Ananta Madhavan


Turning Point Poem by Ananta Madhavan


He quoted from the stars as though that proved the point;
Sensing drama in the turn of a car at the gateway,
Or the fall of a letter on the doormat,
Like a sigh of desolate waiting;
Or the infant telephone in shrill complaint against its cradle,
Demanding to be taken up and coddled,
Or even the rare tree
That quivered in rapturous lightning.


Who signals the denouement does it in subtler ways,
Not through these hard, heralding omens,
The bric-a-brac of playwrights without plots,
But in some change of mood upon a nameless day,
After or maybe during breakfast,
Remembering a crescent moon
Seen suddenly as a silver fruit-bowl.

Submitted: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Edited: Monday, April 7, 2014

Topic of this poem: loneliness


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Form:


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Wrote it in youth. It was published in an Indian weekly.

Comments about this poem (Turning Point by Ananta Madhavan )

Read all 2 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Caged Bird, Maya Angelou
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
[Hata Bildir]