Sunday, September 2, 2012

Blank Page


Dots of ink, that’s all that’s there
‘Cause words just fail to conjure themselves.
Though meandering thoughts haunt all night long,
I stare at a paper that is still so blank.

Nomad winds threaten to blow
The dear held page that has nothing at all.
Still holding a pen I stare at the moonless sky,
To calm the squall that torments my feeble mind.

If only my withheld tears could etch,
All the words, my thoughts - on that page.
I could have a peaceful dream,
And a blank page wouldn’t be gaping at me.

A teary gaze at lines that call to me,
Pick the pen a hundred times, still;
The tempest rattles on the doors of my brain,
And I stare at the paper that is still so blank.

-Vaisakhi Mishra

18 comments:

  1. pretty similar to what i m gloing through right now vaisakhi. Sometimes there is a storm witihn yet u cant express it out, not even to urself. neither words nor thoughts seem to let go.
    well written.


    sarah

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    1. i couldnt agree less sarah...over 2 months n i ve been so blank...not with thoughts or ideas but with words...but finally penned somethin...n m so glad u liked it...:)...thanku..

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  2. It really happens to me often. But now I sit to write only when I have an idea in my head. Nice poem anyway :)

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    1. guess it happns to everyone who write...n 4 the ones who dont write their paper is always blank..:P...neways point even i write only wen an idea strats hurtin my brain till i pen it out...but 2 months my blankness was hurting so i had to write abt tat this time...glad u liked it...:)

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  3. A lovely way of describing a major writing affliction. :-)

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  4. Dearie!
    Love reading you :)
    Awesome description...as such situation comes when there is a Writer's Stop or words fail to express.

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    1. simi...i love reading u too dear...:)))...n thanku so much...:)

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  5. Hey, Hi
    there are things you relate to easily and readily coz u have either experienced it or experiencing it....same is the case with me now....

    like always, tuned it to perfection. Naice read...
    :)

    Regards,
    Eon...

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    1. thanku thanku n thanku.....n btw DON UNCLE IS BACK...:D....glad u liked it..:)

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  6. that's a beautiful poem! that's how I used to be when I fall short of words but those blank pages are precious drafts of my life!

    Someone is Special

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    1. thanku...:)...glad u could connct wid it...:)

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  7. Wonderful lines..i like them especially since i also hve d same kind of block sometimes

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    1. guess everything can prompt the poet in us....even a prolonged block...:)...glad u liked it...thanx..:)

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  8. Vaisakhi....I'm suffering from this writers block from long time....Beautiful description of that phase!!

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    1. thanku....n dont worry i know once the block fades u ll come up wid ur beautiful writings again...:)

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  9. You conjured a lot of images on the blank paper, Vaisakhi:)

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