Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Crazy Diamond

There is a magic
In the air
That permeates
Through the very soul
Of your existence

There is a stillness
In the night
That floods
Your senses
Beyond your imagination

There is a madness
Inside of you
That overflows
In everything
That you create

There is a past
Behind you
That is overcrowded
With memories
That drain you out


45 comments:

Ariel said...

The "madness inside" makes me think of someone's poetic muse. A muse with a lot of verve.

Jyotsna said...

Magic,stillness and madness..isnt that in all of us and in our lives.I loved this post.Your words are magical and soul stirring and the end which reveals the draining memories encapsulates it.

Samudraa said...

Liked the idea of memories draining us.........both the pain and the bliss experienced in the past can get heavy in the present,isn't it!

Interesting,that.the beauty of ur words lies in 'simple truths phrased poetically'.Neat!

KJ said...

"There is a past
Behind you
That is overcrowded
With memories
That drain you out"

loved the last stanza....

:-)

The Arbit Council said...

that's strange.. i had a really strong deja vu when i read this and the comments.. esp. the last para.. which is good btw!

Aradhita said...

Well I can only say thank you for these verses!

btw, I didnt get the meaning of 'the Bong was indeed u' but I hope it means that u r RB after all...ahh well call that wishful thinking...

Anonymous said...

reminds me of some Floyd lyrics ... u can try some out

gulnaz said...

magic does not permeate every soul nor stillness fire every imagination. it really is the madness inside of you that overflows in everything you create! :) its that madness which is so special and its that madness which should not be allowed to drain off.

. : A : . said...

Ariel, gulnaz - Thanks for your perspective.

Jyotsna, Samudraa, KJ, The Arbit Council - Thanks! Glad you liked it.

Aradhita - As I always say, maybe I am.

Anonymous - What exactly can I try out? Which song does it remind you of?

Anonymous said...

there is an intrigue
about you
that is intensified
everytime i tell myself
not to be intrigued
-t-vs-p

rusty said...

Crazy diamond ?....It seems that there are thoughts in your thoughts ...that overwhelm the expression....Anyway...well said...

. : A : . said...

t-vs-p - :-)

rusty - There are always thoughts within thoughts.

manu said...

there is a poet
within you
that if properly
nurtured
will take on the world.

kudos pal. great verses. (and thanks for your kind words)

paddy said...

very well written ,
trere are many a thing u just need to open ur mind to it.

Paul said...

I can tell from a lot of what you write that you're interested in the creative process. You seem to try and get at it obliquely in quite a few of the poems. That's truly a facinating subject to me too.

Billy said...

indeed you rage

Zee said...

Wow... and whoa.

Kinda what was going thru my head as I dive into my creative process, and where my art comes from. Hmm.

Thanks, A!

Renee Wagemans said...

what a beautiful poem

stan laurel said...

The title is fantastic. Such an unusual pairing of words. I envy this muse of yours.

chaos said...

diamonds... true... your thoughts are like them,... beautiful... but crazy... !!! no way - very realistic lines...

Akruti said...

"There is a past,Behind you
That is overcrowded,With memories
That drain you out"
Yes,Very true and very well said:)

yvaine said...

You just made all the little secrets in me move uncomfortably. That said, you connected with me once again. You write so beautifully.

Sudarshan said...

Loved it!
Permeate-Flood-Overflow-Overcrowd-Drainout..I could literally feel my senses flow .

. : A : . said...

manu - Thank you for the verse!

paddy, Billy, Poems and Writings, chaos, Akruti, Sudarshan - Thanks.

Paul, yvaine - Glad you could relate to this.

Zee - Welcome back.

stan laurel - Not really my title though. ;-)

Anne said...

I particularly like the last verse. How can something that one person creates reach so many people on so many levels? Must be that we are all connected after all...

jaded said...

so true.

livinghigh said...

shine on, shine on! ;-)

PS: nice post: "the one". walking in memphis? ;-)

PPS: why am i thinking in songs now? sighhh... *happy grin*

Geetanjali said...

Hmmmm....

finnegan said...

magic, stillness, madness and a past have their claws on YOU

Phal said...

hey you... happy birthday. twist a cork or two yeah?

Phal said...

oooh word verification! how cool is that...

Ubermensch said...

This was a haunting delight, i with sudharshan.

>|' ; '| said...

shine on you crazy diamond..

Ram said...

liked the title.. neat stuff as always, .:a:. :)

luz de la luna said...

Great stuff, you know, I can relate to this so much :-)

Prat said...

Memories that leave you drained.
Hauntingly beautiful!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

shine on you crazy diamond...
hmm if my memory serves me right.. its a line from a Pink Floyd song? 8)

Pink Floyd does insipre the passionate sorrow in a poet. great lines once again, .:A:.!

. : A : . said...

Anne - Maybe we are!

jaded - :-)

livinghigh - Unfortunately, The One was not about a song. But shining on. ;-)

Geetanjali - Penny for your thoughts?

finnegan, Phal, Ubermensch, _Poison_, Ram, luz de la luna, Prat - Thanks.

Phal - Not just cool, keeps the damn spammers away (at least for now).

atomicvelvetsigh - It definitely is and it definitely does!

_Soulless_ said...

It's the second stanza that got to me:

There is a stillness
In the night
That floods
Your senses
Beyond your imagination


Wonderfully put. It did make me think of moments wherein, awake as I usually am past midnight, the stillness can indeed be overwhelming. And welcome. ^_^

sneha said...

shine on you crazy diamond...?
iv recently discovered floyd n hav been listenin to it for the last 2 days.

. : A : . said...

Soulless - Yes, overwhelming and welcome. Thanks!

sneha - Welcome to the journey!

Lorena said...

why do memories have to be so draining? but they are, aren't they. beautiful poem.

. : A : . said...

Lorena - Yes, they sometimes are. Thanks.

Gypsy Girl said...

Really, really like this poem. Especially interesting that you chose not to add a photo - less says more.

BTW, thanks for adding me to your links, I'm so grateful!

. : A : . said...

Gypsy Girl - I too felt that a photo would take away from the words in this poem. Glad you liked it.