Wednesday, March 16, 2011

magnolia woman

Ref: www.judithkmcmillan.com

Woman, oh my wonderful Magnolia woman,
see how you make me cry.
As I lie on your feet,
waiting for you reply.

I long for the kick,
as much as I long for your lick.
I long for your caress,
all the slaps you gave me under duress.

I lay helpless even now,
Shapeless, spineless, ready to be molded like a lump of clay.
Give me a form again,
Let me be something again, let me play.

But I know you are gone forever,
never will I hear from you again.
I shall remain as I am today,
A dead vegetable, a helpless swain.

26 comments:

  1. Thats a very very good poem. I am nt good in being a literary critic...but loved the clay part

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  2. A kid once asked his Mum - Maa is our heart filled with water? Then why do we cry when our heart breaks.

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  3. Perhaps you don't deserve the wonderful magnolia woman...why would she settle for a lump of clay at her feet?

    For every heroine wants a hero , not a slave..

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  4. Liked the Poetry, but more i liked what gymnast said.

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  5. "I lay helpless even now,
    Shapeless, spineless, ready to be molded like a lump of clay.
    Give me a form again,
    Let me be something again, let me play."

    loved it...........

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  6. @Jon: Thanks a lot, clay is integral to the poem...

    @Purba: Hmmm...am smiling to it :)

    @Gymnast: Maybe 'he' doens't deserve a woman, not 'me' :)

    Everyone heroine certainly wants a hero, though am not sure if every woman is a heroine, and certainly not every man a hero. 'Magnolia' could be an 'old' woman, in love with a young guy who is madly infatuated with her...

    life often sucks, and most often we are just a bunch of desperate people...doing our best to win hearts, people and so on; often doing things for love which would otherwise be unthinkable. Rejection often makes us do unusual things...

    @Nishtha: Thanks da :)

    @Angie: Thanks a ton :)

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  7. @ Siddharth..

    Hmm...i dont know. I often think that every poet puts a little bit of himself in his poetry...which is why i said "you".

    And come on , life often sucks , yes..but that need not make us a bunch of desperate people..

    And everybody is a heroine in her own right!

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  8. I have much less lofty ideas about humans...and there are all sorts of them. I may be a certain type of guy, but there are many many more types too. More than I can ever know...

    Some things (real or imaginary) resonate with me, and sometimes I write about them. Of course there is a little bit of me in all that I write, if not always in content, then certainly in the style...

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  9. dear brother joshi,

    I am like you are and there is a little bit of me in there.
    That is a wonderful poem.
    I hope I never become so sure of myself as some are, and if I become that way, may I die a painful and slow death to remind me what love is.




    Crying With A Sense Of Human

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  10. Thanks rivercat! I really appreciate your comment. Your words are deep and moving..its like you have commented with a small little poem of yourself...

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  11. good dedication to the women of your world....

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  12. Women like guys who are always ready to do anything they want but being too submissive is a turn off too.

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  13. @Deguide: Thanks, but thankfully its not my life :)

    @Nethra: I agree, and maybe that's why he was left. Or maybe he became like this, because he was left alone. Maybe she died...and he could never cope...

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  14. beautifully carved is the image of Magnolia woman and the poor guy helplessly in love.
    loved ur phrases
    u write very well
    i can see the bottom of ur imagination

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  15. The idea of spineless, formless, clay because a women love was not meant to be his!! well.. i agree with you it does sound like an immature young man infatuated with an older women :-D

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  16. Magnolia woman..interesting term.
    a woman from Magnolia or just a character emanating exquisite fragrance like the species or a timid evocation of sweetness/beauty/love..
    the flower pic does give an idea..not bad! :)

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  17. @Nandita: Thanks a lot, you are generous with your compliments :)

    @Mayank: Quite likely, or someone left to fend for himself after the woman he loved left him and he kind of lost the purpose of his life...

    @Bhavin: Hmmm...

    @rahul: She can be from Magnolia (if this is what you meant), that also makes it more exotic :) I love the flower image, do see the work of the photographer...he takes x-ray images of flowers etc...

    @Madhumati: Thanks a lot :)

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  18. Very touching and emotional poem; Poetry is such a tough task and you do it with so much of ease.. Wonderful bro!!

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  19. @Prashant: Thank you so much man, though I really do not think I am much of a poet. I have a long way to go...

    @daniel: Thanks a lot :)

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  20. Very Nice..................!!!

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