Theme: Romanticism

The Eternal Romantic

When I was young
Bloody hot-blooded
I fancied there could be
An eternal kiss
In an endless embrace

Then they called me
An indefatigable romantic

Later when my beard greyed
I knew eternal anything can’t be
Everything that had begun
Had to end in vain
In vagrant time on endless run

Then they called me
A sophic akin to Socrates

Ah me, they didn’t know
I remained still a romantic
For then I was in love
Not with fleshy lips alone
But with roaches even

I am a romantic
Endless that I am
Holding everything
Kiss, roach, touch and lips
Close to my chest
In an eternal clasp


More By  :  Madathil Rajendran Nair

Views: 1357     Comments: 9

Comments on this Poem

Comment Nice. Its a blessing to be romantic for ever..

01-Dec-2014 06:44 AM

Comment Philosophical. Nice poem, Rajanji. R.C.Nair

19-Nov-2014 06:09 AM

Comment Nice one! A romantic endless with an eternal clasp!

18-Nov-2014 03:17 AM

Comment nice sir realy romantic poem

17-Nov-2014 05:57 AM

Comment On a casual glance of this poem one may doubt that the poet may have drawn the inspiration from the very recent 'freedom struggle' took place under the banner of the " Kiss of love"!!! But as one goes deep into it it is felt that that is not the one but about the eternal love of the Self realization. SreeKrishna's love also misunderstood in a similar manner, not realizing the depth meaning of stories about Bhagavan in vogue.

Thanks Madathilji for this loving poem.

Sathees Chandran
16-Nov-2014 13:20 PM

Comment Nice poem. Congratulations for being able to be romantic with the whole nature. Only ascetics can kiss a pair of lips and a roach with the same passion. However, I also remember the story of "beauty and the beast", " the frog prince" and so on.

Great, simple and romantic poem.

Vijayakumaran Nair
16-Nov-2014 12:53 PM

Comment a nice articulation in ou present context. But, not like your other ones.

16-Nov-2014 10:42 AM

Comment Thanks, PGR Saab, for liking the poem. I was wary of it sounding forced as the philosopher in me was dictating while I penned it.

16-Nov-2014 09:11 AM

Comment Well, to be an eternal romantic is no harm. I haven't reached that level to love roaches too:) :). Good poem.

16-Nov-2014 08:32 AM

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