Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Home of Memories

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I have left my heart

In Pahalgam*

Lidder’s** wild songs

Have stolen my soul

I cached my dreams

In pine forest

On the mountain slope

I let myself

Be Beauty struck

In this fantasy land

Where every drop of life

Is sculpted from Charm

They eddy in the mind

I’ve brought them home

Where I have been living

With memories alone

 

 

*a popular tourist destination in Kashmir

**a river in Kashmir

 


Posted for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Home

26 comments:

  1. The "alone" in the end is so poignant... such a beautiful picture of Pahalgam.

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  2. Life can get so bogged down but we can be revived by living memories. Beauty is your captive in this poem

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  3. Sigh.. your poem makes me yearn for that wonderful place known as heaven on earth. Exquisite write.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. So beautiful, Sumana. I so well know the feeling of visiting such beauty, and bringing the memories back to live within me. I have heard so often that Kashmir is "heaven on earth".

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  5. Some places stay with us forever. This is so beautiful and soothing :)

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  6. Beautiful write! There is a sense of poignancy at the end that makes this piece sing for me

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  7. Yes! So gorgeous and I love this:

    "every drop of life
    Is sculpted from Charm
    They eddy in the mind"

    So true.

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  8. memories, you want to bring home are worth a thousand experiences. I luv the photo you teamed with your poem
    Have a nice Wednesday Sumana, i'm happy you dropped in to read mine

    much love...

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  9. Living with memories can be a very rich life, don't you think?

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  10. These memories are food for the soul. How beautiful this place, your words and the wistful feel I get.

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  11. This is so beautiful, I think we all have so place from our past that we retain memories that are so precious.

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  12. Oh, Oh! Yes, I have heard that land is that beautiful, and your poem spreads its magic. Praise be for making memories there.

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  13. It is nice that you have brought this beautiful place home, Sumana! May these beautiful memories live within you forever.

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  14. Aah... heavenly Kashmir has you smitten!!

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  15. Lovely, Sumana. Memories cherished are everything.

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  16. Love the lyrical lines:
    'I cached my dreams
    In pine forest'
    A delightful poem.

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  17. I love the idea of caching dreams - it feels like keeping them safe - for when we need to re-visit them

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  18. This is so beautiful and eloquent. I imagine it being recited softly and rhythmically ... as it is haunting. "I have left my heart
    In Pahalgam" - what a wistful, emotive beginning.

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  19. Memories of places stay with us long after the visit is over. The ocean and the mountains speak to me. Lovely flow of words.

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  20. Yes, like all special things, we keep them at home.

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  21. Memories of a special place, perhaps made even more beautiful by the people we shared it with can sustain us through our memories, Sumana. Delicate and beautiful write!

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  22. There is something about that word, "alone?" Always gets my attention. Makes me wonder?

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  23. With memories alone ... a poignant ending to a beautifully written poem. Sounds like a wonderful place you visited and I love the metaphor of home and comfort found there.

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