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Autumn on the River

Sunday, November 24, 2013 29 Comments

Autumn on the River, 1889, John Singer Sargent 

She was drifting away on still waters
like an autumn on the leaves
Slowly, swiftly to nowhere
her hopes were bereft

her sails have withered
so did her spirit
I am a still body on moving waters
What do you care what I think

She closed her eyes and thought
"who is there for me?
why should I breath or move
for whom shall I live"?

She kept sailing still,
lying with her drape on
till when, I do not know,
Until then the boat did not sink.
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The autor is half Human, half machine. Go Figure or just revel in what I write

29 comments:

  1. I always consider autumn as second spring. Nice picture. Reminds me of Ramayana, where baby Sita was found in the field in a lidded gold urn.

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    1. Thanks SG...I guess Sita was found in a field inside a wooden sandook..no?

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  4. and then came the one
    who smiled and loved
    just kept sailing along
    to ensure that no one disturbs the sleep..

    he kept waiting still,
    till when, I do not know,
    Until then the boat did not sink.

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  5. Awesome art and very touching poem ...

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  6. I read it twice and shared the URL with a few online friends of mine :)

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    1. Thanks so much Soham! Really appreciate the gesture!

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  7. Dear Ekta,

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    Cheers
    Vivek

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    1. Thanks so much Vivek. However, I am not doing liebsters award as much these days.
      I believe it is for beginners in the sphere and I have already told too many things about me :)

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  8. autumn on leaves .. beautiful composition

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    1. Thanks so much Bhavana..your profile picture is very cute!

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  9. Ekta,the despair in love has so well depicted,felt sad.

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  10. Thanks Uma.. Ioved the doodle post on your blog...it is very professionally done :)

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  11. [ Smiles ] This is a beautiful poem.

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  12. painful and beautiful at the same time.

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