Where love was first born …

Where love was first born ..

It was one of those starless nights
when the lack of hope left me counting
waves on an imaginary bay in Bengal.

No goldfish could lead the way
to the phosphorescence of the dawn,
no drops or breeze could twist the claws
of the Coral trees, infinite silence.

It was the tide that spoke first
through long lost, jade bottles,
when shadows of lust sat near by,
to warn me, that the colors of my dress
will never match the desire in his eyes.

The sky stunk of loneliness,
of invisible hearts and grieve, and
the thought of couples walking on a beach in Goa
was the only painless flashback left.

It was a night in a loveless universe
where in between whirlpools and teal wind,
crippled from the eclipse demons,
lost the battle with the indigo veils of the sea
and the promise of the coming morning
no longer had the taste of sorrow.

The after- dusk clouds, the mermaids,
the ghosts of shipwrecks skipped the sunrise
because once the light triumphed over
the satin sand, I saw the footsteps,
blazing a trail to the edge of sweet madness,
where love was first born.

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“Where love was first born” by Sonam Mandal

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© 2012  Broken Sparkles

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20 Responses to “Where love was first born …”

  1. deadpoet88 Says:

    Wow, I love this one! Starts off sad but there is so much hope by the end of it. And your imagery is once again breathtaking!
    “The after- dusk clouds, the mermaids,
    the ghosts of shipwrecks skipped the sunrise
    because once the light triumphed over
    the satin sand, I saw the footsteps,
    blazing a trail to the edge of sweet madness,
    where love was first born.”

    How do you do it Blaga? :)

    And I think it goes really well with the photo (and must I say, the title is perfect!)

  2. Just A Smidgen Says:

    I agree.. I felt so forlorn reading this, it brought back memories of lost loves. I love that you bring hope in the end!

  3. Eclipse Says:

    Once again…just stunning…

  4. Emma Says:

    Such a wonderful flow to this, and gorgeous imagery in spite of the sadness of the subject…well the beautiful mixture of bitter and sweet that so often accompanies love. Love this…” indigo veils of the sea”…among other gems here :)

  5. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Bravo … it’s like opening a box of assorted chocolates. Each bit hold a delicious and unexpected pleasure. Beautifully done … I wish you could see the big smile on my face right now. Wonderful early more read with my coffee.

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      Happy to provide a smile, always :)! Thank you Jamie! I hope everything is fine at your end! Hugs!

      • Jamie Dedes Says:

        You continue to develop your ability to weave tapestries, scenes with emotion and color. A good read even on the second time around, which I always thing is the test.

        Happy days … Hope you are recouperating from all the recent events.

  6. Zuna N. Says:

    Beautiful indeed. :)

  7. ladynimue Says:

    It was a night in a loveless universe
    where in between whirlpools and teal wind,
    crippled from the eclipse demons,
    lost the battle with the indigo veils of the sea
    and the promise of the coming morning
    no longer had the taste of sorrow.

    sigh ! so much feel these lines …

  8. dragonkatet Says:

    You certainly have a gift for word-smithing. You have the uncanny ability to find “just the right words” to put together to bring out the emotions. I, too, love that this ended with a hopeful note.


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