CHINESE LANTERNS

by Antonio Gil May. 13, 2016 2078 views

Like A Chinese Lantern
a poem by Satish Verma


At the end of the thought
was sadness.
When temple lies broken
a little white lotus comes up
on the tranquil lake.

A cute word enters the lone voice,
stands down, collapses, retreats into silence.
A chaste tree becomes a sage
and tenderness of the ash turns into an elegy.

The moon-face has frost on the eyes.
Tears blaze the lips.
Unbounded grief holds the space between
sobs, a bodiless spark.

Moons ago when sleep was a fragrant
gift, the song never touched the earth.
That dream sways like a Chinese lantern
without enthusiasm.

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Zajä…C 4 years, 8 months ago

I did not think that the lanterns could be so complicated. And beautiful.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Hardy Kwan 4 years, 8 months ago

Beautifully CHINESE LANTERNS

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ram Ya 4 years, 8 months ago

Beautifully captures. I like how you can see people in the dark in front of them.
Thanks for sharing

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sara G 4 years, 8 months ago

Excellent shots and colors! I love #3

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
John Parsons 4 years, 8 months ago

Great shots Antonio..

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 4 years, 8 months ago

Gosto muuito deste set. A primeira está um espectáculo. Contraste, nitidez e as silhuetas...LF

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 4 years, 8 months ago

So colourful and cheerful makes one want to smile.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 4 years, 8 months ago

What a great set, and I really like the silhouettes in the first two.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
G B 4 years, 8 months ago

"[i]the moon-face has frost on the eyes[/i]..."

such an eloquent phrase! love, love this gorgeous series of wonderful photos!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 8 months ago

Really engaging!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Piotrek 4 years, 8 months ago

Colors are amazing! :) Great shots!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 years, 8 months ago

Lovely colors and interesting compositions!

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
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