Theme: Nostalgia

The Unforgettable

I have known her
for forty four years
she's known my wife
for thirty eight years
We three last met
fifteen years ago
We remember
and talk about her, often
I picked up the phone
and called her the other day
With caller IDs the norm
she knew I had dialed
"Hello … at last you called!"
"Haan" is all I could say
Our six words discourse
for fifteen long minutes
in tranquil silence
The lexicon repository
assimilated in sixty two years
became extinct
Wonder, what I actually aspired to say?
Curious, if she expected anything else to hear? 


More By  :  Rajender Krishan

Views: 1402     Comments: 14

Comments on this Poem

Comment heartwrenching

29-Dec-2012 12:16 PM

Comment mmmm.......

Pavalamani Pragasam
28-Dec-2012 02:19 AM

Comment Very romantic Sir!

Julia Dutta
28-Dec-2012 01:29 AM

Comment Feelings are as powerful as expressions.You have blended both beautifully beyond doubt,sir.

Sony Dalia
27-Dec-2012 10:55 AM

Comment 27 Dec. 2012
TO: Mr. Rajinder Krishan

Your beautiful poem takes me close to Tagore's -

My heart will recluse
In your silence profuse
As of the profound full-moon night
With its solitude’s calm light;
All my life and youth
My whole world you’ll soothe,
With your glory you’ll fill
Like the night’s still.
Alone will wake your eye
Your compassion on me to lie,
Shade of your robe to cover
My lone for ever.
All my pain and blight,
My euphoria and delight
With fragrance you’ll fill
Like the night sentinel still.

Rajat Das Gupta

Rajat Das Gupta
27-Dec-2012 07:00 AM

Comment Very beautiful lines.

V.K. Joshi
27-Dec-2012 01:59 AM

Comment My heartiest congratulations for your wonderful poetry, and very best wishes for the years to come.

Antal Halmos
27-Dec-2012 01:56 AM

Comment The most expressive moments are when both can feel the lump in their throats

27-Dec-2012 00:44 AM

Comment Six words,
Fifteen minute-silence,
Sixty-two years of
Summed up,
A poem
A meditation?

26-Dec-2012 23:29 PM

Comment Wonderfully told.

26-Dec-2012 22:47 PM

Comment The power of silence is more destructive than the greatest of the ammunition in this universe.
And the depth of communication through silence speaks more intensely and directly: striking the soul with a vocab that can never ever be written in any form of linguistic repository....

Great experience it should have been...
and more so....your idea to share such a delicate and sentimental moment...with the readers...

26-Dec-2012 22:45 PM

Comment Sublime!

26-Dec-2012 21:50 PM

Comment very beautiful

Michael Borden
26-Dec-2012 19:29 PM

Comment beautiful

Michelle D'costa
26-Dec-2012 17:30 PM

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