Treasure Island

Madhup Mohta

(28 January / Jalalabad (India))

Monika


Monika
Rainbows are fantasies,
Of an anaemic sun.
If only our eyes were prisms
Each Truth would have come clad
In a primary colour.

Monika
Dreams are facts,
Of life lived after-hours.
If only, we were awake
Each wish would come true
In the moment of its conception.

Monika
Songs are sorrows.
Of silences punctuated
If only we had heard
Each silence would have sung
In unison
With our heartbeats.

Monika
Flowers are memories,
Of fragrances dancing uncertainly.
If only we had remembered
Each scent would have embraced us in
An uncertain waltz.

Monika
Candles are suggestions.
Of light reducing us to shadows.
If only, we had opened our eyes
Each candle would have invited us
Into arms of a resplendent darkness.

Monika
Poems
Are promises
Of passion.
If only, we had read
Each word would have promised
Inevitable pain.

Submitted: Thursday, August 15, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 15, 2013

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  • Ramesh Rai (10/22/2013 6:23:00 AM)

    Monika
    Poems
    Are promises
    Of passion.
    If only, we had read
    Each word would have promised
    Inevitable pain (Report) Reply

  • Miroslava Odalovic (10/22/2013 1:24:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem, glad you highlighted it and entered the contest I'd probably have no chance to read it otherwise. Whatever its outcomes I am sure it'll be ingrained in many readers' memory. (Report) Reply

  • Romi Mittal (10/18/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    Sensitive, with a touch of poignancy! The imagination is lucidly vivid! A poem that can be 'felt'..A beautiful ode to unfulfilled emotions! !
    Madhup..kudos! ... (Report) Reply

  • Deepak Angad Jain (10/18/2013 2:44:00 PM)

    Very very nice n written truely n honestly... Ur imagination is realy mind blowing... Realy amazzzing, , :) (Report) Reply

  • Meenakshi Tiwari (10/18/2013 2:36:00 PM)

    very elegant... and beautiful Monika
    every word has it's own story ... nice combination of science and nature......
    indeed a beautiful and marvellous picture comes into mind while reading Monika....
    pleasant feeling..... it serves...... Lovely composition...... (y) (Report) Reply

  • Yashaswi Chauhan (10/18/2013 11:42:00 AM)

    monika is b'fully written.....by reading dis....i realized dat ur imagination is travelling at speed of light......u r many light years ahead! ! ! it means(in physics) dat ur imagination is beyond any time frame...how can i reach there to understand wat r u feeling abt. dis world....u r very very far(beyond reach) ...pls keep writing for us (Report) Reply

  • Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (10/17/2013 10:50:00 PM)

    Dear Madhup, your poem will definitely touch a chord in many people's heart. It was lovely and enjoyable reading. Keep up the good work! Wish you all the best for the contest. You may win a prize - who knows! ! But you cannot predict anything in an Online Contest like this - which can be easily manipulated by cyber savvy poets! ! (See my poem Poem Hunter Contest Final just to have an idea of how a contest can be manipulated...) (Report) Reply

  • Arvinder Suri (9/28/2013 1:58:00 AM)

    Superb! ! ! Reading it once or twice was not enough! ! ! Seen your love for Monika in your eyes... you've penned it n i could see the same love filled eyes all over again! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Tushta Gandhi (9/19/2013 11:25:00 PM)

    Wow.... beautiful poem! Reading it once is just not enough.
    Dreams are facts,
    Of life lived after-hours.
    If only, we were awake
    Each wish would come true
    In the moment of its conception....... lovely! ! (Report) Reply

  • Niraj Grover (9/19/2013 9:11:00 PM)

    Your love for Monika is enshrined in this poem...this poem i enshrine in my memory for it's sheer poetical beauty.....poem of such beauty is kudo itself...wish i could write a piece of poetry as fresh and beautiful...God bless you. (Report) Reply

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