Monday, October 19, 2009

841 : Sign o’ times (Voices by Vikram Seth from “All you who sleep tonight”)

I used to believe (do I still? inspite of  clutchless existence…) that the world around you works around you. It conspires against you when times are bad, and works for you when the going is good. By the corollary, I also believed that the world throws signs at you, tiny clues, verbalizing its intent much before it actually happens…..its just that we have lost the ability to read that, to synchronize with it.

Sounds mumbo jumbo? A skeptic like me, will say, of course.

But then how you explain me reading this poem today….The joke is on me, and for once, its the universe around me which is guffawing ))  Love you Uncle Universe….

Voices in my head.
Chanting, “Kisses. Bread.
Prove yourself. Fight. Shove.
Learn. Earn. Look for love.”

Drown a lesser voice
Silent now of choice :
”Breathe in peace, and be
Still, for once, like me.”

(I just put a few voices to rest in the past few days. A few more murders to go, and then RIP for eternity. Uncle Universe, here I come, again :-))

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