A Corny World

pins of light

When you say that it’s finally time
for us to meet for real,
I realise that time can be a wet blanket.

I ask you why make up
another world when we have
this one almost right,

This is a strange, pin-lighted
world, as if we were
stargazers in a planetarium,

the pitch-dark blindfolds us,
while we string silvery sentences,
on a chaise-longue of imagination,

this is a world based on transitory
dates, a world that solely
survives on the fear of its unmaking,

everything we say and share now
will travel light-years,
through the bleak spaces of faith,

let us remain trapped here, my love,
in an indefinite loop of time,
while pin-lights beam around us.

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7 Responses to A Corny World

  1. Biju December 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    “we string long, silvery sentences” brought to mind another delightful instance from S &G’s “The Dangling Conversation” – We speak the things that matter, with words that must be said, Is an analysis worthwhile, Is the theater really dead? ” :). Can we do without the desolateness this Season, Soni ? πŸ™‚ Wonderful.

    • Soni Somarajan December 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

      πŸ™‚ Glad it reminded you of S&G!

  2. Asha December 13, 2011 at 11:49 am #

    πŸ™‚ dreamy!

    • Soni Somarajan December 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

      Obviously, Asha!

  3. Yamini February 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Beautiful. Online dating buddies would buy this for a million dollars πŸ™‚

    Insidentally, Neel is doing Planets in Grade 1 curriculum currently, and we just did a visit to the Planetarium.

    It is magical indeed.

    There’s something hypnotising about the galaxy and the underwter world – ever watched a jellyfish in motion? It’s mesmerising!

    • Soni Somarajan March 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

      Its been long since I have met Neel πŸ™‚ I still remember his stories about the ‘train driver’ last time. Grade 1 is it? Phew, how time flies! BTW, that million dollars is very much welcome. πŸ˜‰

  4. Yamini February 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Incidentally, I mean.

    I couldn’t bear the sight of that spello in my own comment below! A mere occupational hazard πŸ™‚

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