2015, Poems and poetry

Ghosts of our love.

This started as a response to poetry 201 challenge: Elegy. We had to write a poem on loss and longing and well, writing this right now was a real experience.

The word “coffee” in the first line is important because our theme was “flavors”. And our poetic device was “enumeratio” which basically means constructing a list. So the last three lines of the fourth stanza have a specific purpose too. And okay, hi.


37 thoughts on “Ghosts of our love.

  1. I absolutely got lost in this. It’s highly poignant. But I think there’s a bit of comfort in sadness, a kind of comfort which separates you from the rest. Moreover, winters are approaching, and for me, being cold in coldness is a true gift of sadness which I think we all should feel. You’re an honest writer, your time will come, and when it comes, you’ll miss this melancholia. Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece (:

    • Hey Hamid.
      I got lost in it too, when I was writing it. It was…good. I am glad you like it.
      Also, I think I treasure that even now; I believe in the process. Thank you for your kind comment. (=

  2. When you visit your father’s home which once upon a time was home to your mother too, every act you do there is an act of remembrance and a eulogy to the old times. Thanks for the poem. I cant comment on the literary devices but your poem resonated really HARD with me.

  3. I wasn’t looking for anything when I started reading. In fact I don’t even know how I got here. But I am glad I did. I loved this post and I look forward to reading more when time permits! Keep writing! πŸ™‚

  4. Falak says:

    its the little things that will always make you cry and remind you of a million memories. its simple and heartbreaking. bittersweet. beautiful.
    Love these lines:
    “And your pen and your shirt and your watch and your sheets
    And your smiles and your eyes, and your eyes, and your eyes.”
    The smells and the smiles and the eyes… how they can make the most comfortable of places, make you feel empty and lost.

    • Thank you! ❀ So much.
      I personally liked those lines too.
      Always the little things… (Can I tell you I love your comment? I read it more than once. This and the one on Tumharay Naam. And like I said, it was great to see you here.)

  5. Hiba says:

    I can read your blog again and again, it blows me away every time.
    Yes, I’m stalking your blog πŸ˜€
    And I have fallen in love with it all over again.
    You have beautiful thoughts, Maria πŸ™‚

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