Thursday, August 19, 2010

Ain't I by your side?

I woke in angst, the clock struck half
Saw her leave the room with wearisome strides.              
I heeded the click of the door as it shut behind.

Heard her open the door outside
And her footsteps wade down the verandah.

She moved down to the bench and sat by the pond.
The dog scampered to her and lay by  her feet.
The moon up above closed her eyes behind the cloud
Lest she sees the anguish of the poor soul below!

The dog looked in askance Tell me why this angst?
For aint I by your side?


Insignia said...

Super!! :-)

I wonder who would be by his side? He is left all alone!!

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

I've heard that they are extremely affectionate and caring; dogs. I'm sure Balan Sir will vouch for this :)
It's not the first time I'm visiting your blog, I'm kinda regular here. And I just love that post in which you describe that your wife woke you up from your sleep to introduce a 'minister' during a train journey. :)

A New Beginning said...

AWW Thats really sweet :)

anilkurup said...

@ Arun Meethale Chirakkal

Good to know that you have been visiting. Keep in touch through this

@ A New Beginning
Thanks for the comment

anilkurup said...


That is a question indeed!!

deeps said...

there you go..
what a pageful cant express a few lines in poetry does!!!
and u did it without the shade of angst blemishing it...

Balachandran V said...

Great mood!

I don't remember noticing the word 'angst' say, a decade ago. Wordweb says - 'an acute but unspecified feeling of anxiety'.

I have become aware of the word now.

anilkurup said...

@ balachandran,
a small , little attempt

anilkurup said...

@ deeps,
Ha only an attempt with fear