Entangled short poem


in strings,

my heart

plucks a twang


a tune in melody

and sometimes

offkey notes

I strike.

Pulled between

the two

a knotty yo yo

I do.

it is then

I lapse

into a silence

that  takes  me


And creates

a well

of stillness

from which

can only


ripples of

a  love

that transcends


PS: I have often thought of this quote by Shakespeare: “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when we first practice to deceive” and in recent times the song from Manja – rishton ka manja – had powerful visual analogy on the kite strings and complex web of human relationships… so a quiet Sunday morning coffee and a gentle clickety click on the keyboard…

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Jayshree Murali

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A volunteer mentor in a Beyond School Learning Program at the not for profits VIDYA ( www.vidya-india.org) I love working with children and youth. the inclusive and diverse platform that is VIDYA , has been the perfect foil for creative expressions to emerge as we seek to collaborate a holistic learning intervention by providing a joyful learning environment. Who am I ? existential question... exploring through journeys of life.. a seeker's quest finds expression in many forms and poetry is the language of the " Now " that is influenced by the dreams dreamt and the dreams that lie ahead.. a celebration of what is here !
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Reyvrex Questor Reyes

Entanglements of benign nature are such when one plunges into love. Not so pleasant ones are the imbroglios that are rooted on misunderstandings. Social living necessitates relationships to be made, no man is an islands. Hence, to be entangled. Deep poem.

Makaylah Downs

I love the way this is written. I couldn’t stop reading it once I had started. Beautiful.