Monday, September 29, 2008

what ego said to soul & vice versa

Ends and beginnings are never as circular as they might seem. Well, at least, not at first. Nostalgia is a thing of dreams and damnation. Many a poet has stolen its fragrance to adorn mere words; or used it to display grief and loss and deep regret. But what does one do to a bout of nostalgia that is unnameable. No title fits it, aptly, so fleeting is its source. A mirage, almost there... Even in dreams, a touch, a word, a look, a conversation between souls... is being reduced to a misty moment of an over-worked imagination. Nothing less. Nothing more.

But the battle of wits and grace between ego and soul persists. How does one hold onto something that was never really there, says ego? And how does one let go of something that truly was, says soul? And at what point are we meant to know the difference, say I?

In the beginning ego was left sulky, thirsty, and soul was nourished, gleaming, in pure joy. Now, ego remains to pick up the pieces, saying 'what a mess, i told you so!' while soul dips into the well of muddy tears looking for a drink to make it forget. Or is it to drown out the noise of the ego!

Ha! Says Ego. You see! Ordinary pathos makes a better story than the tales of 1001 Nights, not so?

Soul says No! In that realm where souls take flight, the dance of joy still exists..
You belong to me. And I. Am only. Yours.

5 comments:

greendeen said...

Words from Crypt. That should be the name of your anthology of poems :-P

Whose 'Yours' if I may ask?

KimyaShafinaaz said...

First write something new, thEN ask me questions :P

Erm.. I wrote a poem some months back wherein those words referred to a person; in capitals it refers to the souls reaching for Allah...

Crimson Shimmer said...

awww wow! :)
love how you paint your pictures lady...
this is beautiful...
specially the part just b4 the convo.
we all have our egos and our battles to win.

KimyaShafinaaz said...

The ultimate declaration of Love:
La-ilaha-illallah...

I worship only You..

The addition to that.. is the Souls searching for Closeness to the Source of Life and Love...

Hence:- I am only Yours :)

Crimson Shimmer said...

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