A Poet and his Quill

A Poet and his Quill

A poet and his quill

 

Alone, he resides in a temple of words

far away from this nonchalant world,

where sheets of blank parchments and a well worn quill

are the only companions in his relentless pursuit,

his paths pre chosen by the unerring hands of destiny

and he, a sacred vessel to serve a higher purpose.

 

Tenderly, he segregates a few wisps of thoughts

from the crescendo of ideas in his mind,

and gives them gossamer wings with imagination

to reach and conquer new heights,

as raw and untamed emotions begin to meekly morph 

into adoring slaves of his fingertips.

 

Fragile is this parchment that holds his heart

and distant is the oblivious shore,

cruel are the towering waves of criticism

and merciless are the tides of  time,

yet his string of words start their journey with pride

as if they were mere water drops now transformed into gilt edged clouds.

 

Lovingly, he looks at his art once again

and tosses it boldly to the oncoming waves,

shielding it with eyes as far as he could see

and then nursing the momentary vacuum he feels,

before returning to another blank parchment

after bestowing his silent blessings.

 

“Let the purity of my thoughts be your invincible shield,

and my faith in you be your guide,

to sprinkle specks of beauty in calloused  hearts

and to soothe lost and troubled souls,

let your diamond sheen pierce the veils of ignorgance

and sow seeds of love in hatred’s lands,

let you remain as a testament to the worth of my quill

and be fondly remembered for eons to come”

 

© Anjana Vipin E

Anjana

I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

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Anjana

I am a postgraduate in the field of biotechnology. I always had a profound appreciation for all forms of creative writing and I have been writing poetry in writers network for two years. At present, I am residing in Rutherford, New Jersey. Thank you so much for visiting my page and I would be delighted to have your valuable feedback.

4 thoughts on “A Poet and his Quill

  • January 14, 2018 at 4:53 PM
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    Very nicely rendered verse about the poet, Anjana. It makes me think of Tony. I really like this great piece.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 5:06 PM
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    Thank you dear Phyllis…so glad it made you think of Tony because I am sure his poems would be remembered for eons to come..I am truly grateful for your support

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  • January 14, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    Lovely words Anjana, noble and true of a poet’s heart: to propagate beauty and love and all higher ideals to those who would fall to the mundane life of insensitivity and lack of awareness. Excellent work my dear friend.

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    • January 14, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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      Thank you so much dear Tony..I am truly delighted that you liked this effort..always grateful for your support and kind words..

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