May 15, 2006

15

It doesn't matter, it's there on a platter,
of silver and gold, yes that's my heart.
Whether you ask me, or whether needs be,
it's served bold and bare from the start.
~
Nothing to cover, just to discover,
that though we don't know where we are.
It doesn't bother, nor does it burden,
because we've made it this far.

25 comments:

khanana said...

Awesome

Samawel said...

This poem, it's beautiful, not only that, it also reminds me of a beautiful graphic novel I've read a year ago.

Harlequin Valentine by Neil Gaiman. A girl finds a heart nailed to her door; it's the heart of a harlequin that's in love with her. She doesn't know what to do with it, so she ends up eating it. It's all a dream though, in the end. But it's still beautiful.

Boo! said...

Beautiful poem SS...

I usually don't post comments on poems because I don't think I have what it takes to truly understand poetry. This one, though, hits a few soft spots in the heart.

Bohot Aala

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Samawel, samawel, I love your comments. Harlequin Valentine you say? I have to check it out. Although I don't want anyone eating my heart... then again, as Oscar Wilde says, each man kills the thing he loves. :)
Still, there's something beautiful about the innocence of the girl in terms of love, having a heart served to you yet still not knowing what to do with it, finally eating it, not out of viciousness. Thanks for directing my attention to the book :)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Boo, I don't believe in having what it takes to understand poetry. Either a poem appeals to your heart or it doesn't. And if it doesn't it's most likely so because it wasn't conveyed in a way you can relate to it :)

I'm glad you liked it though, and don't hesitate to comment next time there's a poem :)

Tainted Female said...

SS... tis the most beautiful poems I've read in your blog thus far, I must admit.

Wonderfully full...

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Shukran Tainted :) I'm glad it hit home.

Fouad said...

very nice indeed

Diligent Candy said...

Very touching....

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

:)

D Candy, what's happening at your end? When's the move?

Datingmaster, Jerusalem said...

come over for spiritual sexual bonding

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Shalom dating master! I've heard about you.

Thing is, I'm thinking of starting the first ever Muslim nunnery...which would sort of make it impossible to bond in such a way...what do you reckon?

Anyways you are always welcome for a nice cup of tea with your Mrs. :)

Destitute Rebel said...

Hey Shaira, good poerty, as i said earlier a few times you should write more poetry.

BuJ said...

very emotive poem...

i noticed most ppl said something positive about the poem, but i want to ask about it (as usual)...
when was the poem written for example?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

D rebel, I write when it wishes to be written. Wish I could write more :)

Buj, it was written the same day it was published. Anything else? :)

BuJ said...

yeah.. where's the picture from?
it's almost as good as the poem!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

The pic is taken in St Peters Church in the Vatican, Rome.

archer14 said...

Well, this poem is fantastic but I feel this is only part of it. It misses the beginning, and the end isn't that clear (made it this far). Dammit, this beer is strong...burp.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Yeh peenay peenay kya hai? besharram! lol

Well that was all that wanted to come out. Still I also felt it needed another verse, but I couldn't put it in words. Ah well...

BuJ said...

peenay peenay kya hai? besharram el sheikh?

you lost me there!

is this an epilogue to the poem?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

lol not exactly. I am commenting on archer's recent drinking habits. Ain't that right arch?

yeh peenay peenay kya hai, basically means what's up with all this drinking.

archer14 said...

gotta keep drinking, the sandlands have transformed to quicksand. But the bottle keeps me fine and dandy. Hic. :-b

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hay Hay..."tu nay peenay nahi chordi"

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