I went to the lake

I went to the lake

To drown all the poems

I had written for him.

The unblinking moon

Looked at me with eyes open wide.

Like mystic Rumi, plunged in thoughts,

Sensations sublime all dead

And not a memory left,

I looked at the ripples

Moving with grace of the peacocks.

They refused to wet the poems

And allow the ink to blend

In the waters crystal clear.


I showed my broken wings of love

And they cried with me.

Finally, I immersed the poems

And saw them swimming like ducks

In the beautiful lake, the ink untouched.

The next day, I went to look for my poems.

To my surprise, I saw the lake frozen.

I cried like a child.


pramila khadun

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About pramilakhadun

I am the holder of a Bsc degree in Food and Nutrition from S.N.D.T University,Pune,India.Have taught this subject in a private institution for almost thirty-five years.Currently, I am retired and travel alot with my husband Raj, daughters Dr Rajnee and Priyum and son Airline Captain.Had my first book of poetry published by Minerva press, London and other two in Mauritius.More coming soon.I love poetry and enjoy reading poems of poets across the world and I feel Destiny Poets is the right place for me.

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