Friday, March 27, 2009

beauty lies within

saw an old lady at dadar station begging for alms, with an unforgetable aura arnd her .tried my best to pen down what i saw.....



dark black eyes,
with the covering of cataract;

deep cheeks and a wrinkled face;

thousand small lines,
running deep in every direction;

grey hair with shades of black;

dark pale skin,
burnt by a thousand suns;

teeth some left, pitted and brown;

thick veins flowing deep,
perhaps the only sign of life;


a stick in hand &
a humble rugged nine yard saree.

and then, she gave me that smile:

such energy,such intensity,
such aura ,such charm,
such radiance,i had never seen.

mesmerized i was,for a while
for the beauty that was within,
under the surface it lies
there in the soul,beneath that skin.

19 comments:

pratap said...

beautiful :D very well written

Gaurav DobhaL said...

nice:)
Very clean observation and creatively carved in words. A little curious though. Sure it was an old lady you saw?:P..lol
na kiddin..good stuff..one of your best. keep writing..

Sanket said...

Nice stuff!! Kavi Mahoday...Gaurav's comment says it all..Keep writings.

omkar said...

anandbhai gud yar...carry on..

pratiksha said...

well written.description is detailed and intricate. keep posting...

Tanmay said...

well finally our very own Gulzar Markande has arrived...gr8 post

anand said...

@all
thanks

@gaurav
saw quiet a few ladies :) ...just managed to describe the most beautiful among them ..

dimple said...

reaallly liked it! good stuff!

anand said...

@dimple
thanks

Jyo... said...

Thats a beautiful description Dear.. :)

anand said...

@jyo
thanks attige..

this is ur first official visit:),welcome to my blog.

Goswami said...

hey that's some poem. gr8!

anand said...

thank u saar..btw welcome to my blog

losin_my_soul said...

beautiful...
first thing that came to my mind...

Silent soul said...

words that trace the ol lady ...are just not real ..but truly said...

cisternofrandomness said...

nice nice its the guys u see smoking all the time its so ironical that every time uve seen me smoke it was my last ciggy ever

Gurtej said...

Remember a similar poem we had in Balbharati... Wonder if neone else recalls it

Ashmita said...

Absolutely lovely poem.
Painted a brilliant picture in the mind.

husain said...

there are 2 such ladies now on platform 3 of dadar stn. as u describe...next time i see her, will surely think about this post :)