I am going to die a slow death
poisoned by the dreams
I have nurtured 
in the womb of my heart
but couldn’t give birth to…

Of love that I have longed for
that has mournfully bred 
and filled every pore of my skin
of that nameless face for which 
my soul has filtered crowds…

I am going to die of the poignancy
that has clogged my brain
of the bittersweet melancholy
that I have had for company
for all these years
all these hopeless years…


Asha Seth

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        1. Yes, that is something, don’t you think? My day has been quite eventful. I am hoping now that the weekend is calm. 🙂 BTW, I looooved Kenzo. I am constantly listening to his trance tracks now.

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          1. It’s really crazy how that works out. The best experiences of my life came when I didn’t expect them at all as well. I might post a Murakami quote about it called ‘Side Trip.’ I’m glad you like Denis Kenzo, I’ve been obsessed with him all year!


  1. is this melancholy due to the world or due to the soul mate?
    gham e duniya bhi gham e yaar mein shamil kar lo
    nasha baRhta hai sharabein jo sharaboN mein milein.


    nice poem .


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