A Poem by Sujash I. Purna

The Pleasure that abideth for a moment... The Sorrow that endureth for ever... for a friend this poem isn't worthy of


Maybe I’m a parasite
Who longs for your shade.
Or maybe a lost firefly,
In the wilderness,
Blinking meekly for your grace.
You came upon this dreary land,
Coloured it with your sleightless hands.

It's not only that scent
That sent me in your day-dream
It's not even those eyes innocent
 A voice
That speaks as if a shy stream
From rainfall in my dry melodies
Soaks and graces
Deities and ditties.

I can stand thousand reasons
Why you seem the only beacon…
But they thwart me to reach you,
Yet I will be standing on your porch.
Yet I will hold the flowers till the end,
Because I have seen the glaze of a burning sun
On thine moist cheeks,
And when they blush, God can’t create anything
More beautiful!
Words, with, all pages I’ll fill up,
But nay! I can never come to the end
Of my musings, about you.
A lover in the guise of a friend
I am and I cannot pretend
I’m not fallen.
And yes I have,
For this willowy one God has made…


© 2012 Sujash I. Purna

Author's Note

Sujash I. Purna
In the photo: Suzanne Valadon by Pierre Auguste Renoir

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such deep engagement with the image and extremely well written, well done

Posted 8 Years Ago

Best thing I've ever read you write

Posted 8 Years Ago

I love how you compared the man to a parasite longing to have such a beautiful woman as you have described.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is a very descriptive piece, and hen you read it it flows like willow through the breeze. There's also an element of sadness, the willow stands rooted, but the other one moves. A good poem.

(Sorry I have not commented before, but I have Parkinson's and have not been too well of late.)

Posted 8 Years Ago

amazingly written

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is tragic so sad to see Hope it isnt true for you. Though it was a touching read well made

Posted 8 Years Ago

A beautiful piece of work

Posted 8 Years Ago

beautiful image and verse

Posted 8 Years Ago

Beautiful artwork and amazing words. Some woman will steal our heart forever and make us thankful to have known. Thank you for the outstanding poetry.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on July 27, 2012
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Sujash I. Purna
Sujash I. Purna

Kirksville, MO

Wotcher! I am Sujash and I ramble. I am a freshman at Truman State University from 2012(isn't it this year???!!!). I'm looking forward to a dual major in Creative Writing and Music(Performance) .. more..


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