Friday, January 16, 2009

slow

I wrote this in some five minutes..last night,almost asleep when I suddenly remembered that I had promised a friend to write something about 'slow'. Sadly he wanted something negative about the word, so I guess this wasn't useful to him. But that's because I like 'slow'.

Slow is the droplet grazing down the glass sill...
Slow is how my lips part as I look at it
The sun draws colors I haven't seen before
With growing awe I catch it in my palm
And taste it with my tongue…
And lo! It’s gone!
Killing the moment forever
The rain fell many a times after
But that droplet of yore it never came back…

5 comments:

Vaisakh P S said...

That moment may not come again, but the memories will last for ever...

ruben said...

Really amazing to see a s/w engineer having so deep a thought....keep it up!!

sawan said...

slow is how i want the clock hands to move wen m with ya :)

and yeah, beautifully expressed!

athi said...

@ruben: s/w engineers r often underestimated :P
@sawan: tnx for dat added line of verse. Nw dat invokes a diffrnt way of looking at d word. cool :)

unforgiven said...

Slow is enjoying the journey, not hitting the destination. Slow is experiencing the struggle, not attaining your goal. Slow is living your life, not just waiting for death.