Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Breath of Life

DEDICATED TO PINK FLOYD, A BAND THAT OVERPOWERED MY HEART


I was listening to 'Coming back to Life' by Pink Floyd (video above) just now when this poem came into my mind :


Here, where the bleeding rose overruns
The boundaries of a garden nurtured in
My limitless infinities of imagination,
I am thrown into a stupor by the breath
Of life that emanate from his firm voice.

The dark rains, that followed me since
The day I took my path away from the
Nomadic followers, slowly eased into
Oblivious chants of support that the
Singer got from the deep stretches of
My solitary existence.

Standing on a land that smells of
Blood and unaccounted 'sarin',
I heard cries of battles I never fought,
I saw lost lives that I never known,
They danced frantically along with me,
Death may have liberated them, but
Music have granted them salvation!

I kept walking, I kept running,
I made pace onto the gravity that pulled
Me towards it, like a child hopping
Behind a lost balloon, I found my feet
Make frivolous jumps to catch the tunes
That were being thrown around for me.

In that faint seconds lost in towering eternities,
I knew I am not alone until my ears go deaf,
And I am not sad till my hearts shuts the doors
 To the divine tunes that floats around.


 A modern recreation of the artwork made by George Hardie for the album
'The Dark Side of the Moon' by Pink Floyd released in March 1973

9 comments:

  1. hmm..Pink Floyd will never die. I've just been listening to them today, whenever I'm sick I need to hear them. Their music, the atmosphere, the lyrics..
    i knew i am not alone until my ears go deaf..and i am not sad till my heart shuts the doors.. you have such poetic way of describing. beautiful.

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    1. Indeed Natasa. Pink Floyd will never die. :)

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  2. You have some beautiful, BEAUTIFUL lines in this poem and a lot of depthful thought. I really liked the journey with Pink Floyd too. Really I had never paid much attention to them earlier in my life...and now perhaps I will listen to more of their work. I like what I heard. I really like these lines from your poem:

    Death may have liberated them, but
    Music have granted them salvation!

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    1. thank you Mary. And for hearing Pink Floyd, there is no better time than now.!! ;)

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  3. divine tunes indeed....love me some pink floyd....great inspiration...i agree as well some really great lines in this one sir....music does have that power of salvation in a way....it reaches where others can not...

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  4. A beautiful exploration of that song! I particularly enjoyed the last stanza!

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  5. What a great tribute and expression of that great music. I used to work with a guy who had a Pink Floyd tattoo on his ankle. I understand why he was so taken by them.

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  6. This poem is an amazing achievement.
    Certainly one that I would have been proud to be able to write.
    Go ahead and brag! :-)
    I would have liked you anyway, because of your name: I'm a chess fan looking forward to November.

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  7. Somehow the fourth stanza got me... love the imagery of words...yes, i could see it happening. As always a beautiful write.

    Well, book is finished but right now I am neck deep in editing...I hate editing. Take care

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