Yes, this is love

Like a shimmering comet tail,

She travelled across the sky of love,

Plunged in a plethora of poetic thoughts,

Hale and hearty, un adorned,

Unembellished, hell bent on seeking for love.

With freshened elan and vigor,

She would meet her lover,

And realize that she had finally met

The man of her life

With whom a family could be set up.

Alas! Another failure, another disaster!

Again the pseudo pearls had glowed,

Again the eerie silence was established

In the thick cluster of trees

And again, though the two colors met,

They never flowed into each other.

Again, her lips were kissed

Where lust was more and love less,

Where flesh devours flesh,

Leaving a taste of blood

With no tinge of love.

The touches hurt, the executioner’s desire

Bent on satisfying the desire insane,

The rain is not felt,

She just gets wet.

In innumerable guises love had manifested

To uphold the fragile experience

Leaving bitter trails of bitter insight.

L’espoir fait vivre les imbeciles, disait quelqu’un

Et l’espoir fait vivre les femmes aussi.

Finally, the Prince Charming appeared,

Having the rustic scent of the village,

With an extraordinary linguistic zeal

And gentlemanly gait surpassing others.

Every look was divine, every kiss overflowing with love,

Every touch arousing the clear desires

For an everlasting togetherness.

And they made love in the most erotic manner.

The following Sunday, they got married.

That night, she looked at the star-spangled sky

While her husband was kissing her breast

With lips firm and warm with the masculine intent.

And she said to herself,

‘Yes, this is love.’

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.

8 thoughts on “Yes, this is love

  1. amitapaul

    A novel in a poem about a woman’s search for love . It is graphic at some points . Hope springs eternal , of course . With every new poem a poet hopes to get closer to the ideal poem .

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      I really love this comment of yours our dear Amita, you really seized the crux of the matter. Thanks.

    1. pramilakhadun Post author

      Thanks dear Pushmaotee for this wonderful comment, love it indeed and I am glad u liked it.


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