From The Heavens

From The Heavens

A Poem by Sujash I. Purna
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My reflection on a long walk through some rain soaked city streets

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Listen to those quiet old streets,

A throng of old people,

Soaked with years they’ve gone through

Bending meekly and closing their eyes,

You’ll hear them if you close your eyes.

Notes fall from the heavens

As if on this earth’s piano roll

Arpeggio from the heavens

Gray angles play them overhead

I have never seen god, but now

We have a friendly rendezvous,

In the streets I walk

And now I see his tears.

 

Listen here, the lapping of tiny oceans,

And the croaks of delight

From the sneaking strangers

 

Or listen, the Apsaras,

They have deigned to dance on earth than in heavens

Their fairy-tale robes kissing the mud, the water.

 

Or the strings of a Sitar,

That echoes from the blossomed clouds.

 

Or if you’re tired like me,

Let’s take a seat beside those

Who with their all life loathe this day,

As their homes get washed away

Drenched to their skin they wait for the sun

God doesn’t live here for them

You can find him in those lanky edifices.

O look at those naked but happy toddlers!

They know not what life can be

Being the debris of a society

Hah, only were they blessed by these tears

God cries from the heavens…

© 2011 Sujash I. Purna


Author's Note

Sujash I. Purna
Apsara: Dancers of Heaven (Indian Mythology)
Sitar: An Asian musical instrument

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Beautiful! I love the music-related imagery laced throughout this poem. There are also many particularly lovely lines! I especially enjoyed this:

'Listen here, the lapping of tiny oceans,
And the croaks of delight
From the sneaking strangers"

Well done! :)


Posted 8 Years Ago


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nice scenery painted by mere words

Posted 6 Years Ago


Beautiful! I love the music-related imagery laced throughout this poem. There are also many particularly lovely lines! I especially enjoyed this:

'Listen here, the lapping of tiny oceans,
And the croaks of delight
From the sneaking strangers"

Well done! :)


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is awesome. I love poetry that can tell a story and paint such vivid pictures. Every line was meaningful but the way you described the Earth early on really caught my attention. well done!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Holy cow!! Youre so talented!

Posted 8 Years Ago


The seventh and eighth lines were so creative and beautiful! I've never thought of the earth that way and it utterly captivated my imagination. Nicely done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Breathtaking!
I love "I have never seen god, but now
We have a friendly rendezvous"
and "Soaked with years they’ve gone through".
You have quite a talent.



Posted 8 Years Ago


One of your best and deepest

Posted 9 Years Ago


Notes fall from the heavens as if on this earth’s piano roll....exquisite!

Posted 9 Years Ago


heya... loved the imagery!

these 2 lines were a stand out to me: 'Soaked with years they’ve gone through' and 'That echoes from the blossomed clouds.'

really lovely and learned what an Apsara is too... :)


Posted 9 Years Ago


Touching image and touching ending, really great write, i like the Apsara and Sitar in this, it's different and a nice picture.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Kirksville, MO



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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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