Sands and castles


“On the sands of life sorrow treads heavily, and leaves a print time cannot wash away.” Henry Neele


Sands and castles

And it was just before
the light of the day turned
from lambent into crepuscular,
when loneliness dropped in.

No moonlight or chants
apprised me of the doldrums,
only rude, winter whisk abducting
the whims of the first summer.

The stars cried with the twilight,
between smoke and mirrors,
his voice stumbled in fever and salt,
his eyes, blind, faint with darkness.

And my heart, senseless knot of desires,
consumed by the charade of fire-colored roses,
endorsed the transformation of passion,
like a child in love with sands and castles.


“Sands and castles” by Sonam Mandal


© 2012  Broken Sparkles


19 Responses to “Sands and castles”

  1. Just A Smidgen Says:

    Now.. this one is so beautiful and tenderly written.. I love this poem:)

  2. deadpoet88 Says:

    Oh what a lovely poem Bee!! It evokes so many feelings! Your imagery is beautiful as always. And I think it goes great with the photo :)

  3. abichica Says:

    OMG!! so tender and sweet, lovely write!! :-)

  4. Arindam Says:

    It’s a beautiful poem with a wonderful picture.

  5. dragonkatet Says:

    Another well-wrought piece, Blaga. I think “crepuscular” is such a neat word. The poem fits the picture very well – I love the soft haziness of the picture and the longing in the poem. :)

  6. Bluejellybeans Says:

    This is a beautiful poem. “…like a child in love with sands and castles” I loved it. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Emma Says:

    What a beautiful, mournful love poem. ‘…his voice stumbled in fever and salt’…this is fantastic and makes the longing palpable for me. Gorgeous.

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Longing is quite a force that make us create unique moments. Of course with the unresolved longing comes the sadness, but somehow tragic and pain always sell much more than happiness and peace … Thank you Emma!

  8. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Abolutely love, especially the close, and a perfect match in Sonam’s picture that you chose to illustrate.

    Just making a quick visit today. Thanks for your note on Facebook and the blog. Lots of things going on – including the loss of my Internet. I’m back online and all is well. Appreciate the concern. Look forward to catching-up, hoping I’ll be able to do that next week.

    Many blessings, dear one. I missed reading you and thought of you a lot.

  9. Lyraa Says:

    That was a lovely poem…it had so much in it and the last line just summed it up in a way…and the pic was so apt and wonderfully captured !

    You’ve got a lovely blog :)

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