Today, I saw three butterflies circle a hedge. They were yellow- green in color. And the hedge was two shades darker. And it was quite a scene for me. Three of them, in a wild frenzy, dancing around each other, in some rhythm I could only faintly sense.

And just a bush away, there was a yellow butterfly, a solitary one doing rounds, looking for a flower.

I couldn’t find a single one that came with those printed wings. The prints that we never understand. Dots of maroon amongst lines of red, a splash of fuchsia here and green there. Green is to camouflage. To disappear into another green.

Then I noticed a flower that had grown out of a creeper, among short grass. The flower looked at me. Mundane flower. Dumb flower?

There are these few things, as beautiful as the dust rising as new rain falls on it, or the smell of the unruly monsoon grass being massacred.

And then I saw a shrub they call table rose. I say, why get it on your table? It looks better out there, in the wild.

And when I was a step away from home, I saw one with the colored wings brush past. It was too fast for me to notice the colors it wore. But nevertheless.

Now that I’ll cease to exist, the question is
if you’ll remember me after I’m gone

Will you remember me?
When failure kills me or a catastrophe swallows me

Now that you hold me in your heart
and call me your goddess

What next, when tomorrow I die
or fade into oblivion

Or dissolve into the horizon
from where I’d emerged

Will you wait for me
to appear as a string in the rainbow?

Will you walk endless evenings
for me to come back as a gust of cold wind?

Will you remember me?



/*I keep the template not anything but black because no other color rescues my thoughts better*/

/*Musical Mood : Ye Tumahri Meri Baatein*/

7 comments:

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

wow.. you write so well.
I love the poem :-)
beautiful and touching :-)

--xh-- said...

:) beautiful.

i love it. period.

Sakshi said...

dude! you a poetess!

i luuurve you. :)
Very nicely written. nd whats the song? Sounds familiar but can't quite place it. Help?

skeptic saint said...

lovely poem...

Smruti Ranjan said...

very imaginative..
as always I enjoyed reading it..

thanks

wildflower said...

@ raaji,xh,skeptic & smruti
thanxx ;)

@ sakshi
Ye Tumhari Meri Baatein
Hamesha Yuhi Chalti Rahen
frm RocK oN...!! :D

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

wow, i'm honestly speechless.