is for future poets who want to carve a niche for themselves on this planet. 

Poetry is the flow of intense thoughts— otherwise it is NOT poetry.  

It need not rhyme , unless you are writing it as a nursery rhyme for little children to sing along.  Once you start reading poetry you will NOT be able to stop.  And finally when you do stop, you will feel something inside your heart— if it is good poetry.  


Love and nostalgia take very little effort to make that impact. 

Gone are the days of Victorian bombardment. An ordinary man on the street can write good poetry. Good poetry means 90% of the people both erudite and illiterate who read it will be impressed. 

The remaining 10% misanthropes of this planet , who need something other than poetry to get impressed, please excuse.


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as i unfold the canvasses of my mind
you paint as flash of red in the millin' crowd


my hurried steps missed its gait
whether i was comin' or goin'
for a minute i knew not nor cared

(my friends cried " hurry up ajit, or we miss the 0942 train")

i sensed keen scrutiny in your peripheral vision
i saw disdain. it pricked me to the core
your dazzling beauty was a cage around you
for mere mortals of the likes of me
it clearly meant , no entrance at all
entranced , i turned back to watch you pass
your poised gait had gained some bounce
fashion aisle style , like on FTV
aaha!  was it for my benefit?
or-- was i only dreaming?

i knew , when you stopped , and turned back
and your smoulderin' dark eyes burned into mine
time stood still-- i even forgot to breathe
it was love at first sight
for us both in the milling crowd!



CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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9 comments:

  1. Love at first sight !!.

    did it happened during cadet days ?

    how many ladies had proposed you or tried to seduce you in your sailing life.

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    1. hi t,

      TAKE YOUR MEDICINES

      GIVE IT A LAST SHOT

      IF IT DOES NOT WORK OUT YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO

      capt ajit vadakayil
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    2. Respected Sir,
      will do as you told...thank you.

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