Red Rose of Hamlet

I surrendered to the hamlet
as a beautiful seizure
when you hijacked me
to the island of your heart.

In the go, my resistance
waned as pretence
when the alienation
was a sweet adventure.

A bite I felt on my soul.
The untasted sweet pain
released an intense cry.
The delirious signature
embalmed the wound.
I remained same.

A bleeding red rose
holding freshness
on its sparkling dew
splashing scent as feelings.

The vase now my new abode
and hamlet my grave!

© Maaya Dev

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About Maaya Dev

Maaya Dev is an Indian based poetess and an economics graduate. Her poems have found place in several national and international anthologies and journals like Episteme, Criterion, Langlit, Anthesis, Eternal, Wings, Forever, Change, The Significant Anthology, Aquillerelle Wall of Poetry Book 5, Umbilical Cords, Kaafiana. She is a winner of Delhi Poetry Challenge – Kaafiya Contest 2015 and a short story winner Seasosn 1 at StoryMirror. She is a contributor at many reputed poetry sites and won few poetry contests. She is also conferred with the title of ICOP Critic of the year 2015 at Destiny Poets UK( An International Community of Poets). Her debut anthology ‘SHIMMERING CHIMES’ got published by AUTHORSPRESS Delhi, in Sept 2015.She blogs at

5 thoughts on “Red Rose of Hamlet

  1. pramilakhadun

    Maaya, this poem of yours has the beauty of grace and the element of sadness hovering around adds beauty to it.


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